Did you know? Jesus fulfilled over 300 ancient prophecies through His birth and death on the cross, prophecies that foretold a “Messiah” who would bring salvation to all people. The probability of one person fulfilling just EIGHT of these 300 prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 21st power (that’s 10 with 21 zeros following)! This figure has been reviewed and confirmed by the American Scientific Association, so it’s not made-up (more on that here: http://y-jesus.com/what-are-the-odds/)
Yet, despite defying astronomical odds by fulfilling hundreds of prophecies down to the tiniest detail (for example, His death on the cross was predicted centuries before crucifixion even EXISTED as a form of execution)... even with His birth, baptism, and crucifixion being throughly documented outside the Bible and accepted by the vast majority of historical scholars... even though OTHER religions acknowledge His existence (Judaism, Islam and Hinduism, to name a few), Jesus is still rejected by many (which in itself is a fulfillment of at least 20 prophecies). .
The reason WE celebrate Christmas is because WE DO BELIEVE Jesus was and is the Messiah, the promised Savior to all humanity. We don’t like to admit, but we NEED a Savior. We need someone pure and righteous enough to compensate for all our wickedness across the generations, someone qualified and anointed to redeem us and make us worthy to stand before God, our Creator. That “someone” is Jesus. .
For those of you who don’t believe in Jesus, perhaps you know just enough to realize there is a spiritual dimension we don’t fully understand. It can be daunting to investigate something that is so far beyond our tangible reality. But we assure you, it’s real and someday you will face it. We challenge you to dig just a little deeper, even try to disprove Jesus is the predicted Messiah with an open mind... and the Truth will reveal itself.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 ESV