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The Magi Must Go

Updated on July 30, 2012

Last year at the church I attended in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, Morningstar Church, Pastor Mike had a sermon about the three wise men or magi as some call them. The sermon explained how they should not be in nativity scenes depicted in many Christmas decorations around the world.

I want to expand on this even more and explain to more than just the people who attended Morningstar.

I must first say that this is really a small matter and I doubt God is angry with us for getting it wrong. I believe as a perfect Father, He is probably glad that we have Him in our hearts and minds even if we have particulars wrong.

With that, let me explain why you should take the Magi and put them back in storage and away from Jesus' manger.

Misconceived nativity scene
Misconceived nativity scene
Proper nativity scene
Proper nativity scene

Study The Bible

First and foremost, if you study the Holy Bible, Jesus was probably not born on December 25th. Through much deduction the odds are He was born in September. So maybe the Magi or Wise men did show up on December 25th.

It is all very easy to comprehend with the facts written in the Holy Word. Matthew 2: 1-12 explains their coming. How they saw a star that marked the place of the Lord's birth and they set out on their travels. They came from the East and there is no mention as to how many there were, just that they brought Him three gifts.

Keep in mind there were no planes, cars or trains. They rode horses or camels. They set out the night of Jesus' birth so how could they have been next to the manger? Jesus may have already been walking by the time the Magi arrived.

Lets take a look: they came from the East.

  1. India-Jerusalem: 3,385 miles
  2. China-Jerusalem 4,921 miles

That is just a couple. You couldn't make that trip in a car that quick.


Well now, are you gonna run out in your yard and take the Magi out?

It's just something to consider and you may want to explain it to your children and grandchildren.

I am sure God wants us to have knowledge of the truth and if we get to believing one thing that is wrong, we could believe others.

Don't go out and steal the wise men from the church's decoration down the road. That wouldn't do any good and I would hate to see you on the next addition of America's Dumbest Criminals.

With that, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and let's all remember whose Birthday it really is.

All Thanks To Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

© G.L. Boudonck


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      revivor 6 years ago from London

      you are right - the kings probably got there when Jesus was about one year old...clues? Herod went for kids under two to make sure he "got" Jesus, and the bible says they saw the "child" in a "house", not a baby in a manger!!