AntiMessiah, NWO, and The Noahide Laws.

We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

I have written much on the AntiMessiah and his New World Order. The idea that the New World Order and its Messiah will be Rightwing, Conservative and religious is becoming popular now, but when I first said so, the response was strongly negative… Everybody thought it would be communist or Muslim. When I said that the AntiMessiah would come to rescue us from those people, the laughter was loud and long…

Now, the big subject is the Noahide Laws. I am certain that those laws will form the basis of the government of the New World Order. I am absolutely and positively convinced that the first Noahide Law, the one against blasphemy will be used to convict and kill those who insist that Jesus Christ is God and the Son of God…

Persecution is a given… a sure and certain future event. Jesus promised that we would face tribulation… He is God and God cannot lie…

The First of the Ten Commandments and the First Noahide Law are identical. The Noahide Laws actually leave out some of the requirements given in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments only apply to the Jew who has rejected Jesus Christ. They cannot be applied to Gentiles or Messianic Jews who are not under the Law but under grace. The Noahide Laws may be applied to all men everywhere… Something the AntiMessiah and his New World Order will certainly do…

The problem that I see is that some YouTube Gurus, likely controlled by the Elite of the New World Order, have used the Noahide Laws to frighten the young and the uneducated Christian… They are terrified!

This “Monster” called the Noahide Laws has been presented as a singular, totally evil entity. We have Christians saying that the fact that the Noahide Laws prohibit murder makes murder acceptable and that the law that says “Thou shalt not Kill” is evil because it is in the evil Noahide Laws, which are found in the evil Talmud, which is approved by evil Jews who will rule the world and use the evil Noahide Laws to persecute Christians…

To say that that logic is flawed is the understatement of the century. No matter what the source, a law against murder is not evil…

We must get past the scare tactic. We must understand that if Christians stand up against the Noahide Laws, calling them evil, they are going to be the laughing stock of the world… Here we have Christians standing up and insisting that “Do not Blaspheme God” is an evil law! How can that be? How can Christians stand up and say that laws against murder, stealing and animal abuse are evil? Really?

We have to have a broader and greater understanding lest we be perceived to be pro blasphemy, pro stealing and pro murder…

We must understand that we cannot fight against these laws. We cannot label them as evil. That is not going to work… It has zero chance of doing anything more than making us look like idiots…

We must understand that the laws are good, biblical and righteous. We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

We must fight against the evil powers in high places and the men they control. Our only fight is against a narrow and false interpretation of the first two Noahide Laws. We cannot argue that “Don’t Blaspheme” and “Don’t deny God” are bad laws. Our only argument is against the interpretation that insists that calling Jesus God, or the Son of God is blasphemy. That interpretation is false. It is that interpretation that will be used to persecute Christians. It is that interpretation for which we must prepare a legal defense.

Saying “Do not blaspheme or deny God” is an evil law is no defense at all…

Persecution is a given. Whether they use the Noahide Laws or not, saints are going to suffer and die. You cannot change that… it is a sure and certain promise of God. You can prepare your soul against that day…

The Noahide Laws are not your enemy. The Devil is your enemy. Thou shalt not blaspheme or deny God is not a bad law. The people who misinterpret, use and abuse that law are your enemy… The Devil and his minions are your enemies… You must understand the battle. You must know your enemy.

Revelation 13:7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation…

No amount of prayer and fasting is going to change that. I would strongly suggest that you spend more time preparing your own soul for that day than fighting against it. If you must deal with the Noahide Laws, prepare a defense against the misinterpretation of that Law… Try to define Blasphemy and explain exactly why calling Jesus God is not blasphemy…

Logic and thinking are not prohibited by any law of Scripture…

Study the Word, think and pray… You might even ask God for the gift of simple logic!

David…

CALVIN AND THE PROBLEM OF ROMANS 9

“Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Romans 9:11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Calvin, probably due to a personality disorder often apparent in his writings, latched onto this passage as if it were the key to all of Scripture. His belief that this passage is the center and key to all of Scripture caused him to warp, distort, twist and misinterpret almost all of Scripture, forcing every verse and every passage to conform to his understanding of Romans chapter nine and this passage in particular.

