Charles H. Spurgeon on Christmas

Taken from Christmas: A Historical Survey Regarding Its Origins and Opposition to It. Kevin Reed is showing the historical nature of Christmas, rooted in pagan worship, and the opposition of Christmas in the Reformation. Here Reed quotes Spurgeon:

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 find no scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority.

The prince of preachers doesn’t hold back. He calls Christmas a superstition. Why am I publishing these bits and pieces showing that the celebration is rooted in paganism, and not Christianity? Because most people are more concerned about celebrating a pagan day, with its pagan rituals, etc., than they are in keeping the Lord’s Day holy. Reed writes:

Christmas observance undermines the sanctity of the Lord’s day. The yearning for festivals and celebrations among God’s people is understandable. Indeed, God instituted the Lord’s day (and the Lord’s Supper) to fulfill a need which men have in this vital area. One reason why people are so enamored with the festivity of holidays is that the Lord’s day is often perceived only in terms of what activities are prohibited on that day. If the Lord’s day is celebrated properly, with great joy, much of the desire for these other days will dissipate. We should be overjoyed with the grand truths of redemption on the day of Christ’s resurrection: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). It is no mere accident of history that holidays and the Lord’s day are so often linked together in discussions of this sort. Where one is prominent, the other fades in significance. May the Lord’s day be restored to its rightful place in worship.

Plus, I believe, we need to walk more closely with God and His word in these wicked days. Yes, by doing so, we will be called fanatics. Praise the LORD. Let us be so devoted in our walks and faith in Christ, that they accuse us of having a demon. They did so unto our LORD, why should we expect anything different?

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