Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Christian Halloween? Think again.

A word of caution to all of those Christians who are going to "do" Halloween this year:
It is wrong, and God doesn't like it.

These may be harsh sounding words, but God's Word tells us this very thing, in no uncertain terms.
Check out 1 Thessalonian 5:22 - Abstain from all appearance of evil.
That's pretty cut and dry, being as Halloween is centered around the "appearance of evil".
We are to "not be like the Pagans"! We are supposed to be a holy (set apart) people, and yet on my way home from work every day, I see at least two churches that are holding their own Halloween parties.
Personally, I don't think that we should have an alternative party either, like a "Fall Festival", or a "Hallelujah-Party" (our church used to do these things at one time). One reason for my being against this is the fact that it teaches our kids that we do the things the world does, as long as we call it something different.
There are scores of scriptures in the bible that warn us of doing the things that the godless do. With Halloween, it is really a no-brainer, considering it is based and rooted in evil. If we call it a hallelujah party, and it is rooted in evil, it is still evil. I can look at pictures of naked women in a church setting and call it "recreational photography", but in the end, it is still pornography.

Abe Lincoln used to ask people a riddle-like question that went like this; "If we call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does the dog have?" The majority of the people answered "5", to which Abe replied, "Not true. No matter what we call a dog's tail, it remains a tail. The dog has four legs."

The moral of course is that it doesn't matter what we call an evil practice, it is still evil.

Not convinced that it is an evil holiday? Keep reading.

by: Mike Wasdin

Halloween is a celebration of hallowed souls on All Saints Day, which is on November 1st, hence the term “Halloween.” Halloween is short for “the eve before All Hallows’ Day,” referring to saints who were “hallowed” spirits. Trying to extinguish the lingering Pagan influence in Europe , the Christian church decided All Saints’ Day should fall on November 1st to make it correspond with the traditional Celtic Pagan Festival of the Harvest.

Some people showed more interest in honoring their dead ancestors than in honoring dead saints. To try to curb this un-Christian tradition, the Church instituted another holiday known as All Souls’ Day, held on November 2nd. Christians were encouraged to pray for souls in purgatory on All Souls’ Day. Prior to that, Pagans celebrated Samhain (celebration of the New Year’s Day for the Pagan Celts). Since the year was divided into only two seasons, Samhain celebrated the end of summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the caution!

The Bible holds the answer to these type questions. I posted an article about Halloween on my blog and received several interesting comments. See