The Truth of Genesis: The Real Birthday of the Messiah
Nimrod wanted to establish a lasting kingdom which would be devoted to himself. In order to keep the majority of the people in the eastern region, and to compete with the newly discovered ancient culture in the west (ruins of Egypt), Nimrod sought to be worshipped, and began an ambitious project. He got the idea from what he had heard was in (pre-flood) Egypt. He began a building project, namely the Tower of Babel, with himself being the central deity.
Certain sources outside the Bible say that Shem, Nimrod's great uncle (oldest son of Noah) tried to quell such ungodly worship by killing Nimrod and scattering his body parts across the countryside. By Nimrod being recognized as being a "god", his wife, named Saternalia, would be recognized as being a "goddess". She didn't want to lose that title and prestige, so she declared that Nimrod, upon mortal death, ascended up into the heavens and became the "sun god", and the project continued. I'm guessing at this time, God divided the continents, scattered mankind into 70 locations of three to four families each around the world, and created different languages in 2509 BC.
About eight months later, remaining in the land of Shinar, Saternalia became pregnant, and had to "rescue her situation". She then claimed that her late husband, which was now "the Sun", impregnated her with the rays of the Sun, and her son, which she named Tammuz, was born on the Winter solstice. Tammuz was worshiped as the reincarnation of the sun god "Nimrod", and his birthday is recognized up until this day, on December 25th.
Since mankind was scattered after the worship of Nimrod had begun, each culture around the world had its local version of sun god worship, with their particular deity having their birthday being on the Winter solstice. For example, the Egyptians had the god Ra, the Greeks had Zeus and Helios , and the Romans had Jupiter and Invictus, all having their birthday on what is now December 25th. All around the world, you will find the local gods, having a "sun halo" over their heads.
But why does the Western world celebrate the birthday of the Lord Jesus on December 25th? You can blame the roots of the Roman Catholic church, and the Roman emperor Constantine. Constantine was looking for ways to consolidate and strengthen the Roman empire. Part of his plan was to have only one state religion. There were several (pagan) religions being practiced in Rome at the time, and Constantine himself was a worshiper of Mithra, the Persian god of light.
Since Constantine could not stamp out original Christianity, he sought to merge all religions of his empire into one, which all would have to accept. Certain sources say that "Constantine embraced Christianity". No, he did not! He continued to worship Mithra, while his kingdom was forced to "embrace" Roman Universal (Catholic) paganism.
Wake up to reality. Yes, Constantine arranged to have the Council of Nicea meet in 325 AD, but it was just a charade. The only thing good that came out of it was the condemnation of Arianism , which held that the Lord Jesus was greater than man but inferior to God. But pure Christianity was not represented. Why? Because only gentile pagan bishops and priests of various religions had a voice at the council. How could pagan gentiles properly interpret Jewish literature? Jews were banned from the council, and Constantine wanted to remove everything that was "Jewish" from his new "state religion", and Jesus was a Jew.
In order to have compromise, the worship of Mary (Saternalia) was instituted, with yearly recognition given to her after forty days of "weeping for Tammuz" (now called Lent), culminating with Easter (again, Saternalia, the fertility goddess, who changed a bird into an egg laying rabbit). Tammuz, the son of Saternalia, was killed by a wild boar on his 40th birthday. So his worshippers would give up certain pleasures in this life during that 40 day period, so that Tammuz could enjoy them in the afterlife. At the end of the 40 days, they would eat ham because of the boar that was responsible for Tammuz's death. This practice was merged with Resurrection Sunday, which we now know as Easter Sunday. This is the "Easter" spoken of in Acts 12:4.
Also, the ritual of water baptism was changed, in order to give honor to polytheism, and the gospel of Matthew (originally written in Hebrew) was changed to give priests and the Pope more authority. In your English Bible, Matthew 23:3 says: "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not". That is not what Jesus said, and what Matthew wrote. In the original Hebrew, it says: "All therefore whatsoever he (Moses) bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their (Pharisees) works: for they say, and do not."
But the bigger evil was done in Matthew 28:19. In your English Bible, it says: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:". But what Matthew wrote is "Go ye and invite all the people to believe in my name and to do my words". This is very similar to what Luke wrote, in 24:47, which says "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem". Matthew 28:19 was changed to appease the polytheists, as you can see.
However, six months previous to Passover is usually in September, and the birthday of Jesus does not occur on the same date each year. Jesus spoke of "a day that no man knows". It's the Day of Trumpets, which commemorates when God first spoke the commandments aloud to Israel at Mt. Sinai, in 1598 BC, and scared them half to death. It is the first day of the seventh month, when the crescent Moon is sighted in Jerusalem at sundown. It begins a new (the Creator's) month each time it is first sighted and proclaimed on the Temple Mount. On the Gregorian calendar, the Day of Trumpets occurred this year (2013 AD) at sundown on September 7th, commencing the month of Tishri.
Since the renewed Moon has a cycle of about 29.53 days, you don't know if it is going to be 29 days from the previous sighting, or 30 days. In this case, it was 30 days from the 9th of August, which began the month of Elul. The Day of Trumpets is the only Jewish feast commanded by God which you don't know when it is going to occur. You just have to wait and see (and be ready). However, ten days later, is the Day of Atonement, and five days later after that, on the fifteenth day of Tishri, begins the seven day Feast of Tabernacles. It is the day that Jesus was born, and put in a manger for a week before being circumcised the eighth day. Therefore, the annual birthday of the Messiah in the year 2013 AD, is September 22nd.
However, there is one more very important thing. The sign that the wise men from Babylon were looking for was first told to their sect by Daniel, nearly 500 years earlier. Daniel had a will (or testament) which was to be carried out once a certain sign in the heavens was seen, which was never before seen in the night sky. It involved the constellation Bethulah (Virgo), the Lion (Leo), and the conjunction of the planets Jupiter, Venus, with the king star Regulus, and a roaming second star, which would only be seen at the time of the birth of Jesus.
I submit to you, that this announcement was first predicted more than 175,000 years ago, when prehistoric mankind built the only type of monument that would endure hundreds of thousands of years, to be a message to modern mankind. It was a monument of stone, with the body of a lion, with the head of a man, and headdress of a king. His eyes were made to look Eastward, into the heavens, at the very spot in the sky that these four bodies would come into conjunction, as the rotation of the Milky Way would make this transpire.