Yes, I understand restrictions, but, you can honestly tell me that all the restrictions are obeyed? I don't think the issue is restrictions. The issue that I am referring to is how a "pagan tradition" can be openly accepted in what is to be a place of worship. "Halloween" has been detected that its origins are from Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, making this a celebration to another God. This has nothing to do with a race or heritage, and it's not like saying "Indian people should not celebrate thanksgiving". Indians are not dressing up like their ancestors and hunting turkey or gathering fruits and vegetables, and white families are not dressing up like pilgrims doing the same. It's about what is considered holy and unholy. If churches are to be places of worship, and where people come to congregate in God's presence, then why allow that what is not holy practices into a church. No, I am not saying a sinner can not enter a church, all sinners are welcome, but, to have those that are considering themselves of the faith and partake of sinful actions in a church makes it not right. If Jesus did not have a problem with these types of actions then he would not have gotten mad when he came to the temple and saw people buying, selling, and trading. That's why he grabbed a rope and started chasing those people out saying " Take these things hence, make my Father's house an house of merchandise".
Community outreach is good, and a big turn out is good, but, do you have the same turn out every service day or just on special occasions?
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