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Jack B, of course God didn't make Pharaoh sin. But knew He would before he was born. Yet He raise him up from a child. Knowing that many slaves were going to die. God directs our steps. And because He does, man has no choice but to follow the steps of God. He believes he is doing his own will, but really, he is only doing what God ordained. Every incident in Scripture God ordained. He doesn't get pleasure in those who die in their sin. But He ordained they would. This is God's plan, and It is not going to change. He delights in those who repent, because they are His children, those born of God. He doesn't rejoice on the others. "by nature they are the children of wrath." (Eph. 2:3) Only those declared righteous enter heaven.
---Mark_V. on 11/8/12


I find it disturbing that you don't know that God has already demonstrated his righteousness and justice in the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf (Romans 3:25)
---JackB on 11/7/12

Not only ours but the sin of the whole world.

So a question to our Hyper Calvinists.

If in "your" thinking Jesus decided to die for the sin of the whole world, would God need MORE BLOOD to go around for everyone?

OR possibly A more intense agonizing death proving MORE SIN was placed on Jesus that He took away? How do you measure something limited vs a FULL payment for SIN.

How can you be absolutely sure YOUR SIN was included? Was your faith in a little vile of blood with your name and sin on it? Or in Jesus Christ?
---kathr4453 on 11/8/12


Christan, in no way have I "taken over from God" (which I assume means "taken over FOR God").

The LORD is quite clear. When He says He doesn't delight in death but rejoices in repentance and forgiveness, that is exactly what He means! He also does not tempt men with sin. That is the enemy's doing.

Those scare tactics may have worked to convert you to the heretical views you currently hold but they do not work on those of us who have a relationship with Jesus Christ and KNOW Him because his Spirit lives in us.

I find it disturbing that you don't know that God has already demonstrated his righteousness and justice in the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf (Romans 3:25)
---JackB on 11/7/12


JackB - Have you taken over from God Almighty that you have the audacity to say, "What good is there for ANY man to go to hell now?"

How about:
- that God is Holy and just and that His law must be satisfied?
- that His tolerance toward sin is ZERO?
- that's why the "wages of sin is death"

"What does God get out of it?"

Just as He expresses His mercy and grace through faith in Christ to the elect, He must also express His wrath to those who do not belief in Him, aka the reprobates. For Scripture says, "What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath FITTED TO DESTRUCTION"
---christan on 11/7/12


Perhaps I didn't word my statement in the best way, Mark. I'll rephrase.

It is not necessary that another single man REMAIN in sin and death in order to make salvation possible for us.

In order for God to ordain sin and death it must serve a purpose. Our God says He has no pleasure in death, so if he allows it, its obviously to bring about a greater good.


In THESE days, what GOOD can come from any man being withheld from the truth? The only exception were the Jews who are blind "in part" but that was necessary to bring salvation to the Gentiles (Romans 11:11). And our salvation is supposed to make the Jews jealous so they will turn back to God themselves.
---JackB on 11/7/12




Mark, of course He raised up Pharaoh to do those things. That doesn't mean He made Pharaoh evil. His heart was already evil and rebellious towards God. God simply directed his steps because Pharaoh had already chosen his path. Just as scripture states. Whatever path you choose, God will use you for HIS glory - whether that path is evil or good.

Proverbs 16:9
A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

What you fail to see is that God already knew ahead of time that Pharaoh would resist him and it would take Gods hand to break him of his rebellion (Exodus 3:19,20).
---JackB on 11/7/12


Jack B, you also say,

" Anyone who has ever received the Spirit of Christ knows this is garbage. When He comes into your heart you suddenly find yourself loving those whom you hated before."

What does my relationship with God have to do with what God has spoken through His Word? I did not write it. He did. You just don't like for someone to preach it. And because we preach the Truth of God's Word, why do you think I have no love for others? My love for others has nothing to do with what God has ordained before the foundation of the world. He wrote it. My God is a God of love and a God of justice. I do not give justice. God has a purpose I don't know, I just follow Christ, who do you follow? a God with no justice?
---Mark_V. on 11/7/12


Jack B, you say,

"MarkV,...It is not necessary that another single man SIN in order to make salvation possible for us!"
If there was no sin, there would be no salvation. We are saved because we are sinners. Think about it.
Remember Pharaoh. His rise to power had to go through many events in his life. As Pharaoh, he killed thousands of slaves. And guess who was behind his rise? God.
"For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth, There for He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens" (Rom. 9:17,18).
God made sure that Pharaoh live his life to be at that present time to accomplish God's purpose.
---Mark_V. on 11/7/12


MarkV, you have to be smarter than this.

