“HALLOWEEN GOD MADE CLEAN”
That is an interesting title, isn’t it? Well this is an interesting article. You know around September or October all those religious leaders, or those who want to be, come out of the woodwork and write articles, and prepare sermons about how evil Halloween is. You will also find these ignorant judges on Religious TV programs trying to convince all watching how evil it is to trick or treat.
As if dressing your daughter as a princess and walking her around to meet neighbors with a smile, and teaching your children about charity and gratitude somehow will land you in hell. Which, doesn’t exist the way you think by the way (see my article “hell revealed).
Religion has for many years used fear and shame as a means to control others. And there is no bigger bunch of nonsense, no greater ignorance, then the beliefs that are birthed out of fear and shame. Considering God doesn’t give us the spirit (Thoughts) of fear to begin with.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell(ignorant suffering) than yourselves
The Religious system is built on three things besides obvious ignorance and pride. I call them the three “C’s”, and that is egotistical Control, Coercion, and Conversion.
This essay, I hope will open your eyes to more than just giving you the liberty to celebrate Halloween and finding that by doing so, you in fact are celebrating God. I hope this paper opens your eyes to the snake of the Ego, and all its devilish lies, poisonous words, sick beliefs, and suffering that goes along with such.
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
How many today take these words and believe them to be literally true?
Unfortunately, the answer is far too many. Some go so far to “prove their faith” that they hold poisonous snakes and actually drink small amounts of arsenic. Now as crazy and foolish as this sounds think about what hundreds, if not thousands are doing in the name of “their god” right now. Stoning thieves, killing unfaithful wives, going off to war, blowing themselves us, refusing a blood transfusion, refusing medicine, the list goes on and on.
The Ego of Man is a villain, and that ego gets off on power and the control of others. So when you read about some poor old man dying from being bit by rattler at some service, you shouldn’t think about how lost and brainwashed they are, but think about how lost and brainwashed we all are, or have been. Think about all the things we don’t do, or condemn ourselves for doing or not doing, because we have simply been brainwashed by the Egotistical Religious System. And in doing so, we have sinned (missed the mark).
We have bottled up our joy, and passions, we have limited ourselves, we have been taught to look down on others and not accept others, we have been sold terrible, terrible lies. Like this one, “You can’t celebrate Halloween”!
When I hear this, or read this, I want to scream… WAKE UP PEOPLE HALLOWEEN IS FUN, A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BOND WITH YOUR CHILDREN, MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND SHARE YOUR LIGHT!
If you believe you shouldn’t go out and trick or treat this Halloween, if your Church has put limitations on this and said you better not or else. I say it’s time for you to get yourself a costume and find yourself a different place to be spiritually fed.
You see, this is all vanity, all meaningless, all egotistical control that religious leaders get off on. They love telling people you can’t go door to door and have fun dressed as your favorite superhero. They love convincing their ignorant flock to instead come to their “Holy Ghost Night”. If you do it at their Church, it’s okay to wear costumes, and have candy, but it’s at your church… so that’s okay.
What a load of garbage the Religious system has sold us.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES!
Yes the Religious Egotistical Leader will strain at a nat. They will make the smallest things error in your lives, and then they will go on to swallow the camel of evils they live in their daily lives. The greatest of which is GREED! Hypocrites indeed, and we too can be guilty of such.
It is the reason, Paul had to rebuke Peter. Peter after understanding that he wasn’t committing some great crime for eating pork, pretended he was against it when his fellow Jews entered the room.
11 When Cephas/Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. 13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
It is a great and terrible thing to know you have freedom to do certain things, and then feel that you have to hide your liberty from those who need to see and hear it the most. Now of course we don’t use this Liberty to cause others to stumble, like we don’t give a drink to an alcoholic and say, “God is okay with alcohol”, you get my point. But Peter wasn’t worried about causing his brothers to stumble, he was worried what they would think. And by doing this, he gave them the ability to look down on others who do eat pork, causing them to stumble. This is a great example of how we can use our Liberty to cause others to stumble, and that is by HIDING IT FROM THEM!
Now most people are no strangers to doing things and then telling others they shouldn’t, as Peter did. There are people, who in private, do all sorts of things and then condemn others strongly for the very thing they do. But Paul knew, as I know, that ALL THINGS are LAWFUL in LOVE.
1 Corinthians 6:12
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any
A lot of people leave out the last part where Paul writes that he will NOT BE BROUGHT UNDER THE CONTROL OR POWER OF ANYTHING.
Meaning he may drink wine, but he won’t become an alcoholic, he may have a cigarette but he won’t be a smoker, he may have an ice cream sundae but he won’t let junk food rule him, he can celebrate Halloween but he won’t dress up everyday because that would just be weird.
Now does what Paul state here mean, ALL things are lawful? ALL THINGS? Meaning we can go out and rape and murder and steal and loot? GOD FORBID! Just a couple of verses earlier he states how people who do not love others, and put others feelings and needs above their own, can’t enter the kingdom (righteousness, peace, joy, and power in the Holy Spirit)
This scripture Paul has written does not give us license to go off and do what we want, when we want.
