I have met many Christians and non-Christians alike, who play a game of pretence with God with regards to their own behavior.
Here is why:
Allow me to bring-up a number of well known festivals in most countries:
Halloween, (Holi) Colour Festival, Christmas.
Or some other common topics that do more than just touch on this area:
Vodoo, Makumba, Yoga, Heaven and Hell, Music, God, … .
What do they all have in common? They have a history and an unavoidable truth attached to them.
This truth is foremost a Spiritual Reality, that we encounter when being exposed to or participate in these festivals, games, topics, beliefs, … . But our community and society would like us to belief otherwise.
We are told to believe, that if we do not believe in its spiritual nature or existence or truth, it will not affect us.
This is a lie.
It is like saying: “If I do not believe in love, I can never be hurt emotionally.” or “If I deny the health hazard of ONLY eating sweets and do not belief it is harmful, it will not affect me.”
We are all aware that that is nonsense. We are beings, created by God with Spirit, Soul and Body; denying the existence of one of the three parts, will ultimately lead to psychological illness and disposition.
However interestingly enough, we do not allow people to constantly punch us in the face – because it would cause hurt and damage. Our society becomes more and more aware, that verbal bullying has long lasting effects on our soul. AND most of the people worldwide, seek for a thing to worship and to connect to, spiritually (no matter where they might seek this).
If you are a Christian, you cannot shrug this off in ignorance – we cannot afford to do that!
Celebrating some of these festivals, give worship and honour and glory to other gods.
Listening to secular music, some of which is filled with sexual remarks, reference, abuse, activity; violence, greed, love for money, hatred and so much more, WILL affect your Spirit and Soul!
Watching TV, WILL affect your view on violence, sex, love, prestige, integrity, sin… !
As a Christian, our God is a jealous God! He wants to be LORD over our lives, so HE sets the standard by which we must live. No longer do I/ME/Myself reign, but He does by guiding me on paths of righteousness and I surrender completely to that path!
So let us keep that in mind, when we do listen to such music, watch TV and participate in festivals… and let us choose wisely.
If you are NOT a Christian, allow me to say this:
Not believing in hell, will not prevent you from going there, unless you have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Not believing in God will not make Him go away, or make his laws or rules to life any different.
Should you have any questions with regards to faith that are not answered b y previous posts, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to facilitate your journey to discover the truth.
I understand you might have been badly hurt when these messages and sentences have been used out of context… please forgive me.
To all of us however, Christian or NON-Christian let us get educated and consciously get involved or abstain from involvement when we do.
We live in a society that turns values, morals and beliefs into a grey mixture of make-believe happiness and thoughtless blind following of what we are uncertain and unconscious of it is.
May God bless you, and may you have an encounter with Jesus, that will change your life forever!