Sunday, October 31, 2010

If God Convicts You That It is Wrong, Then It Is.

I don't like to think of myself as a religious person.  Too many things are done in the name of religion that make me cringe.  

Instead I hope that I can be recognized as a person who has a heart for God and has given her life to Christ.  You see, Christ can change a heart from evil to good. Really.   

With that being said, I'm going to ramble a bit today; hope you won't get lost.

Last week in our Church the sermon was on Halloween and how it is evil.  Though I respect our pastor's views on the subject I don't totally agree.  To me, halloween is a time to laugh and have fun and has nothing to do with evil.  I guess it's all in what you put into it.  If you think it's evil, it is.  If you carve a pumpkin and invite evil spirits inside, then...  well... you get the picture. 

Which holiday that we celebrate nowadays doesn't have a pagan or evil history behind it?  Or which one have we not made evil by our traditions?  I guess what I'm saying is...  if you think something is evil, such as Halloween... then yes... you better stay away from it's celebration.   If God convicts you that it is wrong then it is.  I'm not trying to make excuses, I'm ready to follow God.  If we're going to follow Him though... let's not pick and choose what we want to follow.  Let's let him lead us in all things.  

Last night we went to a program at our Church, The Evolution of a Creationist.  Jobe Martin, D.M.D. Th. M.  Wow!!  I've always believed through faith that the earth was created by the Lord our Creator...  but seeing the proof was icing on the cake.  This guy started out as a traditional scientist and is now a creationist.  Last night he took a look at animals that break all the evolutionary 'rules'.   I learned some things I never knew before.  

Forever learning, I keep my heart and mind open. 

Okay, that was a ramble for sure.  Gracie woke me early this morning and I'm working on shaking this headache before I start my day.  

Memory of halloween past:


Casper, the friendly ghost was my costume of choice... I loved him, because he was friendly.  Mom would give us each (all 6 of us)  a big brown grocery bag and we'd go door to door collecting candy, cookies (they always ended up smashed at the bottom of the bag) and dimes. 

 People gave, kids trusted, and the world was okay.  

Have a wonderful day everyone!

9 comments:

  1. Good morning. You are so right! If you even have an inkling that it's wrong, it is. God gave you that conscience for a reason.

    Oh, Casper, he was a sweet character!

    Happy Sunday!

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  2. This was a very heartfelt posting and I really appreciated it! Really, I think what has been forgotten is the real name from which Halloween comes - that being "All Saint's Eve!" or better, "the Eve of All Saint's Day!" Tomorrow is All Saint's Day for much of the Christian world. And that is beautiful regardless of anything else! Having said that, I have wonderful childhood memories of trick or treating too...but...I think things have gotten a bit out of hand as the secularization of the world has set in. But...God is in control!
    Hope your headache is all better!
    Happy "All Saint's Eve!"
    Ann

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  3. I'm with you, not religious but a follower of Jesus as my Lord and Savior, grateful for what he did through his death on the cross and the mercy extended to me by Father God. I love what my pastor said about Halloween. He said all days belong to Jesus, he redeemed them all through his death on the cross. That helped me put Halloween into a better perspective because I had always struggled with this day.

    I think people who are prone to do evil will do evil no matter what day it is. Those who follow Jesus will tend to do good and want to do good no matter what day. I think we can have fun any day of the year and use all our days to give glory and honor to Jesus in how we live and how we represent him here on eath.

    It is interesting to listen to a scientist who studies the evidence and then becomes a creationist in theory; I remember hearing Hugh Ross (I think that was his name) who started out as one with no faith but read all the "holy" books out there from other religions including of course the Bible and came to his theory afterwards that God truly was who he said he was and did create the world. Sounds like a great presentation at your church!

    got to love Casper! those were the days when we grew up to go out on Halloween

    enjoy the day, whatever you choose to do

    betty

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  4. Just interested Bobbi in what animals he was talking about that 'break' the evolutionary rules? I find this all a bit scary actually....maybe it is because it's Halloween.
    I totally support the evolutionary theory in how we got here.....there is very strong evidence that that is the how things got started and a lot of very intelligent church people, and scientists support this notion. To suggest that they are wrong is absolutely a step backwards and I would certainly question what Jobe Martin had to say if I was in the audience.
    Jim

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  5. Have you heard of Stephen Collins? He is from this area, and wrote a book that has been very well renowned. He is an award winning scientist and famous in his field, but a Christian. And he has written how science and Christianity can go hand in hand and compliment each other. I always say "If we are descended from apes, why are there still apes?" I used to actually watch the origional Casper cartoons on T.V.! Hope you and Gracie have a great day!

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  6. Jim, my memory's not the best but just to touch on some examples I can recall... The Megapode or "Incubator bird which is unlike all other birds, If they evolved, from what did they evolve? The Bombardier Beetle... evolutionary theory has big problems when attempting to explain the existence and complexity of of this insect by means of random, chance happenings. Giraffe, Black and Yellow Garden spider, Beaver ... just to name a few. In my personal research, it seems that evolutionists have their theory's and creationists have theirs. Each is quick to discredit the other... people have to do their own research and come to their own conclusions on the matter. I wish I would have taped last nights presentation, I'm one of those people who walk out of church and someone says 'what was the sermon about?' and I say... 'i don't remember...' but it is in my heart. Does that make sense? Bad memory, but good absorption. Ginny, good point... if we evolved from apes then why do they still exist?

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  8. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evolution%20Hoax/4000.htm

    An interesting site on evolution vs. creation

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  9. I think everybody has an opinion about Halloween. Personally, I am not bothered by it. We decorate, celebrate, and have fun. My parents, however, feel totally different but yet as children they took us trick or treating. Kind of bothers me sometimes but we just agree to disagree.

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