Posts Tagged ‘Superstition’

Friday the 13th

January 13, 2017

It is Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?  There are a number of popular myths and superstitions surrounding the day, most famously:

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

Do not start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune.

If you break a mirror on Friday the 13th, you will have seven years of bad luck.

A child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life.

Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck.

If you walk under a ladder or if a black cat crosses you on Friday the 13th, you will have bad luck.

As a Christian we should not believe in luck, good or bad. We should trust the Lord for everyday no matter what the calendar says. Superstition causes our minds to be confused and results in lack of trust in God.

Psalms 71:1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Friday the 13th

March 13, 2015

Friday the 13th is feared by some people as an unlucky day. It is an old superstition dating back to the Middle Ages when people believed Friday’s to be unlucky and also 13 as an unlucky number. Put together and they believed it would be a disaster.
CHRISTIANS should not believe in superstitions. Black cats, walking under a ladder, break a mirror causes 7 years bad luck and there are many more both bad and good luck superstions. We call these superstitions “old wives tales” or fables. They are not true and the Bible speaks against believing in such things.

1 Timothy 4:6-7
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
But refuse profane and old wives ‘fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.