10 Scary Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is pagan

Halloween is just right around the corner.

It’s that time of the year when people decorate their homes and stores with pumpkins, spider webs, dead bodies, tombstones, and other ghoulish things.

As Christians striving to be part of God’s kingdom, we need to ask: “Is it okay for Christians to celebrate Halloween?” The answer to this question helps us understand the will of God for our lives. It’s a serious matter that we must consider if we are going to please our heavenly Father.

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Just What Do You Mean “Baptism by Fire”?

The Christian world today is in confusion when it comes to baptism.

Some churches baptize by sprinkling or pouring water. (Sadly, they don’t know the biblical way of baptizing a person.) Still others don’t know the real meaning of the “baptism by fire.” They say they want to be baptized with fire.

Do they really know what they are asking for? Should you and I desire to be literally baptized by fire?

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Did the Thief on the Cross Go to Paradise on That Very Day?

For most Christians, the thief on the cross represents people on this earth — people who are saved by merely believing in God. We can read the story of this thief in Luke 23:39-43 where Christ was drawing near to His death. One of the criminals who was crucified with Him showed a sign of faith in Christ. Many assumed that Christ granted the criminal salvation at that very hour.

Did the thief on the cross go to heaven with Christ on the very day he died? Many use this to prove that only faith is needed. But what does the Bible say?

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Biblical Baptism: Sprinkling, Pouring, or Only Immersion?

The Bible commands everyone: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). Baptism is clearly a requirement — it’s not optional.

However, the religious institutions of this world are in great confusion regarding how to baptize. Some are content with just pouring or sprinkling water on a baby’s head, while others ardently argue that a person must be fully immersed in water.

So what is the truth? In seeking the truth, there is only one source that we should consult. It is the living word of God, the Bible. We need to seek what God says, not what human beings would love to believe.

So let us explore what the Bible really teaches about the proper way to baptize.

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Does the “Sinner’s Prayer” Really Work?

The “Sinner’s Prayer” is a popular term used in Protestant and Evangelical Christian circles. It refers to any form of prayer that conveys repentance and the desire to start or form a relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

For most preachers and Christians, they see the Sinner’s Prayer as the defining moment of one’s salvation. The moment you prayed this prayer, you are saved. But is this belief biblically accurate? Does the Bible support the idea that you will be saved when you pray a certain prayer — like a “password” to God’s Kingdom?

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