Just about every week a book arrives at my house. I am a reading junkie. Denbigh is always saying, "What have you bought now!?" Well, I love to read. I explained to my dear husband whom I love and cherish that this is all the fault of Levar Burton from Reading Rainbow. Butterfly in the sky indeed. Take a look.
It's in a book. Reading Rainbow.
I dearly love to read. I am a studier. I want to be well informed. I think we as an American society just do things because other people do them. We never stop to ask ourselves if something is God honoring or even appropriate. Driving around our neighborhood a few years ago at Halloween, I had a thought. I thought that if someone from another country came over here who did not understand our customs, they would all think we were Satanists. One drive down the street my friend Christine lives on would convince you of that. One of her neighbors puts out a life-size demonic clown with a smoke machine annually. The whole thing creeps me out. When discussing the odd holiday with some friends the other day, Denbigh made an interesting point. He simply said to look at what Scripture says about it. I will post that below. I honestly don't see how glorifying witchcraft, demons, or fear can be God honoring. (editors note: this is my personal conviction that I am posting to cause others to think. It is not my condemnation.) God's Word says to test all things. I have read countless articles on the subject. One Christian woman who is a former witch told how she began in witchcraft was at a Halloween party playing with a Quija board. She was even knocking Harvest Festivals. She says it sends the message that we are missing out on something when we try to provide an alternative. That is her take.
Read the Scripture and make your own conclusions:
Don't imitate evil. : "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who...practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium, or spiritist or who consults the dead
I don't want you to become part of something that reduces you to less than yourself. And you can't have it both ways, banqueting with the Master one day and slumming with demons the next. Besides, the Master won't put up with it. He wants us—all or nothing. Do you think you can get off with anything less?
1 Corinthians 10:21-22
"what fellowship can light have with darkness?"
2 Corinthians 6:14-17
You have not been given a spirit leading to fear. Romans 8:15
"train a child in the way he should go" Proverbs 22:6
I am not going to go on and on trying to be your holy spirit. I just thought I'd throw some things out there to get some lively discussion going. Hopefully, it will do just what it is intended to: cause you to test what you hold as truth.
You can do your own
Some more to read:
The retreat was phenomenal. The Holy Spirit filled that place. I know that several women were set free in our midst. Praise God! I could go on and on about how well everyone did everything, but To GOD be the glory for the things He hath done.
I am thinking about starting a talk show online.
Me, Christine, and Anne.
I laugh just thinking about how funny we will be.
Guess who got her ears pierced!