Based on Romans nine, his interpretation of John 3:16 becomes so convoluted as to be hilarious… The word “world” refers only to the predestined Elect. “Whosoever” applies only to a tiny group of the Elect. “Believes” is not the result of a choice but rather a forced response over which the Elect “believer” has no choice. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” Calvin, based on his belief that Romans 9 is the focal point of all Scripture, insisted that both the word “all” and the word “any” in that passage must be limited to the Elect and that we must understand it to mean “…not wishing that any of the Elect should perish, but that all of the Elect should reach repentance.”

This is nonsense… Nothing in all of Scripture would indicate that Romans chapter nine should force such odd interpretations of passages from Genesis to Revelation…

Arminius, on the other hand, believed Romans nine to be in error and believed that it should not be included in Scripture. But it is in Scripture and it must be dealt with…

Most Christians have rejected the views of both Calvin and Arminius, deeming both doctrinal systems to be heretical. So, what do we, as Christians, do with Romans nine?

First, I must insist that Romans nine must be interpreted in the light and context of the rest of the Scripture and not the other way around. When you find a difficult passage, you do not use that passage to warp, twist and bend clear and plain Scripture. You must explain the difficult and obscure in the context of the clear and the plain. To force John 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9 and a hundred other clear and plain Scriptures to agree with Romans nine is backwards. To redefine words like world, all, whosoever, any and none in order to make the Scripture agree with your perceived “Key Passage” is a clear indication of ignorance and mental instability.

God is omniscient or all knowing. God knows the beginning from the end. Romans 8:29 says, “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Predestination must be understood in the light of the foreknowledge of God. It is not those whom he predestined that he foreknew, it is those whom he foreknew that he predestined.

Understood in the light of Romans 8:29, Romans chapter nine makes perfect sense and does not disagree with any other Scriptures… In other words, by allowing plain Scripture to interpret the difficult, the Bible becomes a straightforward and clear record. Understood in the light of Romans 8:29, a very clear passage, you can understand Romans nine in a way that does not require you to redefine simple words and twist Scripture.

Yes, God loved Jacob and hated Esau. But that love and that hate were not simply the result of a random choice, devoid of any reason. When you understand that God knew, absolutely knew the DNA, the character, the personality of both men and could predict, infallibly, the actions both men would take under the same circumstances, along with how their descendants would act, it makes sense. God knew both men, inside and out, before they were born and God decided to love one and hate the other, based on that knowledge. If you follow the descendants of both men and compare the Israelites with the Edomites, you will see that God did indeed make a wise decision.

Joshua gave the people of Israel a choice. Joshua 24:14,15 reads, “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

That choice was real. God calls all men, not desiring that any should perish but that all should come to repentance… That call is real. With the call comes the faith and power to believe. The choice is real, and God respects that choice… When Jesus said, ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” He meant “the world” in the most common sense of the word. He meant “whosoever” in the most common sense of the word. “Believes” is the result of a clear and plain choice. God predestines those whom He foreknew would accept him to be conformed to the image of Christ. Nothing would indicate that God predestines some to Heaven and others to Hell based on a random and mindless choice.

When God says that it is his will that none should perish, but that all should reach repentance, He means that in the simplest and most straightforward way, “none” means “none” and “all” means all. But God has given men the power to choose and that includes the right to reject him. This is consistent with all of Scripture. Even the angels have free will. When Lucifer rebelled, God let him go. One third of the angels chose to go with Satan, two thirds choose to stay with God. God honored their choice. When Jesus called the Rich Young Ruler, he walked away… Jesus let him go and honored his choice…

Romans nine, understood in the light of the whole of Scripture, does not oppose that. It is Calvin’s interpretation of Romans nine that opposes and contradicts the Scriptures, not Romans nine as it is written.

David…

God is Dog Spelled Backward

If long dead pagans and ancient gods threaten you and offend your conscience, don’t celebrate Christmas…

1 Corinthians 8:1 8 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

God is dog spelled backward. Why is that important? For exactly the same reason that it is important to note that, in English, Santa is Satan misspelled… something I have seen on a dozen memes and read in an unbelievable number of comments in my Facebook Feed.

