MYTH #16B-FOR EXAMPLE, I SAY "HOLY DAY" BECAUSE THE WORLD SAYS "HOLIDAY." THE WORLD TEACHES A HANDSHAKE IS A SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP; THE WORD OF GOD INSTRUCTS TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. THE BIBLE TEACHES "GIVE A HOLY KISS" TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS.(ICOR. 16:20, IICOR. 13:12, IPET. 5:14) A HOLY KISS IS A HUG. THE PROPER WAY TO GIVE A CHRISTIAN HUG IS:
1) REACH FORWARD TOWARDS EACH OTHER
2) TURN THE BODY SIDEWAYS FROM THE SHOULDERS DOWN, OPPOSITE OF THE HUGGING PARTY. THIS WAY YOUR BODIES DON'T TOUCH AND DOESN'T OFFEND THEIR SPOUSE.
3) SOME CULTURES KISS THE PASTOR ON THE CHECK WHILE GIVING A HUG. THE KISS CAN BE ON ONE CHEEK OR BOTH CHEEKS, DEPENDING ON WHAT COUNTRY YOU'RE IN.
4) MOST IMPORTANT: THE LOVE OF JESUS IS PURE AND A HOLY KISS IS GIVEN IN PURITY.
CHRISTIANS ARE TO BE COURAGEOUS AND STAND UP AGAINST THE WORLDS WAY OF LIVING. WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS THEIR HAND, A CHRISTIAN IS TO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE - IN AND OUT OF SEASON. LET THE PERSPECTIVE HANDSHAKER KNOW ABOUT A "HOLY KISS." PLANT SEEDS FOR JESUS AND GIVE THEM A HUG. YOU MAY WIN A SOUL FOR CHRIST.
WHILE VISITING IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES, GOD HAS SHOWED ME GIVING A "HOLY KISS" IS POWERFUL. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO COME ACROSS A CHRISTIANS' PATH THAT AREN'T OF THE SAME FAITH. THESE PEOPLE CAN BE CARRYING GUNS AND KNIVES. WHEN A CHRISTIAN HAS EXTENDED A HUG TOWARDS A PERSON, THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS TOLD THEM "I TRUST YOU AND AM NOT AFRAID OF GETTING CLOSE TO YOU." THE INDIVIDUALS MAY NOT WANT TO THINK OF THEIR WEAPON WHILE IN YOU'RE PRESENCE. THUS THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF HARMING YOU. THE LOVE OF JESUS HAS MELTED THEIR HEARTS.