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Old 12-22-2018, 06:36 AM   #1
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I really love reading the Nativity story in the First and Second Chapters of the Gospel of Luke on Christmas -- and I prefer the graceful language of the translator William Tyndale, who gave up his life -- burned at the stake -- that English speakers could read the New Testament for themselves.
Helps to get re-centered on the significance of this day we celebrate for many of the wrong reasons.

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Should read it evey day. Be an every day Christian,not just an Christmas and Easter Christian.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:54 AM   #3
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Yes
As pastor of my congregation I get to choose, and we read Luke 2 every Christmas day. May read other texts also but always Luke 2.
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Every Christmas Eve at our house. First "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and then the Gospel of Luke. I started when my kids were little and it continues with my grandbabies now. I think I may make a recording for when I am gone.
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I too read the Bible nearly every day.

It's brought me a lot of comfort and peace in the last few years dealing with my health issues.
And I hope some of what I've come to know, I can pass on to other people who suffer

I think I might be just a little too observant in the way I read Christ's birth
I think the author's might have missed it but I read about the sheep in the fields and they didn't/don't put them in the field in the time frame because of the freezing weather

So either the date isn't right or the part about the sheep is wrong

But it's not the writing that's important it's what it's meant to Christian people who love Jesus
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:18 PM   #7
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We do as a family love the story




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Long standing family tradition that will NOT change as long as I'm in the crowd. My favorite part of the Christmas season.
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Never. I'm currently reading one of the Orphan X series by Greg Hurwitz.
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The Shepards were some distance from Bethlehem and the trip may have taken multiple months to reach his birthplace ,putting them there in December.



QUOTE=fyshndad;15878045]I too read the Bible nearly every day.

It's brought me a lot of comfort and peace in the last few years dealing with my health issues.
And I hope some of what I've come to know, I can pass on to other people who suffer

I think I might be just a little too observant in the way I read Christ's birth
I think the author's might have missed it but I read about the sheep in the fields and they didn't/don't put them in the field in the time frame because of the freezing weather

So either the date isn't right or the part about the sheep is wrong

But it's not the writing that's important it's what it's meant to Christian people who love Jesus[/QUOTE]
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[QUOTE=BCFISHON1;15878569]The Shepards were some distance from Bethlehem and the trip may have taken multiple months to reach his birthplace ,putting them there in December.


Thanks for the insight.
I'm going to be reading the story again and again.
I hate it when I miss something especially when it comes to the Gospel
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Nope. I dismissed the Bible as a young child once I heard the story of Noah’s ark.

And the whole intermediary thing of having a priest between God and people is rife with corruption and abuse. No thank you.

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I too read the Bible nearly every day.



It's brought me a lot of comfort and peace in the last few years dealing with my health issues.

And I hope some of what I've come to know, I can pass on to other people who suffer



I think I might be just a little too observant in the way I read Christ's birth

I think the author's might have missed it but I read about the sheep in the fields and they didn't/don't put them in the field in the time frame because of the freezing weather



So either the date isn't right or the part about the sheep is wrong



But it's not the writing that's important it's what it's meant to Christian people who love Jesus
I'm in agreement with you, the birth of christ and Christmas as its known now are not really intertwined.

That being said, we do Christmas in our house as a non religious holiday. Digging into the pagan origins associated with the tree etc is eye opening..

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Nope, don’t have one in the house.
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It was always a tradition in my house growing up. After Christmas Eve meal, and before we opened any presents, we sat down and read the Christmas story from Luke 2. It's a tradition I continue with my family to this day!

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I too read the Bible nearly every day.

It's brought me a lot of comfort and peace in the last few years dealing with my health issues.
And I hope some of what I've come to know, I can pass on to other people who suffer

I think I might be just a little too observant in the way I read Christ's birth
I think the author's might have missed it but I read about the sheep in the fields and they didn't/don't put them in the field in the time frame because of the freezing weather

So either the date isn't right or the part about the sheep is wrong

But it's not the writing that's important it's what it's meant to Christian people who love Jesus
I am reminded how timeless and parabolic is every life.

As the Christmas season approaches I enjoy reading, The Life of Our Lord, by Charles Dickens.
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Nope. I dismissed the Bible as a young child once I heard the story of Noah’s ark.

And the whole intermediary thing of having a priest between God and people is rife with corruption and abuse. No thank you.

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Not looking to debate but just out of my own curiosity, what in particular about the story of Noah's ark made you decide the Bible wasn't true? The judgement of the world? the supernatural flooding of the entire earth? or neither/both?

I realize even as a Christian that I'm in a shrinking minority who still believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.
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Not looking to debate but just out of my own curiosity, what in particular about the story of Noah's ark made you decide the Bible wasn't true? The judgement of the world? the supernatural flooding of the entire earth? or neither/both?

I realize even as a Christian that I'm in a shrinking minority who still believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.

Only few come to understand how much there is too know in the book, I threw it down for most of my life and now look at Isaiah.


I have a really good pastor, not many of his congregation associates come close to his way of getting a message thru!
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