connor wrote: Looks like celebration to me, you have to understand that Luke was a historian, he's just recording said events, those verses you pulled is thin ice to skate on, it doesn't have a date, you can celebrate Jesus's Birth on
show me where in Stranger's post or mine where anything is said about a date or a so called holiday. I simply answered his/her post. Galatians 4:4 shows Paul under inspiration of the Holy Spirit in rejoicing and celebration of the birth of Christ. I.E. brought up Simeon and Anna, they both celebrated after it was told. Our Lord's own words in John 3:16 ought to be reason for celebration and thankfulness in our lives.