Look at this article, and these are so called, “conservative churches“?
You can take that word “conservative” and throw it in the trash. It has been perverted to no end. These are not the acts of “conservative” churches. These are the acts of churches who want to remain popular with the world, but what did Christ say?
They Hated Christ
18 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.“
You are not special, I am sorry to break that too you. They hated Jesus Christ, and if you believe in Him and His Word they are going to hate you as well.
You can be popular with one or the other, but not both, (Matthew 6:24).
What does the world have to offer?
Nothing, but temporary gain while the blessings of God are everylasting, (Matthew 5:10).
19 “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
The world hates you because you stand with Christ.
These days, standing with Christ is not a popular thing to do unless you twist and pervert His Word like these “conservative churches” are doing.
20 “Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.”
Look, do not be some lilly liver, the world hated Christ okay?
They killed Him.
What on earth do you think they are going to do to you if you follow Him?
Who cares, let them think what they want.
Listen to Christ.
11 “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
12 “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
It is a blessing when they revile you and speak against you. It means you are standing for God, you are making a stand for Him and He is a rewarder of those who do that. He is a rewarder of those who are not ashamed of Him and who are not scared to stand when things become tough, (Psalms 33:18-21).
Anyone can go the easy route, that has never been difficult. It has always been difficult to do what is right, to stand by God because falling away is so easy.
That is pretty plan, either you love God and follow His Word or you do not. There is no gray area, there is no part way.
But Brandon, halloween is just about candy for the kids. It is just costume fun time, it keeps them off the streets.
It is always just “for the kids“. That is the same sad excuse people use to play easter bunny, but that too is a lie, it is a perversion of the truth and instead of learning about Jesus Christ on “easter“, we learn about some heathen bunny and play hide the basket.
Go learn the truth about halloween, it is surrounded by mysticism and evil spirits.
What “conservative church” would want to take part in that?
God said it best,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,” – Hosea 4:6
How easy is it for us to make excuses so we do not have to stand for God. It is just a little too difficult to make a stand. These type of people remind me of those who have been brainwashed to no end and ol Esau who sold his birthright for a bowl of soup.
But Brandon, everyone else is doing it.
Everyone else is walking the broad path to destruction too, do you want to join them, (Matthew 7:13-14)?
Playing “trick or treat” may not send you there, but you sure are not standing for what is righteous either are you?
You make an effort each and every day to stand for God, I do not care how insignificant you think that stand may be.