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.


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.