Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tradition Greater than Love?

Last night, before going to sleep I listened to a partial interview with Brannon Howse and Ron Carslon as they discussed freemasonry.

This morning Hubby and I began discussing the topic and he commented on how he couldn't understand how a Christian could take part in the freemasons. I responded, "Tradition is greater than love in this instance." (Although I said it in Spanish which sounds better "La costumbre es mas fuerte que el amor")

Now I don't profess to be an expert in this matter, but it did get me thinking about why we do the things we do, as Christians. Can we excuse our practices to tradition or even ignorance? Most certainly not!

Many Christians will be celebrating Halloween this weekend out of tradition or ignorance, but this is not an excuse before the Lord. Yes, I know many justify it as a harmless day in which kids dress up and eat candy and they're not celebrating Halloween but rather Harvest Festival.

The Bible says,
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"
(2 Corinthians 6:14)

As Christians should not be yoked (something that binds, unites, or connects) with the world in celebrating Halloween.

Instead of dressing up as Christians, let's actually be true imitators of Jesus, who called us from darkness to light (1 Peter 2:9)

Can we ignore Halloween and pretend it does not exist? No, let us instead:

1. Speak truth.
They see the decorations and costumes, so let us educate our children on the origins of Halloween so as to not let the enemy fill in the gaps.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32

2. Pray and Fast.
As a family and church let us pray and fast for those children whose lives are exposed to the occult through the celebration of this demonic ritual. Let us come together against the enemy. Let's use the weapons of our warfare!

3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

3 comments:

  1. Halelujah! As believers of Jesus Christ I believe we must stand for the Truth and also walk in Unity. Unfortunately, this will be one of other issues that within the body of Christ brothers and sisters would considered one another as extremist or fanatic. It is important for the body of Christ to be united and for each one of us to understand that Halloween is a demonic celebration and I believe that even churches that do dress up celebration. It is our duty as Parents, teachers and as a Church to educate our children of the root of such celebrations and instructing them through the word of God rather than involving ourselves in such celebrations including having our children dress up in church with candy on this day and calling it (Holy ween)... Instead of using our reasoning on what we think will make our youth feel good we should remind ourselves to: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6) Help us as your Body Lord!!!!

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  2. Oh Wow, I don't remember hearing it called "holy ween" how sad. Truly Lord, have mercy on your church!

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  3. Sister thank you for pointing this out. There are many who have no idea how "watered down" halloween was made here in the US but it originates from Ireland I believe and it's roots are very occult and evil. For those who are unaware of the truth behing Halloween or All Hallow's Eve, the history channel has a whole segment online that reveals the true and sinister meaning behind the "holiday"....let's get informed and not be so naive!

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