New Article at the Spurgeon Library: “Spurgeon’s Guidance on Christmas Celebrations”

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I’m thankful to the Spurgeon Library (on the campus of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO) for posting a recent article: “Spurgeon’s Guidance on Christmas Celebrations.” Here’s the first portion:

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) loved Christmas. Hear the glee from the 21-year-old Spurgeon:

I wish there were ten or a dozen Christmas-days in the year; for there is work enough in the world, and a little more rest would not hurt labouring people. Christmas-day is really a boon to us; particularly as it enables us to assemble round the family hearth and meet our friends once more. Still, although we do not fall exactly in the track of other people, I see no harm in thinking of the incarnation and birth of the Lord Jesus.[1] 

While he loved Christmas, he also guided his congregation to discern certain aspects of Christmas from the cultural perspective…

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