The dialogue was between twin brothers. They were elaborating on the celebration of Xmas. The aim of the dialogue is not prove or disprove the bible. The bible was used to aid a better understanding. The aim is strictly on Xmas and nothing else.
Atter : brother so what’s up with this Christmas. It’s long time. I ll come to your place so that you take me out.
Lawer : yeah! We’ve to go out but not now.
Atter : so when? What’s preventing you now. Anything can happen so why not now?
Lawer : no! Nothing ll happen. Let’s do it 1st January. I don’t celebrate Xmas.
Atter : why?
Lawer : the institution of Xmas is unjust.
Atter : oh! Why are you saying that ?
Lawer : where have you seen it in the bible from Genesis to Revelation that Jesus was born on the 25th of December? It was just doctrine of men.
Atter : what do you mean by doctrine of men? Are you saying it’s evil to celebrate Xmas?
Lawer : whatever! The bible is the only manual for us as Christians. So anything that’s not found in it should be considered as not the truth. do you believe that bible is the only source of truth?
Atter : come on! I belief in the bible. But Xmas was celebrated for long and by my denominations. It even dated centuries ago.
Lawer : you’re just following the crowd. You’ve to know what you belief in my dear. Bible said we shouldn’t add or subtract anything from the bible.
Atter : yeah! We are not adding or reducing something in the bible. The season that Christ was born as described by the bible falls in this season but it didn’t specify that 25th December.
Lawer : man okay! What do you know about Xmas.
Atter : Xmas, I learned was instituted by early Christians. This was the day the traditional people had a festival called mas. Mas is god of sun. It was done for the Christians not to join the worshipers of mas. This was a perfect idea I guess. In other to make their people(Christians) distinct from the others and preventing them from worshiping Mas on that day.
Lawer : my guy so don’t you think you guys are worshiping mas?
Atter : oh no! We are doing that to commemorate the birth of Christ. That’s what is important to us. what age did Jesus start his work?
Atter : age 12 of course.
Lawer : how did you manage to know?
Atter : ah! Don’t you know it’s in the bible? At that tender age he started his work as recorded by the bible.
Lawer : see you. How did the bible know he was 12 when they don’t know his date of birth?
Atter : oh so are doubting the the bible.
Lawer : no my dear. I’m just asking you a simple question. Which I demand an answer.
Atter : the bible said Jesus was 12 when he started the work. The bible was written in the spirit. Those days the spirit was on them(apostles) as they write prominent things down. The bible is only source of truth so I’m not expecting you to ask such a question.
Lawer : do you know the bible made it existence?
Atter : bible I learned was written by the early christian with the help of the holy spirit.
Lawer : is that all? Let’s search. I don’t want to talk much.
Search result: BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BIBLE
The bible comprises of the new and old testaments. There is no clear explanation of how the old testament came to being. The old testament contains the five books of Moses known as “the law”. Next, the stories of the old prophets and kings were added. And “ the writings” containing history, advice and religious stories. What make Christians distinct from other Semitic Traditions is the New testament. During the era of Jesus Christ, there was nothing like the new testament. In fact Jesus himself and probably his disciple were all Jews. Formerly, the life account of Jesus Christ was passed on in a form on myth. It is because of this that some scholars doubt the reliability and validity of the bible. Is was after 100years that some writings were compiled to serve as manual for Christians. However it was not universal to all Christians. In 4th century AD, the Church Council of Carthage compiled canons officials. Some letters, writings or canons were added and in that same order, others were taken out of what was former compiled. Many other writings or canons such as the writings of Tacitus, Thallus, Suetonius and Pliny the Younger and so on were blatantly not added probably because they were incomplete or they had vague accounts though they also accounted on the life of Christ. Afterwards, there were revisionism of the the bible including Luther’s translation of the Roman Catholic Bible which differed from the Roman Catholic Bible.
Lawer : so have you now see that Bible was also compiled by men.
Atter : man we are not talking about the bible where. I mean Xmas and the day they celebrate. It follows on the same day with that ungodly festive.
Lawer : see you.
The bible was just a similar illustration of Xmas.
The bible is compiled by men of God
Xmas was instituted by men of God
Xmas is invalid because it was instituted by men of God
Then the bible is also invalid.
If you want to say that the date for Xmas is not in the bible so it was instituted by men and for that reason we are not suppose to celebrate it. Then it’s equally true to deny the bible because it was compiled by able men and some level of subjectivity could be found in it. But it will be evidently foolish to accept news reported in newspapers and magazines to be true, reliable and real and deny the truth of the bible. Accounts of men are correct if the observers are reliable and have no reason to lie. Nothing ended without a beginning. The same way Jesus had a beginning. It is worth having to celebrate the death of Christ and his birth as well. So the emphasis should be place on the theological implications or directions and not the date of celebration. The button line is that is not bad or evil to celebrate Xmas on the 25th of December or any other day.
Biblical Alteration: Discussing the Canon.(2014, December 27). Retrieved from www.atheismresource.com/religious-history
Historicity of the Bible.(2014, December 31). Retrieved from en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_the_Bible
History of the Bible.(2015, January 1). Retrieved from www.biblesociety.org.uk/the-bible/history-of-the-bible/
McGowan, A.(2014)ed. How December 25 Became Christmas.(2014, December 24). Retrieved from www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/new-testament/how-december-25-became-christmas/