Monday, October 20, 2008

October 31...Halloween!

Now here come my long waiting (well, was it that long?) post that all of you are waiting for!

Let's take it from this perspective and point, I'll be bold to start with, "Should Christians in the first place 'even' celebrate Halloween?" Number one, doesn't the word Halloween sound to you like something spooky or dark? It does to me. Therefore, doesn't the bible state that we as Christians should be the light in this world and not fellowship with the dark? Halloween is a day set aside to worhip Satan and the darkness. It's a holiday which glorifies the darkness of this world rather than what I said a few sentences ago, the light of Jesus Christ.

As believers, we are called to "Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. [1 Thesalonians 5:21-22] Who can deny that virtually all of the symbols of Halloween are evil? Witches, monsters, ogres, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, devils and demons all portray evil. Christians are to "... have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." [Ephesians 5:11] Many Christians don't see this, all they see is the fun in going trick-or-treating and dressing up in funny'n cute costumes i.e. princess, pumpkin, Winnie the Pooh and so on. All this is fine, dressing up in cute costumes is ok, as long as there is always a healthy perspective on things. However, it's when you go out at night on October 31 and when you assosiate and encourage this holiday. You may think, "Oh, there's nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun tonight." Well, a little bit of fun can lead into a little bit of ruin. Ringing the doorbell of many homes and celebrating that night and the darkness which is often hid behind all the 'fun' is nothing but Halloween. While you may have participated "all in fun," be assured, Halloween is serious business for Satanists and witches.

Believe me, I have done Halloween before when growing up as a small girl. It wasn't until my parents woke up and saw the real meaning behind all of this darkness and evil. The world portrays it is a cute holiday, and when you reach my age (16) you don't dress up in those cute costumes anymore, it's more of the dead, bloody, witches, disgusting monsters etc. Sadly, little children don't know the difference if you yourself as a parent does Halloween. When Christians participate in Halloween, it sends a message to children that witchcraft, demonism, Satanism, and the occult are something fun, entertaining and harmless.

But what exactly is wrong with Halloween? It does not have even one single redeeming virtue. It is custom born out of pagan superstition. It is a demon-inspired, devil-glorifying, occult festival. It is an evening holy unto evil, death, and divination. The Scriptures tells us to "Abstain from all appearance of evil." [1Thess. 5:22] You may think it's just an innocent fun thing to do to gather candy and to dress up in goofy costumes. My friends, no, Halloween is of the Enemy, he puts this lie into your mind to trick you that it's fun and harmless. It's the night of death, of ghosts, of monsters, of goblins, of wicked and disgusting things! The Lord gives us wisdom and guiding to stay far away from all this evil. Take not my word, but what the bible has to say about it. But we only do this in fun...we don't practice witchcraft," those things that represent Satan and his domain cannot be handled or emulated "for fun". Such participation places you in enemy and forbidden territory and that is dangerous ground.

Do not participate into the evil this year, abstain from it all and cling to the Lord Jesus. There are numerous things you can do that evening. One year I remember that my family and I did an
'orange night', meaning, we dressed up all in orange and eating all orange foods. Or we have passed out witnessing tracks hidden within the candy. It's up to you what you will do this Halloween. Will you follow the world and just try to fit in with just a cute innocent costume? Or will you stand the ground for the Lord and fight the battle that evil night of the dead? It's your choice.


Life Savior said...

I agree. We have a 'family fun night' on halloween. That's a lot of fun...

Lydia said...

I totally agree with you. Our church has a game night for anyone who wants to come on Halloween night.
Thanks for your post.

Kalani said...

Those verses were so perfect and made the words clearly understood! Excellent and needed post!!

Allison said...

I agree 100%!! In fact, my brother (Luke) suggested to me that I write something on Halloween, but I told him, "No, Vanessa's taking care of that". :)
Well written!!

We've gone bowling on Halloween before, which is quite fun, and not many people are there!

Nicole K. said...

Great post! We always make caramel apples and have a family movie/game night as well! :)

Anonymous said...

I definately agree with you! I'm thankful my parents have never had anything to do with halloween.

Anonymous said...

Very good post on Halloween. I use to keep it as a young girl but no longer uphold this day or anything of the like---totally ignore the date on the calendar. God has given us His days to keep, yet men have made their own traditions and do what they want to worship the Eternal. Once I realized the traditional "holidays" are not God's Holy Days--I stopped keeping them and researched God's True Days and wow!! what a journey!!! There is nothing like keeping the days He ordained from the foundation of the world!! Thanks for your post!

Caleb said...

Wonderfully said. I loved reading through this because although I knew exactly why we didn't do Halloween, I couldn't put it into words. :)

Your last words were...

"Will you follow the world and just try to fit in with just a cute innocent costume? Or will you stand the ground for the Lord and fight the battle that evil night of the dead? It's your choice. "

This was my favorite part of your post. I love it when people challenge me. Not that its a challenge to not participate in celebrating evil, ya know. ;)

Once again, great post, well written and full of truth!

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." -1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

Anonymous said...

Hey Nessa... WOW that was a great post!!! My dad was saying the same thing to us kids the other night. He also told us about the druads (actually I don't know how to spell it)but anyway, they were satan-worshippers that come all the way back from Jesus's day and on Halloween night they committed awful crimes and they also made up the phrase "Trick or treat!" They would go to people's houses and trick or treat. If the people of the house sent them away with food, clothes, money, etc., they would leave then alone, but if they sent the druads away empty-handed, the druads would curse them. Then they would go back to their hideout and perform all their rituals. They were evil men, part of a satanic cult, and they invented the holiday we now call Halloween. But back in their day, they called it the day of Fall Festival. Sound Familiar? 'Fall Festivals' are being held in churches and homes of Christian people. Even thought they peobably don't know it, they're inviting the devil's work. We need to "abstain from all appearance of evil" as you said, Vanessa. We need to be careful and not give any place to the devil on the day of the dead.

Kira said...

I totally agree with you!

It's just sad to see how many Christians actually participate in this.

On Halloween night, my family and I usually turn off all the lights (so it looks like we're not home) :)get out some snacks, and watch a movie downstairs. It's a lot of fun.

Again, great post!

In Christ,