Archbishop & the Nativity

Posted on December 20, 2007. Filed under: Daily Journey |

Thursday, December 20, 2007– The Archbishop of Canterbury claims in an interview that not much of the traditional nativity story is true, rather it lies in the realm of legend. In the story below (linked) Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, dissects the traditional Christmas story, paying particular attention to the 3 wise men. He is correct in many ways because the Scripture account does not call them kings, does not give the number of how many there were, and does not place them in Bethlehem at the time of the birth. The Scriptures do not say if the young couple were in a stable, no animals were mentioned, and the date is not known, but December 25th was chosen much later in order to replace a pagan festival. Where the Archbishop is wrong is that he seems to discount the magi from Matthew 2 as being the stuff of legend or myth. Here is the real problem- in this interview he leaves the reader doubting Scripture. I absolutely believe in magi from the east coming to Bethlehem and worshiping Jesus, bearing gifts fit for royalty. Read the article for yourself:;jsessionid=JHPSTTVO4EG5FQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/12/20/nwise120.xml


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