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Friday, November 9, 2007

Trick or Treat

Here are our "Trick or Treaters". We had a great night. We had chili at mom's and then hit the neighborhood across the street for lots of good candy and treats with Aunt Nae Nae, Nat, and Reese. We decided to skip the Fall Festival this year (YEAH) and spend a little more time going door to door.

I found a good article about how we as Christians should handle this "goolish" holiday. You know what I learned......Satan and his evil spirits are no more active on Halloween than they are any other day of the year. Any day is a good day for Satan to prowl around "seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). But, "greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). Christian's in Europe many years ago created "All Saints Eve" as an alternative to the pagan's "Halloween". Halloween (originally known as Samhain) was created to celebrate the last harvest, death, and the upcoming winter. These pagans believed that the during this time the dead would come alive and walk along with the living. Christians wanted an alternative. So, Pope Gregory IV created All Saints Day....check out John McArthur's Grace to You website for more.

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