Friday, December 19, 2008

Who took Christ out of Christmas?

USA Today goes to Michael Horton for some answers. Dr. Horton, professor at Westminster Seminary California is a J. Gresham Machen of our time.

In her article Where Is Christ in Christmas, Cathy Lynn Grossman writes:

A vocal faction of believers, grumpy about Christmas gone wild, insist that Christians should get a theological grip.

"Christmas is being marginalized every day of the year, when pastors fail to preach who Christ really was," says Michael Horton, who blasts these trends in his new book, Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church.

Christmas without the specter of the cross, without awareness that this is a baby born to die for mankind's sins, is a fancied-up fraud, says Horton, professor of theology and apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, and associate pastor at Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, Calif.

Read the entire article HERE.

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