"It was after the giving of the message of good tidings of great joy that a host of angels appeared to the shepherds, saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.' This refrain was a prophecy. It is not yet true, but will be fulfilled in every particular in God's due time, which we believe is now near, even at the door...
It is generally understood among Christian scholars that the true date of Jesus' birth was around October 1st and that the announcement to Mary was closer to the December date. But, the precise date for paying a tribute of respect to the birth of the King of kings is not significant, and we join with others whose hearts are in the attitude of love and appreciation toward God at this or any time of the year." Excerpts from The True Significance of Jesus' Birth
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