It is not necessary that another single man SIN in order to make salvation possible for us! The plan is already fulfilled. Christ has died for us and is risen.

What good is there for ANY man to go to hell now? What does God get out of it?

I eagerly await the answer to this one.
---JackB on 11/7/12


I love the story of Joseph and his brothers. I love the parallel of how Jesus was betrayed by his own. And just as Joseph FORGAVE and blessed his brothers after they recognized him, and vice versa is exactly that same love Jesus will forgive Israel. As God sent His son ahead also to be betrayed by His own for a PURPOSE in bringing salvation not only to Israel, but Gentiles as well.

And when the fulness of the Gentiles come in then all Israel will be saved.

Oh the wisdom of God is far beyond anything we can possibly grasp in bringing salvation to the whole world, even to those who betrayed Him.

Acts 5:20-23
---kathr4453 on 11/6/12




Jack B, I also don't know of anyone who believes that God takes pleasure in individuals going to hell. God didn't make them sin. God didn't put a gun to their hands so that they could kill. They did it on their own. Just like the brothers of Joseph when they sold him. They did it out of jealousy, sin. God did not do it. And what did Joseph say to them first?
"But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life" God permited his brothers to sin. So that in Joseph God could preserve many lives. What his brothers meant for evil, God meant it for good.
---Mark_V. on 11/6/12


MarkV, I dont know of anyone who knows God on a personal level who can still claim He takes pleasure in sending people to hell. Anyone who has ever received the Spirit of Christ knows this is garbage. When He comes into your heart you suddenly find yourself loving those whom you hated before. If that has never happened to you then you haven't experienced an intimate relationship with Christ.

Anyone seeks to condemn people for their sins or exclude them from Gods grace because they have committed certain sins that they themselves haven't, it's a sign this person has never experienced the love of God.

We arent supposed to hate people for who they are now, we're supposed to love them because of who they can become in Jesus Christ!
---JackB on 11/6/12


Jack B, I know of no one who is truly saved that says what you said,

" if you believe God prepicked you and it doesnt matter WHAT you do because nothing can change your fate, you are treading on very dangerous ground"

If they are saved, they will know and feel and want to do the will of God all the time, not because of themselves, but because the Spirit lives in them. It does not mean they will not sin, but the Spirit will continue to change them through their lives. Because they were foreordained unto good works. And the reason Christ gets all the glory.
---Mark_V. on 11/6/12


Jack B & christian, Not our will, it's his will being done! Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:Malalchi 1:2-3 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
---J_Marc on 11/5/12


Believing that God chose to save some and not other is exactly the same as believing ""God picked me to save out of everyone else".

As far as not holding ones self accountable for your own sin, if you believe God prepicked you and it doesnt matter WHAT you do because nothing can change your fate, you are treading on very dangerous ground. That is MOCKING God's grace. The purpose of his salvation is to turn us from our iniquities (that IS Scriptural!), not give us a free ride while we do whatever we like.

I dont have a problem with salvation being 100% God's grace. The changes that are occurring in me are 100% a results of what He has done for me in Jesus Christ. You however MUST desire that change to take place.
---JackB on 11/5/12


Here we go again with the language barrier...
---Nana on 11/5/12


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" I just love your "God picked me to save out of everyone else" version of salvation." JackB

When you put a quote mark to something that you accuse me of saying, you better have evidence that it's from me. Never have I said anything to the effect of what you just said.

Your accusations stems from the very fact that you hate the very declaration of God's word that you cannot save yourself at all and that salvation is only by grace through faith in election.

How does acknowledging salvation is 100% God's grace and mercy translate into "Talk about not holding yourself accountable for your sins." Isn't believing in God's grace and mercy an acknowledgement that one's a sinner?
---christan on 11/5/12


""PROVE" Limited atonement in the OT." kathr

You can't even answer my question about how is it that God destroyed multitudes of, according to you, "his elect people Israel" if He "loved them"?

