What is Halloween all about?

Are demons and spirits real?

 

Is there an afterlife? 

 

Why do we dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween?

 

Keep scrolling to find all the answers below! 


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Halloween

Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.  This blurriness caused the ghosts of the dead to come back to the earth world on Halloween. People are usually afraid of ghosts, so we needed to do something to ward them off, right?

 

Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.  Folks thought that they would have an encounter with a ghost if they left their homes. To out smart these ghostly beings, people would put on masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would think they were fellow spirits.

 

What's your Favorite Halloween Costume?


Free Family Halloween Event

Sunday, October 31 @ 10am

Demons - Are they real?

The Bible speaks of demons as real, actual beings. However, Scripture’s depiction of demons is very different from the popular concept of them. The Bible describes demons as powerful but limited and ultimately defeated creatures. They are angels who followed Satan in rebellion against God (Revelation 12:3–4). The Bible doesn’t give many details about demons, but what it provides is enough to dispel typical myths.

 

Popular culture frequently depicts demons in monstrous form. This includes drooling fangs, sharp claws, leathery wings, and so forth. Or they are portrayed as shadows or ghosts. None of these have any biblical basis at all. In fact, the Bible never physically describes any fallen angel. As is the case with angels, demons are spiritual creatures with a primarily spiritual influence, so they are unlikely to have any set physical appearance. If they choose to take on a physical appearance, it actually makes more sense for them to choose something inviting rather than scary (2 Corinthians 11:14).

So, demons are literal, actual beings. The demons described in the Bible exist. However, the oft-portrayed horror-movie and Halloween versions do not.

 


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Learn More About Spirits


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Here’s the deal…

 

We do things a little differently around here…

 

We know it can be a little weird or even awkward visiting a church for the first time…

 

That’s why we created Plan Your Visit.

 

When you sign up for Plan Your Visit we’ll actually meet you at the front door, help you get your kids checked in to our Kids Ministry, introduce you around to a few people in the church, save you seats, and we’ll even sit with you if you want.

 

We want to make your first visit as easy as possible, and actually take time to get to know you and your family.

 

Pretty crazy idea, right?

 

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Or maybe you've been a few times but you'd like to meet Pastor John and Heather, take a tour of the bulding, and meet some new people?

 

Plan Your Visit now and we will:

 

  reserve a parking spot for you

 

  meet you at the front door

 

  introduce you to some great people

 

  help you get your kids checked in

 

  give you a tour of the church

 

  save you a seat in service

 

  make sure you meet Pastor John

  

 

Plan Your Visit now and we will treat you like family from the moment you step foot on campus...

 Wear whatever you want

 

 Drink coffee in the sanctuary

 

 Meet some great people

 

 Listen to a relevant sermon from Pastor John

We don't judge.

 

We don't care if you have tattoos

 

We don't care how you dress

 

We don't care if you have a past

 

We just want to meet you :)

Pastor John and Heather

Hi, my name is John.

 

I believe that you are uniquely wired by God for a specific purpose, and that unless you figure out what that purpose is, you'll never be truly fulfilled.

 

No one else on earth can fulfill the unique calling that God has for you.

 

No one else can fulfill your assignment. 

 

Maybe you know exactly what your purpose is, maybe you've been running from it for a while, or maybe you have absolutely no idea where to even start looking for it...

 

But I want to help you find it.

 

Because I believe that the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who actually do...

 

TEST DRIVE A SERMON

The Fight for Family

Ever feel like being part of a family is an uphill battle? Between drama and disagreements, it's easy to want to give up the fight. But don't give up - family is worth fighting for. 


The Fight for Faith

How's your faith? Are you struggling? Not sure what you believe? That's okay. Faith is a battle, but you're not fighting alone. Learn what's true, and how we can know for sure. 


The Fight for the Future

The future can feel like a big, scary unknown. But you don't have to face the future alone. Learn about community and be encouraged that God is with you, no matter what.


Your kids are going to love it here...

 

Our Kids Church Has:

 

 Fun Services

 Engaging Music

 Age-Appropriate Bible Lessons

 Games

 Free Candy

 Earn BibleBucks to spend at the KidsStore

 

Where was that when we were kids, haha!

 

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We Do Things A Little Different...

   no awkward first visit

   no confusing church language

   no judgmental church people

   your kids will beg you to come back!

 

Belief Church is different.

 

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Belief Church  |  135 Main Street  |  Battle Creek, MI