The Nativity scenes are erronneous. The "wisemen" didn't find Christ till He was about two years old and when they found Him He was in a house, not in a stable. He also was not born December 25th but rather He was C0NCEIVED on the 25th which that particular day was a HIGH SABBATH that year. When He was born on about September 29th that day was also a HIGH SABBATH for that year as well."The popular image of shepherds and wise men side by side before the cradle? Matthew says wise men. Luke says shepherds. Neither says both. The star in the East? Only in Matthew. "Hark, the herald angels sing" ... but only in Luke. Matthew never heard of them.
But then, only Matthew heard of Herod's slaughter of the innocents ... That's right, the indiscriminate killing of every male baby in Judea -- with one significant exception -- did not merit Luke's attention. On the other hand, no Roman historian chronicles this atrocity either, not even Flavius Josephus. Josephus reviled Herod and took care to lay at his feet every crime for which even a shred of evidence existed. Had Herod really slaughtered those innocents, it is almost unimaginable that Josephus would have failed to chronicle it.
Matthew says Joseph and Mary lived in Bethlehem, moving to Nazareth after their flight into Egypt ... But Luke says Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth all along; Jesus was born in Bethlehem only because Joseph and Mary had traveled there to enroll in the census... Roman records mention no such census; in fact, Roman history records no census in which each man was required to return to the city where his ancestral line originated. That's not how the Romans did things."
There is much that I wish you guys could hear my pastor teach about the birth and conception of Christ. I can teach it on a deeper level as well but I am not as anointed as my pastor is to teach the deeper truths and mysteries of the Bible. Those thing that confuase many people when my pastor finishes teaching it your eyes will open up tremendously.