Why Not Just Say ‘NO’ to Halloween!

The Glover Girls celebrating  with cosplay at Maggie Daley park in Chicago

                              The Glover Girls celebrating with cosplay at Maggie Daley park in Chicago

Deut 18:9-13 “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults with the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”

1 Cor 10:20-21 “I say the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink of the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”

Gal 4:8-1 “Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.”

Romans 13:12a “Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light!”

I recently shared with Steven a note our 10 year-old daughter had typed titled: “Why I don’t Celebrate Halloween” I’d love to share her insights with the E4L and Christ’s Church Chicago families.

Selah dressed for her birthday party in the park

Selah dressed for her birthday party in the park

Selah (whose name means think on these, or meditate) wrote:
” I don’t celebrate Halloween because I’m a Christian. My mom says that it’s Satan’s day also known as his birthday. (Note: we’re not sure where she got the birthday reference). If you don’t know who Satan is or what he did I am going to be the person to tell you. Satan is bad, and he lies, steals, kills, and destroys your soul.
There is a God, He is King of kings. He made the world. He made you and me. He’s amazing, so powerful than you could ever imagine, did you know God sent His only Son to earth so that He could die on the cross for us to save us from our sins and that is why I don’t celebrate Halloween.”

The babies get it. Let’s not cause them to stumble!

I read a post on Christian Mommies site and I wanted share these thoughts, adding my ditto and state some of the reasons our daughters don’t celebrate Halloween.

We just say ‘no’ to Halloween because:

We don’t want them to underestimate the devil
We don’t want them to open up to demonic influence
We  don’t want them to stumble into an area of the occult unaware
We  want them to know that we take the Bible literally
We want them to prefer the light of the Gospel to the darkness of the occult
We want them to know that it is OK to stand apart from the world on these issues
We want them to recognize easily what is evil and stand against it in the name of Jesus

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Usama Dakdok : The Dangers of Islam, Part 2

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Air Date: April 12, 2013Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Usama Dakdok

Listen: MP3 Order

Usama Dakdok is the founder of The Straightway of Grace Ministry. He travels throughout the United States equipping Christians to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbors as well as ministering to Muslims directly. Usama was born in Egypt, the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of eleven yet learned about Islam in school. He eventually studied Islamic law in college.

Usama Dakdok,Founder

Usama Dakdok,Founder

My name is Usama Dakdok. I was born in Egypt and I grew up in a Christian home. But as I grew up in school in Egypt, a government school, and through all these years that I was in school, I learned about Islam, like every other student in a Muslim country. I came to America in 1992, and I found out that there were many Muslims in America. I said, “What a great ministry for me to do right here.”     With all the knowledge that I have about Islam, I can reach out to the Muslim people with the word of Jesus Christ. That is why we began The Straight Way of Grace Ministry.

Vic began this edition of Crosstalk noting two important news stories that highlight the problem of Islam:

–Christian pastor Saeed Abedini has been given an ultimatum by Iranian authorities to deny Jesus Christ or face a longer term in prison.
–A mosque in Cairo has installed a torture chamber to terrorize Christians.

Usama then revealed an important truth about Islam. It’s the claim we hear in America about “moderate” Muslims, a claim that is false because “moderate” Islam is not contained within the text of the Quran or the Hadith.

Other aspects of Islam touched upon by Usama included:

–The various pillars of Islam.
–The merging of Christianity and Islam known as
“Chrislam.”
–Women in Islam.
–The tradition of honor killing.
–The infiltration of Islam in America through acceptance
and ignorance.

You can obtain even more information by attending Usama Dakdok’s presentation called, “Islam: What You Need to Know” tomorrow evening at 7pm during the VCY America rally at the Waukesha Expo Center.

More Information:

The Straight Way of Grace Ministry
www.thestraightway.org

Usama Dakdok : The Dangers of Islam, Part 1

The Crosstalk Radio Talk Show is heard each weekday on over 90 radio outlets across America and worldwide on the Internet. Crosstalk covers the issues that affect our world, our nation, our families and the Christian church from a perspective centered in the Word of God. Whether we discuss the economy, the political scene, the continuing moral collapse of our nation, legislation that affects the family, or the state of evangelicalism, our authority is found in the unchanging standard of the Holy Scriptures. Veteran co-hosts Dr. Vic Eliason and Jim Schneider have worked as a team for over 20 years to bring solid information to the body of Christ.

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Air Date: April 11, 2013

Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Usama Dakdok

Listen: MP3 Order

Usama Dakdok is the founder of The Straightway of Grace Ministry. He travels throughout the United States equipping Christians to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbors as well as ministering to Muslims directly. Usama was born in Egypt, the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of eleven yet learned about Islam in school. He eventually studied Islamic law in college.

 

Usama Dakdok,Founder

Usama Dakdok,Founder

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Usama Dakdok. I was born in Egypt and I grew up in a Christian home. But as I grew up in school in Egypt, a government school, and through all these years that I was in school, I learned about Islam, like every other student in a Muslim country. I came to America in 1992, and I found out that there were many Muslims in America. I said, “What a great ministry for me to do right here.”

     With all the knowledge that I have about Islam, I can reach out to the Muslim people with the word of Jesus Christ. That is why we began The Straight Way of Grace Ministry.

 

During the above referenced program,  Usama noted that people are victims of the teachings of Allah in the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad in the Hadith. This is playing out in various headlines such as the following: 

–Canada asks how middle class boys became jihadists.
–A Muslim mob, angered by Christian youth, attack
residents of a city in Pakistan.
Egyptian Christian funeral ends in violent clashes while
police stand by.
–A teddy bear named Muhammad causes controversy.

We should not be surprised by this as Usama told listeners that Allah commands Muslims to lie, attack and to kill Christians, Jews and non-Muslims.

So where is this “Allah” talked about? Allah is talked about in the Muslim holy book known as the Quran. 87% of Muslims worldwide don’t speak the Arabic language so many of them, despite their anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiments, haven’t even read the Quran. In order to expose more people to the full impact of the errors and contradictions of Islam, Usama has produced an accurate English language translation of the Quran with study notes.

We are losing our freedom, lives and existence because of political correctness relating to Islam. Find out why and what’s next when you listen to this along with tomorrow’s edition of Crosstalk.

 

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