Today marks the 503rd anniversary of the Reformation (The date of the Martin Luther’s nailing the Ninety-five Theses). Please watch and enjoy this documentary.
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power.
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
— Psalm 150
My blogging friend Kenneth Ratcliffe wrote this great blog post about the origins of Halloween.
Follow his blog at: https://kenschristiandevotions.com/
When did this holiday begin and why? How should Christians view this day in general? To understand the Halloween origin further, we need to go back to the roots of Halloween.
In the United States (and other countries), Halloween has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays. On the up side, retail sales boost the economy around this holiday.1
On the down side, the holiday has become a time of increased crime in many places (especially arson and other acts of violence) on Halloween night as well as the night before. Even the author’s house was robbed one Halloween by forced entry. So, although the retail industry loves Halloween, many police officers and insurance companies dread it! Of course, there is also a tremendous amount of occult activity associated with this holiday.
Kids and even many adults love getting dressed up for Halloween. And they love the candy…
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“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:22
This is a sequel to last week’s VeggieTales video.
Please enjoy these relaxing hymns performed by Jim Engel!
Please enjoy the hymn, Blessed Assurance, performed by Grace Community Church.
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
— Hebrews 10:22
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
— Galatians 1:3-5
– Lyrics –
To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,Fanny J. Crosby
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.