Saturday, October 26, 2019

A word about Halloween

If you are among those who see nothing wrong with this witches, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, devils, demons, blood and death, then by all means, enjoy this pagan holiday! But be aware that our Creator considers these things to be detestable ….

Let’s allow Scripture to speak for itself:

Deuteronomy 18: 9 “When you enter the land Adonai your God is giving you, you are not to learn how to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through fire, a diviner, a soothsayer, an enchanter, a sorcerer, 11 a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer. 12 For whoever does these things is detestable to Adonai, and because of these abominations Adonai your God is driving them out ahead of you. 13 You must be wholehearted with Adonai your God. (v) 14 For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to soothsayers and diviners; but you, Adonai your God does not allow you to do this. (CJB)

Galatians 5: 19 And it is perfectly evident what the old nature does. It expresses itself in sexual immorality, impurity and indecency; 20 involvement with the occult and with drugs; in feuding, fighting, becoming jealous and getting angry; in selfish ambition, factionalism, intrigue 21 and envy; in drunkenness, orgies and things like these. I warn you now as I have warned you before: those who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God! (CJB)

Revelation 9: 20 The rest of mankind, those who were not killed by these plagues, even then did not turn from what they had made with their own hands — they did not stop worshipping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.[a] 21 Nor did they turn from their murdering, their involvement with the occult and with drugs, their sexual immorality or their stealing. (CJB)

Revelation 21: 8 But as for the cowardly, the untrustworthy, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those involved with the occult and with drugs, idol-worshippers, and all liars — their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death.” (CJB)

Ephesians 5: 11 Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them, 12 for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. 13 But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, 14 since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says, “Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!” 15 Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life — live wisely, not unwisely. 16 Use your time well, for these are evil days. 17 So don’t be foolish, but try to understand what the will of the Lord is. (CJB)

6 comments:

  1. To the pure, all things are pure

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    1. That is patently false. Someone "pure" is no longer pure among impure and unholy things. Galatians 5:19-21, and many other verses.

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  2. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

    To the pure, all things are pure... Titus 1:15

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    1. Anonymous,

      You need to stop reading the Bible with your understanding and read it FOR understanding.

      You have quoted Galatians 5:14 "For the whole of the Torah is summed up in this one sentence: 'Love your neighbor as yourself' " and Titus 1:15, but you don't understand them. Paul, in his letter to Galatia, is writing to believers who have been misled and confused about how they are supposed to live now that they have the "Good News" of the Messiah. Please go back and read Galatians 1.

      Galatians is the worst book of the NT for people to read when they don't understand YHWH or Yeshua. Out of context, as you are reading it, it sounds like your understanding is correct, that "the entire Torah is summed up in 'love your neighbor as yourself' ". But in context, knowing what was going on in Galatia, and knowing what Paul was saying, the meaning is completely different!

      Paul is not "doing away with Torah", rather he is quoting Leviticus 19:18. In Galatia, people were fighting and arguing with each other about how they should observe Torah. "You have to do it this way!"; "No! You do it this way!", etc. Paul was only saying "Knock it off!" He was NOT saying that all of Torah is accomplished by that one verse! Yeshua said the GREATEST and most important commandment is "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37) - and Paul cannot negate Yeshua! In fact, Yeshua went on to say that ALL the commandments of Torah "hang" on that greatest commandment and on the second, "love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39-40).

      You have not understood the verse you quoted! Similarly, you have not understood Titus 1:15 - again, out of context. Here's what you should do: Don't read the New Testament any more until you have read and studied the whole Old Testament. Seriously. Then and only then will you will have an understanding of Torah and the New Testament will start to make sense.

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    2. ...And Anonymous, since I'm pretty sure you WON'T take my advice to read and study the Ole testament, here is your error about Titus 1:15:

      It's Paul again, this time writing to Titus, giving Titus instructions on how to deal with believers in his community and appoint good leaders so they can properly teach. See Titus 1:4:-9. When you read 1:15, Paul is talking about the Jews in the community who are teaching falsely (1:10). Paul is saying "[IF they] themselves were pure, then everything [they teach would be] pure." But Paul goes on in the same verse: "But to those who are defiled and without trust, nothing [they teach] is pure — even their minds and consciences have been defiled. 16 They claim to know God, but with their actions they deny him. They are detestable and disobedient; they have proved themselves unfit to do anything good."

      Thus, in context, you are wrong taking part of 1:15, "To the pure, all things are pure", on its own to conclude it means what you thought it meant.

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    3. "Anonymous" - Since you are clearly Christian in your thinking, it leaves me wondering why you are bothering with a Messianic website. Perhaps you would fare better among like-minded people.

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