John Knox Against Christmas

I’m really enjoying the article by Kevin Reed,¬†Christmas: An Historical¬†Survey Regarding Its Origins and Opposition to It. He is showing that for the Presbyterian reformers, there was no place for things like Christmas. This was based upon the regulative principle, which is understood to mean that unless God has commanded it in worship, then it is not to be permitted for worship. This is why for years, much of the Protestant church would not sing any other songs besides the Psalms. But the point of Reed’s article is showing how adamantly opposed the Reformers were towards the pagan worship of Christmas in the church.

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