A Biblical Response to Halloween
"Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
A Celebration of Evil
Halloween is a religious day, but it is not Christian. Tom Sanguinet, a former high priest in Wicca has said: "The modern holiday that we call Halloween has its origins in the full moon closest to November 1, the witches' new year. It is a time when the spirits (demons) are supposed to be at their peak power and revisiting planet earth… Halloween is purely and absolutely evil, and there is nothing we ever have, or will do, that would make it acceptable to the Lord Jesus."
More Victories for Religious Freedom, Top TV Battle Continues
Supreme Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of Religious Freedom in Homosexual Minister Ousting Appeal
In a major victory for religious rights and the autonomy of the Church in South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last week held that “… a proper respect for freedom of religion precludes our courts from pronouncing on matters of religious doctrine, which fall within the exclusive realm of the Church”.
Rev Ecclesia de Lange was “discontinued” from ministry in the Methodist Church of South Africa after she announced her same sex “marriage” from the pulpit. The Supreme Court of Appeal last week dismissed her appeal for reinstatement.
Prayer and Praise Update 7 October 2014
Creation Science Outreach at UCT
Last week Taryn organised for International Creation Science author and speaker Dr Philip Stott to speak at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Has Science Disproved the Need for God? The Question and Answer session lasted for an hour afterwards, with Christians and skeptics intensely discussing issues around the existence of God and scientific evidence for Creation. This was part of a series of God’s Not Dead outreaches at UCT, which also included the screening of the God’s Not Dead film on campus.
Dr Philip Stott also spoke at the Reformation Society on Billions of Years? The Case for a Young Earth.
Russia Hosts Family Conference
Over 1,000 delegates from all over the world were hosted by the Russian government in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow for the Family and the Future of Humanity Conference. Organised in the name of St. Andrew and St. Basil Foundations, many of the presenters were housed at the exclusive President Hotel, reserved for official state business.
The International Forum confronted the "epoch of instability and social crisis" threatening "all key spheres of human development and civilisation. The destruction of moral standards… goodness, truth and beauty, and destruction of Faith in a creative natural order that distinguishes good from evil" was analysed and countered with pro-life, pro-family, moral Christian standards. Delegates discussed the "profound philosophical transformations…" of the "historical foundations of civilised human life…"
"Marriage between man and woman, with many children" was recognised as "the foundation of civilisation" and all threats to the family and war against the children through abortion, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, secular humanist education, evolutionism, and degenerate entertainment, as promoted by Hollywood, need to be exposed and opposed.
- What You Can Do About Illegal Abortionists
- Cruety to Animals and Corruption in Conservation
- Atheist Group Wants Court to Remove Christianity from Schools
- Prayer and Praise Update - Sept 2014
- Missions in the Mall - Women's Day Outreaches 2014
- Tutu's Case for Euthanasia Will Fuel Prejudice
- SAHRC Report Confirms Human Rights Violations at Mavericks
- Religious Freedom Victories
- Media Release: Schoolgirl 'Crush Porn' Paid Rape Rape With the Camera Running (18 June 2014)
- Homeschooling Freedoms at Risk