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The Birth of Christ Jesus

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No one knows precisely when Jesus was born. Even His year of birth is only an educated guess based on the information available. The intention of the medieval creators of our calendar was to set the date of Jesus’ birth at A.D. 1.

They simply miscalculated. The Jewish historian Josephus places the death of Herod the Great in 4 B.C., and both Matthew (Matt. 2: 1) and Luke (Luke 1: 5) presume that Herod was king at the time of Jesus’ birth. But it is not clear how much before Herod’s death Jesus was born.

A date of about 5 B.C. could fit with Luke’s note that Augustus, who reigned from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14, was the Roman emperor when Jesus was born (Luke 2: 1). Luke’s mention of Quirinius (Luke 2: 2), however, it creates a problem.

It really doesn’t matter the Lord has not told us to celebrate the birth of Jesus rather we celebrate the crucifixion the death of Jesus we don’t do that once a year, we do it every week on the first day of the week (Sundays) we remember, and celebrate that sacrifice that was made so that we can have the hope of Eternal Life but there are some clues in the Bible.

All though we cannot know the exact date, when Christ was born, we can have a good indication according to the birth of John the Baptist. Jesus Christ is six months younger than John. The account of the John’s birth can be found in (Luke 1: 5-26).

If you start at the first month of the Hebrew calendar which is Nissan that corresponds almost exactly to our month of March he would be serving right about Early May (see Luke 1: 23) says it came to pass to watch as carefully as soon as the days of his administration work accomplished he departed to his house and after those days Elizabeth can see so he went and he served in early May.

When his time was up he went back home his wife became pregnant.  Now follow this of course the priest begins in the month of March the eighth course which is the ninth week put Zachariah serving in May.

Soon as he gets done he goes home to his wife she conceives and she is carrying John the Baptist our Lord is conceive six months later which would put his conception about the month of November then Mary carries the Christ child for nine months which would have him being born sometime around August.

Some have even tried to specify Jesus’ birth date by appeal to astronomical phenomena that might explain the star of Bethlehem (Matt. 2: 2, 7, 9, 10). Halley’s comet appeared in 12 or 11 B.C. and another comet in 5 B.C.

But in antiquity comets were thought to forecast evil, not blessed, events. In 7 B.C. rare (once every 794 years) conjunction of the planets Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn occurred in the constellation Pisces.

Whether Matthew’s star was any of these is pure speculation. For ancient people the star confirmed again that Jesus was the Messiah who fulfilled Balaam’s star prophecy (Num. 24: 17).

For more in-depth  look into about this, check out GBN’s You-Tube video @ https://youtu.be/i3x6W7hWlD8

If God wanted us to know when Jesus was born, He would have told us through His teachings, in the New Testament.

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Recent Ruling of the Supreme Court

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1. The Supreme Court violated it’s authority. The founders of our great Nation, and Country put safeguards in the Constitution to assure we would be a Republic, and NOT a Monarchy. They provided for three branches of Government.

The Executive Branch; made up of the President, his VP, and his fifteen member cabinet, and whose duty it is to enforce the laws of the land;
The Legislative Branch; made up of a Congress consisting of the Senate, and the House of Reprehensive, and whose duty is to pass, and found laws for this Country;
Judicial Branch; made up of nine judges whose duty is to interpret the Constitution in light of any legislating by Congress.

First, the Supreme Court violated it’s authority from the bench. Second, it violated the law of God by lifting the ban on Same Sex Marriage which is “Un-natural” (Romans 1: 26) and, it’s an Abomination to God (Lev. 18:22).

 2. What will the outcome by? America has taken another step down the slippery slope of immorality and has demonstrated that our Nation has departed further from the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
 
3. Are those who oppose this action intolerant bigot, who do not love others? We are to love the people and hate the sin. We have values we hold dear, and we can hold them just like those who oppose our views. Standing for the truth, and standing by our convictions in a gentle yet firm way does not make us intolerant are bigots any more than those who differ with us, and hold their views. Our Country permits one the freedom to believe what he likes, but when we disagree with a decision made by our Government, we may speak out against that decision, and the law of love and Tolerance does NOT demand that we Condone or agree with behavior that violates God’s law.

 And that’s the inside Edition by;
~Jay Lockhart      
Whitehouse

 

 

 

 

With all that being said, here are some other scriptures that refers to on this topic. Don’t take my word; check out what God has to say about, not only this issue but all aspects that are corrupt, according to the Doctrine of Christ.

John 12:48  “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day”.

