"Here we commemorate the greatest and deepest demonstration of true love the world has ever known. For God looked down upon sorrowing, struggling, sinning humanity and was moved with compassion for the contrary, sheep-like creatures He had made. In spite of the tremendous personal cost it would entail to Himself to deliver them from their … Continue reading The Cross of Calvary
Oh! how should all hearts be taken with this Christ? Christians! turn your eyes upon the Lord: 'Look, and look again unto Jesus.' Why stand ye gazing on the toys of this world, when such a Christ is offered to you in the gospel? Can the world die for you? Can the world reconcile you … Continue reading Look Again Unto Jesus!
Well, it's that time of year again. I feel like I'm pretty much alone on this issue so "why not give up?" I ask myself. I dunno. Maybe I will. Maybe we shouldn't base our faith on scripture alone? Maybe some tradition is good? Maybe a lot of tradition is not only good but needful? … Continue reading Christmas Mashup
Arthur Walkington Pink is one of my spiritual fathers. His work the Interpretation of the Scriptures really helped me iron out issues I've had with biblical interpretation. I still refer to his works when needed (especially his commentary on Hebrews) when studying the word. He is far from perfect but always enlightening and I thank God … Continue reading Interpretation of the Scriptures
Posted on FM last year: "WE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we … Continue reading Spurgeon on Christmass
From 2013 Notes and quotes from Schaff’s History of the Christian Church (emphasis added by me) Everyone Loves Christmas! The Christmas festival is the celebration of the incarnation of the Son of God. It is occupied, therefore, with the event which forms the centre and turning-point of the history of the world. It is of … Continue reading The Christmas Cycle
Posted in 2015 Does Romans 14 give us a defense for keeping Christmas? I've seen v.5 cited often as a general defense for the keeping of holy days. It reads; One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Well folks, I … Continue reading A Romans 14 Christmas?
Posted in 2013 It directs to the observation of several fasts and festivals, which are no where enjoined in the word of God, and for which it provides collects, gospels and epistles to be read: the fasts are, Quadragesima or Lent, in imitation of Christ’s forty days fast in the wilderness, Ember weeks, Rogatian days, … Continue reading Gill on Christmas
From last year, 2015: Friends on facebook have already started posting pictures of Christmas Trees! Oh, well. Christmas is my favorite secular holiday, you will not find me "keeping Christ in Christmas" (He was never there in the first place) but enjoying this secular holiday with friends and family. "The Demons it may be would … Continue reading Do Demons Love Christmas?
Throwback - 2012 Can it be? Two Dispensationalists in two days...on JM's blog? lol IS THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS PLEASING TO THE LORD? by Robert D. Gracey (1935) Christmas, a name that has lost its one-time charm! Years ago when we were children, Christmas was to us a name associated with the purest joys of … Continue reading Is the Keeping of Christmas Pleasing to the Lord?