Monday, December 20, 2010

Charles Spurgeon on the 'celebration' of 'Christmas'

by Patte Smith on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00pm

"Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.'
Psalm 81:3

Obedience is to direct our worship, not whim and sentiment: God's appointments gives a solemnity to rites and times which no ceremonial pomp or hierarchical ordinance could confer... Those who plead this passage as an authority for their man-appointed feasts and fasts must be moon-struck. We will keep such feast as the Lord appoints, but not those which Rome or Canterbury may ordain.

...When it can be proved that the observance of Christmas...was ever instituted by a divine statute, we will also attend to them, but not till then. It is as much our duty to reject the traditions of men as to observe the ordinances of the Lord.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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