Know the Bible

Every Christmas I am surprised at how many Christians do not know the facts about Jesus’ birth. If we want to share the story about Jesus coming to earth, we need to be sure that we are accurate.
Many people talk about the three wise men who came to worship Jesus. Matthew 2:11 mentions that they gave gifts, but we don’t know how many wise men there were. There might have been two wise men or fifteen! The Bible does not tell us how many.
Also, some people say that a star led the shepherds to find baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Matthew 2:2 says that the wise men followed a star. The shepherds did not follow a star. An angel told them where to find Jesus.
Verse 15 of our Bible Reading reminds us to always apply “the true teaching in the right way.” Take time this Christmas season to carefully read through the Bible verses about Jesus’ birth in Matthew 1:18-2:23 and Luke 2:1-21 and study what the Bible says. Then share the true message about Jesus with everyone you meet!