Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jesus?

I wonder...

How many Baptist churches sang the nonsense, "Happy Birthday, Jesus" yesterday?

How exactly do you sing such a ridiculous song?

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday Dear Sovereign Lord Jesus...
Happy Birthday to you!

(I only inserted a little truth in the song above... I've noticed the more truth you add, the more ridiculous the song gets.)

How many true Baptist churches are left, unmixed with Roman Catholicism?

A friend just told me that Conrad Murrell, of Grace and Truth Enterprises (G.A.T.E.), calls this time the "hollow days." How true! (By the way, he has a great theological site. Highly recommended!)

I have a friend who's been a sovereign grace believer for 25 years now. He was converted by God's grace at age 24. He was born and raised in the Roman Catholic church.

He told me that he lived in a mostly Catholic community, with the exception of a Seven Day Adventist family, a Baptist family, and a Pentecostal family. Everyone else in the general area was Catholic.

He very vividly remembers being laughed at by the non-Catholic children for celebrating Midnight Massacre on Christmas Eve and sunrise services on Ishtar Sunday Morning. Now most of the Baptist churches in the whole county where he lives just about fall over themselves to announce Christmas Eve candlelight services and sunrise services on Ishtar Sunday.

Are there any real Baptists left?

Or does it really even matter any more?

It seems like we have come full circle and have learned the way of the heathens, Jeremiah 10:2. (Please don't get mad at me; I'm just the messenger.)

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