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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

Does the ambiguity in the NT regarding the date of Jesus's birth and the lack of explicit command to celebrate it every year (compared to explicit instruction to memorialize the Lord's supper) in ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

The feasts (Yom Kippur, tabernacles etc) are all well documented as to month and day. If the birth of Jesus Christ were to be so memorialised, it would be so documented : and it is not. What is to be ...
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Are Catholics allowed to celebrate the Reformation?

Merriam-Webster define commemorate as: to call to remembrance: St. Andrew is commemorated on November 30. to mark by some ceremony or observation; observe: commemorate an anniversary to serve as a ...
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Do Christians treat Friday as special?

For most Christians the most special day of the week is Sunday. It was the day on which Jesus was raised from the dead, and Christians have held a weekly worship service on that day for many centuries....
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

A "Why didn't God include a certain piece of information in Scripture?" question is most likely to generate only speculation (which is fine as long as it is identified as such). Here is ...
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Do Baptists Celebrate Ascension Day?

Baptists are by definition very independent. Each congregation sets its own beliefs, processes and celebrations, even if they belong to a larger denominational organization. In general though Baptists ...
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As a non-Christian, how to have best Christmas Day experience in Rome?

The best way to celebrate Christmas in Rome is by keeping Christ in Christmas. Most churches and basilicas will have church services on every day that you plan to be in Rome. That would include ...
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Are Catholics allowed to celebrate the Reformation?

No. Protestants hold several heresies; e.g., they deny the ministerial priesthood the sacrificial nature of the Mass the necessity of good works and not faith alone for salvation the papacy the ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something? Some things are simply not mentioned in biblical texts! ...
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Are Catholics allowed to celebrate the Reformation?

It seems that Catholics are permitted to commemorate the 500 anniversary since the Reformation. Although the Catholic Church may not agree with many things that the Reformation brought about, it is an ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

Our confusion is not to say there isn't an accurate answer. Ambiguity embraced is to see both sides. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

I just want to know if anyone else has pondered the absence of information about this, in the Bible, and your thoughts. For what it's worth, growing up in the Churches of Christ, I've heard this ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

Yes, the "ambiguity" in the Bible regarding 25 December should teach us something. It should teach us to use the same "ambiguity" regarding 25 December. As @SLM so neatly stated: ...
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Are Catholics allowed to celebrate the Reformation?

Canon 64 of the Apostolic Canons: If any clergyman or layman shall enter into a synagogue of Jews or heretics to pray, let the former be deposed and let the latter be excommunicated. I believe ...
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