Lent, a character of antichrist?

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John Gill, (a man after my own heart!) views the keeping of Lent and other non-biblical “holy days” as part of the antiwarhol_gillchristian system of religion.

To observe another passage, though not in this prophecy, yet delivered out by the same inspired writer, which predicts some of the notorious doctrines and practices of antichrist; it is in 1 Timothy 4:1-3 where the apostle foretells a departure from the faith in after-times, and the appearance of seducing spirits, who should teach doctrines of devils. The doctrines of demon-worship; like that of the heathens, their demons being a middle sort of beings between God and men, and mediated between them; and such are the angels and saints departed, the Papists direct men to pray unto; and which is called worshipping devils and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood (Rev. 9:20), forbidding to marry; matrimony, though God’s ordinance, and…

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Charles Spurgeon: The Protestant Baptist (via weecalvin)

Spurgeon Surrey“I have journeyed happily to the borders of Switzerland, and already feel that the removing of the yoke from the shoulder is one of the readiest means of restoring the metal powers. Much of Popish superstition and idolatry has passed under my observation, and if nothing else could make me a Protestant, what I have seen would do so. One thing I have learned anew, which I would have all my brethren learn, the power of a personal Christ. We Protestants are too apt to make doctrine everything, and the person of Christ is not held in sufficient remembrance; with the Roman Catholic doctrine is nothing, but the person is ever kept in view.” (New Park Street Pulpit Volume 6:486)

“Never did I feel my Protestant feelings boiling over so tremendously, as in this city of idols, for I am not an outrageous Protestant generally, and I rejoice to confess that I feel there are some of God’s people in the Romish Church, as I shall have to show you by-and-bye.” (New Park Street Pulpit Volume 6:657)

“In the name of our Protestant religion, I ask whether a minister of the Church of England is allowed to bow before the altar of a Popish church?” (New Park Street Pulpit Volume 6:667)

“…These sermons smell of Popery, yet the savour of our Lord’s good ointment cannot be hid. Our Protestantism is not of so questionable a character that we are afraid to do justice to Papists and Anglicans…” (Commenting and Commentaries P105)

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