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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Year of Our LORD 2011

Happy Year of Our LORD 2011! The purpose of the BC / AD dating system was to make the birth of Jesus Christ the dividing point of world history. BC is the English abbreviation for Before Christ; AD commonly refers to Anno Domini, Latin for "In the Year of Our LORD".

Important dates (reference: Watchmen Bible Study Group website):
- Conceived: Dec 25, 5 BC
- Born: End of September; approx Sep 29, 4 BC
- Circumcised: eight days later
- Baptized: AD 26 Annoited with the Holy Spirit; ministry begins
- Death By Crucifixion: April 3, AD 29
- Resurrection: April 7, AD 29 (3½ days in tomb)
- Ascension: May 13, AD 29
- Pentecost: May 23, AD 29 Outpouring of the Holy Spirit; Christianity begins