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Deceptions

Nov 1, 2012 by     4 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

Just this past week, I got an objection from an old High School friend on facebook about what I believe with Halloween. She has been switching between the Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and a few other denominations for years and she has come to the conclusion that they all hold a little bit of truth. She has decided that they will partake in things like Halloween even though the “Christian School” she sends her kids to doesn’t celebrate it. She is leaving it up to her kids to decide what is important in life because she herself is so confused with what is true and what is not.

BIG MISTAKE according to scripture.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy CHILDREN, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

When we leave our children to make up their own minds, we leave them open for many mistakes that can be avoided. The Torah is not a barbed wire fence meant to keep you locked up. The Torah is an electrified fence meant to keep the wolf out from the sheep. When you stray outside that protective perimeter, your open yourselves up to all kinds of heartache the scriptures label as curses. Thus when you break Torah, you are under the punishment, or the “curse” of the Torah(law). And thus, why you need a savior who took on that punishment on your behalf.

Over and over again, we see Christianity opening doors to the sheep that should not be open. They open up practices by the pagan world to the sheep and all that does is fill the herd with wolves.

Folks, if we really believe we are living in the last days, don’t you think Satan is going to be throwing every worldly distraction he can think of your way to keep you away from the true word of God which keeps you from seeing the sin in your life?

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  • For everyone who depends on legalistic observance of Torah commands lives under a curse, since it is written, “CURSED is EVERYONE who DOES NOT KEEP on DOING EVERYTHING written in the Scroll of the Torah.”
    Galatians 3:10

    • Have you looked at it this way.. In who Paula was talking to?..Why Paul was addressing this topic? What the custom was in this day? Or any questions to lead to a deeper study? Consider this….
      Paul had clearly taught the Galatians to carefully obey the laws and commandments of God—the true “religion” or way of life of the Old Testament—while living under the grace of God made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice. Expressing dismay at how easily the Judaizers had led them astray, Paul asks, “O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?… Did you receive the Spirit of God by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?” (Gal. 3:1-2). Clearly, such Judaizers were Pharisaic in origin and sought only to promote their brand of pseudo-righteousness based on traditional, ritual “works of law.” Understanding Paul’s use of the phrase “works of law” is the all-important key. For example, in a vital passage generally misunderstood by mainstream Christians, Paul writes,“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyonewho does not continue in all things which are written in the Book of the Law, to do them’ ” (Gal. 3:10; NKJV). Most people misunderstand this verse to say that those who keep the Mosaic Law are cursed. After all, did not Jesus come to free man from that harsh Old Testament set of laws?
      But is God’s Law a curse? Stop and think. Could the same Law that David (a man after God’s
      own heart) called “perfect” and “sure” in Psalm 19:7 be a curse? David pronounced a blessing on those who keep God’s way: “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law [Torah] of the LORD” (Psa. 119:1). Paul wrote that “the Law is indeed holy, and the commandment holy and righteous
      and good” (Rom. 7:12). The apostle James called the Law the “perfect Law of liberty”—because it liberates one from curses.
      Read Galatians 3:10 again carefully. It quotes Deuteronomy 27:26, which says, “Cursed is he
      who does not confirm all the words of this Law to do them.” The curse is on the one who fails to obey the Law—because obedience to God’s way of life brings life. This is why Jesus told the rich young man, “if you desire to enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt. 19:17). Most assuredly, the phrase “works of law” in this passage cannot be referring to obedience to God’s laws and commandments— which clearly bring blessings, not curses.

  • I think I was posting with her on another page. I couldn’t believe she would send them to a private school, then decide to celebrate Halloween. I ended up telling her it wasn’t about God’s heart towards her, He has already forgiven her, but it was about her heart towards God. Does she love Him enough to be obedient?

  • I appreciate the comments by awakeningdawn. I could not think of this way to explain Gal 3:10 …..by NOT attempting to explain it! According to Deut 27:26 there is nothing out of place or unscriptural. Duh!!!

    Just as in the following verse (3:11) which is quoted in Hab 2:4 and again in after a Heb 10:38 after a dreadful warning “but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him”.

    I could on but it suffices to agree that some things don’t need explaining….. it simply is what it is.

    I want to share yet another verse that I felt compelled to “explain” but needed no explanation.
    Gal 5:23 “…….against such there is no law”

    Of course not. There is a LAW – forever … as it were…. But why would there be a law against such virtuous attributes? !! Again, DUH!’

    It explains in great detail the things that there is a law against. And explains the consequences of violating said law…… “…they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

    Anyway,it always help to see how another believer exhorts or expounds upon the truth. ThanX

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