HoodieGospel: "Psalm 108"

108 O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your mercy is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth;
That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
God has spoken in His holiness:
“I will rejoice;
I will divide Shechem
And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet for My head;
Judah is My lawgiver.
Moab is My washpot;
Over Edom I will cast My shoe;
Over Philistia I will triumph.”
10 Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not You, O God, who cast us off?
And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?
12 Give us help from trouble,
For the help of man is useless.
13 Through God we will do valiantly,
For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.


HoodieGospel: "Psalm 106"

106 

Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

4 Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:

14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.

17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:

25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.

26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.

31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them:

35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.

FACT: Halloween "What is All Saints Day?"




FACT: Halloween "What is All Hallows Eve?"


FACT:Halloween "What is Halloween?"




FACT: Halloween "Who are you?"


FACT: Halloween "Contents"


FACT: Halloween


HOLYWEEN: (RECORD DAY TODAY) "CHRISTIANS AREN'T SATISFIED"



CHRISTIANS AREN'T SATISFIED
"frankly I don't blame them"

We set a record already today on Views (not simply clicks)
In the Biblical Christian Network and VidDevo Ministries.

Apparently people are tired of the platitudes about religious expression.
They know something is wrong with Halloween and don't like the "answers"being given by Pastors, Preachers and Teachers who are "being nice" and"playing nice" theologically, intellectually and "religiously"

AFTER ALL THEY DO HAVE A CONGREGATION TO THINK OF.......

But it appears to me in this last generation of Believers in Jesus that thoughpeople are indulging in the compromise of harvesty solutions for a pagan promotion............

There is a sense of unease that in fact the Christian does know Spiritually........

THIS IS A COMPROMISE and IT IS NOT SCRIPTURAL.

While the Dogmatist and Doctrinalist try to pacify the realist with hermaneutic and homiletic opinions...........

The heart is telling each person something different than Christendom is trying to sell or teach........

 and they just want someone to tell the Truth.

 To admit to the Facts of Halloween and the lack of genuine "Jesus" response to the day.

With this much Insane response if we don't finish our presentation today.....

WE WILL CONCLUDE BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

There is an answer.

Do you really want to know?

----------------





HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"


Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.

Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.

Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE

I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.

HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.

I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.

WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

HOLYWEEN: "a Complete site" (CBN)


Featured Stories



Halloween, Fear, and a Christian Mom's Perspective

Halloween, Fear, and a Christian Mom's Perspective

Blogger Erin James encourages moms and dads to guard against fear entering into the heart's of children as we approach Halloween.
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Some Christians stay locked behind their doors with their lights turned off. But, what is the right thing to do?
Banning Halloween

Banning Halloween

"As a church-goer all my life, I’ve seen varied solutions to the question: 'What are we as Christians to do with Halloween?'"
Former Wiccan Tells All

Former Wiccan Tells All

As a teen she began searching for truth. Her fascination with the occult and her love for nature led her to Wicca.

Free Resources



Hallowed or Harmful?

Hallowed or Harmful?

What is the Christian perspective on Halloween? Find the answers in this free booklet.
HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"


Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.

Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.

Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE

I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.

HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.

I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.

WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

HOLYWEEN: CBN.com – What about Halloween?



HALLOWEEN

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

By Elliott Watson 

CBN.com – What about Halloween?


Should you and I be involved in the celebration of Halloween?

Finding the answer to this question has been an interesting journey in itself. I interviewed several people and then researched what many leading Christian writers, authors and spokesmen have written about the subject. 

I also searched various websites such as christianitytoday.com, focusonthefamily.org, and cbn.com to read what others might be saying. What I found was an agreement on the origins of Halloween, but a mixture of recommendations about allowing our children to participate in this super-charged media driven holiday.

The origins of Halloween are Celtic in tradition and have to do with observing the end of summer sacrifices to gods in Druidic tradition. In what is now Britain and France, it was the beginning of the Celtic year, and they believed Samhain, the lord of death, sent evil spirits abroad to attack humans, who could escape only by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. 

