It is plain to see that what 'church' teaches and accepts, calling it christianity, is not Biblical and definitely not what was lived and taught by Yahshua our Savior!
The Word of Yehovah constantly admonishes against adding to or taking away from the inspired message. But the entire framework and what is recognizable as xtian is contrary to the instruction in inspired message of scripture. Take to upcoming celebration of halloween that xtians enjoy and promote. This is a glorification of witches, demons, satan and not found in the Bible except as being condemned.
..." The Apostle James advises us to resist evil, not entertain it! “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). That is your Creator’s instruction to you! “Resist the devil!” Do not join the masses in celebrating the dark world of Satan and the occult!"...
Exo 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, :11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. :12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
It is not unusual for the few preachers who stand up and speak against the practices of honoring witches to then turn around and accept the day and say that it is OK to bob for apples and such other practices as they deem harmless. It is not harmless!
..."Several ancient Halloween practices still exist in modern observances. Bobbing for apples was originally a form of divination (fortune telling) to learn of future marriages. The first person to bite an apple was predicted to be the first to marry in the coming year … The jack-o-lantern … represent[ed] a watchman on Halloween night or a man caught between earth and the supernatural world” (Jack Santino, All Around the Year: Holidays &Celebrations in American Life, 1994, p. 26)."...
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
The name given him in that verse means deceiver, or adversary.
Deuteronomy 18: 10-12 is a harsh admonition against all things occult!