However, it does show us that there are many things that we have been conditioned to believe are so wrong, but truly as long as they don’t hurt another human being or ourselves they are perfectly approved by God. Like eating Pork for example, there are millions upon millions who don’t, and perhaps it is healthier, but the point is, you are not pleasing God by not eating meat, or by eating meat, you please God by loving others as yourself, and by having faith in God, that’s all. Because without Faith and Love it is impossible to please God, which means you, yourself, cannot know joy.
5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks
This above scripture sums all this, “Don’t celebrate Halloween”, stuff up nicely.
Now you will often hear that Halloween has its roots in evil demonic pagan history… Nonsence! The history of Halloween is far less spooky. It didn’t take on that nonsense stigmatism until the twentieth century. In fact there was a time that Halloween was adopted as a Christian Holiday to honor the dead. And the reason people wear masks has more to do with politics than it does monsters and ghouls… “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”
The man we can thank for people dressing up today is Guy Fawkes, you have seen his mask displayed all over the streets, it has become the mask of choice for “Occupy WallStreet”. Well on November the 5, in the early 1600’s they would celebrate his capture, and soon for political reasons and to have their identity protected, people would wear masks on this night of celebration and mocking the terrorist known as Guy Fawkes.
But as I mentioned earlier, it would be here in the states that Halloween got its spooky feel. Artists would begin to use spiders, witches, and ghosts to represent the holiday.
Halloween was NEVER a night to celebrate demons or devils (which by the way don’t literally exist, they are merely lies and false beliefs, but I will get into that a bit later). The History of Halloween is very interesting, and it has gone through many changes over the years, but people, it’s just a day, like any other. When I first wrote this article, I didn’t include Halloween’s history. But I received so many incorrect emails that I felt I should actually set the record straight.
There are some people who think some days and traditions and things are acceptable to God, and many believe Halloween isn’t. They use its historical roots, or should I say what they BELIEVE is Halloween’s historical roots to condemn the night. But the truth is Christmas and Easter were much more prevalent pagan holiday and the rituals we still practice today. But no Christians have a problem with that… The reason is, it’s their biggest money days. They have claimed these holidays as their own and they say they are good in God’s eyes, while saying Halloween is bad… the irony is God could care less.
It’s all vanity, in the grand scheme of things none of it matters. Whether you celebrate, or don’t. The sin is not in the celebration, it is the belief that you can’t when you can and probably should, because Halloween is fun! Truly whether we eat or don’t, esteem one day as better than another or not, none of it really matters, what matters is that we all live or die to God. Whatever we do, we do it unto God, whether we yolk ourselves with the chains of lies, or live free seeing life as the gift of God, we do it unto God.
NO ONE LIVES OR DIES TO THEMSELVES. Our lives are not our own, so to fill them with vain burdens, to keep people from joy, and to fill their hearts with shame, which many religious leaders are doing today by telling you all how evil Halloween is… well truly theirs is the greater sin.
To believe that something God has given us, that is approved of God is wrong and to call it evil, or uncommon is Sin (missing the point/mark/truth of who we are in Christ).
SIN is the foolish thought, and it is a big old lie to believe things like pork, wine, Halloween, working on Sunday, eating meat on Friday is wrong, or to condemn people with a different orientation, religion, race, etc, is right… You see that is the TRUE SIN, the true evil that is done under the sun.
Look, there are two rules God has given us to live by, LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS. And I can narrow that down to one rule, LOVE OTHERS.
Because God is all in all and by loving others, even those you perceive as enemies, is loving God.
You want to know how to fulfill the law of Christ (The Power and Wisdom of God), it is to encourage each other, to love each other, to simply lift each other up when they are burdened.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
So how do we do this? The way is to show them the truth. If they believe lies… then you must live a life of truth and they will see the Light you have to offer and it will enlighten their path. If you see someone hurting, broke, scared, angry… show them love, kindness, compassion and charity.
The question is what is the true Burden that ultimately leads us to the trap of prejudice, pride, greed, hate, fear, shame… Is it celebrating an innocent holiday that does no harm to others, or is it placing burdens and yolks, fear and shame with the lies of Religion.
This is what it means to be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
Religion will teach it means you should not have fellowship with anyone who is not like-minded. You shouldn’t celebrate this or that, eat this or that, do this or that. THOSE ARE YOLKS PEOPLE!
Now an unbeliever will believe the lie that they have to WORK and DEPRIVE themselves, and their families, of simple fun to somehow please God. The Unbeliever has been tricked into believing that they have to follow what their religious leaders say, and do what they tell them to do, and must hate anyone who is not like them. Which is always what happens.
