One of Ryle’s best works…a challenge to us all.

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J. C. Ryle
(1816-1900)

Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, the son of David.— Matthew 22:42

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First published by Drummond’s Tract Depot, Stirling, Scotland

Christmas is a season which almost all Christians observe in one way or another. Some keep it as a religious season. Some keep it as a holiday. But all over the world, wherever there are Christians, in one way or another Christmas is kept. (Photo on right touchyaneighbor.com Photo above richgift.blogspot.com)

Perhaps there is no country in which Christmas is so much observed as it is in England. Christmas holidays, Christmas parties, Christmas family-gatherings, Christmas services in churches, Christmas hymns and carols, Christmas holly and mistletoe,—who has not heard of these things? They are as familiar to English people as anything in their lives. They are among the first things we remember when we were children…

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