A Halloween Story. This time of year, it has become a popular tradition to celebrate Halloween with the promotion of all things “scarry”. On the surface, most folks like to dress up children and have them go door to door and receive either “tricks” or “treats”. Yet, the truth behind the halloween holiday is the promotion of evil that is against God. To the christian, there is nothing more scarry than being apart from God. Ephesians 2:11-12 (KJV) reminds us “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.” At one time, gentiles were without hope and without God in the world. This is a very scarry position. Yet God provided a way for gentiles to be saved. As Ephesians 2:13 (KJV) declares “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” Today, Christ has provided the only way to be reconciled to God, yet there are those who have yet to accept the best “treat” of all: eternal life in Christ… Now that’s scary. Click here to listen to the lesson on 10-27-02. Follow this link if you want to learn more about Halloween.