Christmas and the Puritans

Posted in 2012

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2 thoughts on “Christmas and the Puritans

  1. This reminds me of the people who argue that the Puritans held to a strict form of Sabbatarianism because of the Book of Sports.

    Scott Brown gave a fuller, less atomized quote from Gillespie on his blog. Here is a portion of it:

    Forasmuch, then, as kneeling before the consecrated bread, the sign of the cross, surplice, festival days (like Christmas, Easter, etc. – ed.), bishopping, bowing down to the altar, administration of the sacraments in private places, etc., are the wares of Rome, the baggage of Babylon, the trinkets of the whore, the badges of Popery, the ensigns of Christ’s enemies, and the very trophies of antichrist, — we cannot conform, communicate and symbolise with the idolatrous Papists in the use of the same, without making ourselves idolaters by participation.

    http://scottbrownonline.com/the-8th-day-of-christmas-a-scottish-covenanter-george-gillespie-on-christmas/

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