Not only are many Christians ignorant, many of them have, through dedicated practice, become accomplished at the art of ignoring. They concentrate on the silly and the insignificant while ignoring that which is important.

This year, more than ever before, there has been a movement of Christians against Christmas. For years, Satan sought to use ugly and nasty pagans to ruin Christmas. He was successful in removing a number of manger scenes, but he never accomplished more than that.

Then, he tried to over commercialize the holiday and make it all about money, gifts and parties. This had a huge effect on the mindset of the worldly and the pagan, but it did nothing at all to change the heart or the celebration of the born again child of God… Christians continued, as always, to worship God and remember the birth of their Savior on Christmas Day…

Recently, Satan has recruited a large number of Legalists and Judaizers, servants of Moses and the Law, to ruin Christmas for the Christian. This has not only turned out to be the most successful demonic campaign in history but the greatest recruiting tool the Judaizers have ever come across in history! Through this campaign they have been able to sever thousands of Christians from Christ and cause them to fall from grace. By the tens of thousands, they are abandoning Jesus Christ, the cross and the Blood to embrace Moses and the Law… Once free in Christ, they now make decisions based entirely on Law, guilt and fear…

Christians who have spent a lifetime free in Christ; celebrating Christmas in Christ, reading Scripture, praying and remembering the birth of their Savior are sitting at home, alone, miserable and frightened to death of dead pagans and ancient gods… They are paralyzed and useless. They have done exactly what Satan wanted them to do… they have taken the day out of the hand of God and given to him… That which they once considered to be holy… That which they had once dedicated to God is now given over to the enemy of their souls.

The first time I heard this cry to abandon Christmas, I was overwhelmed with guilt, fear and anxiety. But I know the voice of the Spirit of God… the quiet conviction that what I have done is wrong and the awareness of my need to repent and change… What I was feeling was not that… it was the screaming condemnation of the Devil…

No, Christ was not born on Christmas. No, Christmas is not in the Bible. Yes, pagans worship their gods on the Winter Solstice and yes, the Winter solstice this year, in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:19 PM on Saturday, December 21 and that is close to Christmas. That is close enough to Christmas to make those who live in fear of ancient gods and dead pagans tremble.

What of the poor child actually born 11:19 PM on December 21st? Is he to be denied a birthday by the Law?

There are many people who do not know the date of their birth… Many Chinese orphans were abandoned by their mothers. No one knows the date of their birth. The Legalist and the Judaizer would argue that they should never be given a birthday party because if they get the date wrong, they will offend Moses… However, in fact, most of these people have chosen a date for their Birthday and they are not at all afraid to attend the party given in their honor or to receive the gifts given them. I do believe that God receives the gifts and the Worship afforded him on Christmas in like manner.

Let us speak of grace, the New Covenant and Scriptural principle…

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

There is arrogance, superiority, assumed authority and bragging to be found in abundance among the Christmas Haters… They have found new truth and, by means of that truth have gained a moral superiority that grants them the right to condemn those who celebrate Christmas, pouring guilt, condemnation and fear on their heads, demanding that they join the Christmas haters in their self-imposed misery…

But two passages of Scripture talk to the freedom of the believer in this case.

Romans 14:

2 One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.

All meat in Rome (and Corinth) was sold through butcher shops attached to pagan temples. Most of it had been offered in sacrifice to pagan gods… The weak in the faith… the baby Christian could not eat it because, to him, the gods were still very real, and the meat tainted. The strong in the faith understood what Paul teaches in…

1 Corinthians 8:

4 Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

The ancient gods and the long dead pagans have no authority over the Christian. They have no power to taint, change or ruin anything.

Paul teaches an important, New Testament truth in both Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8; that which is sin for one Christian may be perfectly okay for another. Under the New Covenant, God deals with the individual!!!

Romans 14:22 … Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.

1 Corinthians 8: 7 However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8 But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.

That which is not of faith is sin… That deals with food but in the same place Paul writes:

Romans 14: 5 One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.

