An Appeal for Clarity and Decisive Action June 3, 2013Posted by stevekerp in Uncategorized.
Every year in early or mid October, the fundamental Christian community makes the obligatory hue and cry about Halloween – you know, that it’s really Samhein with a happy face, that it’s occult, it’s witchcraft, it’s a de-sensitizing gateway to the occult. And those who are resistant (including many in the “Christian” community) tell us to quit being grumpy, let the kids have some fun and a little candy, and lighten up.
Halloween is still a major event for many, and is a major money-maker for those who market Halloween-oriented products. Costumes, parties … it’s an industry. And despite our earnest bleating, it is still generally observed even within the “Christian” subculture, at least here in America.
About the time Halloween blows over, we notice that Christmas decorations are going up and, once again, the hue and cry: it’s Saturnalia in drag, it’s idolatry, it dishonors both God and Jesus Christ, etc. etc. And usually the folks we are preaching to and pleading with are already caught up in the “spirit” of Christmas and we are told to put our tails between our legs and back off. Quit being a Scrooge, give it a rest, everybody’s doing it, it’s Jesus’ birthday, etc. etc.
Now it’s the end of spring, and “spring cleaning” is about wrapped up for another year. I would submit that now is the time, before the emotional hooks are set, to make the case against Christmas, throw all the decorations in the trash, and start making non-Christmas plans for December. And unless your family members really don’t care that Christmas dishonors God, or they really don’t care that many of our Christian traditions come from idolatrous religious practices that God hates, and really don’t care what the Bible says about it, you may be able to put the Christmas blasphemy away for good.
For information regarding the history of this abominable event (note: it’s not properly a “holiday” and there’s nothing worthy of “celebration”), check out: http://www.bethelministries.com/CHRISTMAS.htm or http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/xmas/celeb.htm … or just search “why Christians should not celebrate Christmas” in your favorite search engine and proceed accordingly.
I realize there are lots of folks out there who consider themselves Christians and think they are “good people” and would rather follow the traditions of their denomination than the uncomfortable teachings of the Bible. Jesus Christ has a word for you: “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).
He will also have a word for you if you refuse to repent: “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'” (Matthew 7:23) Tell me: is Christmas really worth that ??
Same deal for “Easter” but that’s a separate discussion.