(The term "Christ" is derived from the Greek word for Messiah.)” "CE/BCE" or "AD/BC" dating notation “We use the terms CE and BCE throughout this web site because they are less hurtful to non-Christians. (anno Domini [in the year of the Lord]); and WHEREAS, Some recent publishing practices alter this designation in favor of B. D., encourage Southern Baptist individuals, churches, entities, and institutions to retain the traditional method of dating and avoid this revisionism.
We feel that this outweighs any of the objections to their use of which we are aware. (Before the Common Era).” —Tracey R Rich, Judaism 101 The Southern Baptist Convention approved Resolution 9 at their June 13-14, 2000 convention in Orlando, Florida, which states: RESOLUTION NO. Christians should not be so willing to go along with this obvious erosion of our Christian heritage. Permission is granted to copy and distribute this article in its entirety, provided that it is not sold or used in any publication that is sold.
Even to someone like myself, a committed and practising Christian, this is problematic.
The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the reasons others give for using those terms.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.The intent of the world's current calendar is to number the years from the date of Jesus' birth (e.g. However, over the past two thousand years there have been a number of differing calendars (e.g. One interesting side note: Because of a variety of changes and adjustments made to the calendar during the middle ages, it turns out that Jesus was most likely born in what we now think of as 6 B. There is no "zero" year -- in this system, the year Christ was born is 1 A. Russia and Turkey, for example, did not convert to the modern calendar and year scheme until the 20th century.