ANTI-OBSERVANCE OF HOLY DAYS OF MAN HOMEPAGE.
“The PRELATE, by his doctrine, practice, example, and neglect of discipline, declareth that he hath no such reverend estimation of the Sabbath. He doteth so upon the observation of Pasche [Easter], and Yule [Christ-mass], and festival days appointed by men, that he preferreth them to the Sabath, and hath turned to nothing our solemn fasts and blessed humiliations.”—David Calderwood, The Pastor and the Prelate. (1628).
WORKS AGAINST HOLY DAYS OF MAN:
CHAPTER III.-Against Profane Christ-mass Keeping.-1687-Increase Mather (1639-1723).-A chapter devoted to the history and superstition of Christmas keeping showing that it is far from being either an innocent or a Christian observance.
Presbyterians Do Not Celebrate Holy-days.-1835-Samuel Miller.-In this section of his chapter on Presbyterian worship, from his book “Presbyterianism, the Truly Primitive and Apostolic Constitution of the Christian Church,” Miller asserts and explains why Presbyterians do not celebrate holy-days such as Christmas or Easter.
Christmas.-1851-Anonymous.-An article explaining why Reformed Presbyterians do not celebrate “Christmas” and why you should not either, if you are a Christian.
Christmas Trees.-1874-Anonymous.-An article treating the superstitious use and abuse of trees in the celebrating of “Christmas.”
Faith in Christmas.-1876-Anonymous.-A scathing but brief attack on those who celebrate “Christmas” as a religious observance.
Christmas.-1879-Anonymous.-A popular survey of reasons that Christians should not celebrate the false religious holy day called “Christmas.”
Christmas.-1885-John Wallace Sproull (1839-1919).-A popular article that examines some of the common arguments for keeping of Christmas and explains why Christians ought to have no part in such celebrations.