L. A. Marzulli
The Spirit of Death which Surrounds Us.
Last week was Halloween and as many of you know I hate everything associated with it. It is a celebration of death. People embrace this culture of death with the costumes that they wear, the mock graves in their front yards complete with Zombies, and the “haunted houses” that are in almost every city in our country.
Think about how our culture has guzzled the Kool-AID to embrace this pagan “holiday.” Ghouls, vampires, werewolves, witches and ghosts are standard fare for costumes. Have we lost our minds? YES!
There is no place for this occult celebration in any Christians life. Period. End of Story!
This pomulgation of the occult paradigm carries over to books and films. Harry Potter, is just one classic example that glorifies witchcraft. Films like It, and The Twilight series promote death, destruction and vampirism.
Look at the picture above. It’s from the movie It, the highest-grossing, R-rated film in Hollywood’s history. In the poster above we see a small boy who is about to enter a world of madness and death. How perverted is that?
This is how sick our culture is. You couldn’t pay me enough money to sit through trash like this. Then we have the body-count in the films where death is so common that people don’t flinch when yet another “victim” is shot to pieces. Yet, these actors will lecture us on gun control. Think of any of the Terminator films. Try counting the people who are killed in a variety of creative ways.
This is where we are. This is what many of us embrace and act like it’s no big deal and it’s normal or all in good fun.
I’ll close with this. When the King returns—and I hope it’s soon—do we think a movie like It is going to be playing in a theater near you? Do we believe that haunted houses or the celebration of Halloween will exist? Do we believe Jesus will sit through a Terminator movie? Are you kidding me?
We are told that our savior, Jesus came so we could have life and have it more abundantly. The culture of death that is celebrated here and in other parts of the world are from Hell’s Kitchen—as Russ Dizdar would say—and are the antithesis of life.
Finally whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is just, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praise-worthy, think on these things.
In short we have a choice and there is a great disparity between those choices. We can celebrate death or life.
As for me and my house, it will be life and in Him, Jesus, more abundantly!