Friday, October 29, 2010
“Christians and ‘Halloween’ – 101”…Blog.
“Christians and ‘Halloween’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (Acts 5:29) And Peter = and the apostles = answered = and said, = We ought to = “Obey God” = rather than men.
Last October… I published my “Halloween – 101” Blog… and ‘MANY’ that called themselves Christian… ‘Either Blocked’ me or ‘Removed’ me… from their Face Book… friends list. Wow… can you imagine that…? Someone who says they… “LOVE JESUS”… would be offended; when the ‘Published Word’… spoke of the “Wrong of Celebrating Halloween”…? How can that Be…?
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then = did I become = your enemy = speaking to you = “The Truth?”
*** (John 17:17-18-19) Sanctify them = through Your Truth. = Your Word - is Truth.
(John 17:18-19) As You [God] = have sent Me [Jesus] = into the world, = even so I [Jesus] = have sent them = into the world.
(John 17:18) As You [God] = have sent Me [Jesus] = into the world, = even so I [Jesus] = have sent them = into the world. [(Luke 24:48) And you are witnesses of these things.]
(John 17:19) And I sanctify Myself = for their sakes, = so that they also = might be sanctified in Truth.
What does “Sanctification” mean…? In its form; it means simply to be “Dedicated” = “Set Apart or Separate”… for a “Particular Purpose!” What would that Purpose be…? First, what makes One… Sanctified? From John 17 we simply see… “The Truth!” Christ Jesus, the Living Word of God… prayed to God His Father and Ours… that WE might be Sanctified by Truth! The Word of God… is the Truth for all and any Applications of “Life and Salvation”.
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word of God."
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being doers of the Word, = and ‘not’ merely hearers = who ‘deceive’ themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] = 'Lord, = Lord,' = but don't do = what = I [Jesus] = tell you?
There is very much difference… in being ‘Called Christian’… then by “Living as One!” “Many” call themselves “Christian”… and have “Never” = been “Truly Born Again”… by God’s Holy Spirit! The seldom if ever… “Read & Study”… the Precious Holy Word of God. Their learning consists of Sermons and Church and Fellowship. Whatever anyone, that says they are a Christian ‘does’… seems “Alright with Them!” They never see “Right & Wrong”… instead they just get along… with ‘Everyone!’
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (1Corinthians 5:1-2) It is actually reported = that sexual immorality exists among you, = and of a kind that is = not found = even among the gentiles. = A man is actually living with his father's wife!
(1Cor 5:2) And you are being arrogant = instead of being filled with grief = and seeing to it = that the man who did this = is removed = from among you.
False Christians – 101 [1/4]
What is it exactly about “Halloween”… that Truly Born Again Christians should be concerned about? Are there “Pagan Practices”… involved in their “History of Practice?” Circa 327 AD, Emperor Constantine stopped True Christian Persecutions and Married the Pagan Holidays with the Supposed Christian ones. Halloween is equivalent to Satan’s Christmas. Simply “Google – Halloween” and look at the Practices. Do any of them… Glorify God the Father or Christ Jesus or the Holy Spirit…? Absolutely “NOT!”
*** (2Corinthians 6:15-to-18) What harmony exists = between Christ and Satan, = or what do a believer = and an unbeliever = have in common?
(2Cor 6:16) What agreement = can a temple of God = make with idols? = For we are the temple of the living God, = just as God said: = "I will live and walk among them. = I will be their God, = and they will be my people."
(2Cor 6:17) Therefore, = "Get away from them = and separate yourselves from them, = " declares the Lord, = "and don't touch anything unclean. = Then I will welcome you.
(2Cor 6:18) I will be your Father, = and you will be = my sons and daughters," = declares the Lord Almighty.
*** (Ephesians 5:17) Therefore do not be unwise [stupid], = but understand = what the will [Word] of the Lord is.
How about a “Harvest Party”… at ‘Church’; instead of celebrating “Halloween?” Simply changing the ‘Name’… does ‘not negate’ its evil influence. “Sin” by any other name… is still… “SIN!” Well… won’t the “Children” – be “Disappointed”…? IF your Children are Really Born Again… “Shouldn’t YOU”… ‘BE’ Teaching them to Obey God…? Or perhaps You Yourself… don’t obey the Holy Word of God…? “What” the Parents allow in “Moderation”… The Children will… “Excuse”… in “Excess”…!
