The Messiah’s birth ... was it on Dec. 25?
Not once does scripture teach believers to celebrate the Messiah’s birthday. What is found in scripture is reference to pagan practices (Jeremiah 10:2-5 “...Thus said Yahuah, do not learn the ways of the heathen,...”) of what today is a whitewashed “Christmas.”
The Creator wasn’t pleased with the practice then. Why would He be now? What does Luke 2:2-8 say? The real message of Messiah’s birth! In Judeah the rainy/winter season extends from October to early May and peaks in December through February (Song of Songs 2:10-11).
The average low temperature for the month of December in Bethlehem is 42 degrees F. and 39 degrees F. for Natsareth at night with a much lower chill factor. Shepherds do not watch or expose their flocks or themselves to these conditions. So we find that shepherds would not be living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night.
“And it came to be in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus...” This would not have taken place in December as it was the time of the winter solstice which was a pagan holiday period (a time of celebrating and debauchery). You know the government would not be left out of this and have to devote their time to registration or census for taxation for all the world. Google: meaning of Jeremiah 10:2-5).
Google: when was messiah born. May YAH bless