Roman census decree caused Joseph and Mary to move from their residence to Bethlehem. A lot of people thought that this was impossible because this caused a lot of inconvenience to people. Especially, during that time, Mary was havingJesus Christ in her belly and Jesus Christ's birth was imminent.This is really too dangerous for the mother and the baby because of the long travel and due care is impossible.
Why would the Bible record such an unreasonable journey of Joseph and Mary? So inconvenient, so dangerous, so time consuming to Joseph and Mary. To record this is unfavorable to the Bible's credulity and it will render a lot of people wonder whether the journey is just a fablicated story in order to support the prophecy that Jesus Christ is born in Bethlehem as mentioned in the Bible.
(Micah 5:2 KJV:But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.)
However, a public notice was found by the archaeologist dated A.D.104, with Gaius Vibius, chief prefect of Egypt. commanded people return immediately to their own home town for family administration registration. This kind of degree is possible during that time in Roman Empire.
As a result, Joseph and Mary could really be required to return back to Bethlehem for registration and comply with the decree though this is so inconvenient and dangerous to Mary and Jesus Christ.
Because of this archaelogist's finding, this further reinforces the credulity of the Bible is the true record of the things happening during that time.
Praisefor the LORD for HIS mercy to come to the world to save us.
In Christ name.
You know, it's strange ... but because we were taught this "as fact" at primary school I never doubted it for a second. The teacher came in every Tuesday, and taught us from the Bible in the same unambiguous way we had been taught 1+1=2. But in the same way, at secondary school, we were taught different scientific theories concerning creation, evolution, etc. "as fact" even though they are just suppositions. Those things were the seeds of doubt for me that meant I didn't truly commit my life to Christ until this year, even though the process began a long time back.
I'm really glad for these blogs of yours which are very interesting and I'll be sharing this story with my family
Thank you, and praise God almighty in his mercy, for giving us such a huge body of evidence, so that even 'doubting Thomases' can be saved.
Blessings to you and your family,
Thanks for your kind words. Grateful to GOD for HIS kindness to let me know that HE is GOD and all the record of the Bible is truth. I was also a doubting Christian for thirty years because of the atheistic interpretation of science. Thanks for GOD release me from this trap of doubt. I see Faith. From Faith, I see Hope no matter the adversity in front of me. From Hope, I see Love because GOD is Love. GOD is the greatest Love. HE always love you and me, and love the people in this world up to this moment. But, a lot of people exploit GOD's love and turn a blind eye to the call of GOD. Pray that more people can see GOD's love and give thanks to GOD and praise the GOD for HIS splendor.
In Christ love,