This is kind of belated for Christmas time, but this quote blows me away. I simply can’t grok it. It comes from outside Calvinism, so I don’t expect any of this crowd to be able to guess the name, but can you guess the denomination?
Now is a suggestion for decorating your church during this Christmastide — and this is just about as perfect a church as you can get — ******* are comfortable in bowing or genuflecting before the cross. Perhaps the next step is placing a creche right in the front of the church, surrounded by the usual figures of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, magi, animals; and then on Christmas eve, placing an image of the Christchild in the manger, then kneeling before that figure. That would carry the message that God for us, meant for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary. And what a blessed idolatry that would be — God in the flesh.
How could any Christian call such a practice “blessed idolatry,” rather than trying to excuse it as not really idolatry?