I’ve been a Christian for many years, and Halloween was a celebration that I took part in. I never really gave it a whole of thought. Most years, I begrudgingly bought treats that were getting more expensive and smaller each year. To be truthful, I wanted to be done with Halloween, but for not for the right reason. That all changed this year.
My eyes were opened when I read an article that asked the question, Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? What was shared in the article caused me to evaluate biblical truths regarding celebrations such as Halloween. There is nothing about Halloween that reflects God’s light and goodness. In fact, Halloween does exactly the opposite.
My purpose for writing this Blog IS to share with you Bible verses that helped me see that I was not pleasing God by participating in Halloween.
Halloween in Rooted in Fear
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
My husband and I recently went for a walk in a local park that has a lovely trail going through the woods. We didn’t know that a “Spook Fest” was planned for that evening. Several volunteers were on hand putting everything in place, accompanied by spooky music, to scare those brave enough to walk through park when it got dark. One particular display was a scary-looking creature with a female doll sitting on its lap. That doll represented a female child. That display bothered me. The Bible tells me that Jesus loved the children, He would never scare them, or anyone for that matter.
Halloween is considered a high holy day for those who practice satanism. Why would Christians want to celebrate anything that is connected to satan and his followers?
It clearly states in Ephesians 5:11 NLT – “Have nothing to do with the bad things done in darkness. Instead, show that these things are wrong.”
It also says in Deuteronomy 18:10-13 that witchcraft is detestable to the Lord. The Bible also advises us to stay away from mediums, fortune tellers and the like. I don’t want to participate in anything that is displeasing to the Lord.
Halloween Honors Satan and Not God
I Corinthians 10:31 tells us to: “Do all to the glory of God.” We’re also encouraged in Colossians 1:10: “that you walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, pleasing to all, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Halloween represents all the things pertaining to death and darkness. Nothing about Halloween honors God.
Halloween Doesn’t Separate Us From The World
2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteous-ness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness.”
Yes, Christians will always look different from those in the world – and in a good way! It says in 2 Corinthians 6:17 that God has called us to be set apart. We have to make decisions that those close to us may not like or understand. Such as not to celebrate Halloween. Yet; when we allow our light to shine, those very people may be the ones to call upon us in their times of need.
I pray this Blog post encourages you study the Bible. God’s Word will always lead you to the truth, no matter the topic. There is an excellent video called, The Truth About Halloween, found on http://passionfortruth.com. You’ve be amazed by what you discover there.
May God richly bless you. Thank you for reading my post.