Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Why Protestantism is Theologically Dead! Christ is born! Glorify Him!
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
I ran across a sad writing by A "reformed" Protestant today and once again I had to shake my head in disbelief. This un-identifiable person chose to use Sacred Scripture to skip out on worshiping our Lord and His incarnation. Without the wonderful incarnation of our Lord all of us would have no Easter, and therefore none of us would have an advocate with the Father to enter into eternal life. This is another example of why Protestantism is Theologically Dead! This person chooses to act as a pagan, and yet uses Sacred Scripture to act as one. Here is what this person says on his blog. The hair stands up on my arms when I read it, because something like this can only be from the Devil.
"As an exercise of my Christian liberty, I will not be celebrating Christ's birthday on December 25, 2008. I will not be attending a "mass" or any substitute thereof. I do not plan to set aside any business concerns that would interfere with such religious exercises.
Instead, by engaging in worldly employments and recreations, I will not treat that day as holy. This is my Christian liberty, as Paul explained:
Romans 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."
He then goes on to accuse the Catholic Church as being legalistic in telling people that Christmas is a Holy day of obligation! This is comical since this is anything but legalism if one really understands what is happening at Mass and what our Lord has done, and continues to do for us. There are many who twist the Sacred Scriptures to their destruction and he is another one. I have actually witnessed "Protestants" using Sacred Scripture to excuse abortion! Yes folks thats right. This person who will not identify himself then closes by trying to persuade others from not going to honor our Lord on Christmas as well!
Who else but Satan would want to draw people away from the infant of Christ? Who hated the incarnation of Our Lord and Savior enough to insult Him by not going to honor His incarnation? It is unbelievable, and once again proves what you get with Scripture Alone and every Tom Dick and Harry constructing their own man-made religion from it. I think I will go twice this Christmas to Mass and the Divine Liturgy to honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on this Holy Day of His birth. As for those who wish to reject Our Lord's birth because of their hatred for the real Gospel, let them be anathema, since they have already committed spiritual suicide. Here is the full post for those who want to read it.
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
Update: 12/25/08 12:26Am
I have just returned home from the Tridentine Mass celebrating Christmas with our Lord. The Mass is so beautiful and Christ comes to us personally in the Mass. If we just look to these passages of Scripture, they tell us how important Christ's incarnation is for us. Unfortunately for our "Reformed" heretic he seems to forget these passages that were read during the Christmas liturgy, in favor of abandoning the celebration of His incarnation.
1 And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. 2 This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, 5 To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
6 And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. 9 And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. 10 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: 11 For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: 14 Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.
And so here in these Scripture verses we see even the angels coming to pay homage to Our lord and Savior the infant Jesus on His birth. Yet we see that there are those who think themselves higher than angels, and higher than God Himself who try and persuade people to not give homage and praise to Our Lord on Christmas. What miserable wretched tools of hell they are indeed!
Posted by Matthew Bellisario at 5:53 PM