Remembering the birth of Jesus



⚪ Remembering the birth of Jesus is not important

Even though Christmas day is not the real anniversary of our Lord's birth, but more properly the annunciation day or the date of his human begetting (Luke 1:28), nevertheless, since the celebration of our Lord's birth is not a matter of divine appointment or injunction, but merely a tribute of respect to him, it is not necessary for us to quibble particulary about the date.

Source : 🇺🇸 Zion's Watch Tower, December 1 1904, page 364


⚫ Remembering the birth of Jesus is important

The Scriptural testimony, supported by extraneous facts, shows that the birth of Jesus occured approximately October 1st. The event is so importante that it is always appropriate to call it to the minds of the people, regardless of the date.

Source : 🇺🇸 WatchTower 1926, December 15, page 371 + Cover