~ Ephesians 5:11 (NIV84) ~~ Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
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“Awww, but Mom... All My Friends are Doing it?”
Saying “No” to your kids is never easy even when you know it’s for their own good. Some Christians say “Yes, but no scary costumes”. Others, simply skip over the questionable parts and take part in the whole shindig hoping that God or their other Christian friends won’t notice.
Halloween comes from a history of pagan harvest celebrations and the beginning of the Season of Darkness. People have always worshiped other idols, which breaks the Ten Commandments. We make gods out of people labeling them ‘celebrities’ and ‘entertainers’. We go to great lengths to scare ourselves even to the point of making movies for the purpose of scaring each other. Crimes and gore are revered. Characters like Freddy, Jason, and Chucky are turned into screen stars.
You Can’t Worship both God and Satan
Many people today even go as far as attempting to connect with ghosts and spirits in the real world. I watched a TV show recently about paranormal investigations. It made me wonder about people in general. Why do some believe in the bad side (to the extent of trying to connect with it) and not conclude that therefore the good side must also be true? They are quickly willing to accept the demons but don’t want to accept the idea of Jesus. Why? My own basic common sense says that there is a flip side to everything. Where there’s good there’s bad. Where there’s summer there’s winter. Where there’s dogs there’s cats. Where there’s God (and He is everywhere) there’s Satan trying to lead us astray. 1 Corinthians10:21 says You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Ephesians 5:11 says Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Jesus is the Light
And, He’s not just a season here and there like those in the season of darkness. Jesus is forever. You can live forever too if you celebrate Jesus and not Freddy Kruger and his fan club. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Don’t be blinded by the darkness, when you have the option of walking out into the Light where there’s blessings waiting for you that no one else can offer you; blessings beyond your wildest dreams. I promise you that no ghost, goblin, spirit, or false idol can replace the one and only real and living God.
~~ Dear God ~~ Wonderful, loving Father. There are so many times during so many occasions when I want so much to participate in worldly activities even though I know it's wrong. Thank you for the forgiveness that I have received through Jesus. Please help me to always choose You in every situation, and help me to always be happy and thankful with those choices. In Jesus name, AMEN.
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