Puritan Board Junior
You mention it was a mortal sin to miss these services. That is just one of the reasons why we need to not observe them in the reformed world. They are monuments of idolatry and false worship. I listened to the sermon and it was very convincing. Essentially, we don't take take idols and try to make them ok. We are commanded to utterly destroy idols. This is what the pastor in the sermon talked about and gave Josiah as an example (and many others). They didn't try and make the temples of Baal or the high places better, he utterly destroyed them.Absolutely, and I agree. I grew up with "holy days of obligation" which were a mortal sin to miss mass on. These observed days must always be voluntary and subordinate or separate from the Lord's Day.
Thank you. I'm trying to get a better grasp on this particular issue.