Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quote from A.W. Pink

β€œChristmas is coming! Quite so: but what is "Christmas?" Does not the very term itself denote it's source? β€˜Christ-mass.’ Thus it is of Roman origin, brought over from paganism. But, says someone, Christmas is the time when we commemorate the Savior's birth. It is? And WHO authorized such commemoration? Certainly God did not. The Redeemer bade His disciples "remember" Him in His death, but there is not a word in scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, which tells us to celebrate His birth. Moreover, who knows when, in what month, He was born? The Bible is silent thereon. It is without reason that the only "birthday" commemorations mentioned in God's Word are Pharaoh's (Gen. 40:20) and Herod's (Matt. 14:6)? Is this recorded "for our learning?" If so, have we prayerfully taken it to heart?”

- A.W. Pink, Xmas (Christ-mass)

No, Mr. Pink, we have not, not even in churches that subscribe to the Westminster Confession.

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