Halloween pushes God out of the picture
As Halloween approaches, it saddens me to witness, though not surprisingly, how its popularity grows each year.
It, along with Harry Potter, Hollywood, and the recent vampire trilogy has done more to erase God from our lives than nearly anything. Even our schools promote it, yet God isn't allowed there.
We were warned by God, if we cared to read His instruction manual, not to learn the ways of heathen nations. Yet, we embrace them and do the opposite of his advice. If you care/dare, check the origin of Halloween and other manmade holidays.
I realize that "foolishness is bound in the heart of a child" as the most wise man who ever lived wrote; but, now, more and more it has taken over the hearts of adults. If we taught our kids even one half as much about God as we do about werewolves, vampires, wizards, zombies and witches, our nation would be so much better for it.
The Apostle Paul wrote, "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things."
Not so today. We have 60-year-old children who focus on nothing but childish things.
There is a spirit world that opposes God at every turn, and we were urged not to "dabble" in it. Still, there's a popular TV show and several people who boast of contacting the dead.
"The Walking Dead" is another favorite show. I see "walking dead" every day, without hope, addicted to something, eyes fixed and glazed over. But, anyone without God's spirit is dead, spiritually. (Not my words - they're from the New Testament.)
The majority doesn't know or even care what the Bible says on the subject. For now, Satan is the god of our world (from the Bible also). I am not saying that
we go to hell for donning a costume, but whatever we "feed" grows.
Which are you feeding more, your spirit or your flesh? We either follow God or Satan; there is no "straddling the fence."
God doesn't tell us "no" to only diminish what we call fun. He wants to keep us from straying from him and thus, self-destruction.
Sharon L. Hill