 
• Leviticus 18: 22-25 / 20:13
• Mark 10: 6-9  
• Romans 1: 26-28
• 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 / 7:2
• 1 Timothy 1: 10, 11
• Jude 1:7
• Ezekiel 16: 49, 50
• Daniel 4: 32
 
As children of God, heirs to our heavenly home, all we want to do is to teach the truth in love, and strive to help save people from certain Condemnation when Christ returns. For those who still believe the Bible, the issue is clear and decisive.  

 Homosexual intercourse is condemned as immoral sexual behavior in every period of Bible history. It was condemned implicitly at the beginning of human history in the creation of a man and a woman to form marriage and the home (Genesis 2:24). It was condemned as “wicked and sinful” and “very grievous” in Sodom and Gomorrah during the pre-Mosaic age (Genesis 13:13; 18:20; 19:1-11; cf. 2 Peter 2:7-8; Jude 7). It was condemned under the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22-30; 20:13), even to the point of being described as “wickedness,” “outrage,” “vileness,” “lewdness,” and “evil” (Judges 19:23-24; 20:3,6,10,12,13).

With the arrival of Christ and Christianity on the planet, the New Testament is equally definitive in its uncompromising and unquestioned condemnation of same-sex activity (Matthew 19:9). Paul summarized the “unrighteous” and “ungodly” behavior of the Gentile nations, and declared:

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them (Romans 1:26-32, Cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:9-10).

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Life In The Church–Church Organization

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Audio Study about “Church Organization“ and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

WhitehouseTHIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

Life In The Church –Public Worship Part 2

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Audio Study about Public Worship (part 2) and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

WhitehouseTHIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

Life In The Church–Public Worship Part 1

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Audio Study about Public Worship (part 1) and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

Whitehouse Church of Christ     THIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

God’s House Has a Pattern

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The goal; of these two lessons, is to help people and, teach us the proper Conduct in God’s House.

God’s House By; Jack Dodgen

The Decisions that we make will determine our destiny.

The Choices We Make By; Jay Lockhart

WhitehouseTHIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

FREEDOM OF RELIGION

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Jack Dodgen Background on our 2015 theme

:…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15
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TAX DOLLARS FOR CALIFORNIA
I just heard last week that California, the most politically liberal state in the Union, is no longer debating the abortion issue—it has already decided it will join with others in the slaughter of 1,000,000 preborn babies each year. The issue in California is now how it will be done. Some want to perform abortions by chemicals, in which case the baby is burned to death.

Others want to take the life of the unborn child by pushing a sharp object (a knife) into the back of the head, in which case the baby is cut up. Yes, I know that this is quite gruesome. And, guess what. California wants federal tax dollars to pay for the performance of these abortions. Do you support this? If not, those who do support it will say you are a bigot.

Also, we were told that our health insurance dollars would not be used for this, but we wait to see. I am reminded of some Scriptures: “Woe unto those who call evil good” (Isa. 5:20); among the seven things God hates is “they who shed innocent blood” (Prov. 6:17-18); “You shall not kill” (Rom. 13:9).

What can a Christian do? He can go the polls and vote against any candidate who supports such atrocity. Or, we can support candidates who support abortion. Or, we can stay at home and talk about how bad things are.

What will you do? If someone says, “I don’t know where my candidate stands on this issue”, it should be remembered that we are responsible for not only what we know but also for what we could have found out (Matt. 11:20-24).

HOUSTON, TEXAS MAYOR BACK TRACTS
The mayor of Houston recently asked some selected preachers of that city to submit to her copies of sermons they had recently preached to see if they had said negative things about homosexuality, same sex marriages, and related matters. The request soon drew national attention and the outcry was so great that she withdrew her request. There is something in the United States Constitution about free speech, and the mayor’s request was in violation of the Constitution, so she dropped it. Interesting.

FREEDOM OF RELIGION
When the Founding Fathers of this country drew up the Constitution they said that the government would “establish no religion”. By this they meant that the government would support no single religion. They had in mind the freedom of religion, but they never intended that the country be free from religion.

However, when the name of God or prayer or religion is mentioned in the public arena, we are told by some that this cannot be done because our Constitution stands for “Separation of church and State.” This is far from the intention of the Founding Fathers and anyone who knows our history as a nation knows that this is true. Perhaps this is the reason that our public schools do not teach that part of our history. Mark it well: many in this country are not practicing the freedom of religion, but what they are practicing is anti-religion. If we continue to listen to these folks, we will not like where they will lead us.

And that’s the inside edition
By: Jay Lockhart

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