In continuation of last week’s Musing, here are three more reasons why Christian’s should not participate in Halloween.
Reason #2: Literally every aspect of this holiday, including the so-called “innocent” traditions in which many allow their children to participate, has its origin in some activity prohibited by God’s Word. Space does not permit me to explain the origins of trick-or-treating, costumes, Jack-o-lanterns, bonfires and bobbing for apples. But even the seemingly innocent tradition of having plenty of fruits and nuts around during this time of year can be traced to activities explicitly forbidden by Scripture such as necromancy (communicating with the dead), witchcraft, sorcery, and divination.
Reason #3: Every custom, symbol, and practice related to Halloween is grounded in fear. You might ask, “So what is the problem with a little innocent fun? After all, it is fun to be frightened.” The problem is that our God is not a God of fear. 1 John 4:8, 18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love…for God is love.” Fear is not of God. In fact, fear is opposite of everything God stands for.
Reason #4: Halloween is closely related to the occult. The fact that occult activity increases to a deafening crescendo on Halloween cannot be denied. It is a holy holiday for witches, Satanists, and others involved in occult practices, and its importance to these people is no longer kept secret. Newspapers have reported on specific occult activities during this season, and a self proclaimed witch recently stated on a national television broadcast that Christians and others who do not understand the true significance of Halloween should leave well enough alone and stop interfering with their holiday.
I can personally attest to the fact of satanic and occult activity on Halloween. The recollection of a terrified little girl’s screams as she was dragged into the moving vehicle of a local satanic church will never be erased. The blood splattered walls of abandoned buildings used for cult rituals, carcasses of animals discarded near smoldering ashes of bonfires abandoned in the woods, and the horrifying testimony of a young girl who was locked inside a coffin and forced to lie next to a corpse as part of a Halloween related ceremony will always haunt my memories. Like it or not, animal and human sacrifice does occur on Halloween. For the occultist, it is a most important holiday; the high holiest day of the year and a time of blood and sex rituals. Halloween is very much a part of the occult world.
Next week I will present one more reason and some final thoughts. In the meantime, if you are interested in reading a more in-depth treatment of this subject, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and I’ll email you a copy of my booklet, “Halloween: Satan’s Tricks, Not Treats.” Or if you would prefer a paper version, simply include your address in the email.
Soli Deo Gloria!