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"Your... CD's of Reformation and Puritan authors are a great boon to studies in the Reformed-Puritan experiential tradition. Receive our hearty thanks for your invaluable work in making so many rare gems accessible to thousands."
- Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
"'That God's word damns your ceremonies, it is evident; for the plain and straight commandment of God is, 'Not that thing which appears good in thy eyes, shalt thou do to the Lord thy God, but what the Lord thy God has commanded thee, that do thou: add nothing to it; diminish nothing from it.' Now unless that ye are able to prove that God has commanded your ceremonies, this his former commandment will damn both you and them.' With this understanding of worship, the Scottish Church cast out a multitude of the monuments of idolatry which were part of papal worship; graven images, the Mass, false sacraments, Romish liturgical ceremonies, and Roman bishops were all removed from the Church. Ecclesiastical holidays were also expelled from the Church of Scotland." - Kevin Reed, Christmas: An Historical Survey Regarding Its Origins and Opposition to It (free book).
"... by communicating with idolaters in their rites and ceremonies, we ourselves become guilty of idolatry; even as Ahaz, 2 Kings 16:10, was an idolater, eo ipso, that he took the pattern of an altar from idolaters. Forasmuch, then, as kneeling before the consecrated bread, the sign of the cross, surplice, festival days (like Christmas, Easter, etc.-ed.), bishopping, bowing down to the altar, administration of the sacraments in private places, etc., are the wares of Rome, the baggage of Babylon, the trinkets of the whore, the badges of Popery, the ensigns of Christ's enemies, and the very trophies of antichrist, -- we cannot conform, communicate and symbolise with the idolatrous Papists in the use of the same, without making ourselves idolaters by participation. Shall the chaste spouse of Christ take upon her the ornaments of the whore? Shall the Israel of God symbolise with her who is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt? Shall the Lord's redeemed people wear the ensigns of their captivity? Shall the saints be seen with the mark of the beast? Shall the Christian church be like the antichristian, the holy like the profane, religion like superstition, the temple of God like the synagogue of Satan?" George Gillespie, A Dispute Against English Popish Ceremonies, volume one, p. 80.
"The General Assembly taking to their consideration the manifold abuses, profanity, and superstitions committed on Yule-day and some other superstitious days following have unanimously concluded and hereby ordains; That whatsoever person or persons hereafter shall be found guilty in keeping of the foresaid superstitious days shall be proceeded against by Kirk censures and shall make their public repentance therefore in the face of the congregation where the offence is committed." - The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, February 13, 1645., pp. 285-286.
Market Day of the Soul: The Puritan Doctrine of the Sabbath in England 1532-1700
- James T. Dennison (Author)
"Dennison's detailed, historical study of the Sabbath--particularly the Puritan Sabbath--provides numerous insights that will help Christians today to maintain God-honoring, Sabbath-keeping as the market day of the soul. May God use this book to turn many from the soul-damaging results of neglecting to keep the Sabbath day to the conscientious keeping of Sabbath as a delight owed to God (Isa. 58:13-14)." - Joel R. Beeke
Records of the Kirk of Scotland, Containing the Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies, From the Year 1638 Downwards, As Authenticated by the Clerks of Assembly; With Notes and Historical Illustrations, by Alexander Peterkin (1838 edition)
Vitis Degeneris: or, The Degenerate Plant, Being a Treatise of Ancient Ceremonies. Containing an Historical Account of their Rise and Growth, their First Entrance into the Church,and their Gradual Advancement to Superstition... by Thomas Douglas
The Sabbath Viewed in the Light of Reason,
Revelation, and History, with Sketches of Its Literature (1882)
A massive and thorough book which covers so much ground that it is almost impossible to do justice to it in a short book summary. We will simply say that if you are interested in any aspect of the Sabbath question you will almost certainly find much help here. Major heads include: "Sketches of Sabbatic Controversies and Literature;" "Proofs, From Reason and Experience, of the Excellence and Divine Origin of the Sabbath;" "Testimony of Revelation to a Sacred and Perpetual Sabbath;" "Evidence from History for a Weekly Day of Rest and Worship;" "The Sabbath Defended Against Opposing Arguments, Theories, and Schemes;" "The Claims of the Sabbath Practically Enforced." Includes a general index and an index of texts. 635 pages.
Why Keep the Sabbath? (1/5) (free
Is Sabbath Keeping for the Jews Alone? (2/5) (free MP3)
Sabbath Keeping & Building the Kingdom of God (3/5) (free MP3)
There is Left a Rest For the People of God (4/5) (free MP3)
Lordship, Sabbath Keeping, Holy Days & Christmass (5/5) (free MP3 against Xmas, Easter & other Roman Catholic festival days)
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