*** (Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and ‘searched’ the Scriptures = ‘daily’ = to see if those things = were so.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove = all things, = hold fast = to the good.
*** (Deuteronomy 18:9-to-14) When you come to the land which Jehovah your God gives you, = you shall not learn = to do according to = the abominations of those nations.
(Deut 18:10) There shall not be found among you = anyone who makes his son or his daughter = to pass through the fire, = or that uses divination, = an observer of clouds, = or a fortune-teller, or a witch,
(Deut 18:11) or a charmer, = or a consulter with familiar spirits, = or a wizard, = or one who calls to the dead.
(Deut 18:12) For ‘all’ = that do these things = are an ‘abomination’ to Jehovah. = And ‘because’ of these abominations = Jehovah your God = drives them out from before you.
(Deut 18:13) You shall = be perfect = with Jehovah your God.
(Deut 18:14) For these nations = whom you shall possess = listened to observers of clouds = and to diviners. = But as for you, = Jehovah your God = has ‘not’ allowed you = to do so.
When I see those… that “Say they are Christians”… post “Horoscopes” and the Likes; on their pages; I know that they “Do Not… Love JESUS!” They commit… ‘Spiritual Adultery’… in doing so. Such is the practice of ‘Halloween’ Also! Because they… “Do Not”… Read & Study… the Holy Word of God; they are influenced ‘more’, by the “Word and its Corruptness”… than by the Holy Spirit of God! That is why His Holy Word… is ‘needed’; so that ‘one’ may “Grow in His Grace” and in the “Knowledge of His – Holiness”.
*** (James 4:4-to-10) You adulterers! = Don't you know = that friendship with the world = means hostility with God? = So whoever wants to be a friend = of this world = is an enemy of God.
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think = the Scripture means nothing = when it says = that the Spirit that God = caused to live in us = jealously yearns for us?
(Jas 4:6) But He gives = all the more grace. = And so He says, = "God opposes the arrogant = but gives grace to the humble."
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, = submit yourselves to God. = Resist the devil, = and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, = and He will come close = to you. = Cleanse your hands, you sinners, = and purify your hearts, = you “double-minded”.
(Jas 4:9) Be miserable, = mourn, = and cry. = Let your laughter be turned into mourning, = and your joy into gloom. [Repent!]
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves = before the Lord, = and He will exalt you.
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who = covers his sins = shall not be blessed; = but whoever confesses = and leaves them = shall have mercy.
*** (1John 2:15-16-17) Stop loving the world = and the things = that are in the world. = If anyone = persists in loving the world, = the Father's love = is not in him.
(1Jn 2:16) For everything = that is in the world = the desire for fleshly gratification, = the desire for possessions, = and worldly arrogance = is not from the Father = but is from the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world = and its desires = are fading away, = but the person who does God's will [Word] = remains forever.
*** (1John 1:5-to-10) This is the message = that we have heard from Him = and declare to you: = God is light, = and in Him = there is no darkness = None at all!
(1Jn 1:6) If we claim = that we have fellowship with Him = but = keep living in the darkness, = we are lying = and the Truth = is Not in us.
(1Jn 1:7) But if = we keep living in the Light = as He Himself = is in the light, = we have fellowship with one another, = and the blood of Jesus = His Son = cleanses us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say = that we do not have any sin, = we are deceiving ourselves = and the Truth = is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we = make it our habit = to confess our sins, = He is faithful and righteous = to forgive us those sins = and cleanse us = from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we = say that we have never sinned, = we make Him = a Liar = and His Word = is not in us.
How about “IT”…? Will you ‘say’ that You = “Love Jesus”… and still… “Celebrate Halloween”…? ? ?
*** (Galatians 4:16) So = have I now = become your enemy = for telling you = The Truth?
*** (Luke 24:48) And = you = are witnesses = of these things.
Thanks, In Christ Jesus, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.