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Words of Comfort: Turn the tables this Halloween
When our family came to the United States back in 1989, Halloween was a big part of the American culture shock. It horrified us to go to supermarkets and see such a personification of evil. We would turn the lights off on the night of Halloween, and go to bed early. If the doorbell rang, we would ignore it, and pray that the kids dressed as demons would go away.
However, one year we decided that we would let our light shine in the darkness. We purchased some candy and placed them and some tracts in plastic bags. That night, over one hundred people came to our door and took Gospel tracts—over one hundred people! The experience was so much easier than going door to door. There was no feeling awkward as I stood in someone else’s property. Neither was there the fear of having a door slammed in my face—because the world came to my door, and I closed it when I wanted to.
Turn the tables on the enemy this Halloween. Make the most evil night of the year into the most evangelistic. Think about it. Isn't the hardest thing about giving people tracts having to approach them? On October 31st, the world will come onto your property, to your door, and they will gladly take tracts from your hands. So put a welcome sign on your lawn. Put the porch light on, and make sure you take advantage of this God-given opportunity to reach the lost.
October 31, 2014
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Timothy 4:1)
Halloween was a corruption of “Hallowed E’en,” the evening before “All Saints Day” in which civil disobedience and sinful license were tolerated prior to the forgiveness and penance sought the next day.
Although the level of debauchery and wickedness has waxed and waned over the centuries, nothing “hallowed” has ever been associated with the practice—until more recent times among evangelical churches. Now we promote a “Harvest Festival” or a “Bible Character Dress-up Night”—much of which encourages the practice of costuming and treats as a harmless alternative.
The difficulty is not with the church activities but with the timing and the association with that which is evil. That obvious connection with a pagan holiday will undermine resolve to “come out from among them, and be ye separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Yes, no doubt that passage warns against an “unequal yoke” in marriage—but its primary focus is on church and individual purity! “What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).
As a parent, I know the pain of restricting my children from participating in the “fun” of Halloween. And as a former pastor, I know the pressure to accommodate the majority of church members who see no “harm” in such things. However, our allegiance and our responsibility are to the Lord, not men (Colossians 3:23). HMM III
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U re so right, Halloween is the devils night.
The West just use pretends to name it as Saints day.
This event takes teens along.
Last week in France a 10yrs old boy hanged himself and was found dead.
Yestaday night in an other village/city, an 11 yrs old boy hanged himself and died in his bed room.
This Western people are been ignorant about the satanic practice of this Halloween, a public holiday is decleared for this nonsense devilish event. Teens Disguised in devilish outfits, drink strong alcoholic and dont sleep home that day.
Evil is much during this period in the West, i went to shop in a small town called Pearl in Germany and found the how the center town was decorated with Satan Statut, it was horrible. And yet they claim its a celebration for tge dead saint. Too bad for ignorant fools.
Everything in this world is dependent on how you interpret it. what i have found with a lot of our so called African religious people especially the ones of the pentecostal christian persuasion is that they usually suffer from selective interpretation.
Halloween has its roots in paganism, so is Christmas and so is Easter. however, these ceremonies have evolved and over the years and have taken up a whole new significance that the original ideas behind them are now moribund.
We should see Halloween for what it is now. A day when children are allowed to be children and do what children do. what we do with this over interpretation is trying to adultrate the innocence of children. the same kind of people who have a problem with Halloween usually have a problem with Harry potter, but these same people will allow their children watch home videos where they show a graphic and adult interpretation of wickedness through occult mediums