Halloween vs. Reformation Day

Below is the contents of a tract I’ve just recently designed:

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Constant shootings and terror attacks in public places; suicide as a leading
cause of death; soaring divorce rates; families forced to live paycheck-to
-paycheck despite working long hours; political corruption; despised by the
world for initiating wars of non-aggression; etc. etc. What’s happened?

I believe that the honest inquirer, willing to face the hard facts, will be
able to see beyond coincidence and into the correlation, and thus ultimate
-ly find the solution, by considering what shall be presented in the follow
-ing pages. Let’s start by reviewing some history:

On Oct. 31st, 500 years ago, a momentous event took place that would
forever shape the future of human history, to such an extent, that it may
still be felt, even today. In retrospect, it’s understood that, had this event
not taken place, not only would there never have been an America (nor
the principles on which it was founded, namely: freedom of speech,
religion, to pursue life, liberty, and hapiness, etc; the notion that “all men
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator…

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…[i.e. and not from government] with certain unalienable Rights”); moreover
neither would there have been education for the common man, a middle class,
ownership of private property, the lofty heights achieved of science technolo
-gy, art, music, culture, nationalism, etc. Indeed, most of what we hold dear
and enjoy today in western civilization was laid upon this event’s foundation.

Before this event, there was essentially only two classes of people: the
rich (Nobility & Priests) and the poor (Everybody Else). And if you fell
in to the latter class, chances are you were a meager servant (slave), who
couldn’t even read & write. Appropriately so, this period of history has
come to be known as “the dark ages”.

As we’ve continued to progress forward in time, we’ve both lost site of the
signficance of this event, as well as come to take for granted those blessings
which it has ultimately afforded us. We’ve forgotten that the things which
have made America so great, have been so rare throughout human history.

So, do you know what event I’m referring to yet?

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In 1517, Wittenberg, a little German monk of the Augustinian order name
-d Martin Luther publically posted his “Ninety-five Theses”, confronting
the corruption and hypocrisy of organized religion, which ultimately ruled
the civilized world at that time through its “Holy Roman Empire”. Until
this event, and those surrounding it, nobody had access to the Word of
God, and so they were made easy prey to a religious system that sought
only to control and make gain off of them, never able to learn the truth
that God is love and mercy; salvation a free gift, and can’t be earned.

This ultimately led to a chain of reactions/reforms that would culminate in
a group of men in 1620 known as “the Puritans” risking life and limb to
travel across the great Atlantic Ocean, to an unknown land, leaving all com
-forts behind, even with winter approaching. What could possibly drive sane
men to such lengths? The fact was, even after a hundred years, those who wa
-nted only to be able to worship God according to the dictates of their consci
-ences (i.e. in accordance with the Holy Bible) were still being persecuted.

And as we know, in nearly every way, America would go on to become
the greatest nation of all time. So again, today, as we find our country
being torn apart at the seems, we must ask ourselves, what went wrong?

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The French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) once said:

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her
ample rivers—and it was not there… in her fertile fields and boundless forests—and it
was not there… in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not
there… in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not
there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with
righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great
because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Indeed, as the Bible itself proclaims:

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Great peace
have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. There is no peace, saith
the Lord, unto the wicked. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
wax cold. Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth
rule, the people mourn. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
-Pro, 14:34; Ps. 119:165; Is. 48:22; Mt. 24:12; Ps 119:53; Pr. 29:2; Is 5:20-21

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So when one cosiders America’s transition from a historically Christian nation,
that used to evangelize the world, to one that is now known for producing and glori
-fying violence, sexual lewdness/pervisity, materlialism, sports obsession, gluttony,
abortion (murder), military bullying, that bans the Bible/prayer from public schools
(which were founded on these), removes 10-commandment stones from in front of
courthouses as ‘bigoted”, can we really relegate to coincidence our progression
from the greatest nation of all time to one on the verge of collapse?

And so likewise, neither is it a coincidence, but rather a symptom of our
spiritual condition (as well as part of the cause), that rather than celebrating
Reformation Day on Oct. 31st, most of us choose rather to celebrate
Halloween, which while not done intentionally, inevitably pays homage to
the occult, death, witchcraft, spiritualism, the sexualization of our children,
and lusts of the flesh from the eating cancer causing junkfood, to revelry,
etc. (If you’d like to be informed concerning the history and pagan
origins of Halloween, just check out the documentary “The Legacy of
Halloween – James Arrabito” on YouTube)

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And did you know that the terms “boogey man” and “voodoo” are actua
-lly demonizations and slanders against the “Bogomils” and “Vaudois”, the
ancient sects of Bible believers, who were heavily persecuted and burned
alive in bonfires (i.e.bone fires) by the secular government (having teamed
up with organized religion), for refusing to compromise and for keeping the
7th-Day Sabbath (Saturday) according to the scriptures?