But I'll humor you with some answers to your foolish challenge:

1. of the two Abel and Caine, who only did God saved?
2. of the people in the world, how many souls did God choose to save in the great flood?
3. of Sodom and Gomorrah, how many souls were told to flee from the wrath that was to come?

Wasn't it "limited" to only Abel, Noah's family of eight and Lot's family minus his godless wife?
---christan on 11/5/12


MarkV, these are scoffers of the Truth which declares "...for He shall save His people from their sins." God didn't say "the world" but "His people".

Jesus declared, "...no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father", debunking "free-will" theology in one breath. Christ prayed, "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine." It's clear the Father has given Christ a particular group called "His people"

They hate this Christ but He says, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." Amen.
---christan on 11/5/12


Christan, you are so right. Your opposers don't like to be reminded that they have nothing to offer to God that is good, outside of Christ. They do not like to be reminded that they were condemned already. ( John 3:18) That if God had not reached down and saved them they would still be heading to hell.
They want to feel good about themselves that they had a part in their own salvation, they deserved it because they were good but others were not, in fact they were smarter then those who rejected Christ. So they call your words blasphemous. It is because most of them are still at enmity against God and think they are saved because they are good people inside and others are not, some even believe they are now sinless.
---Mark_V. on 11/5/12


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Kathr states,

""PROVE" Limited atonement in the OT"

The atonement was limited to only the remnant. All the others died in their sins for rejectiong the Lord. So salvation was limited to those who believed by faith. If the atonement was not limited, then all would be saved, and as we know, there is no second chances after death. Unless you believe in purgatory. Where sinners who die, gets a second chance if someone pay's penance. In fact, with God there is no such things a chance, or luck.
---Mark_V. on 11/5/12


Learn? Lessons, what is justice, mercy and humility before God.
The rest is a living verb, 'to do', 'to love', and 'to walk'.
Isaiah 1:17 "Learn to do well, seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow."
God requires action and the biggest loser is the one who do not even try after having convinced himself that he can't.
Yet, looking at the Isaiah verse we find, "learn", "seek", "relieve", "judge" and "plead".
Even more, Jesus said, John 14:23 "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

Hebrews 12:12_13.
---Nana on 11/4/12


Wonderful verse, Nana, and beautifully applied. If only we could learn that.
---Rod4Him on 11/4/12


Micah 6:8 "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

Humility before God is required, but also "to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." That from the second greatest like no other commandments.
A man who spends his days belittling his fellow man at every turn, making exceptions of persons -not knowing who they are by his confession, some excepted only on account that they speak his jargon, is far removed from the commandment.
---Nana on 11/4/12


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christan, it was a good point no matter where it derived. i personally do not follow most posts posted by either of you.

they are too long and angry.
---aka on 11/3/12


Zechariah 1:4
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Believers have Lord Jesus as foundation in all things seeking good, unbelievers don't understand what is good or evil and only seek pleasure by following vain traditions of men all inspired by Satan.
---Follower_of_Christ on 11/4/12


Such is your pride that you cannot believe you have nothing to contribute to salvation at all, except to continually sin against Him. NOTHING! For that's what mankind is before the Almighty God. And He does as He pleases!
---christan on 11/3/12


christan, your continual lies and blasphemy are really rearing up it's UGLY HEAD!

Did not ALL come out under the BLOOD..."ALL Israel" God's Elect Nation that is?

No Limited atonement here.

Yet, did God FORCE all into the Promise land? ...seeing it was totally up to God to make sure they entered.

"PROVE" Limited atonement in the OT.
---kathr4453 on 11/4/12


Christan, I just love your "God picked me to save out of everyone else" version of salvation. Talk about not holding yourself accountable for your sins.

Can you not see how the Old Covenant is a mirror image of the New Covenant under Christ?

Joshua (Heb: Yehoshua) led the children of Israel out of a physical wilderness into the promised land.

Jesus (Grk: Iesous Heb: Yehoshua) leads the lost of out their spiritual wilderness into the promised land.

