A Christian Halloween horror story

GraveRobbingHere’s a horror story for you. It could be that Halloween is the most venerated holiday in Christianity.

How so? It’s apparent to me that it’s a very compatible holiday to how many see themselves and live out their lives as “Christians.”

Let me briefly make my case here…

First, because we seem to like to live our lives in the cemetery, constantly digging up our old dead self, not realizing that we’re dead. We still think we’re dirty sinners, that our old nature is alive and well, when Jesus seems to think He killed it (Rom.6:4-7).

And. alas, the horror doesn’t end there.

Because many believe that they have two natures (“the white dog and the black dog”), so they become schizophrenic Christians. And since having two personalities is a serious mental illness, not only are they grave robbers, they’re also mad!

And there was another horror story about a man with two personalities…

Enter the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde…for Christ!

Oh, but the horror still doesn’t end there…

Many who know they’re dead don’t know they’re alive in Christ (Rom.6:8; Col.3:3). They’re always about trying to kill the flesh, attempting Christian suicide by trying to crucify what Christ already crucified on the cross.  They seem to think self-loathing is a gift of the Spirit and not having a life is spiritual maturity.

They don’t live Christ’s life. They’re the walking dead. That’s right, they’re Christian zombies.

Welcome to the “Day of the Dead”…playing at a church near you!

Furthermore, as a Christian, God owns your past (2 Cor.5:17), so hanging on to it is carrying stolen property. That has us living like thieves for Christ.

So, happy Halloween to you…but do you know that none of these things are who you are?

So, for this Halloween, why don’t we decide to stop acting like we’re thieving, zombie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde grave robbers for Christ. Please…let’s stop the horror.  🙂

And to commemorate this festive occasion, here’s a post I wrote awhile back … “Let’s stop grave robbing for Christ”

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to A Christian Halloween horror story

  1. marklhen says:

    Unique insights and parallels… Keep ‘stirring the pot’. You’re making old mindsets very uncomfortable. They’re either going to try to rally and hold on for ‘dear life’ OR give up and be replaced with Heaven’s upgrade!! The latter house shall be greater than the former.

    • melwild says:

      Ha. You know, I was never very good at being stuck in old mindsets. And our good friend, Barry, once told me that I was an “iconoclast.” After looking the word up, I realized he’s probably right. So, I’m at peace with being a trouble making “pot stirrer.” 🙂 I guess I never grew out of the asking “why” all the time. But I do compensate for this quirky side by my insatiable love for God.

      And I suspect, as you allude to here, that God is the One actually stirring the pot. He’s for us getting the upgrade! So, if we don’t like change, we shouldn’t be serious about following God. Because, even though HE never changes, His Kingdom is always advancing, and we’re the ones He seems to want to make into His Son. So, change is here to stay!

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