This principle applies to days and to many other issues…

This can and should be applied to the celebration of Christmas. If you have the faith to celebrate it, do so. If long dead pagans and ancient gods threaten you and offend your conscience, don’t celebrate Christmas…

There is a real rule here… The fact that the fear of dead pagans and ancient gods has offended your conscience and ruined the holiday for you does not now and never will give you the right to condemn those who can, in all good conscience, celebrate Christmas and worship God on that day…

Romans 14: 10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written,

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me,

And every tongue shall give praise to God.”

12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

If you cannot celebrate Christmas, suffer in silence… you have absolutely no right to judge, pound, harangue, or pile guilt on the heads of those who have found freedom in Christ…

Think about it…

David…

THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

At least one person is going to comment here based on what he or she thinks this article is about…

THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

The subtitle of Darwin’s book is the real topic of the book. Evolution is suggested by Darwin as a means of explaining why the lighter skinned races are so very superior to the dark skinned races. Evolution, as presented by Darwin, is only a way of explaining the superiority of the “Favoured Races”.

While no College Professor in his right mind would ever question Darwin’s theory of evolution, neither would he ever actually suggest that his students read the book… THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES is a profoundly racist book.

May I suggest that to defend Darwin’s theory of evolution while denouncing his racism is the height of hypocrisy. He presented his theory for the sole purpose of defending his racism.

Let us play a little game here and pretend that Darwin was right. Let us assume, for a moment, that certain races are superior and that that fact may be explained by evolution.

One look at Europe and the United States today is enough to suggest that those races which seemed so very superior to Darwin are involved in the largest collective suicide in history. Through unlimited immigration and the push for interracial marriage, the “superior races” are destroying themselves and at the minimum, making themselves equal with the inferior races. Many would suggest that the formerly superior races are now voluntarily placing themselves under those races once considered so inferior.

If evolution were to explain that, the answer would be that somehow, kindness and fairness were adapted into the superior races and that weakness has led to their demise… Just a suggestion; remember, I believe in Creation, not evolution.

What is happening cannot be denied… the races are being forced to mix and individual cultures are dying in the process. Most of Europe is now dominated by Middle Eastern peoples. Latins, Blacks and Arabs now exert an unquestionable power in the United States. It is happening. If you do not think so, I would be tempted to accuse you of willful ignorance.

I wrote a book called LUCIFER’S QUEST, Undoing Babel. Here I offer a Biblical, creationist answer to the problem. First of all, no matter what they have told you, it is not unchristian to see and notice truth. Political Correctness belongs to the Darwinian crowd, not the Church. The Church is to be enamored with truth. Let me offend the Politically Correct for a moment…

There are, and I call Charles Darwin as my witness, differences between races. I might argue that each race has strengths missing in other races and each has its own weaknesses. These differences do not necessarily make one superior to the other, but they do make them different. Even a casual observer can spot the differences. Being different is now politically incorrect, but it is neither good nor bad, it is simply a demonstrable fact.

So, from whence come the differences and why is society so very desperate to deny and undo the very differences that fill the pages of Darwin’s book?

If we take Scripture seriously, and I would suggest that you do, we would expect to find God’s answer to the questions at hand. Let us look at the Bible…

The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:

1The whole world had only one language, and everyone spoke it. 2 They moved to the east and found a broad valley in Babylon. There they made their home.

3 They said to one another, “Come on! Let’s make bricks and bake them well.” They used bricks instead of stones. They used tar to hold the bricks together. 4 Then they said, “Come on! Let’s build a city for ourselves. Let’s build a tower that reaches to the sky. We’ll make a name for ourselves. Then we won’t be scattered over the whole earth.”

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 He said, “All these people are united and speak the same language. That is why they can do all this. Now they will be able to do anything they plan. 7 Come on! Let us go down and mix up their language. Then they will not be able to understand one other.”

8 So the Lord scattered them from there over the whole earth. And they stopped building the city. 9 There the Lord mixed up the language of the whole world. That’s why the city was called Babel. From there the Lord scattered them over the whole earth.

This alone explains the differences between the races. Together, as one people, with one language, they had both every strength and every weakness. With that, and because of that, God himself would testify, “All these people are united and speak the same language. That is why they can do all this. Now they will be able to do anything they plan.

God, separated the peoples for one purpose; to keep them from working together to defeat himself and establish Satan as the eternal god of the earth… That is what they were attempting to do, and God stopped it.