What happened to those who stopped following Joshua on the way into the promised land?
---JackB on 11/3/12


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"that is a good point."

aka, please explain how is someone being or acting proud when he/she believes that they cannot save themselves at all from the curse of the law which ultimately leads to death? And that he/she believes that God is the decider of who goes to heaven or hell and that the decision was made even before He created the world?

That their going to Jesus Christ is the consequence that the Father has drawn them and nothing to do with their "free-will" whatsoever?

Seriously, how do even come to the conclusion that it is pride? If that's pride, you have a serious understanding of the word "pride".
---christan on 11/3/12


"Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man... Job 8:20

FOC, and you seriously believe that outside of Jesus Christ, there's a "perfect man" to be found and that's what Job was implying?

If that's so, David and Paul must have misinterpret the proclamation by God Almighty if your understanding is to be proven right, "As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one, There is none who understands, There is none who seeks after God." Psalms 14:13, 53:13, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Romans 3:10,11

And I'm sure you're not the only one who believe in this theology like you which is obviously so erroneous.
---christan on 11/3/12


Job 8:20
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

Romans 3:8
And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Beleivers do not follow that which is evil, understanding God is against anyone who does evil, liars will tell you to entertain evil because it is fun
---Follower_of_Christ on 11/3/12


Well, the pride of life would also include the Pride of a nation. Do you PLEDGE ALLEGANCE to the flag christan? Do you celebrate the 4th of July? What about Thanksgiving? What about YOUR BIRTHDAY? Celebrating the day you were born?

Aren't you guilty of the pride of LIFE? Seeing only you and your imaginary elect alone were given LIFE. - kathr

that is a good point.
---aka on 11/3/12


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"Well, the pride of life would also include the Pride of a nation." kathr

Sorry to disappoint you, I celebrate NOTHING with regards to this world. And that's because my Father detest and hates pride. It's a contradiction to His very Holy being, which you obviously have no idea of, that's why you hate that He has elected some to salvation and have created reprobates as He says so.

Such is your pride that you cannot believe you have nothing to contribute to salvation at all, except to continually sin against Him. NOTHING! For that's what mankind is before the Almighty God. And He does as He pleases!
---christan on 11/3/12


I cannot understand why people think it is so great to celebrate Halloween. What is so attractive about death, skeletons, scary demonic costumes, ugly ghosts, and the list goes on? Think about it carefully. Are these things compatible with the fruit of the Spirit or is there some other spirit behind this? 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. (John 3:19-20)Peace to all who love life and beauty.Confusion and despair to all those who delight in death and demonic ugliness.
---Victor on 11/3/12


For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:15,16

And celebrating Halloween and christmas is "loving the world."
---christan on 11/3/12


Well, the pride of life would also include the Pride of a nation. Do you PLEDGE ALLEGANCE to the flag christan? Do you celebrate the 4th of July? What about Thanksgiving? What about YOUR BIRTHDAY? Celebrating the day you were born?

Aren't you guilty of the pride of LIFE? Seeing only you and your imaginary elect alone were given LIFE.


I think the JW's would be a good place for you to convert to! Only 144,000 Elect there.
---kathr4453 on 11/3/12


"If we have been accepted by God thru Jesus, we cannot be "unaccepted" by something we do or do not do. Even celebrating Halloween." MarkEaton

Really? Truth is not a case of whether you have "accepted" but rather "received" from God. Hence only then will you believe:

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:15,16

And celebrating Halloween and christmas is "loving the world."
---christan on 11/3/12


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kathr, you know nothing about the Word of God! Even the wonderful revelation by Christ to the apostle Paul. And where in the Scripture does it teach salvation is to a nation of people?

For if that was true, God must have been thoroughly unjust and unrighteous in destroying multitudes of Jews then in the OT and in the present time. There goes your theology of "salvation of a nation" and not individuals or Paul wouldn't say:

"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel... Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called."

Notice, individuals are mentioned!
---christan on 11/3/12


And that is exactly what happened in Nineveh. THEY REPENTED and then God repented of the wrath He was going to bring on Nineveh.

Same with EGYPT during Moses time, Pharoah did not repent and God's wrath came upon THE NATION.

We are talking NATIONS here, How God deals with NATIONS as was EGYPT and NINEVEH and so many others we see listed through out theh OT ((EDOM = Esau,))

NATIONS, NATIONS, NATIONS not individual election to salvation.

