stands for “after death.” This is only half correct. actually stands for the Latin phrase anno domini, which means “in the year of our Lord.” The B.
Scholars later discovered that Jesus was actually born around 6—4 B.
system was being calculated, they actually made a mistake in pinpointing the year of Jesus’ birth. Philippians –11 says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” In recent times, there has been a push to replace the B.
It is fitting, therefore, that Jesus Christ is the separation of “old” and “new.” B. was “before Christ,” and since His birth, we have been living “in the year of our Lord.” Viewing our era as “the year of our Lord” is appropriate.
The birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ are the “turning points” in world history.
The advocates of the switch from BC/AD to BCE/CE say that the newer designations are better in that they are devoid of religious connotation and thus prevent offending other cultures and religions who may not see Jesus as “Lord.” The irony, of course, is that what distinguishes B.
The change is simply one of semantics—that is, AD 100 is the same as 100 CE; all that changes is the label.
E., meaning “before common era” and “common era,” respectively.
The BBC’s religious and ethics department says the changes are necessary to avoid offending non-Christians.
It states: ‘As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.