Friday, October 30, 2009

What Will You Make of it?

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Halloween is this weekend. What will we make of it? Many Christians have a hard time with Halloween and and mark it as a very dark and Satanic time. A holiday to stay away from. Well I think it's what you make of it. You could take this pumpkin and carve a very scary face in it or you could make pumpkin pie. Or if we use our imagination we could carve good things into it. Halloween was originally a Celtic festival that marked 'summers end" . This divided the light days from the dark days. They believed the divide between the living and the dead was very thin and on that night and bad spirits could pass into this world. They dressed up in costumes to confuse the spirits so they would not attack them. Pope Gregory the III and Gregory the IV moved the observance of "All Saints Day" to November 1st making October 31st All Hallows Evening shortened to Eve. They did this to give the Christian Church something positive to celebrate. So, in all we do we should seek God and resist Satan according to James 4:7. The holiday is what you make of it. I would not give it any special attention but use it as a time to remember those Saints who have gone on before us. Honor their memory and examine our own commitment to Christ. It will be what you make of it.
Anchor Baptist Church will be celebrating Homecoming this Sunday
November 1st. We invite you to come and Worship with us on this very special day. After the service we will serve a meal. You are invited to be our guest. We are located at 300 Futch Creek Road, in the Porters Neck area. If you need directions you can go to our website... If you would like to stay and eat with us please call and make reservations before Saturday at 4:oo pm 910-547-0404. We hope to see you there.
Services start at 10:30 am

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