Halloween…..

During our Anti Halloween service the Pastor challenged the entire congregation to use social media to promote God’s strength, God’s love, our praise and worship to God and why we should not celebrate the pagan Holiday of Halloween.

So today I will flood Social media with respective Biblical versus on said topics.

I also challenge you….Flood your social media accounts with God’s Love, Strength & praises to him.

Let’s rain on the enemy’s parade and fill a day with so much negativity, Hatred and evil with the positive love of God.

Pastor Rick Thomas wrote an Article Entitled:  Six Biblical Responses to Halloween.

In this article,  He states that:

It is just another discipleship opportunity–a privilege the Lord gives you to bring a right response to this annual interruption. And God does not leave you alone.

  1. The Spirit of God gives you clarity on all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).

  2. His authoritative and sufficient Word comes alongside you to guide your thoughts (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

  3. You have others to bounce off your ideas (Proverbs 11:14)

He poses this question of What shall I do?

It is a question many Christians face when Halloween approaches.

To answer this question of what shall I do, pastor Rick Thomas shows us 6 approaches:

#1 – Flight Approach – Howard leads his family by declaring Halloween as movie night. He herds his family upstairs. The lights are turned off, and the family is huddled around the TV watching The Sound of Music…for the 14th time.

#2 –  Engage Approach – David calls Howard a legalist. David allows his kids to dress in costumes for a night of harmless fun. “You only live once; let them enjoy it. Besides, they can share Christ with the other kids.”

#3 – Ignore Approach – Luann pretends it does not exist. She is a single mom, multitasking at a level that few of us can comprehend. She does not need another battlefield to walk onto with her children.

#4 – Succumb Approach – The Smiths struggle with the fear of man: “What do others think of us?” (Proverbs 29:25). Though they do not care for Halloween, they typically succumb to their nagging children, as well as the pressure they perceive from their friends.

#5 – Passive Approach – Then there is George. He is your stereotypical lazy, passive dad. He does not care. As long as it does not interfere with his life, he’s good. “What’s the big deal? When I was a kid…(blah, blah, blah).”

He then goes off on a rant about how hard he had it as a kid and then ends with, “…look at me. I turned out okay.” Leah (wife) has never been courageous enough to honestly tell him what “turned out okay” looks like from her perspective.

#6 – Arrogant Approach – In the men’s group, Paul is waiting for the discussion to turn to him. He loves throwing down the Reformation Day card because he is pretty sure most of his friends have not thought about it.

Which approach do you fall under?

The pastor goes on to give an elaborative description of each approach mentioned above.  He also gives us a Call to Action.

Call to Action

Trick or Treat Questions

  1. Do you see Halloween more as a point to be right or as an opportunity to be redemptive?

  2. Are you willing to engage your friends redemptively or are you tempted to refrain because of fear?

  3. How does your self-awareness govern your perspective?

The truth of the matter is that this subject on Halloween is:

Halloween Is a Discipleship Issue

Like all things in our lives, Halloween is a discipleship issue. It should not be a divisive issue. We are to divide over the gospel when there is an error as Paul taught in Galatians 1:8-9.

Halloween’s has so many negative connotations.

We should not associated with celebrating the devil.

So instead let’s praise God, let’s show his good feed and marvelous word. Let’s share our testimonies. Let’s pray.

Let us fast.

Let us glorify what is good while the rest of the world glorifies what is bad.

I challenge you to also spread love and the love of God.

I challenge you to rebuke the name of the devil.

Have a blessed day all.

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