The 3rd Day of Christmas: XMAS, by A.W. Pink

Here is XMAS, by A.W. Pink, who issues a distinctive cry of condemnation of everything Christmas as, “Romish,” “Pagan,” “Of the World,” “Out of Place.” Pink writes:

“Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen… for the CUSTOMS of the people are vain.” (Jer. 10:1-3)
Christmas is coming! Quite so; but what is “Christmas”? Does not the very term itself denote its source—”Christ-mass.” Thus it is of Romish origin, brought over from Paganism. But, says someone, Christmas is the time when we commemorate the Savior’s birth. It is? And who authorized such commemoration? Certainly God did not. The Redeemer bade His disciples “remember” Him in His death, but there is not a word in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation which tells us to celebrate His birth.