Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from The Daily Spurgeon

Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2008! We will resume publishing on January 2.

2 comments:

geezuzsaves said...

If Charles Spurgeon did not believe Christmas should be celebrated or isn't Biblical, why are you?

Nick said...

Dear "geezuzsaves,"

I will assume from the misspelling of the Name of Jesus in your profile name that this is an honest inquiry - a born-again Christian would be unlikely to handle the Lord's Name in such a manner.

But although I believe this to be a trolling question, I will answer your question directly: I am not obligated as a Christian to follow the writings of Spurgeon in matters of faith or conscience.

If you had merely run a Google search for "Spurgeon Christmas" you would have seen some ambiguity in his writings, although he was against December 25 having any religious significance.

In the spirit of Colossians 2 we should allow people the liberty to observe the day or not observe the day as unto the Lord. In that sense, and in that sense only, I do not care if you celebrate it or not.

In wishing you a Merry Christmas I do no harm to my own conscience.

I hope that, whether at Christmas or some other time, you will know eternal life through the One whose Incarnation is celebrated, wrongly or not, on December 25.