The fact that this day is targeted mostly at children and young adults shows how desperate Satan is. He is going around the parents directly to the kids. Children are the least able to recognize evil. Parents want to please their kids so they turn a blind eye in the name of â€śharmless funâ€ť to the evil that is Halloween. â€śLittle children, let no man deceive youâ€ť 1 John 3:7. Yet, that is exactly what we are allowing Halloween to do.
Hey son! Do you want to dress up as a serial killer tonight?
The Roman Catholic Church used to have children collect items for the All Saints Day feast.
Hmmmm what would Jesus do? What should I do? Love God and keep His ways, loving God, obeying Him to the best of the ability He gives me.
Nathan wrote:Amen to that Just a Thought.The only thing we as the church supposed to remember is to drink and eat in remembrance of Him.Everything else is pagan, Easter, Christmas, All Hallows, etc etc.The church is steeped in Baal worship and Yahweh worship just like in the time of Elijah and they can't acknowledge it.
Thanks. Time for bed now.
I have wrestled with the issue mightily; my wife and I still discuss it. There were a few years (recently) when I did opt myself and my family out of participating in these 3 holidays (thanks for remembering Easter - ugh!).
First, your instinct is exactly correct -- what does God's Word require of the Christian? That he worships as God himself desires and requires.
The short answer is, just don't observe them as religious (Christian) holidays, and that will be a step toward some liberty on this.
In all, do it for the glory of God. Sin excepted, of course.
I'd like to give you a fuller and more reflective answer as well, but think in that direction, and give me your response.
Nathan, a question for you and others...did you come to a point where you decided to abolish observance of Christmas? How have you explained this to others? Was it a difficult "wrestling" of thoughts about giving it up? And for Easter also? I am in this position now. To be consistent in using the Bible alone to direct my worship and personal piety, I see that not only halloween, but many other religious observances and rituals need to be done away with. What will my family think of me..has been a major hurdle in giving up the two "big ones"(Christmas and Easter). Thanks for any support and input.
The only thing we as the church supposed to remember is to drink and eat in remembrance of Him.
Everything else is pagan, Easter, Christmas, All Hallows, etc etc.
The church is steeped in Baal worship and Yahweh worship just like in the time of Elijah and they can't acknowledge it.
If you celebrate one, feel free to celebrate the other. If you condemn one, be sure to condemn the other. If you sanctify one, by all means sanctify the other.
What you find is that, for the Christian, they are both tainted.
Baptizing the December 25th holiday by calling it the "feast of Christ" does not obliterate the millennia of pagan (Satanic?) tradition that underlies that date and many of its symbols.
Similarly, transforming the October celebration of Samhain into "All Hallows"--i.e. all saints--Eve scarcely hides its Satanic roots.
The point is neither of these "holidays" are religious observances ... unless you choose to make them such.
Trick or treat, anyone?Merry Christmas to all!