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You Make Him Twice As Much a Son of Hell As Yourselves

November 2, 2014

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You Make Him  Twice As Much  a Son of Hell  As Yourselves

Looking at many Internet posts  regarding this last Halloween,  it was sad  to see  some Christians boldly approving  of Halloween practices  as just another pagan holiday  that has really become “Christianized”.     The claim is  that we can modify  any pagan practices  into something  that is  a good,  God-pleasing witness  to this world.     It is admitted  that Halloween is based  on all sorts  of evil beliefs.     But,  the claim is  that we can now practice its customs  to show Christ’s victory  over sin  and the powers  of darkness.

But  Isaiah 5:20 warns,

Woe  to those  who call evil good,  and good evil;
Who substitute darkness  for light  and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet,  and sweet  for bitter!

Taking part  in Halloween practices  does not teach our children  how to live  in an honestly God-pleasing manner  —  no matter what some say.     Much rather,  it teaches them  that anything goes,  so long as you have fun doing it.     People need  to realize  what is honestly God-pleasing  according to God’s word.     We need  to teach God’s truths  —  not our own desires and imaginations.     That is why  Jesus preached  in Matthew 23:15,

Woe  to you, scribes  and Pharisees,  hypocrites,  because you travel about  on sea  and land  to make one proselyte,  and when he becomes one,  you make him twice  as much  a son of hell  as yourselves.

One could also apply 3 John 1:11,

Beloved,  do not imitate  what is evil,  but what is good.     The one who does good  is of God;  the one who does evil  has not seen God.

We need  to do what is good  in God’s eyes  —  not what is socially acceptable  —  politically correct  —  in the eyes of the world.     Instead  of imitating heathen customs,  Christians should  humbly follow Ephesians 5:1,

Be imitators  of God,  as beloved children.

This falls in line  with 1 Peter 1:14-15,

As obedient children,  do not be conformed  to the former lusts  which were yours  in your ignorance,  but like the Holy One  who called you,  be holy yourselves also  in all your behavior.

The traditions  of Halloween  are what  “were yours  in your ignorance”.      They are  from our pagan past  and we are not  to “be conformed”  to them  like we used to be  —  or like our ancestors  used to be.     Some will argue  that being against Halloween  unnecessarily divides the church  and we should all be in unity  —  in their worldly,  liberal way,  of course.

We should keep foremost  in mind  1 Peter 1:17-19,

…….conduct yourselves  in fear  during the time  of your stay  on earth;  knowing  that you were  not redeemed  with perishable things  like silver  or gold  from your futile way  of life   inherited  from your forefathers,  but with precious blood,  as of a lamb  unblemished  and spotless,  the blood  of Christ.

With that  in mind,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for freeing us  from our slavery  to sin.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

A 2.67 year old says  I Pledge Allegiance

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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