God blessing a NATION does not guarantee every individual in that NATION is is saved. Just look at Israel. The Nation was blessed however not everyone in the Nation had genuine faith as we see in the Gospels.
---kathr4453 on 11/3/12


Christan, Paul is quoting Jeremiah 18:

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation,and concerning a kingdom,to pluck up, and to pull down,and to destroy it, if that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil,I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation-to build and to plant it,is it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good wherewith I said I would benefit them.

This is not about individual election to salvation!!!
---kathr4453 on 11/2/12


Christan, unfortunately you know nothing about OT at all.

But many here do and know you have taken Romans 9-11 totally out of context.

If you put it into the correct context, ALL scripture would fit perfectly in place and there would be no arguments, re: Individual salvation By Faith to whosoever will.

Because you have distorted Romans 9-11 You had to make up a Calvinist Dictionary to make your false doctrine fit your sceme of things.
---kathr4453 on 11/2/12


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Do we sense a tinge of "why not put God's love to the test" and go on your merry ways celebrating all the pagan festivals of this world, afterall "Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween.
---christan on 11/1/12

I do not test God. Nor do I say I am speaking for God.

What the verses say I accept as fact, that nothing can separate us from His love. Not even our own sin.

If you understand that passage differently, then you will struggle with what I have said.

If we have been accepted by God thru Jesus, we cannot be "unaccepted" by something we do or do not do. Even celebrating Halloween.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/2/12


JackB, you're in such abyss about who God is though He clearly declared it in His Word. Whether you want to use the term "claims God takes pleasure in sending people to hell", that's your problem.

Scripture clearly declares, "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction." Romans 9:21,22

Right before your face, Scripture says so. You may think your problem is with me, but you've got a far greater problem when you deny God His glory in doing so what He pleases.
---christan on 11/2/12


I do love garlic, use it all the time for cooking. I make some great "fideo" "conchitas con carne" and use a lot of garlic.
---Mark_V. on 11/1/12

You may not ward off demons, but u'll sure ward off me!
---Phil on 11/2/12


This came.to my mind, my late mother she only speak to people on thanksgiving and Christmas! She was funny,she never speak to no one except then..she say she got speak then get gifts! Ha! Ha" she cook big dinners thanksgiving! If you don't bring good gift,she don't. Speak to you,next holidays...oh! Even she say halloween for devil and evil people. She was what she say into transdental meditation,politics, me..I love be with my grandmother,she go pentecostal. Church.ELENA
---ELENA on 11/1/12


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Stay away from evil, even the appearance of evil.
---Steveng on 11/1/12


"Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween." MarkEaton

Do we sense a tinge of "why not put God's love to the test" and go on your merry ways celebrating all the pagan festivals of this world, afterall "Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween.

Are you implying that? Sounds to me you are...
---christan on 11/1/12


Id be more worried about a person who masquerades as a Christian and claims God takes pleasure in sending people to hell when He said the exact opposite of himself. I wouldnt want to be in that persons shoes on judgement day.
---JackB on 11/1/12


I'm surprised too that some people don't see garlic as just plain garlic.

Even more UNsurprised that MarkV has no sense of humor.

Some people really need to lighten up.

My Gransson, now 3, was very upset last evening when after putting on his Superman Costume he couldn't fly. Oh, the years of innocence will be over fast.
---kathr4453 on 11/1/12


"Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween." MarkEaton

Do we sense a tinge of "why not put God's love to the test" and go on your merry ways celebrating all the pagan festivals of this world, afterall "Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween.

Are you implying that? Sounds to me you are...
---christan on 11/1/12


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"Im amazed at how many people dont realize that a holiday IS a holy day!" JackB

Just like SANTA is SATAN. Lame of you to use Colossians 2:16 to justify your love for this world in celebrating with the world or don't you even realise?

For example, when you preach to people about Jesus Christ, ask yourself - do many say "please don't start that Christian thing, I do not want to hear about your Christ". Come December 25, now all of a sudden, everyone is shouting "merry christmas" in the name of celebrating Christ's birthday. Do your math.

