The Christian and Christmass by Charles Spurgeon, A.W. Pink, John Knox, et al.
Series 1 Spurgeon Sermons from SWRB
Authors: C.H. Spurgeon, A.W. Pink, John Knox, et al.
An excellent introduction to Christian opposition to the Roman Catholic/Pagan holy-day commonly called "Christ-mass" (which proves that Christmass is essentially a pagan holiday; and that its religious elements foster an imitation gospel which actually keeps the world from understanding the true gospel). Much more information on the old Puritan and Reformed view of Christmas at the OUTSIDE WEB LINK provided below.
C.H. Spurgeon, in the Treasury of David, on Psalm 81:4, wrote,
"When it can be proved that the observance of Christmas, Whitsuntide, and other Popish festivals was ever instituted by a divine statute, we also will 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. We ask concerning every rite and rubric, 'Is this a law of the God of Jacob?' and if it be not clearly so, it is of no authority with us, who walk in Christian liberty."
Spurgeon also wrote:
"As the apostle says to Timothy, so also he says to everyone, 'Give yourself to reading.' He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible. The best way for you to spend your leisure is to be either reading or praying."
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|Date||Aug 26, 2001|
|Bible Text||Revelation 17; Revelation 18|