4) Halloween...what to do...
Several years ago, the Lord had me do a study on Halloween and its background. The question has come up in our church: should we be celebrating Halloween? We had done Fall Festivals for years, potlucks, dress
up...accommodating our children so they could still participate but in a safe place. After doing the study, we came to the conclusion that Halloween is a Satanic Holiday that was created for demonic celebration. There is absolutely NOTHING promoting Christ and what He came to do for us on the Cross, By celebrating Halloween we are saying its okay to have this holiday. I would challenge you to do what I did when faced with this question. Find out for yourself. I found everything online. It is not okay to celebrate this day no matter how "spiritual" we make it...it is a day set aside to celebrate witchcraft and the devil.
Your website is a great website...which offers a lot to everyone. It's just a thought and concern. The devil looks for ANY opening into our lives.
Thanks for listening.
--from SSTN: Thank you! Just to be sure you understand, the initial posting was from a teacher
who receives our newsletter, not from our website. While I wouldn't disagree with
your points on Halloween, celebrating Fall Harvest is scriptural. The Feast of
Tabernacles (Sukkot) is a
weeklong campout celebration during Sept./Oct, at which time the Jewish people thanked God for
the harvest and remembered his faithfulness when they wandered in the
desert, living in booths (tents or tabernacles), as they traveled to the
Promised Land (Israel). Today observant Jews still
build Sukkot or Tabernacles in their yards to celebrate this feast. The
very faithful will even sleep in them. Today, when we trust in
Jesus, we travel in our earthly tabernacles, our bodies, until we reach
heaven, where we’ll receive our new permanent bodies. When Jesus returns, the final harvest
will be complete! Now that's a reason to celebrate!
For more information on
the feasts in the Bible and how they relate to our faith today, follow this link:
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