Christians and Halloween.  What do you do with it?  Hand out the good candy or turn off the lights and do you enjoy a good family movie night over some pizza away from the front windows and the constantly ringing doorbell?  Do you become a force to be reckoned with in the proliferation of refined sugars and answer the ringing doorbell in your “Holy Ghost” costume/sheet?

Before you spend one more minute contemplating how you’re going to clarify that you are in fact the HOLY Ghost, and not your average ghost, you might want to read Paul Jones’ post “Jesus and Culture: How to Approach Halloween“.   Put away those scissors, fold up that bed sheet and go read Paul’s post over on REALITY’s new blog!

Halloween…Oh, what to do?

October 31, 2009

Most of you probably already have your Hallow…sorry, “Harvest Party” costumes, but if you’re still searching, you might look for any one of these at fine retailers in your area: the Large Print Bible, the Grumpy Deacon or the Youth Pastor (Brought to you by “Scary Halloween Costumes for Christians” from the good people over at sacredsandwich.com).

Before going out and buying loads of candy for the kids bound to show up at your door, you might think of offering them Emergent Candy.  Or, as one commenter on Emergent Candy said, “You know, I almost picked up a pack of these the other day. But instead, I walked out with a bag of Joel Osteen Brand™ Candy-Coated Sermonettes®. They’re tasty and yummy, but they’re not very filling.”  Nice.

Seriously though, any good Halloween traditions out there for our young family to try?

Enjoy and please no Bible burning!

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Tired of your church’s worn out harvest party?  Why not join Amazing Grace Baptist Church in holding a book burning targeting Satanic material.  So as not to overstate Amazing Grace Baptist Church’s plans for their book burning, here is the text of their plans for the event:

Halloween Book Burning
Burning Perversions of God’s Word
October 31, 2009

7:00 PM – Till

Great Preaching and Singing

Come to our Halloween book burning. We are burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, ect. These are perversions of God’s Word the King James Bible.

We will also be burning Satan’s music such as country , rap , rock , pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel , contempory Christian , jazz, soul, oldies but goldies, etc.

We will also be burning Satan’s popular books written by heretics like Westcott & Hort , Bruce Metzger, Billy Graham , Rick Warren , Bill Hybels , John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll , John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham , Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn , Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa , The Pope , Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning, William Young, etc.

We are not burning Bibles written in other languages that are based on the TR. We are not burning the Wycliffe, Tyndale, Geneva or other translations that are based on the TR.

We will be serving Bar-b-Que Chicken, fried chicken, and all the sides.

If you have any books or music to donate, please call us for pick-up. If you like you can drop them off at our church door anytime. Thanks.

If you think this is a hoax, click here for Google’s cached version of the site, here for an interview of the pastor or here for a link to the now suspended church website (due to too much traffic) where the event was originally posted.

My goal in writing this post is not to make fun (though I certainly got a laugh from reading this myself), but just to say, please people, leave your Bibles and Mother Theresa books at home and find some other more beneficial way to spend your Halloween…

(HT Gene Veith and Francis Beckwith for bringing this to my attention)

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