Halloween is over, now back to Unity & Peace once more…It really saddend my heart having seen so much division on Face-book over this Holiday amoung the brethren….A Holiday that represents its roots in Paganism, However many other Holidays do too. Why waste so much time and energy bashing others? Who was that edifing? Christ?
And given that none of us is ‘really’ consistent with banning ALL Holidays, how hypocritical to make so much hype towards one, and not all the others? And while so many folks spent so much time quoting the book of Deuternomy….they overlook James 2:10 entirely!
For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. James 2:10
There is non rightous, no not one…Romans 3:10
You are never going to keep all of Gods laws. And if you are picking and choosing which ones to stand firm on and which ones do are not conveient for you to keep..YOU are guilty of ALL!! Praise the Lord for his Mercy & Grace! Because Jesus already knew that we would never make the mark…which is why we drop to our knees daily and call upon him to began with. AMEN!
It really is silly to try to ‘Act the part’ with one group of friends, and not the other. It is silly to boycott the Holidays & trimmings at home, yet not in the workforce. Didn’t Jesus say, Have our yes be yes, and our no be no? Matthew 5:37
I understand that we are ALL imperfect and fall short every single day. I fail daily, but get right back up again…Amen! THIS is who we are on this side of heaven! It’s not our place to dictate our personal convictions on others, or make them feel ‘less then’ for not sharing our ‘personal convictions’.
I have had a couple friends ask me why I’m so passionate about this, when I myself, do not take my kids Trick or Treating/Trunk or Treating? Why am I fighting or so it seems, to them…..(I am fighting for Unity,Peace and Love amoung the body of Christ.) I am hopeful that once we realize how pointless our bitter words are amoung one another, and unglorifing they are to everyone around us…Only then, can we bring TRUE wholesome Glory to Christ! Amen!
It is a matter of condemnation. NOT compromise, which is how many churches have indoctrined us to believe. Messiah works through us through the Holy Spirit, therefore, it is not anyone’s place to STEAL Gods Glory away from him. It is NOT my place to tell another, that they are partaking in ‘Satan’s Day’ by taking their kids Trick or Treating. In fact the whole concept of calling it ‘Satan’s Day’ is quite humorous, frankly. I mean, isn’t every day the Lords Day among the body? How many days do evil things happen (CLUE: Every single day!) and we are not giving them all titles. It’s truly ridiculous. Something I never fully comprehended until recently.
There are Christians who partake in Christmas, but not Halloween..when is ‘reality’ Christmas really isn’t about Christ at all..At least not the 25th Christmas, that we all celebrate and go crazy over. Like Halloween, It is a useless battle…. So much division that our ‘American Christmas’ brings us all. *sigh*
We have the non-believers who have been thriving for the ‘Happy Holidays’ phrase, and we have the Believers fighting for the ‘Merry CHRIST-mas’ phrase…When in real, actual, reality…..Does Jesus really care which phrase is being used? NO WAY!! What probably saddens him most, is the LACK of unity and division that these ‘American Holidays’ brings to the brethren. Satan loves this! In fact the more we battle against one another…Who is the one getting the Glory! ^^
When is it going to stop? :o( I know, it probably won’t!
I for one do not plan on boycotting stores that use the ‘Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings’ phrase, anymore then I would boycott the stores that stand firm on saying ’Merry Christmas’ to their customers. Anymore then I would Boycott a store due to the owner being a homosexual.
After Christmas we will have Valentines Day to look forward to, and then Easter…And all the self righteous hypocrisy that comes along with those Holidays…..Who is giving their kids hearts with cupid on the boxes and passing out cards…Then Easter with the bunny and coloring of eggs, verses the Religious aspect of it…
I could go on and mention how anal Christian alternatives are, and how confusing they are for your kids, but this post is more about letting your Yes be Yes, and your No be No…. If I am partaking in a trunk or treat church event with my kids, then i might as well take them trick or treating the ‘old fashion way’. If I’m letting them dress up as ‘fictional characters’ then I might as well let them dress up anyway they choose, which would include a scary ‘make believe’ costume. Doing otherwise, is teaching them that there are more ‘forbidden fruits’ in this world then not. It also teaches them how to be a modern day Pharisee. But that is not the point…Or is it?