And "merry"? Is Christ "merry"? Isaiah 53:3 describes Him as "He is despised and rejected of men, A MAN OF SORROWS".
---christan on 11/1/12


Hello,Kath4453, yes,bro.Mark,too! Sister,we eat alot of garlic ! Cuban food every dish lots of garlic, so my own idea that why,praise god so believe been so,healthy before all these years! I eat more,now,also,good for arthritis,and the bones. I told alot of my neighbors, it works good!
---ELENA on 11/1/12


May I suggest something here. And something God said to me, it's very simple. And here it is: "You must always look at other Scriptures". Hate witchcraft, love your parents.Thank You, JESUS.
---pat on 10/31/12


Very nicely said Mark_Eaton. Im amazed at how many people dont realize that a holiday IS a holy day!

Colossians 2:16
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday (HOLIDAY), or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days
---JackB on 10/31/12


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Kathr, I was wondering where you were at. I was surprise you did not appear sooner with something. But here you are, and now all you have to say about garlic is,

"Now somewhere I heard garlic worn around the neck actually wards off demons."

Maybe you read that from your books. Did you ever stop to think that? I have never met a demon, so I don't know them, have you? I do love garlic, use it all the time for cooking. I make some great "fideo" "conchitas con carne" and use a lot of garlic.
---Mark_V. on 11/1/12


Based upon the answers I have read in this blog, I have concluded that the following things are Satanic:

Halloween
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Fourth of July
A celebration of any kind deemed a "holy"day (holiday).

Really folks?

Have you not read Romans 8:38-39?

Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even Halloween.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/31/12


At the garlic festival everything made to eat is made up of garlic, it is not satantic in anyway. ---Mark_V. on 10/31/12


Now somewhere I heard garlic worn around the neck actually wards off demons.
---kathr4453 on 10/31/12


Cluny, in opposition to those who reject celebrating Holloween, you say,

"I've noticed there are a lot of evangelical conventicles that preach against celebrating Hallowe'en, yet have a Pumpkin Festival or something similar on 31 October. What's the difference?"

The difference is that one is a pumpkin Festival and the other is Holloween. There is also garlic festivals, and other kind of festivals. At the garlic festival everything made to eat is made up of garlic, it is not satantic in anyway. The only thing that it has in common is, that it is another tradition of man. But the difference is that one is satantic in origin and the other is not. Even Flea Markets are traditions. Not satantic.
---Mark_V. on 10/31/12


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christian, Great point! Love not the world! Sounds like the Xmas tree is heathen too!Jeremiah 10:2-4 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
---J_Marc on 10/30/12


FoC, Hallowe'en is not and never has been a saint's day.

It is the EVE of All Saints' (All Hallows') Day, which is 1 November on the Western calendar--the anniversary of the dedication of a Church of St. Mary and All Martyrs in Rome. Italy, btw, has nothing to correspond with the Celtic holiday (which was calculated on a LUNAR calendar, and may not always fall on 31 October).

FWIW, All Saints Sunday is the Sunday after Pentecost on the Orthodox calendar.

I've noticed there are a lot of evangelical conventicles that preach against celebrating Hallowe'en, yet have a Pumpkin Festival or something similar on 31 October. What's the difference?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/30/12


Is Halloween any worse than the pagan celebration of December 25 which uses the Lord's name in vain? At least Halloween doesn't hide behind the Lord's name in vain.

Harken onto the Word of the Lord, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:15,16
---christan on 10/30/12


I think the question would be...where does our attention and focus goes by celebrating this halloween?
the bible commanded us in Colossians 3:2 "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things".
another question to ponder is ..who are we glorifying by engaging ourselves or our kids in horrible costumes and doing a trick or treat game?
---mj on 10/29/12


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Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

conforming to the world by participating and celebrating halloween a day whose author is Satan, it's surprising how many will neglect scripture to embrace evil to please their children, even teaching their children to go against God! Satan has done well with his subtle deception if many people claim Christianity yet prefer to follow Satan halloween fun rather than Gods good. Acts 13:10
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/28/12


---Follower_of_Christ on 10/27/12 "You cannot serve God and his ways and participate in Satan ways."

You give too much credit to the Adversary, whose role is defined in Scripture.

Men's foolishness and imagination brought about Samhein, not demonic influence.

Satan is God's foil. His role is prescribed by God to oppose His operations in the earth. Witchcraft and sorcery are the devices of men, not satan.