The waning of the sun and the approach of dark winter made the evil spirits rejoice and play nasty tricks. Believe it or not, most of our Halloween practices can be traced back to these old pagan rites and superstitions.

But what about today? Perhaps we can still learn from history. In the fourth century, Christians attempted to co-opt the holiday by celebrating the lives of faithful Christian saints the day before Halloween. This was a conscious attempt to provide an alternative and re-focus the day away from ghouls, goblins, ghosts, witches and other “haunted” experiences. Since that time many Christians have decided to allow their children to dress in more “innocent” costumes of pumpkins, princesses, Superman or as a cowboy. Part of this is due to the simple reality that in today’s Western culture it is nearly impossible to “avoid” Halloween.

Just before reaching a conclusion on the subject, I was struck with the thought that I ought to further my search and find out what Wicca, the official religion of witchcraft, has to say about Halloween. Perhaps they viewed the day as a simple fun and innocent neighborhood activity?

“Shock” is the only word to describe what I found. Halloween is a real, sacred day for those who follow Wicca. In fact, it is one of two high and holy days for them. 

The Celtic belief of spirits being released is current, along with the worship of Samhain (the lord of death) – both are promoted as something to embrace on that day. There is no question in my mind that to those who believe and follow the practices of witchcraft, Halloween represents an opportunity to embrace the evil, devilish, dark side of the spiritual world.

So after discovering this, what is a reasonable conclusion? As Christians you and I are placed in this world to be a light in a world of darkness. There is no lasting benefit to ignore a holiday that exists around us, but it also does harm to celebrate Halloween as it has originated and grown over the centuries.

My suggestion? Christians should be teaching their children (age appropriately) that:
there is a spiritual world filled with goodness from God and evil from Satan (Eph. 2:1-10);
life with Christ has power over darkness (I John 4:4); and
those who celebrate Halloween either are unaware of its roots, or are intentionally promoting a world where evil is lauded and viewed as an ultimate power.

To counter the evil influence of Halloween, we need to join together and celebrate the reality of the heroic efforts of Christian saints over the evil in their day. Many leaders in the past -- and present -- have fulfilled the mandate of destroying the works of the devil through their sacrificial commitment to Christ and His Kingdom.

Too, rather than “hide” in the face of evil, we should unabashedly and boldly create an alternative that is positive and uplifting; that celebrates good over evil and the triumph of God over Satan. 

We need to provide an environment that also makes room for heaps of fun while using the day as a “teachable moment” to celebrate God’s protection, provision and purpose for our lives.

HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"




Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.


Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.


Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE


I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.


HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.


I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.


WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

HOLYWEEN: "Some more history"

Is Halloween for Christians?
Every year, Americans spend over 6.9 billion dollars on Halloween alone. Imagine all the good that could be done with that kind money!






Kids dressed up as witches, ghosts, demons, and other ghoulish creatures yelling out "Trick or Treat!"

Decorations filled with skeletons, vampires, and evil-looking pumpkins.

Parties involving scary stories, horror movies, fortune telling, and haunted houses.

Rebellious teenagers soaping windows, smashing pumpkins, throwing eggs, and vandalizing property.

No one can deny that Halloween is mainly focused on fear, darkness, monsters, the occult and violence. Are these the kinds of things that we should be exposing our children or ourselves to? Paul said that Christians should "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Ephesians 5:11) He also wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 that we are to "Keep away from every kind of evil." (New Living Translation)

Halloween is a holiday that glorifies that which is dark, that which is diabolical. The Bible tells us that we have been called out of darkness and into the marvelous light of Christ (1 Peter 2:9). Jesus wants to lift us above the paganism and wickedness of this world (John 17:14-15). How are we to let our lights shine (Matthew 5:14-16) if we are relishing in a custom that promotes darkness? "And what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14). Our delight and meditation should be on that which is pure, lovely, and virtuous (Philippians 4:8).

