Have you been duped into believing a false account of Christ's birth? Around the world every December, the events of Christ's birth are mixed with untruths. The manger scene is most usually turned into an arena of many characters. Did you ever wonder who really showed up at the manger to see the newborn Savior the night He was born?
Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem for a census
of all the people. While they were there it came time for Mary to give
birth. She gave birth, wrapped Him in cloths, and placed the newborn King
in a manger, because there was no room in the inn (
That night only the shepherds received an invitation
to the manger by an angel of the Lord. An angel appeared to the shepherds
out in the fields while they were watching over their flocks at night.
The angel told them that a Savior had been born that day in the town of
David (Bethlehem) and that they would find a baby wrapped in cloths and
lying in a manger. Then many angels appeared and praised God. When the
angels left, the shepherds went to find the baby Christ. They found Joseph,
Mary, and the baby, who was lying in a manger. After seeing Him, they went
and spread the word of what they had been told about this Child
The Magi (wise men) weren't anywhere near Bethlehem
at the time of Jesus' birth. I have no idea why so many feel the need to
have the Magi show up at the manger. They teach things which are not true
and thus are false teachers. The Magi followed a star and went to Jerusalem
after the birth of Christ and asked where the King of the Jews was born.
Many today claim there were three Magi, but their number is not given in the scriptures. Some have even given them the names Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthesar, which is not given in God's Word. The Bible-based facts of Christ's birth have often been turned into a fictional story.
Far too often, pastors, preachers, teachers, church plays, and nativity scenes change God's Word to meet their agendas or the self-made teachings of men. Have you been duped into believing falsehoods concerning Christ's birth by someone claiming to preach the truth of God's Word?
Maybe one should also question the other teachings
of these men. What about your salvation? Is the plan of salvation which
you were taught biblical? Or is it a myth taught by men who have turned
from the truth to suit their own desires (
After His resurrection and before He was taken into
heaven, Jesus gave us what is commonly referred to as "the great commission."
He said whoever believes and is baptized will be saved (
Don't be duped again. Read God's Word for yourself!
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