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Discussion in 'Church Calendar and Pretended Holy Days' started by scottmaciver, Dec 26, 2016.
In family worship we read this in Zechariah 8:3,"and Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth."
Brethren, what have we to do anymore with the vain traditions of men,or the commandments and doctrines of men which are all to perish with the using.
I've been struggling a lot with old traditions of men, Christmas in particular.
I can't help but feel like it's particularly un-Reformed to observe the holiday, since every aspect of our lives ought to be governed by a systematic view of Scripture. Even if we have dozens of fuzzy Christmas memories from childhood and beyond, if it in its mainline observance (denial of Christ, crass materialism, drunkenness and gluttony, willful negligence of the poor) is offensive to God and we have no precedent from Scripture to institute it, then I believe it ties us to the world, and not to Christ.
I find it a humorous parallel that, in our day and age, the birthday celebrant determines how his birthday is to be celebrated. I can't help but believe Jesus would be disgusted with the way the world celebrates His birth.
On the other hand, I was very blessed that my church experienced its full regular attendance and a few more.
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Scott, we normally have a 9:30 teaching service/11:00AM main service, but on that day just had 11:00 AM service, and was used to worship andcelebrate communion service.
When non-Christians celebrate Christmas, there is no mention of Christ. If you were to go to company holiday parties during the month of December, you would think that Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus. They are just like any other party. There is feasting, drinking, and dancing. There is no worship service, no prayers, no Scripture reading, no sermon, singing of Christian songs, and the like.
Creasters That's too funny...
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Josh, just curious, as how you see that God would be offended and not agreeing with a church assembling to worship Jesus, teach about what His coming meant etc?
We held both a Christman Eve and Christmas day service Bill, and like you, had some new visitors, who actually came forward to have the Gospel exoplained to them...
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