Holydays

On The Celebration of Christmas, Easter, and Other Manmade Holy Days:

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(image from New England, c. 1660,

courtesy of Confessions of a Raging Calvinist)

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Jeremiah 10:1-3:  Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain:

Deuteronomy 12:29-32:  When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

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Holydays in General:

Steven Dilday, History of Holy Days: The Christian Sabbath/Lord’s Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven (sermons)

Still Waters Revival Books’ Quotes on Holy Days (scroll down)

Still Waters Revival Books — Against Pagan and Roman Catholic Holy-days (Holidays) Like Christmas and Easter (Because of the Biblical Regulative Principle of Worship, the Second and Fourth Commandments, etc. – Reformation, Covenanters, Puritans, et al.) (scroll down for the information)

A Holy God and Holy Days by Robert McCurley (sermon)

Alexander Henderson on will worship and holy days from Reformed Covenanter

Christians You Are Not Jews from Mountains and Magnolias

Contradiction in Defense of Holy Days from The Puritans’ Network

Feast days and the Sabbath from Sola Scriptura

George Gillespie on the idolatrous nature of unbiblical holy days from Reformed Covenanter

Holy Days from The Puritans’ Network

Holy Days? from Christian Doctrine

How to go about not celebrating holy days — a Puritanboard discussion

Jeremiah Burroughs on Holy Days of Men vs Holy Days of God — a Puritanboard discussion

John Flavel on Holy Days from Reformed Covenanter

On Good Intentions, Spiritual Disciplines, and Christian Freedom from the Heidelblog

Presbyterians Do Not Observe Holy-Days by Samuel Miller, D.D.

Samuel Simms on the evil of extra-biblical holy days from Reformed Covenanter

Short Gillespie Quip on the Pedagogical Argument for Holy Days from Mountains and Magnolias

The First Book of Discipline and the abolition of holy days from Reformed Covenanter

The Religious Observance of Christmas and ‘Holy Days’ in American Presbyterianism by Chris Coldwell

The Scriptural Regulative Principle of Worship from The Westminster Presbyterian

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Christmas:

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The Regulative Principle of Worship and Christmas by Brian Schwertley

120 Reasons Against Christmas from Let God Be True

A Christmas-Day Sermon by Samuel Davies

A Holy God and Holy Days by Rev. Robert McCurley

A radical approach to December 25th: Why we won’t be celebrating Christmas this year from Defending Contending

A Romans 14 Christmas? from Feileadh Mor

Before Christmas Was in America from Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

Calvin’s Quotes on Christmas from The X Mass H8rs Blog

Candles Up, Preaching Down from Free Church of Scotland Continuing

Celebrating Christmas? from Following Judah’s Lion

Christ’s Mass from Feileadh Mor

Christesmaesse from Feileadh Mor

Christmas and the Celebration of Christ’s Birth from Stand Still a While

Christmas and the Regulative Principle from A Puritan’s Mind

Christmas Condemned by Christ sermons by Greg Price

Christmas Examined pdf from Blue Banner

Christmas Examined: An Appeal to God’s People by Rev. Malcolm MacInnes

Christmas Examined: Holy Days of Men and Holy Days of God by G.I. Williamson

Christmas Examined: The Christian and Christmas from Blue Banner

Christmas Examined: Xmas by A.W. Pink

Christmas, from the Reformed Presbyterian Magazine, January 1851 from Confessions of a Raging Calvinist

Christmas is Spiritual Adultery from Let God Be True

CHRISTMAS, REFORMED ICONOCLASM, THE SCRIPTURAL LAW OF WORSHIP & WE NEED A NEW WAR AGAINST THE IDOLS! from SWRB on SermonAudio

Christmas – The Facts and the Fiction from The Burning Bush

Common Reasons Given by Christians for Celebrating Christmas from Garner Ted Armstrong

Concerning Red Cups, Coffee Companies, and Pseudo-Christian Things from The Confessional ARP

Deconstructing Krismass from Mint, Anise and the Cumin

Demystifying the Nativity Scene! Looking through Middle Eastern Eyes and Problems of Western Romanticism from Mint, Anise and the Cumin

Devil Worship from Reformed Lifestyle

Do Demons Love Christmas? from SWRB

Do you plan on celebrating Christmas? — a Puritan Board discussion

False Worship?  The Christmas and Easter Debate from Biblical Landmarks

For Christians who don’t celebrate Christmas from Pilgrim’s Progress Revisited

God’s Word and the Church Calendar by Douglas W. Comin

Halloween?  What About Christmas? from Following Judah’s Lion

“Have a Merry Pretend Day Christmas!” from Puritan News Weekly

In Their Very Bones from Feileadh Mor

Increase Mather’s Testimony on Holy Days – his understanding of Christmas from Pilgrim’s Progress revisited

Is Christmas Christian? from Remnant of God

Is Christmas in the Bible? from Truth Seekers Ministry

Is Christmas Scriptural? by G.I. Williamson

Is the Celebration of Christmas an Issue of Adiaphora? A Puritan Board discussion

Is the Keeping of Christmas Pleasing to the Lord? from Feileadh Mor

John Calvin on the Christmas Delusion from Reformed Covenanter

Let’s Keep Christ Out of Xmas! by Pastor Greg Wilson, Landmark Independent Baptist Church

Nadere Reformatie Contra Christmas from Virginia is for Huguenots

Practice of Celebrating “Christmas” – Practically Speaking from Scripture Songs

Pure Worship Leaves No Place for X-Mass or Ishtar Day from Crown of Christ

Roman ‘Christmas’ was like OURS: Expert claims ancient society gave jumpers, Kindle-like devices and suffered from indigestion from MailOnline

Samuel Miller’s Letter on Christmas Observance December 29, 1825 by Samuel Miller, D.D.

