Should we compromise?
Well, here it is again—Halloween—and most of the churches are scrambling to do something to compensate for what the parents and kids might be missing. Missing what? A day waiting for the dark so they can go around the neighborhood with the supposed threat of candy or consequences? A season celebrating death, demons, disguise and fright?
What a time for pastors to stand up, tell it like it is, and make an impact! Not only should Christianity and the church not have anything to do with such dreadful observation, but it should reject and renounce the spirits invited and entertained by open recognition.
Obviously, there is little or no discernment of spirits which is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As a song from one other holiday in question says, “Do you see what I see?” Little girls dressed up as witches (which are cursed in God’s Word), little boys emulating monsters and adults acting silly at work.
Bah, humbug! You say? It’s just a harmless thing to do.
Well, I am not embarrassed or fearful to say that it is not just an innocent time of frivolity but a sad confirmation of the lack of reverential fear of the Heavenly Father and an expose of compromise and fumbling failure of most churches.
“Come out of such, my people!” says the Lord.