• Doctrine, Holiday's Perspective, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 31st, 2013

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The kingdom of Jesus Christ consists of all those who have made an absolute commitment to Him as Lord and Savior. It has nothing to do with church affiliation or membership. This kingdom is defined by the Bible as being a kingdom of “light.”2.

    During our short life here on the earth, each one of us is deciding which one of these two kingdoms we are going to belong to. The choice that we make, is honored by God for eternity. As Heaven is an eternal reward for choosing salvation in the kingdom of light in Jesus Christ, hell is the eternal consequences for those who choose the kingdom of darkness apart from Christ.

    There are some who are not happy with the two choices, for they wish to choose neither. By default, according to the word of God, those who reject Jesus and His salvation are automatically defaulted to the kingdom of darkness.

    Matthew 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. (UKJV)

    The choices that we make define who we are:

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

  • Encouragement, For Christians, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, The Occult

    Posted on October 19th, 2013

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

    The kingdom that we live in as His disciples, demands choices that a citizen of light would rightly choose. If we participate in things that come from the kingdom of darkness, then our walk with the Lord is compromised. In speaking to the church at Thessalonica, Paul encouraged the believers to make their choices in the awareness that Jesus could return for us at any moment.

    1 Thessalonians 2, 5, 6 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night… For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (ESV)

  • Holloween

    Posted on October 27th, 2011

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    The Origin of Halloween

    The Origin of Halloween

    Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

    The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

  • Holloween

    Posted on October 29th, 2009

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    The Origin of Halloween

    The Origin of Halloween

    Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
    The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.