So Tainted With Superstitions

Martin Bucer:

“I would to God that every holy day whatsoever besides the Lord’s day were abolished. The zeal which brought them first in, was without all warrant of the Word, and merely followed the corrupt reason, forsooth to drive out the holy days of the pagans, as one now drives out another. Those holy days have been so tainted with superstitions that I wonder we tremble not at their very names.”

~Martin Bucer, quoted in William Ames, A Fresh Suit against Human Ceremonies in God’s Worship (n. p. 1633), 360.

Source: “Halloween: A Biblical Critique of James Jordan and American Vision,” page 24,


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