So, blame men, not the Adversary, and do not give glory to the god of this world for what is not of his contrivance.

2C 11:14 And not marvel, for Satan himself is being transfigured into a messenger of light.

Since the crucifixion, satan's role has changed.
---Phil on 10/27/12


People who say they follow the Lord Jesus yet honor Satan in observing and participating in Halloween have become fools, their hearts are darkened. Romans 1:21-25

Halloween has been called many things since Satan inspired Celts custom of vigil of Samhain, then catholic religion white-washed halloween (making it a doctrine of devils) now calling it saints day despite Gods warning that no man has right to make anything holy Ezekiel 22:26

The Lord warned his followers to not follow vain traditions of men calling us out of the world (gentile pagan nations), and their false customs, practices, traditions which are all filthy to God Matthew 23:27

You cannot serve God and his ways and participate in Satan ways.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/27/12


YES. Hallowe'en is evil. Satan uses that holiday to cast Curses and Occultic Spells and also holds Satanic rituals on this high, un-holy day. No true Christian should celebrate this day of darkness.
---Gordon on 10/27/12


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Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good, seek peace, and pursue it

Psalm 52:3
Thou lovest evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness

Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

3 John 1:11
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God

Follow Lord Jesus teaching children all that is good, or follow Satans halloween. People argue defend their evil gentile halloween celebration because their lusts are greater than their need to serve the Lord Jesus and good.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/27/12


Originally Halloween (if you check what the word is from old English) was the evening before All Saints Day, a church holiday

The real question is whether we should work to bring it back to its original meaning or to work to prevent people from celebrating it

Dressing in silly costumes is not in itself evil. It may only be the REASON for dressing up that may be evil
---Peter on 10/27/12


candy . . . not good for the dental bill

pretending to be someone you don't need to be

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children." (Ephesians 5:1)

"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain." (Philippians 2:14-16)
---willie_c: on 10/27/12


---pat on 10/27/12 "WITCHCRAFT! It is a sin, and an abomination.

"1Sa 15:23 For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry.

I don't suppose you know of any believers who possess stubbornness as a trait...? Would you deny them salvation as well?

The mote in the eye.
---Phil on 10/27/12


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Phil...Sad that you gave in to the world's peer pressure. Your child was robbed of nothing until you gave in to that pressure.
---KarenD on 10/26/12

I beg to differ. The grace I was given, I seek now to give without reservation, as did He.

Halloween for children has never produced unhappiness in them. They are oblivious to its origins.

It is the legalist and those unaquainted with grace, such as I was in the past, who denounce participation in its innocuous customs.

The true sadness now apparent to me is heart that is insufficiently broadened to walk in what was bestowed freely from above.

Where sin abounded, grace did superabound. Ro 5:20
---Phil on 10/27/12


WITCHCRAFT! It is a sin, and an abomination. Unbelievers don't have to worry about pleasing the living God. Ofcourse, one day they are going to wish with everything in them, that they had Him. It will be too late. Two saddest words, my grandmother would say. She was saved. Hallelujah.
---pat on 10/27/12


Phil...Sad that you gave in to the world's peer pressure. Your child was robbed of nothing until you gave in to that pressure.
---KarenD on 10/26/12


I posted this because in to day's paper there was a picture and invitation to come to the local Salvation Army Temple ,
They have dressed up the donwstairs into a haunted house,and for $5.00 you can take the tour!
Who woulda thunk it!
---1st_cliff on 10/26/12


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To the trickster, sure.
To the treater, most often.
To the tricked, not so cool.

I robbed my child of enjoying an innocent chilhood experience for years, until I was convicted of forcing my bondage onto her.

Religion and ignorance killed Messiah. It robbed my child. It is unreasonable and despises grace, not like our Father.

No one fails to believe the Son's testimony because they participated in Halloween festivities.

On the other hand, tainted candy can kill.
---Phil on 10/26/12


YES! where did this demonic holiday come from? Matthew 15:7-9 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.Matt 7:15-19 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You shall know them by their fruit. The apostate church gave us this abomination!
---J_Marc on 10/26/12


No, it is not harmless fun. Who does it glorify? Satan, of course. No Christian church should have a harvest festival either.
---KarenD on 10/26/12


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