I have went back and forth with whether or not I should post my view on Halloween or not.I came to the conclusion that it is my blog so why not .What better way to see if anyone out there shares my same views.I am well aware that a lot of people do not so it will be interesting to maybe find someone that does.As for me and my house , we do not celebrate Halloween.I choose not to for spiritual reasons ,you notice I did not say religious reasons ...I believe everyone has their own relationship with God or not and everyone is at different places in that relationship.I do not believe in a "religion" dictating rules and such.I believe we all have to answer to God in the end and we should all do what we as individuals feel is right for us.I use to love Halloween.That was my mothers favorite holiday as well .We always had the coolest parties .Our house was THE place to go every year.We would build haunted houses in the backyard or garage.We would bob for apples all the typical Halloween things that people do.As I got older and closer to God I just did not feel good about celebrating a holiday that so clearly does not glorify God in any way.Nothing about Halloween glorifies God.No one decorates for halloween with cute angels and doves.No, it is witches, bats,monsters and devils.Satan loves this holiday ..It is his time.Christians are to "... have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather rebuke them." [Ephesians 5:11]
I have a friend that I have known for years that is wiccan...He also tells me this is thier day of celebration."Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." [Romans 12:2]."For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?" [2 Corinthians 6:14, 15].I understand that most people celebrate Halloween and see absolutely nothing wrong with it.They see it as a holiday that the kids dress up cute and go get lots of candy.Us as Christians need to dig a little deeper and not be so accepting of such an evil holiday is my belief.I can not see any reason to celebrate a holiday that glorifies things that are detestable to the Lord.Not even for a day .What does that teach your children as Christians?That you should surround yourself with what is good and pure and holy except on one day,then you can surround yourself with evil and darkness?Why invite the spirit of fear to your child on purpose?That can carry on to many other things in life.The sort of practices celebrated on Halloween are what defiled the ancient nations [see Leviticus 18:24-30]. The Israelites were warned against such practices when they entered the Promised Land, "When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations." [Deuteronomy 18:9]
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so. [Deuteronomy 18:10-14]
This guy said it best when he said: " 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]
That is pretty much the gist of it for me.I detest Halloween ,I really do .I did not post this to be preachy or judgemental but to express my view.If it helps one preson realize the evils of Halloween then that is great.For all of you that are choosing to participate in Halloween then I pray that you have a very happy and safe one:)
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