I can hear someone loudly protesting, “But the Bible says that there is no such thing as Jew or Greek… we are all one!” Take a moment to read that Scripture:

Galatians 3:

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

“For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” While this Scripture is true, it is only true for those who are “in Christ Jesus.” This has nothing at all to do with the pagan, unsaved world.

We are now looking at the plan to reunite the world under the AntiMessiah. I would suggest that the reason for this push to subvert and destroy individual races and cultures is centered in the fight of Satan to undo what happened at Babel, reunite the world with a single culture and one big mixed race that will work with him, through the AntiMessiah and grant him eternal dominion in the earth.

Satan is determined to reunite mankind. I know that uniting people sounds noble, but all that sounds noble is not of God. The success of the New World Order and the future of Satan depend on unity. This unity is noble sounding but satanically inspired…

It is this that motivates the church in America to drop Scripture and unite with Catholics and Muslims… I am certain that most of their leaders have no idea why they are so driven to unite with pagans and unbelievers. There is simply this internal pressure that demands that they do so. This satanic inspiration is what causes them to cry out, “Doctrine be damned; unity at any cost!”

This is not evolution; this is Satan trying to undo that which God accomplished at Babel…

Think about it!

David…

Scriptural Principle and Christmas

Romans 14:2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.

Let me paraphrase that, change the subject while maintaining the principle…

One person’s faith allows them to celebrate Christmas, but another, whose faith is weak, celebrates only Hanukkah.

To those who would judge those who celebrate Christmas as being weak, let me say that the Scripture says that you have it backward.

The argument against eating meat was exactly the same kind of religious garbage and Paul rejected it. You will find that in Rome, every single butcher shop was attached to a pagan temple. All of the meat available had been sacrificed to a pagan deity. Those who were weak in the faith could not eat it because it was connected to idols. Having full faith in God, the strong in the faith realized that meat is meat, is meat and that for the Christian, the connection to the idols was of none effect; it was meaningless because God saw the heart, not the meat.

I would make the same argument that the strong in the faith can celebrate Christmas because God sees the heart and the ancient connection to pagan gods is of none effect.

I would highly suggest that even if you fear the spirits of Christmas, you refrain from condemning those who have the faith to celebrate the day. Paul goes on to write:

14:5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.

If I am convinced that God sees my heart and not the pagan connection, you have no right to judge me…

14:4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand…

Nonetheless, if you do fear the pagan connection, you would want to heed the final warning of the chapter…

14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin…

That speaks of food but the principle applies fully to the celebration of Christmas…

If you can, do. If you can’t, don’t…

That is the strongest of New Testament doctrine and principle…

Think about it…

David…

The Dominionist Heresy

If I were the Devil, I would make a church so close to the real thing that real Christians feared to call it heresy…

There is a huge and growing, fully heretical church in the United States and some Christians are scared to death to say that that which does not keep Christ or his Word central is heresy. When you replace Jesus and his Word with goals of Unity and governmental control, you are a heretic…

I resent this “Doctrine be damned, unity at any cost” movement that seeks to unite Bible Believing Christians with Roman pagans and Muslims in order to create a moral government that will enforce the morals of the God of Abraham apart from the God of Abraham…

There is a real difference between Bible Believing Christians putting down petty differences in order to unite, and Christians putting down Christ and his Word in order to unite with heretics and unbelievers…

The real church evangelizes and grows by preaching and bringing others to God’s truth. These people are putting away truth in order to unite with the ungodly…

Not the same thing.

David…

LEGALISM, LAWLESSNESS, AND HALLOWEEN.

My personal belief is that the Devil only has as much of Halloween as you are willing to give him…

Legalism is heresy. Antinomianism is the other heresy… If you imagine a very long line with Biblical Christianity in the dead center, Legalism is on the far right and antinomianism is on the far left. Truth is in the middle.

