Monday, December 25, 2023

Warfield on manmade holy days

"There is a certain passionate intensity in the way in which Christmas is now celebrated among us. But after all, what can be said for the customs to which we have committed ourselves. There is no reason to believe that our Lord wished His birthday to be celebrated by His followers. There is no reason to believe that the day on which we are celebrating it is His birthday. There is no reason to believe that the way in which we currently celebrate it would meet His approval. Are we not in some danger of making of what we fondly tell ourselves is a celebration of the Advent of our Lord, on the one side something much more like the Saturnalia of old Rome than is becoming in a sober Christian life; and, on the other something much more like a shopkeeper’s carnival than can comport with the dignity of even a sober secular life?" — 𝐁.𝐁. π–πšπ«πŸπ’πžπ₯𝐝, 𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑀 π‘œπ‘“ πΊπ‘’π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘” π‘…π‘–π‘’π‘‘π‘ π‘β„Žπ‘’π‘™, Weihnachten in Kirche, Kunst und Volksleben (1903) [pictured: Franz Skarbina, π‘Šπ‘’π‘–β„Žπ‘›π‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘‘π‘ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘˜π‘‘, π΅π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘™π‘–π‘› (1892)] 

[ht: Log College Press]

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