Cargill explains: According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great. Thus, the BC/AD system is fundamentally flawed in that it misrepresents the birth of Jesus by approximately 7 years. This means that Jesus ministry did not begin around the year 30, but instead around the year 23.
Why do we separate BC and AD?
BC stands for Before Christ, while AD (while some think it stands for After Death) stands for Anno Domini which is Latin for Year of Our Lord, or the year Jesus Christ was supposedly born. While there are different calenders for most Eastern cultures, the Judeo-Christian West typically uses BC and AD.
Is it wrong to use BC and AD?
Correct dating usage is to put B.C., before Christ, after the year and A.D., in the year of our Lord, before the year. The shunning of A.D. (like the one that sits wrongly placed on the moon) goes clear up to the Supreme Court.
Why did people change BC and AD to BCE and CE?
Why Have Some People Adopted BCE/CE? An important reason for adopting BCE/CE is religious neutrality. Since the Gregorian calendar has superseded other calendars to become the international standard, members of non-Christian groups may object to the explicitly Christian origins of BC and AD.