The Bible is clear: God is opposed to occultish practices (Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Galatians 5:20, Revelation 21:8). You can also read in Acts 19:18-19 about Christians who renounced all dealings with the occult after they accepted Jesus as their Savior.

Isn't it just harmless fun?

But is Halloween really that bad? While everyone knows that it's a yearly celebration, what is it actually a celebration of? Let's take a brief look at it's roots and origins...

You may be surprised to know that Halloween is actually a very religious day, but not in the true Christian sense. Halloween originally dates back thousands of years ago to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. 

The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st, which marked the end of the summer harvest and the beginning of the dark winter. This supposedly was the time when their sun god, Muck Olla, was losing his strength, since the leaves were dying and the days were getting shorter. 

They believed that on the night before their new year, the spirits and demons were at the peak of their power and this was the time when the ghosts of the dead revisited the earth to possess and haunt the people.

The Celts believed that the laws of nature were suspended on this night, which allowed the dead and the powers of darkness to freely interact with the rest of the world. In order to avoid being possessed, the Celts would dress up in hideous costumes and parade around town, making all kinds of noise and wreaking havoc in an effort to scare away the evil spirits. 

The Druid priests would lead the villagers in diabolical worship ceremonies where offerings were burnt over their "sacred" bonfires. Some accounts speak of human sacrifices, the demon possessed being burned at the stake, and all kinds of magic. The people would leave delicacies and wine outside their homes so that the spirits would not "trick" or curse them.

But if these paganistic practices happened so long ago (dating back to about 2500 years ago) then how is it that many of these customs have been carried all the way down to our day in age?

By the first century A.D., the Romans had conquered much of the Celtic territory and they adopted a great deal of these traditions as their own. Since the Catholic church sprang up in the heart of Rome and became the official religion of the Roman Empire, many pagan rituals were unfortunately incorporated by the church as a way of making Catholicism more appealing to the heathen (remember, this was the beginning of the "the Dark Ages").

In the 6th century, "Gregory the Great (A.D. 540-604) advised the Archbishop of Canterbury to retain the hitherto Druid sacrifices and celebrate them in honor of the Christian saints" (Occult ABC, Kurt Koch, p. 87).

During the 7th century, in an attempt to replace the Celtic festival with a similiar, but "holier" holiday, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 as a time to honor "saints and martyrs" and called it "All Saints' Day". This celebration was also known as All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from the Middle English word "Alholowmesse", which means All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

Then in the year 1000, the Catholic church set up November 2 to be All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated much like Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, while the people dressed up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. The three celebrations (the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls') were combined and called Hallowmas.

Since the Catholics believed that their departed loved ones were in a state of limbo known as purgatory, this festival of the dead was significant. They would go from house to house begging for "soul cakes". The more cakes they received, the more prayers they would offer for the dead relatives of those who gave the cakes. These practices were encouraged by the church, but were based on superstition rather than the truth of the Bible.

But What About Today?

Even though these traditions were taken up by the misguided church, that doesn't mean that they are any less dangerous today. The roots of Halloween are still just as corrupt and sinister as they ever have been. And "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one! " (Job 14:4) The fact remains that Halloween is still considered by the occult world as a special day of darkness.

Notice what some secular books about the occult say concerning Halloween:

"It is the time when the dead and the living and the unborn children step outside the circle of time to meet, to talk and to exchange information. The door of the circle is left open and a place is laid with rich food and wine to be offered to the Goddess when she joins her worshipers, who are her children" (Magic For The Aquarian Age, Marian Green, p. 131).

"At this time the power of the underworld is unleashed, and spirits are supposedly freed to roam about the earth; it is considered the best time to contact spirits" (Halloween and Satanism, P. Phillips and J.H. Robie, p. 146).

"There is another religious group which is equally serious about its Halloween celebrations: the satanists. Halloween to them is a more sinister and direct celebration of death and Satan; they celebrate [it] as one of his two highest holy days. At Halloween the sacrifices of some of these satanic cults are unspeakably vicious and brutal" (Like Lambs To The Slaughter, Johanna Michaelsen, p.190).

