So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
Of all the Holidays celebrated in today’s world, few are as popular or as misunderstood as Halloween. For some the word Halloween evokes warm childhood memories with friends and family, dressing in costumes and eating way too much candy. For others the word Halloween is synonymous with Pure Evil. It is a day of High Witchcraft and Satanic practices. A day of secret pagan customs being loosed on the world….hiding in plain sight! But why are the perceptions of Halloween so incredibly divided between good and evil, between darkness and light? Perhaps it is because the ancient Church and the modern Church have gone to such great lengths to make this day acceptable to Christians. In an attempt to purify Halloween we now more frequently hear the politically correct title of “Harvest Festival”. One conservative Christian group has even gone so far as to institute “Jesus Ween”. But will adding the name of our Lord and Savior to a Holiday of such an infamous legacy be enough to counter the evil of its origins?
I don’t see the harm in celebrating Halloween. What’s wrong with celebrating it?
Jeremiah 10:2-3 “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: …”
Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Halloween has its origins in pagan days like the Catholic’s All Hallow’s Eve, the Celtic festival Samhain, The Roman festival Pomona, the Roman festival of the dead called Parentalia, the Day of the Dead and other similar days that were called by different names. Each of these days have one thing in common. They are all days in which people worship idols, the dead, evil spirits and Satan! The scriptures also teach us that we are not to emulate evil things. We should not teach our children, as the customs dictate, to dress up as ghosts, witches, vampires, the dead or any other evil spirits or people. These days and their customs obviously have nothing to do with Christ or the Heavenly Father and no true follower of Christ should celebrate any of these pagan days.
Furthermore, the Lord instructed us in Deuteronomy 6:14 “Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.”
Psalms 96:5 “For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.”
I Corinthians 10:20 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
The Heavenly Father gave us True Holy Days (holidays) to follow in Leviticus the 23rd chapter in the Bible. His true followers will keep these days as well as all the commandments that Christ taught us to keep.
The question, “Do you love the devil more than the Heavenly Father and Christ?” may sound ridiculous to most Christians. If you are keeping pagan celebrations like Halloween and the Day of the Dead instead of following the commandments, you are showing where your love is?
I Samuel 2:3 “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
I John 5:3 states, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
Many of us that sincerely desire to follow the word of the Lord have erred from following the truth as it is written in the Bible because of the lies and deception that is in the world. Once we understand that days like Halloween and the Day of the Dead are wicked, we MUST repent and follow Christ as the scriptures say we should.
Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.”