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Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: 4th of July festivities

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  • gmw
    I apologize for the lack of clarity in my post. A lack of clarity is far more excusable than a lack of charity. gmw. ... From: Dan Fraas To:
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      "I apologize for the lack of clarity in my post."
      A lack of clarity is far more excusable than a lack of charity.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dan Fraas
      Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 12:01 AM
      Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: 4th of July festivities

      --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Edgar A. Ibarra
      Jr." <puritanpresbyterian@y...> wrote:
      > Who cares!  On the Lord's Day, Presbyterians will be celebrating
      > their freedom from sin and reconciliation with Christ, as we do
      > every Lord's Day, the entire day long with the festivities that are
      > to go on during the Lord's Day.  As for a national trend, well
      > again, who cares!?!  God forbid that the last bastion of the true
      > reformed faith (the Covenanters) should engage in such
      > most especially on the Lord's Day!  The Lord's Day is to be spent
      > activities towards our Lord and those activities, which are lawful
      > on other days, are to be avoided.  Re-read the Directory for the
      > Public Worship of God and if you belong to a back-slidden neo-
      > Presbyterian church, well you won't recognize te Directory, so read
      > the Catechisms on the topic of the Lord's Day.

      Brother Edgar,

      I have a hunch that you'd consider my church a "back-slidden", neo-
      presbyterian church.  She's still the church of Christ, and she's
      getting better over time.  I apologize for the lack of clarity in my
      post.  After I posted it I regretted phrasing the 4th/Sabbath
      intersection as a "dilemma."  I really just meant to say that the two
      conflict this year.  I don't have a problem with civic celebrations,
      but the Lord's Day trumps such in any case.  I was interested to hear
      whether the communities around you are celebrating on Sunday, or some
      other day like ours is.  And yes, I have a copy of the Directory
      which I reference now and then.

      Blessings in Christ,


      > Peace out,
      > Edgar
      > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Fraas"
      > <fraasrd@y...> wrote:
      > > Seeing as Independence day falls on a Sunday this year, most of
      > the
      > > towns, communities, and even the big city (Salt Lake) around us
      > are
      > > having fireworks and celebrations mainly on Saturday and/or
      > Monday. 
      > > I'm pleased that my family and I can take part in these and also
      > keep
      > > the Lord's day.  I'm curious as to whether this is a national
      > trend. 
      > > How is most of the country treating the Sunday/4th of July
      > dilemma? 
      > > Are your towns and communities having fireworks on Sunday?
      > >
      > > Riley

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