Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

Every October I see the anti-Halloween Facebook posts as well as the pro Halloween ones. So should a Christian celebrate Halloween? Does it even matter? Well it doesn’t matter what my opinion about it is so let’s look at what the Bible says. But before we do lets ask some relevant questions.

1. What is the purpose of Halloween?

2. What does Halloween glorify?

So what is the purpose of Halloween? Well for many families it’s a fun spooky holiday where kids dress up in costumes and get free candy. For Satanists it’s a revered holiday for satanic sacrifice and ritual. The underlying theme of Halloween is fear, being scared or scaring other people.

What does Halloween glorify?  Though you may not glorify these things the purpose of the holiday of Halloween no doubt glorifies or glamorizes death, fear, and the occult(witches, wizards, goblins etc.)

Before you decide to celebrate Halloween here are some things to ponder.

1. Philippians 4:8 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Can you honestly say the holiday of Halloween helps you fulfill this command?

2. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

If God does not give us the spirit of fear, who does? Would God want us to intentionally bring fear to ourselves? Would a holiday that is centered around fear be something God would want you to participate in?

3. 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Could we bring glory to God by celebrating a holiday that is centered around the dead, fear and terror?

4. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJV
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord : and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

If God considered witches, wizards, necromancers and charmers an abomination, would dressing up like one glorify God or would it maybe be making light of that which is abominable to God?

5. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Is there even a slight possibility that some aspect of Halloween might be appeared as evil(Satanists holiday etc)?

6. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

If you were to prove or put this holiday under the microscope, could you without doubt find it to be good?

7. Ephesians 5:11 KJV And have no felloweship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Would fear, death, terror, and the occult be considered an unfruitful work of darkness? Would you say it represents light?

8. 1 John 2:15 KJV
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

We know this verse is not talking about the people in the world but the world’s ways or systems. Could Halloween possibly by a worldly way or system God does not want us to love? If we cannot give something up, do we love that thing?

9. Ephesians 5:11 KJV
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them .

Could any aspect of Halloween be considered dark? So even if we are not participating necessary in the dark side of Halloween, should we have fellowship with it?

 

None of what I wrote above was my opinion. It was Bible. Study the above verses. Ponder the questions I pose, then earnestly pray and ask God if you should participate in Halloween?

 

 

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