Significance of New Year for Christians

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Significance of New Year for Christians

Post  Waqar Daniel on Fri 31 Dec 2010, 5:52 pm

"And when eight days were finished to circumcise Him, and He was called the name Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21)
The circumcision of Jesus has traditionally been seen, as explained in the popular 14th century work the Golden Legend, as the first time the blood of Christ was shed, and thus the beginning of the process of the redemption of man, and a demonstration that Christ was fully human, and of his obedience to Biblical law.

The Circumcision of Jesus is an event from the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The Gospel of Luke states in verse 2:21 that Jesus was circumcised eight days after his birth (traditionally January 1). This is in keeping with the Halakha, Jewish law which holds that males should be circumcised eight days after birth during a Brit milah ceremony, at which they are also given their name. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Biblical Law under which Jesus was circumcised can be found in Genesis 17:12
"And throughout the generations, every male among you shall be circumcised at the age of eight days"
We must remember the real essence of New Year instead of celebrating it as a secular festivity and think of this day as a year passing by.



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