What Does the Year Have To Do with Jesus?
You may have heard that the year is somehow related to Jesus. Let us explain by using 2019 as an example.
You may know that it is sometimes referred to as 2019 A.D., or AD 2019. You may also know that before A.D. came B.C. What you may be surprised to learn is that our calendar is actually based on the birth of Jesus Christ. B.C. refers to the time "before Christ" was born, and A.D. stands for "Anno Domini," which is Latin for "In the year of our Lord." This is the reason for putting the letters first, as in "In the year of our Lord 2019."
It is apparent that starting a new calendar was an attempt to divide history with the coming of Christ, and even countries where most people do not believe in him use this calendar. So, why, then, should history be divided by his birth?
The answer to this question lies in the fact that Jesus is the one sent by God to reconcile us to Himself. It is because of what Jesus did that we can enter heaven when we die. The birth, life, death, and resurrection of the savior are the single most important events in the history of mankind.
To learn more, return to
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and click on, "Who is Jesus?" In fact, to understand the whole story, read all of the articles in this section.
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