Halloween Anyone?

I don’t usually post twice in one day but when I came across this post called Halloween Anyone? by my friend Doug Ward (sacredcynic), I decided that due to the subject matter, it needed to be shared today

It is a great piece on Christians & the celebration on Halloween.  CLICK HERE to read his perspective. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died.And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble. – 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

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7 comments

  1. Love it! The other day I read a piece condemning anyone who participated in pretty much anything on October 31. I shared a bit of what we did at our evangelistic outreach, “Satan’s Worst Nightmare,” to suggest that ALL days belong to God, and we should be sharing the gospel any and every day. Some “liked” it, and believe it or not I was still condemned by a few other people. It came to mind that Jesus was condemned by the Pharisees for healing people on the Sabbath, so if religious people don’t like the timing of our outreach, I’m in good company. 😉

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    • Exactly, ALL DAYS should belong to God. I knew that you would appreciate Doug’s perspective. Our church usually sets up a tent on the sidewalk that provides hot cocoa & coffee (& candy of course). The neighbors look forward to it every year. So much fun! 🎃🍫🍬🍭

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      • We found a lot of good tracts for kids – and adults – that we liked to give out along with the candy. They look like comic books, but the humor makes a point. For example, there’s guy who sees something fantastic, and says to another, “You’ve got to see this!” and the other man is scowling and refusing to turn around. He accuses his friend of judging him, thinking he’s superior, being a hypocrite, etc. when all he wants to do is share the great thing he just discovered with his friend. People seem more receptive to the gospel when it’s shared with a smile and other freebees. 😉

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  2. It seems Doug has not made himself aware of just what halloween is truly about. Yes I am one who tells the other side….you know the side the world does not want to see or they would not be liked by their friends or just don’t mind there is truly a real dark side in this life many follow and not the light of Christ! Halloween is a pagan practice and anything that takes us from following the light of Christ puts us in jeopardy.

    https://precioussheepofrenown.com/2020/10/15/halloween-a-practice-of-darkness/

    Stay strong in Him.
    Julia

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