It's not dumb. We should all at least be curious as to the year Christ was born.
No problem Frostedman,
I am not the least bit interested in when Jesus the Christ for Remission of Sins..was born. For if it was important the Lord would have made this clear to us. Nor is it important when any of the other figures in the Olde or New Testament were born..or the Lord would have made this clear to us. There are things to be known by their absence in the Word. And Birthdays are one of them.
What is of importance and significance in the Word is for whom Jesus The Christ For Remission Of Sins....died. For whom He died, was burried, and raised again in Life. For whom the Tomb is Empty.
That Frostedman is the message of the whole Bible...the lineage from Adam..as well as His priestly lineage and also His Spiritual Lineage.
All of this from the Olde Testament unto the New Testament is to tell us of this ...not His Birthday.
You do what you want in your house. I do not tell others how to run their house nor spend their monies. I choose not to partake of these things because of what I have learned under tutelage of elders who know...from both The Word as well as secular history.
Born again is not the same as physical birth...you should know this. It is only a comparison..likened unto...a figure of speech to show a spiritual birth...or rebirth...that we have been purchased from out of this world.
You are quite correct about the Vatican and it's artifacts. I would like to get a look in the classified portion of the Vatican Library.
Nonetheless ..the Vatican does not, for all it's knowledge and wisdom/artifacts, explain the absence of birthdays or any such instruction from the Word..OLde or New Testament. It took me some time to notice this absence ..not just from the Vatican but also non Vatican sources.
Wow!! I am gratified to see that someone else knows. When first I learned via Alexander Hislop's "The Two Babylons" I was stunned by how much we were never taught in public school or history. It took me quite some time to realize that this was not accidental and for the purpose of keeping us on some kind of treadmill of non knowledge and non thinking..but mostly emoting ..non reasoning. I was so stunned it took me awhile to connect the dots to things further down the road.
I do not concern myself with end times for this is not in my hands. I also do not believe I deserve a "Get out of Hell free card." Well stated in your wording and phrasing. I believe I deserve hell and damnation and nothing more.
Where and when I go is totally up to the Lord and for His reasons and purposes. Amen.
I too have great difficulty understanding how many Believers do not have a clue..even though we are told exactly this about both Believers and Unbelievers.
The traditions of men is a powerful powerful inducement and seduction.
Thank you for your post,