It was only when I got on social media that I realized that it was a regular thing for many proclaiming Christians to celebrate Halloween. I do believe that many are ignorant of the spiritual truths concerning the holiday. But there will always be those proclaiming Christians who are not ignorant of these truths but decide to continue engaging in the act of celebrating. Although it’s easy to bash them, I’m here to spread knowledge concerning this Holiday, what it’s really about, and spread biblical knowledge concerning whether a Christian should celebrate Halloween or not. I pray that as you read this it bring illumination to your mind concerning the devices of the devil and set you free from any spiritual bondage gotten from those devices. IN JESUS NAME – Amen
What is Halloween?
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October in the United States. It’s a day of the celebration of the supernatural and superstition. Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celtic people celebrated New Years on November 1st, and they believed on October 31st , Samhain, the lord of death, sent evil spirits abroad to attack humans. Today’s Halloween is viewed as a day of “just dressing up and partying” which has fooled many Christians into believing that it’s acceptable to indulge in it. To those who actually practice witchcraft, Halloween is seen as a sacred and holy day. In all walks of life, Halloween represents an opportunity to embrace the evil, devilish, dark side of the spiritual world.
Is it Bad?
“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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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.” – Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Just because we choose to be ignorant of the truth does not keep us from the consequences. As a believer you must know that every side of the supernatural that is not godly is demonic, no matter now “kid-friendly” or “playfully” it’s presented. Halloween is a day of the celebration of witchcraft, necromancy, charming, divination, and other forms of occult activities which are all an abomination in the eyes of God. Just because one may not be directly performing such acts does not mean there are not spiritual implications. I personally believe celebrating such acts can be likened to mocking God, and also be an in indicator of Luke-warmness, worldliness, and compromise in the life of a proclaiming Christian
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness” – 2nd Corinthians 6:14
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” – Matthew 5:13
We’re not called to “blend in” or “make it work”, as these are all signs of compromise. It’s an issue if you’re a proclaiming believer and unable to sacrifice the practices and beliefs of this world in order to increase your intimacy with God. As believers we’re called to set a standard and turn away from every evil and appearance of evil.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” – 2nd Corinthians 6:17
“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” – 1st Thessalonians 5:22
We must not be ignorant of the devices of the enemy and participating in such festivities can open doors for unclean spirits. I’ve heard many say “It’s alright as long as I don’t do ___ or wear ___”. Although that’s blatant compromise, it’s clear that the spirits of occultism and witchcraft are behind such acts regardless of what you dress up in.
Advice for Parents:
- The Sooner the Better: The earlier you start telling your child truths about the holiday the better. Let them know that it is not something that is celebrated in your home. Tell them to not accept candy from anybody during that day, and give them their OWN candy so they will not be tempted.
- Bored At Home: Your child might feel left out or bored at home during “trick or treating”. There are many churches which provide nights of worship and other fun filled events in order to keep children off the streets and away from parties. Do your research.
- Let it Be Known: A sign outside of your house saying you do not celebrate Halloween will keep your ears from falling off from the constant knocking and ringing of the doorbell.
- Cover Your Children in Prayer: The spiritual side of this holiday is not to be taken lightly, It’s important to cover your children who may be more easily prone to falling prey to the spirits which operate during the celebration.
This is advice for those who have kids, because it’s expected that an adult believer should have enough self-control to stay away from the parties or indulge in any acts which promote the celebration of witches and dark side of the spiritual realm.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7