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Superstition

Christians do not believe in superstition and therefore we do not send out or pass on chain letters!

Chain Letters:

“one of a sequence of letters, each recipient in the sequence being requested to send copies to a specific number of other people”. (Google)

Superstition:

“a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck: a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck”. (Merriam-Webster)

I have seen a few of these chain letters in my Whatsapp account as well as on Facebook. These messages contain information that is supposed to bring you “luck” or warn you that if you do not pass on to x amount of people that the chain will be broken and it could bring you bad luck or that something terrible could happen to you.

As a Christian, our faith is in a living God who is our refuge and help (Psalm 46: 1) and not in a series of events that is based on fear of the unknown. As Christians we should rebuke and denounce these letters immediately as they are just a doorway for fear and belief in magic and luck that is not of God.  Our belief is in Jesus Christ and we can send each other messages of encouragement through the word of God.

Job 18:11

“All around terrors frighten him, And harry him at every step.

1 Timothy 4: 7

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly”.

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