Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:
- Hank shares his thoughts on Halloween. Historically, Halloween is rooted in an ancient Celtic feast. Druids feared a rift in the spirit world through which demons and ghouls would enter our world and torment the living. So the druids disguised themselves to trick the spirits and carved pumpkins with hideous faces to scare them away, and placated them with treats. In response to this superstition, Christians instituted a holy day or “holiday” on the eve of All Saints Day called All Hallows’ Eve as an attempt to redeem the culture. And although Halloween is once again pagan, Christians can use this day as an opportunity to communicate that we don’t have to placate the spirits, but rather receive the Holy Spirit. This celebration of death can be an occasion to share that death has been overcome by the power of Christ’s resurrection.
Questions and Answers:
- Since the refrain, “there was evening and morning,” is not applied to the seventh day in Genesis, does that mean the seventh day is eternal?
- I heard you speaking with someone about the Nicaean Creed and I was wondering if there was a verse in the Bible saying that Jesus never went to the netherworld. When Jesus was resurrected, were there a lot of souls that were resurrected with Him?
- What is your position on the Millennial kingdom?
- I believe I am saved, but I struggle terribly with sin; can you help me with assurance of salvation?
- I know that the Bible nowhere shows that demons can take physical form, but does Acts 12:7 prove that angels can take on physical form?
- My wife and I have been discussing Halloween and are conflicted about whether or not to allow our kids to go trick-or-treating; what are your thoughts?
- My husband and I have three children, but are separated and I have been bitter for a long time, but I was thinking about reconciling with him. What do you think I should do?