Now that the Devil’s Day Debate has simmered down, I thought I might stir the pot a little with some truth.
(How else can I excuse munching on handfuls of my kids’ candy? I need the sugars for brainpower to blog, of course!)
Yep. We “celebrated.” Let me tell you why:
1) Celebrating Halloween won’t send you to hell any more than celebrating Christmas will get you to heaven.
I figured I would go straight for the throat on this one. All the religious fanatics out there who think that someone isn’t saved just because they don’t do things exactly like you can pretty much stuff it.
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of in my life and I’m not giving it any more space on this blog. Sorry not sorry.
2) The devil doesn’t get a day. They’re all God’s days.
If you really believe that Jesus is sovereign in this world, then this language wouldn’t even be in your vocabulary.
I understand that there are people who celebrate Halloween as part of an unholy religion. Unfortunately for you, those people consider this day to be very holy.
It’s gonna be quite difficult for you to witness to people if you keep demonizing them once a year (they’re not all devil worshippers) while you attack your Christian brothers and sisters. I’m pretty sure unbelievers are not gonna come to you when they have problems and let you pray for them.
Stop saying this nonsense and stop damaging your witness.
3) It’s a “meat to idols” issue.
I don’t broadcast our family’s participation. It’s not the world’s business. I don’t hide it either because that’s just stupid. But since I’m open on social media and minister to so many people it’s bound to come up.
I used to be too concerned about what everyone thought; not because I wanted to please but because I take my position as a teacher and leader very seriously. The reality is I would be doing you all a disservice NOT to discuss the issue.
If you are somewhat religious you already know what I’m talking about with meat to idols. Go read it again. If you’re new to walking with Jesus, it’s a great passage to digest while navigating this new life you’ve found.
It’s gonna be quite difficult for you to witness to people if you keep demonizing them
The point is that we all have different levels of faith and God has called us two different things at different times in our lives.
Sometimes this means participating or abstaining in activities that make us look more or less set apart from the world. Trust Him to lead you through these times and for goodness sake…
For God’s sake,
Stop being so hateful toward your fellow man! Your pride is showing when you do this and it is far more hideous than any Halloween mask.
Excuse me while I polish off this candy bar and thank the Lord for it.
(Note: because I acknowledge that there is an unholy aspect to this holiday, my family abstains from all things that socialize realistic occult activity and I educate my children on the history of Halloween. This is not only in October, but a way of life for us. Spiritual warfare is real and certain behaviors are gateways for attack.)