Meanwhile, various movements in the Christian Church, in many quarters, have sought to reintroduce and reform the calendar. These essays are a continuation of that movement, seeking a Biblical foundation the regulative principle for all that we do in this area. We as Christians, having dominion over all the world, able to make Satan flee by resisting him, need not fear the calendar, but should use it to our own advantage.
Briefly, we need not fear agricultural feasts. It is a good and proper thing to pray the Lord of the harvest to bless us, and to thank Him for His bounty at the end of the year.
Why should Thanksgiving be secularized? Indeed, how dare we keep it out of the Church?
We are only the poorer for our ignorance of the life of St. We cut our children off from a rich heritage, a heritage which encouraged men of old in the face of threats, and which can encourage us as well in an age of increasing persecution.
Just because these things are abused by some people e. We do not avoid alcohol because some are drunkards, or food because some are gluttons. To say a thing is bad in itself is Manichean, not Christian. Most importantly, however, we need not fear the Christological cycle. It is not only excellent pedagogy, but it also gives us occasion to rejoice in the specific works of God and Christ for our redemption.
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