Halloween and Christ Followers, is there a connection ?
Here's why Christians ( Followers of Christ-Yeshua) SHOULD NOT celebrate Halloween
The founder of the church of Satan said that " by dressing up, either by wearing a costume or coloring oneself for Halloween, is tantamount to worshipping the devil."
Anton LaVey, the founder of the church of Satan, himself declared that by dressing up, either by wearing a costume or by coloring oneself in celebration of Halloween, signifies that you allow Satan to own you.
He further said that when you adopt the pagan practices, you subconsciously dedicate yourself to the devil. He took joy in Christians who take part in the tradition, saying:
" I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween."
LaVey’s statement is corroborated by a former Satanist, John Ramirez, who said that when you dress up even as an angel or a mermaid for Halloween, “you give the devil the legal rights to change your identity.” Ramirez further warned that there’s a much darker reality in Halloween beyond costumes and candy.
Based on a CBC News Facebook survey, 89% expressed that Christians should not celebrate Halloween, while 15% believe that there’s no problem celebrating it.
The origin of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. It’s a tradition held at the end of summer when sacrifices were made to the gods in Druid tradition.
The adherents believed that Samhain, the god of death, scattered evil spirits during this time throughout the world to attack humans. These evil spirits play nasty tricks as soon as the dark winter and the waning of the sun set in.
To escape the attack, humans would assume disguises and make themselves look like evil spirits, too.
Halloween is also the favorite time of year for witches, or the advocates of Wicca. Wicca is the official religion of witchcraft. Wiccan adherents believe that on the night of October 31, the separation of physical and spiritual realities is at its thinnest and least guarded. And so, it’s the best time for those who have necromantic abilities to speak to the dead (demons).
Stop and ask yourself these few questions
If God is a God of life, but Halloween focuses on death. Should I celebrate a holiday where people decorate their front yards with tombstones?
The Scriptures tell us to put away deeds of darkness (Rom.13:12) and that light has nothing in common with darkness (2 Cor. 6:14). Is celebrating a dark holiday something a child of the light should be doing?
If we had been delivered from fear and panic attacks and knew that fear comes from the enemy. Should we participate in a holiday that has fear as its very foundation?
Witchcraft is clearly detestable to the Lord (Deut 18:10-13). Shouldn't something that glorifies witchcraft (just take a walk through the Halloween store) be detestable to me as well?
Halloween is a sacred, high holiday for Wiccans (the official religion of witchcraft). Is this a holiday Christians should celebrate alongside Wiccans?
Is it cute when we dress our kids like the devil (or witches, ghouls, scary characters, etc.)? Isn't it, demonic?
Some Christians will say anything to find a reasonable reason to celebrate this pagan festival. Some may say " what if my child dresses in a wholesome fireman or Doctor costume? "Romans 16:19 says that we need to be wise to what is good and innocent of evil.
If we let him participate in Halloween, even while dressed as a fireman, Police or Doctor, aren't we sending him a mixed message by allowing him to participate in a celebration of evil?
In Matthew 5:14-16 it is written
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on a lampstand so it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Christians are called to be the light of the world !!
Setting aside a day to celebrate evil, darkness, witchcraft, fear, death and the demonic brings dishonor to God. Period.
A Christian celebrating Halloween would be like a Satan worshiper going to church on Resurrection Day or Passover shouting " He is Risen " The two just don't go together.
Christian believers have the moral responsibility to educate their children regarding the evil that comes with Halloween pumpkins, costumes, and the Trick-or-Treat tradition.
Adults should likewise lead by example to the young ones.
Halloween is the one day a year when neighbors come to your door expecting to receive something. So give them JESUS! :)
Reach out to your neighbors with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Stop justifying why it is fine to celebrate this demonic, worldly, evil holiday.
There are no gray areas about it.
A committed follower of Jesus Christ should not celebrate Halloween.