Monsters Point To God

By: Steve Johnson 0 Comments   10/30/2015

The debate within the Christian community about how to deal with Halloween is as strong as ever.  Should Christians participate in Halloween or not?  Should they attend a church service or should they avoid them because these services still celebrate Halloween?  

There are good arguments for all of these positions and there are legitimate dangers with Halloween, just look at the increase in police and neighborhood watches the night of Halloween. 

Most people just enjoy dressing up, going door-to-door and greeting the neighbors.  Some just like a good scare.   

But no matter what you do with Halloween, it points to God.

Halloween points to God, because it acknowledges the reality of a spiritual world.  This is scary to secular education because if there is a spiritual world, then material evolution is false.  Halloween rejects the idea that we live in a purely material world and proves that most people don't believe it - even after teaching it for decades.

Halloween points to God in another way, it acknowledges the existence of evil - because evil cannot exist without God.  Celebrating Halloween proves that you believe in God.  Evil can only be defined by measuring it against something that is good in order to determine that it is evil.  So goodness must exists and who is the person defined by goodness - God.

Halloween points to God in yet another way, because it reveals that we are fascinated by fear.  Why are we afraid of anything?  Where does fear come from?  Fear of spiritual beings is recognition that we are not alone and our lives can be taken from us.  Our fear acknowledging that we are fascination with God.  He is the most feared person in the universe, even the demons fear him. 

“And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.  And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.” – Luke 8:31 

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” – Matthew 10:28 

This puts the fear of demons in its place.  The scariest thing is not the demons or monsters, rather it is God – because He is good, He is a just ruler.  This is why it is said the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  

This is what parents should teach their children.  Monsters are nothing compared to the power of the Lord.  Monsters are scared to death of God.

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