Halloween and Sinful Imitation

The Protestant Standard:

800px-Halloween“The question we must ask is whether, despite the innocency in which many of these things are done, the imitation of these practices acceptable…

3rd John 11 says that we are to ‘follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.’ The Greek word ‘mimeomai’ which is here translated ‘follow’ literally means to mimic or imitate, and is used on other occasions where the people are instructed to follow or mimic the godly example and faith of the Apostles. However in this instance it instructs us in what we are not to imitate, specifically ‘that which is evil’. It is a clear scriptural command not to copy or imitate that which has a sinful influence or origin, but to abstain ‘from all appearance of evil’. There are three reasons why we ought to steer away from any form of sinful imitation.”

Read more: http://protestant-standard.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-danger-of-sinful-imitation.html#more

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