[quote=Semper Fi]Lots of people claim many dates that Christians adopted are from ANY previous source in order to disprove Christianity or weaken it. For instance have a look at this:
Influence on Christianity
During the last few decades, many Christians have re-examined the Jewish roots of their faith. As a result, some have increasingly become aware of and adopted some aspects of some Jewish holiday, but within a Christian theological framework. As such, some Christians light the Hanukkah menorah and observe other Hanukkah rituals. In addition to this, some allege a connection between the miracle of the light being given in the Temple and the birth of Jesus (whom they call “the Light of the world”). Some hold that Hanukkah (the 25th of Kislev), not December 25, is actually the proper date for celebrating the birth of Jesus. Thus they combine or conflate the two celebrations (Hanukkah and the birth of Jesus), while others continue to keep them separate and celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas.
I’m not supporting this theory, just throwing it out there for you to think about. Be aware of anyone that alleges anything without showing you proof.
Hi Semper Fi,
While I do not celebrate Hanukkah the Kislev 25 date proposed for the conception of Jesus did make sense to me. Since Jesus is the light of this world. This was in the very beginnings of my journey. I wanted to know if there were any Jews alive today who believed in Jesus as their Messiah.
I do believe that God established the Holy Days for a very important reason. Whether I understand them correctly or not is another matter. Jesus actual birth during the Feast of Succoth made sense to me as well since this is when God tabernacled with us.
Here is a website that I ran across when researching our Hebrew roots.
It is kind of ironic in away how my journey has been laid out. I didn’t go back to Early Christianity. I went to the Jews. Now I am here.
I always wondered why Christians did not celebrate the biblical Holy Days but in a way we do. Since we are in the New Covenant.
Have a great day!