Legalism has you working your way to Heaven, earning Celestial Brownie Points… your righteousness and your justification… Heaven itself depends on your obedience to the Law… Not eating pork and Sabbath church attendance become the focal point of your religion (totally ignoring the rest of the Torah)… You can spot a legalist on Facebook because they are uncontrollable braggarts, and they would rather win a Christian away from Jesus, grace, and faith than win a sinner on his way to Hell…

Antinomianism is lawlessness… Murder, rape, witchcraft, free love, homosexuality, transgenderism, pornography, prostitution… it is all okay; you are under the Blood, Jesus paid it all and so whatever you do is okay with God… This is lawlessness and it is heresy.

Christianity teaches that you are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ… Jesus became sin for you so that you, through him, might become the very righteousness of God. If you have become “the righteousness of God,” nothing, absolutely nothing you can do can make you any more righteous. You have been justified… all the Sabbath Church services and the rest of your life without pork will not make the slightest difference. Christians are led by the Spirit… those who are led by the Spirit are not under the Law. Those who seek to be justified by going to church on Saturday and/or not eating pork are “severed from Christ” and they “fall from grace…”

Christianity teaches a living relationship with a living God… it is active and works in the present tense. Rejecting legalism, understanding that the New Testament calls the Ten Commandments a “Ministry of Death” and a “ministry of condemnation,” they never see themselves as under the law or obligated to follow the commandments… they have nothing to brag about except Jesus and his finished work… On the other hand, Jesus said to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow him… We are admonished to “fix our eyes on Jesus.” In so doing, we reject antinomianism and lawlessness… We have the whole Bible to teach us what God likes but we are free from the Law. How does this work?

Christians love Jesus. Our sin cost Jesus his life’s Blood. My sin hurts Jesus… I can never assume that I am free to do the things that hurt him. I deny myself those pleasures, I take up my cross, I die to myself, I follow Jesus and I fix my eyes on him. The Spirit leads me in real time… One who is doing those things is not going to commit gross sin. It is very hard to sleep with your neighbor’s spouse or steal his lawnmower if you are living like that… This is a ministry of righteousness.

One of the great principles of Christianity is that God sees the heart. Romans 14 tells us clearly that something that is not sin for one believer may very well be sin for another believer. That chapter ends with a warning that “anything done without faith is sin.” If I can greet children at the door and give them candy in Jesus’ name and bless them, it is not sin. If you believe that by opening that door and giving that child a piece of candy, you are somehow participating in a demonic ritual, for you to do so would be sin… This is a principle that the Legalist rejects completely, and baby Christians find difficult to comprehend… However, understanding this principle will set you free.

We must love Jesus and follow him. Our faith must be in Christ alone… The Legalist adds works to faith and in doing so loses his salvation. The Lawless, lost in antinomianism, do not love Jesus, nor do they follow him… You cannot love Jesus and live a lifestyle that hurts him and nails him to the cross. You cannot claim to follow him while consistently and without remorse doing things that He would never do.

On the question of churches participating in Halloween, it depends on their motives… As a matter of fact, some Christians there may be perfectly okay and right with God while others, at the same event, may be sinning… “Anything done without faith is sin.”

My personal belief is that the Devil only has as much of Halloween as you are willing to give him. If you give him the day, it is his day. If you insist that it is the day that the Lord has made, Satan gets none of it.

While most churches are operating in blissful ignorance, some are fully aware. There are two ways to look at it… You can see it as participating with the Devil in a demonic ritual, or you can see it as taking back for Jesus that which the Devil has stolen…

Most churches that I know personally are trying to take back the day for Jesus and provide a fun but safe place for children who might otherwise be involved with or even hurt by the Satanists… Some of them push the line very hard and some cross over the line. Others back off from the line and keep their celebration from any appearance of evil… All of them seem to keep children from the Satanists who would hurt them…

This is very much a matter of how you look at it… I was never caught up in any kind of Satanic darkness… I have never been into the occult. Halloween is only evil in the books… for me, it was always an innocent exercise in imagination. For me, it is easy to give a child candy or participate in a church Fall Festival and think only of God and of protecting and blessing children. I would imagine that it might be much more difficult for one with much experience and strong connections to the dark side…

My final word is this… “He who is weak eats only vegetables while he who is strong in the faith eats anything… nonetheless, to him who thinks it is sin, it is sin. Anything done without faith is sin…” (Romans 14) Whatever you do, don’t sin…

David…