A time when santa wasn’t welcome

In researching his book, “Christmas: A Candid History,” Bruce Forbes discovered that major American denominations–Presbyterians, Baptists, Quakers, Methodists and Congregationalists–either ignored the holiday or actively discouraged it until the late 19th century.

That rejection was rooted in the lack of biblical sanction for Dec. 25 as the date of Jesus’ birth, as well as suspicion toward traditions that developed after the earliest days of Christianity. In colonial New England, this disapproval extended to actually making the holiday illegal, with celebration punishable by a fine.¬†From:


3 Responses to “A time when santa wasn’t welcome”

  1. ianvincent Says:

    Someone on a forum accused people like us of being like JWs.

    JWs dont have any choice in the matter, its law for them.

    And in the same way, except in reverse, it’s become law in evangelical christianity.

    It means nothing to me. If it does for you, then praise God.

    But the freedom i’ll defend.


  2. ianvincent Says:

    Without calendars we wouldn’t know that it’s Christ mass day today.

    The Holy Spirit would never tell you that it’s Christ mass day today.



  3. ianvincent Says:

    It’s good we have calendars, then, bcos God is not going to tell us. No probs.


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