Is it for Christians?

We're not going to tell you what you should or shouldn't do since every Christian must be persuaded in his or her own conscience about this type of matter, but to us, Halloween doesn't sound like anything we want to be associated with. Halloween emphasizes violence, but Jesus emphasizes peace and gentleness (Titus 3:2 & Luke 2:14). Halloween emphasizes fear and terror, but God emphasizes tranquility, rest, assurance, and love (Psalm 23, 2 Timothy 1:17, 1 John 4:18). Halloween emphasizes death and destruction, but God emphasizes life and restoration (John 3:16, Ezekiel 33:11, Jeremiah 30:17). There's just no getting around the fact that Halloween is opposed to God's character and ways.

But are there alternatives? Of course! Just because you're a child of God doesn't mean that you should slam the door in the face of the Trick or Treaters and scream "We're Christians! We don't celebrate Halloween!!". Is that how Jesus would treat them? Not at all. The Bible tells us that we should "overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21). Offer your visitors a toothbrush, a healthy treat, or, better yet, invite them in for a Bible study on the love of God.

Perhaps your church will want to hold a special Harvest Celebration in order to provide the kids with a wholesome alternative to Halloween. Maybe a special prayer meeting in order to intercede for the satanists and witches who honor Halloween as a religious holiday. How about a fall food drive to help the needy in your area?

Whatever you do, remember to "be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6:10-13)

HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"




Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.


Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.


Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE


I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.


HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.


I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.


WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

HOLYWEEN: Pagan Invasion -Chuck Smith




HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"


Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.

Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.

Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE

I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.

HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.

I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.

WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

HOLYWEEN: "the Jewish Answer" (sad point made in article: What are you teaching children)

Do Jews Celebrate Halloween?

1
Print
E-mail
Question:
Do Jews celebrate Halloween? I know its origins aren't very "Jewish," but I'm worried that my kids will feel left out if they can't go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
Answer:
Let me tell you about a wonderful Jewish holiday: once a year, our children dress up as sages, princesses, heroes and clowns. They drop by the homes of our community, visit the infirm and the aged, spreading joy and laughter. They bring gifts of food and drink and collect tzedakah (charity) for the needy.
You guessed it--it's called Purim, when it's customary to send mishloach manot--gifts of food--to one's friends and even more gifts to those in hard times.
Flip it over (October instead of March, demanding instead of giving, scaring instead of rejoicing, demons instead of sages, etc.) and you have Halloween. There you have it: a choice of one of two messages you can give to your children. I call that a choice, because one of the beautiful things about kids is that, unlike adults, they don't do too well receiving two conflicting messages at once.
I know how hard it is to be different, but as Jews, we have been doing just that for most of our 3,800 years. Since Abraham and Sarah broke away from the Sumerian cult of gods and demons, we have lived amongst other peoples while being very different from them. And we dramatically changed the world by being that way.
That's a proud and nurturing role for any child: To be a leader and not a follower, to be a model of what should be rather than of what is.
Make your kids feel that they are the vanguard. They belong to a people who have been entrusted with the mission to be a light to the nations--not an ominous light inside a pumpkin, but a light that stands out and above and shows everyone where to go. Forget about Halloween and wait for Purim to turn the neighborhood upside down!
-----------
HOLYWEEN:
"to be or not to be"


Tradition. Celebration. Facts. Choice.

Be honest about why you do what you do.
That will lead you..... 
to what God would have for you to do.

Sin is always about doing or not doing
What God Tells You to Do.
HE IS YOUR GUIDE AND NO ONE ELSE

I personally have prayed and made my choice 
with Jesus and I together for me alone.
What you do is between God and You.

HE WILL LEAD YOU.....James 1:5
Proverbs 3:5,6.

I may not agree with all we post,
but I will respond from the POV of the 
post in question.

WE WILL POST MANY POV'S TODAY

Translate

Search This Blog