This is a heavy Yolk that has been laid on so many. And I am writing this paper, to hopefully lighten that load for you all this year. Because this is the sacrifice God wants. He doesn’t want you to burn your incense, go to your churches, help with parking, childcare, or ushering people to their seats. God doesn’t want your money, or need you to convince people to go to your particular church. God doesn’t want you to get baptised, confirmed, speak jibberish tongues, fast, fall out, NONE OF IT! In Fact God doesn’t need you to save anyone. God wants you only to share the Good News, and when you share the good news, which is truth, hope and love, it break these yolks off the necks of those burdened by them.
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
So you can see how it saddens me every year when I read ridiculous articles about how celebrating Halloween is somehow worshipping the Devil, when the exact opposite is true.
How so Jacob? You ask.
Well believing the Lies of the Egotistical Carnal Man (devil) is worshipping that Egotistical Carnal Man (devil).
The Devil is a Liar, Man is a liar, do I need to spell it out for you?
So when Man lies, and you believe you can’t do this, or do that, because the liar of a man told you so, then in fact by not excersing the liberty of celebrating Halloween if you want to, is in fact, a form of devil worship. Because you have taken something that is meaningless and vain, and labeled it and those who celebrate it as evil. You have judged in error and your penalty, is no milk chocolate for you.
You see when you follow the lies of man, when they say, YOU CAN’T DO THIS OR GOD WILL BE MAD, than you have left seeking the truth for yourself and began to worship the lies of Man instead. (Devil worship indeed). And in so doing you reject the Liberty that is in Christ.
And we all have fallen victim to that. Peter learned a great lesson, when that sheet unrolled to him without every beast and creeping things, and God said “Peter rise, kill and eat”… and what did Peter do? He did what many of us do. God could have said to Peter, “Peter, rise up, get a costume, and make your neighbors smile” and peter would have said. “No, Not So Lord, I have never celebrated that evil demonic holiday.” And for that God would have to set him straight. As I hope this essay sets you straight.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
God tells Peter to rise, kill, and eat, and Peter says NOT SO LORD!!!!
This is an allegory for us all. What Peter was to rise from was his unbelief. What Peter was to Kill was the Lies he believed. What he was to eat was the truth of God from now on, and seeing that everything God has made is clean.
But Peter was so brainwashed, he would never celebrate Halloween, he was told it was evil, but God said rise, kill that false belief, and get some candy!
Now for those that say that Halloween is a “Demonic” holiday. I would like to show you what a demon is. Put aside Hollywood for a moment with all that pea soup, and spinning head nonsense. To be possessed by a demon is to be possessed by a LIE!
I think even those most religious believer will say the Devil (which by now, I hope we know is our carnal Ego) is THE FATHER OF ALL LIES. And demons are his messengers. Well what is the message of the Father of all lies?
THAT’S RIGHT YOU WIN THAT BOWEL OF CANDY, THEY WOULD BE LIES!
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not
A devil is a false belief, not the Truth of God, a new god(belief) that mankind made up! A god the fathers of our faith did not fear.
A devil is something people sacrifices unto to. AND WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING BY GIVING UP THE FUN OF HALLOWEEN? You are sacrificing unto devils(false beliefs).
THESE ARE BELIEFS I now, know not as well.
Not the brightest thing to do. But we are not living in the brightest of times, there is more darkness in the land today than many are aware of. And those in that darkness (ignorance) hate the light (enlightenment of truth).
There is more to scripture than meets the literal eye. You see all scripture is given by inspiration, and it is not of private interpretation… In other words, God must reveal what it means. Jesus spoke in parable for good reason. So those without the “keys to the kingdom” would hear but not understand. The book was SEALED up and only the SLAIN LAMB (Those that have their EGO’S AND FALSE BELIEFS killed) can open the BOOKS for us…
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves
Yes, that’s right… We are as ignorant sheep in this world, and the wolf of Religious lies and traditions is there waiting to tear into us and kill the very joy of life out of us.
DON’T LET IT HAPPEN! GET WISDOM!
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE! That we are meant to eat from!
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
As is a wholesome tongue (Those who speak out of wisdom). As is the FRUIT of the RIGHTEOUSNESS, since the fruit is birthed of the WISDOM OF GOD, which is CHRIST. Now by stating this, I want you to understand that when you know the TRUTH it sets you free, but when you have the wrong understanding it is the death (ignorance) of you. Being ignorant of what scripture means is the reason wars have been fought in the name of God, people have been tortured in the name of God, crosses have been burned in the name of God, and people are condemned on a regular basis in the name of God…. And that also goes for those that believe we can handle deadly snakes and drink literal poison and speak foreign languages, etc!
The Snakes are religious beliefs, and we can handle them without being hurt when we believe. The POISON are the lies that many speak to us about what we can and cannot do, and we can listen and drink it all up and as easily rid ourselves of it. The new language we will speak, is liberty and truth and hope. And with this truth we can heal those that are sick and lame because of the lies people have believed about God and so many other things. The least of which is celebrating Halloween, so if you want, you have liberty to go out and have some fun this October 31. It is not an evil under the sun, the belief that it is, IS THE EVIL and it is all VANITY!
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