While the campaign slogan of our president (love him or hate him) may be “make
America great again”, the problem is, if we, as individuals, don’t address the root
cause (which is a moral/spiritual one) and make personal changes (i.e. repentance:
turning from our sins and towards God/holiness), and on our own accord, in respon
-se to the Holy Spirit’s convictions, the results will be superficial and transient at
best, and inevitably lead to legislation (in violation to our glorious constitution of
religious liberty), that seeks to force these types of changes. And when one truly
understands Bible prophecy, this is exactly what it indicates will happen, resulting
in what’s known as “the mark of the beast”.

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But, like western-medicine, which rather than address the root cause
of disease (in most cases poor-nutrition and lack of exercise) “band
-aids” over the symptoms with a pill; so it seems we’d rather forfeit
all our freedoms which were purchased with so much bloodshed
throughout history, than address the real cause of the issues outlined
on the first page of this tract. And then ultimately, in our God-reject
-ing culture, government becomes our god. We end up exchanging
obedience to a Holy, Just, loving, and Merciful God who grants liber
-ty, and gives instructions only for our good; for obedience to the
exacting, cruel ,and corrupt despotism of man’s form of government.

Just as the “bar” of what’s considered appropriate and normal gets
moved incrimentally foward at a rate barely discernable over a long
period of time, so we advance towards a totalitarian-communist-fasc
-ist-police state. As the saying goes “those who do not study history
are doomed to repeat it”. America was great because she was found
-ed upon and obeyed the Bible, and thus God blessed her. And until
we repent, and get back to our Foundation, it doesn’t matter who’s in
office, we should only expect to see things continuing to degrade for
us. God lifted his hand of protection, we are under His judgements.

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Since satan (whose greatest deception has been in the minds of men to
convince he doesn’t exist, while also accusing God of being unjust for
allowing evil) can no longer physically keep men from the Scriptures to
learn who God really is, why things are the way they are, and find soluti
-ons, he instead achieves this same end by attacking their faith in them.

One of the primary ways this is accomplished, is by inspiring men to
accept the lies of the supposedly educated, which purport that we evolved
from monkies (and so on), which is most unscientific for anumber of
reasons (including the fact that cross-species evolution has never been
observed (i.e. intermediate species discovered), the “ineferior” species
still exist, and in the case of monkies verses humans, they actually posses
features which would be adventaguous (such as a tail as a 5th grasping
appendage, an insulating fur coat, opposable thumbs on their feet, etc…)

(For much more just check out Kent Hovind’s 7-part Creation
Seminar, Walter Veieth’s 8-Part Genesis Conflict on YouTube, the
book Evolution Cruncher by Vance Ferrell; http://halos.com, etc.)

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Espeically when secular history as well as Archaeology contiues to, and
has only ever proven their accuracy. (For secular contemporary sources,
refer to: Flavius Josephus, Lucian, Pliny the Younger, Tactitus, etc.
Archaeology, refer to: W.M. Ramsay, Ron Wyatt, Werner Keller, etc.
Also many other discoveries contained on websites such as:
http://www.biblehistory.net/
https://web.archive.org/web/20080703042646/http://formerthings.com:80/)

The only TRUE solution is simple, and likewise found in the Bible:

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or
else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place,
except thou repent. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked;
but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways”
-Rev. 2:4-5; 2 Ch. 7:14; Eze. 33:11

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And so, it is my hope that in the days to follow you will contemplate and
reflect on these things, whether they be so, and then to consider where you’re
values and priorities currently are. Remember, it’s your duty to your children
and fellow man/woman. And for those of us who already profess a faith in
Jesus as the risen Son of God, it would do well to ask ourselves, as Leonard
Ravenhill once said, “Are the things we’re living for worth Christ dying
for?”. Remeber, we’re called to be Holy, and a light to the world (See Eph.
5:25-27; 1 Pt. 1:14-19; Mt. 5:13-16; Rev. 14:12; etc.)

And remember, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of
the Lord is, there is liberty-2 Cor. 3:17

I was raised totally irreligous and was supernaturally called by God to the Bible in 2012, whereupon I immediately
“laid down my life” in seeking the truth, and to fulfill the great comission. I’m non-denominational, and do not
belong to any group or organization, I perform the works of an evangelist/teacher independently, and
at my own expense. If you have any questions concerning any of the statements or information presented
in this document, I encourage you to contact me at sdrake088@gmail.com. I am happy to cite sources,
engage in discourse in reponse to honest inquiries, etc.

You may also visit my website http://contending.webs.com
where you will find some of my other writings, my testimony, other resources, etc.

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If you are interested in obtaining a hard copy of this tract for personal reasons, or bulk copies for the purpose of evangelism, contact me at cwnichols1955@gmail.com.

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