As the Second Helvetic Confession remarks-
Moreover, if in Christian liberty the churches religiously celebrate the memory of the Lord’s nativity, circumcision, passion, resurrection, and of his ascension into heaven, and the sending of the Holy Spirit upon his disciples, we approve of it highly. But we do not approve of feasts instituted for men and for saints.
The questions that worry the layman are both more interesting and more difficult than those which are the favored subjects of discussion by theologians. — Emil Brunner
And it isn’t being waged today, by anyone. Maybe read a bit of history. With thanks to a Canadian Baptist (who knew there was such a thing) for the photo.
A photo of a North Texas boy and Santa, each with their heads bowed in prayer, went viral after another mom overheard the boy ask Santa to help his sick dad.
The woman was in line with her own son to see Santa at the Bass Pro Shops in Garland on Tuesday evening when she overheard part of the boy’s conversation with his family in line. In his hands was his wish list, and all he wanted was good health for his dad and help with the family’s medical bills.
The woman, who asked NBC 5 not to use her full name, said the moment touched her heart. She snapped the photo and later shared it on Facebook, asking anyone who saw it to help find the family again.
The family saw the post and reached out.
“I have no real words. It’s just been heartwarming that so many people out there believe and care,” said Jason Coker, the boy’s father.
What’s this in my eye….