Saving Kirk from Christmas from Passion for Truth Ministries

Second and Fourth Commandment: Early Church on the Lord’s Nativity and Saturnalia The Pagan Day from Mint, Anise, and the Cumin

Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas? from My Journey to Separation

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? from Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Should We Celebrate Christmas?  “Somebody Cooked Your Goose” (4 parts) from Birthpangs

The best thing my mum ever did was cancel Christmas from MailOnline

The Bible’s Testimony Against Christmass from holdfast

The First Recorded Celebration of Christmas from Reformed Christian Heritage Studies

The Powerful Narcotic of Nostalgia from Mountains and Magnolias

The Practice of Celebrating Christmas from Scripture Songs

The Religious Observance of Christmas and ‘Holy Days’ in American Presbyterianism by Chris Coldwell

The Silly Season by Rev. Matthew Winzer on the Puritan Board

The Truth About Christmas from ChristmasXmas (link currently not working)

This Do In Remembrance Of Me – Or Celebrate Christmas (Christ-mass)!? from Truth With Snares!?

Top 10 Traditions About Christ’s Birth That Are Not True from Mountains and Magnolias

What Fellowship Hath Christ With Belial? An examination of the religious celebration of Christmas in light of the Scriptural duty of separation and the Regulative Principle of worship by Douglas W. Comin at Comin Sense (archive)

Why I believe…God Hates Christmas! from Jesus is Savior (from a conservative Baptist point of view)

Why No Christmas or Easter? from Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church

Why Not Christmas from The Sifford Sojournal

Why Some Christians Don’t Celebrate Christmas from Calvary Baptist Church

Worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth from Pilgrim’s Progress Revisited

Xmas Exposed: A Case Against Christmas

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Easter:

A Few Problems with Easter from Let God Be True

Do not let your conscience be bound by Lent from Sola Scriptura

Easter from Feileadh Mor

Easter: A Satanic, Demonic, Pagan, Roman Catholic Holy Day Which God Abhors (A Violation of the Second and Fourth Commandments) by Matthew McMahon

Easter and Holy Week from Proto-Protestantism

Easter is Marked by Corrupt Fruit: Full Moon and Human Sacrifice from Liberty To The Captives

Easter: The Devil’s Holiday from A Puritan’s Mind

Easter — When Sweden’s Witches Come Out To Play from The Local (Sweden’s News in English)

False Worship?  The Christmas and Easter Debate from Biblical Landmarks

God’s Word and the Church Calendar by Douglas W. Comin

On not celebrating Easter from Bayou Huguenot

Pure Worship Leaves No Place for X-Mass or Ishtar Day from Crown of Christ

Should I Care About Easter? from The Sola Scripturist

The Easter Season – is this celebration biblical? from Pilgrim’s Progress revisited

The Ishtar Parade from The Crown of Christ

Why No Christmas or Easter? from Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church

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Halloween:

“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht [May 1] and Halloween” ~The Satanic Bible, by Anton Levey, Page 96, Segment on Religious Holidays

10 Reasons I Kissed Halloween Goodbye by Michele Blake

A Biblical Response to Halloween from ReformationSA.org

A Commentary to Consider: The Celebration of Halloween from Lighthouse Blog

A [Troubling?] Defense of Halloween from Green Baggins

A Word Concerning Halloween by Pastor Steven Dilday (sermon)

An Ex-Occultist Explains Halloween from A 2nd Generation of Homeschooling

An Open Halloween Letter from an Ex-Pagan from Just Another Clay Pot

Ex-Satanist and Ex-Spiritualist Discuss Halloween… from A 2nd Generation of Homeschooling

Former Wiccan and Self-Proclaimed Witch Explain Why, As Christians, They No Longer Celebrate Halloween from a Second Generation of Homeschooling

Halloween: A Biblical Critique of James Jordan and American Vision by Brian Schwertley

Halloween and the Bible from ReformationSA.org

Halloween and the Occult by David J. Meyer via James Japan

Halloween – Harmless Fun or Dangerous Deception? from Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church

Halloween is for Devil Worshippers from Let God Be True

Halloween; Pagan or Christian? from “thomasczech

Halloween?  What About Christmas? from Following Judah’s Lion

No to Halloween! from A 2nd Generation of Homeschooling

Reformation or Desecration? from ReformationSA.org

Should Christians Observe Halloween? Boo Humbug! from Heart of Wisdom

The Danger of Sinful Imitation from The Protestant Standard

The Dark Side of Halloween:  The Kind of Stuff that Nightmares are Made Of from The American Dream

The Holy, Horror, and Halloween from Blog and Mablog

The Truth About Halloween from Christian Watch

The Way of the Heathen: A Brief History of Halloween from A Puritan’s Mind

Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween from A Daughter of the Reformation

Why We Do Not Do Halloween from Mountains and Magnolias

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Valentine’s Day

We Do Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Let God be True

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Birthdays: (something to ponder)

“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht [May 1] and Halloween” ~The Satanic Bible, by Anton Levey, Page 96, Segment on Religious Holidays

Birthdays: Pagan/Occult Origins & The Highest Of All Holy Days (Holidays) In The Satanic Bible from SWRB

Birthdays Under the Magnifying Glass of the Word from Homeschool How-To’s

Origins of Birthday Celebrations from Homeschool How-To’s

Why Not Birthdays from The Sifford Sojournal

Why Not Celebrate Birthdays – A Puritan Board discussion

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