Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lent should not be

Lent should not be observed in biblical Baptist churches:
  • Lent is an invention of popery. It is part and parcel of the Roman church calendar and holy week observances. These are not found in the Bible.
  • Lent contradicts the Bible view of holy days (e.g. Colossians 2:16-17). The Lord’s day is the “holy day” to be biblically observed (cf. Acts 20:7).
  • Lent disagrees with the biblical principle of worshiping according to God’s revealed will (Regulative Principle). There is no positive command in the New Testament to observe any day or season as holy.
  • Lent restricts certain matters of separation and holiness to a certain time of year. Personal holiness should be a daily Christian practice (cf. Luke 9:23).
[Based on my thoughts and thoughts I have heard others present.]

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