In my inbox today (thought I'd just pass it along):
In the description of your Covenanted Reformation
Club, it states:
The Covenanted Reformation Club is a place to discuss
the True Religion as revealed in God's Word, set forth
in the Westminster Standards, sworn to in the Solemn
League and Covenant, and adhered to by the best
Reformers, Puritans, and Covenanters, and by those
following them as they followed Christ. You need not
be a Covenanter to participate. However, this will not
be a forum for declaring heretical views or for
attacking the Covenanted Reformation or the principles
On Tuesday, November 20, 2007, in Message #16134,
Michael Gaydosh, wrote the following:
Solid Ground Christian Books has announced the
launching of a major project we hope to have available
in time for Christmas 2007
Our goal is to bring the
first six volumes back before Christmas 2007 for use
during the coming year. This would be a great gift to
purchase for the Church Library, for your pastor and
for your own personal or family library
1. Is the Covenanted Reformation Club a place to
discuss or mention Christmas favorably?
2. Is Christmas an article of faith found in the
Scottish Reformed Presbyterian True Religion as
revealed in God's Word?
3. Is Christmas an article of faith found set forth in
the Westminster Standards?
4. Is Christmas an article of faith sworn to in the
Solemn League and Covenant?
5. Is Christmas an article of faith found adhered to
by the best Reformers, Puritans and Covenanters?
6. Isn't this message by Mr. Gaydosh regarding
Christmas, and giving gifts the introduction of a
heretical view into the Covenanted Reformation Club?
7. Are you intending to respond publicly to Mr.
I have attached a copy of a small work on the Reformed
Protestant view of Christmas. Perhaps, if you are so
inclined, you can share some of the precepts found
therein by some of the most Orthodox, faithful
Reformed writers with Mr. Gaydosh.
It ought to be remembered, however, that those who are appointed to
govern the Church do not err through ignorance, but basely and
wickedly defraud their Master of his right.' John Calvin, Luke 12.47
'Let us then know that religion, separated from knowledge, is nothing
but the sport and delusion of Satan' John Calvin, Jeremiah 44.1-7.
`To be ignorant in a knowing age is an argument of much negligence'
Thomas Manton, Commentary on Jude 5
`The two great pillars upon which the kingdom of Satan is erected, and
by which it is upheld, are ignorance and error; the first step of our
manumission [historical release from slavery; set freeMDW] from this
spiritual thraldom consists in having our eyes opened, and being
turned from darkness to light, Acts xxvi. 18' Thomas Manton, Preface
to the Westminster Confession of Faith, To The Christian Reader,
Especially Heads of Families.
The approval of this advertisement in the Covenanted Reformation Club,
in which the day commonly called Christmas is mentioned and is used as
a pretense for purchasing books for others, does not constitute an
approval of the celebration or observance of said day on the part of
myself personally, nor of the Covenanted Reformation Club collectively.
"THERE is no day commanded in scripture to be kept holy under the
gospel but the Lord's day, which is the Christian Sabbath. Festival
days, vulgarly called Holy-days, having no warrant in the word of God,
are not to be continued." -- The Directory for the Public Worship of God.
Mr. Wyatt's work will shortly appear in the files section.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Michael Gaydosh"
> Dear Brethren,
> Solid Ground Christian Books has announced the launching of a major
> project we hope to have available in time for Christmas 2007. It is
> called THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, and it contains
> the first 6 volumes of Tracts published from 1825 - 1840. This is one of
> the most important projects we have ever undertaken.
> Tracts varied from 4 to 48 pages in length and were written by men such
> as John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, Joseph Alleine, Archibald Alexander,
> J.W. Alexander, John Flavel, John Witherspoon, John Newton, Robert Hall,
> James Hervey, Richard Cecil, John Owen, Philip Doddridge, Timothy
> Dwight, Richard Baxter, Isaac Watts, Legh Richmond, Thomas Goodwin,
> Gardiner Spring, William Cowper, Edward Payson, Ashbel Green, Andrew
> Fuller, Benjamin Rush, Cesar Malan and many more.
> Solid Ground Christian Books is seeking to bring these 194 gems back to
> the 21st century for several reasons:
> 1. These tracts were written before the day of decisionism, and thus
> avoids that terrible error. 2. These tracts were owned by God in the
> conversion and sanctification of multitudes the world over. 3. These
> tracts were written in a language that can be understood by the common
> man or woman. 4. These tracts were written by those of doctrinal and
> moral integrity with no thought of personal gain. 5. These tracts
> are brief enough for use in Family Worship, Personal Devotions,
> Christian School & Sunday School.
> Our goal is to bring the first six volumes back before Christmas 2007
> for use during the coming year. This would be a great gift to purchase
> for the Church Library, for your pastor and for your own personal or
> family library.
> Antiquarian Booksellers regularly sell one Tract out of these volumes
> for $35.00 and more. Some of these volumes are now selling used for $100
> - $150 each. We have spent nearly $500 getting copies of these volumes
> for our project, and we are offering these books for a very low price to
> help get these uncovered gems back into circulation.
> List Price per 400 page Volume is $30.00; Pre-Pub Price is just $17.95
> List Price for the Six Volume Set is $175.00; Pre-Pub Price is just
> ** http://www.solid-ground-books.com/books_AmericanTractSociety.asp