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Christians, halloween, and the satanic kingdom

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It’s once again time for the church to “come out from among them and be separate,” not that there has ever been, or ever will be a time when it isn’t supposed to. But halloween is upon us again and the season for increased dark-spiritual activity has arrived. It is an unfortunate fact that many Christians love to dabble in the satanic realm, especially on halloween. Most really don’t consider their dabbling as an encounter with the lord of darkness, but they partake willfully none-the-less. It’s a fascination, a draw, a weakness for the things that glorify satan (and in spite of my spell-checker insisting I’ve done wrong, I will never capitalize any of the names for satan—he in no way deserves such respect). So I want to start off by stating this very clearly: A Christian has absolutely no business participating in halloween (I ain’t capitalizing the name for the celebration either). Neither should they have “alternative” costume events, nor sponsor “safe” trick-or-treat activities at church. . . . Continue reading


Your Vision: You are a Citizen of Heaven

Forgive me if you can for making this claim: a Christian is a different kind of creature from the rest of the world. I’m not saying we’re better because we’re not. We have, however, been reborn and transmuted from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God. That makes us an entirely new creation and places us firmly in a system that is vastly different than the systems of the world.

I can guess what you might be thinking right now, “So how come so many Christians live the same kind of lives as the rest of the world? How come so many Christians are hateful, vengeful, envious, lustful, and suffer the same calamities as the rest of the world?” . . . Continue reading


Placing Your Hope and Care in Jesus Christ

I recently had the experience of getting somewhat involved in politics.  I must say that the venture taught me not a few lessons about politics and Christianity and how they generally do not mix. Now before I get too far into this, I want to stress that I in no way feel that any political party has God on their side.  There is no political party that is “right with God.”  And I won’t begin to try to argue the merits of one candidate over another in terms of their spirituality.  However, several months ago I was drawn to Herman Cain, one of the recent candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president.  I believed that he had fresh ideas that would benefit our country and possibly restore some of the viability and vigor of our economy.  I was also drawn to him, to a certain degree, because he seems to be a man of strong faith.  I was certainly hopeful that his faith would influence his decisions as leader of this nation.

But things quickly changed.  . . . Continue reading


But God!

We sometimes wonder where God is in our time of trouble. We tend to look at the circumstances as they appear to our worldly eyes instead of what the word of God says they really are. We take a negative view of those circumstances and see them as proof that God is off somewhere else, probably ministering to Benny Hinn or Joel Osteen. But God has promised He’ll never leave nor forsake us but deliver us out of defeat.  He’s done it four countless others and He will do it for you because He’s no respecter of persons. What He will do for one, He will do for the other.  He will dwell on the inside of any person who seeks Him by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

He doesn’t want you to see your circumstance the way it is.  He wants you to look at it through His covenant promises of joy, peace, health, wholeness, blessings, and abundance.  Where do we find the truth about our circumstance?  We go to the Word and find out what God really wants for our lives. . . . Continue reading