Can you separate fact from fiction in the Christmas story?
Test your knowledge by answering "T" or "F" to each
statement. "T" would indicate that the fact can be found
in Holy Scripture. "F" would indicate that the fact is not
be found in the Bible.
1) There are no records of Joseph speaking in the Christmas story.2) The wise men were three kings from the orient.3) The little drummer boy came to the manger after the other shepherds.4) The star did not appear above the manger.5) Jesus' ancestors include a prostitute, an adulterer, a woman who
committed incest, and a non-Israelite.6) The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary first and then he appeared to Joseph.7) Mary rode a donkey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.8) Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem because of a decree by Caesar Augustus.9) The wise men followed the star as it moved from their eastern land to Israel.
10) The wise men did not arrive on the night of Jesus' birth. 11) God sent a choir of chubby angels to announce Jesus' birth to the shepherds. 12) Shepherding was considered a very noble occupation.13) Both Joseph and Mary were told that the baby was to be named "Jesus."14) When Herod heard about Jesus he was the only one concerned about
this new king.15) The wise men found Jesus lying in a manger in the town of Bethlehem.16) After the angels announcement the shepherds went straight to Bethlehem
to see Jesus. 17) Joseph married Mary immediately after the angel appeared to him.18) Some of the shepherds doubted and refused to believe the message t
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