This week I would like to offer one final reason why Christians should not participate in Halloween followed by some concluding thoughts.
Halloween is ingrained in our modern culture. It ranks second only to Christmas in retail sales and its trappings have invaded almost every business, classroom, and retail establishment. It simply cannot be avoided. But the Christian must resist its influence at all costs.
Perhaps you are still not convinced. After all, you are not a Satanist; you’ve never sacrificed a cat or kidnapped a child. “But can any Christian give any Scriptural—or even logical—reason for participation in, or approval of, that which is unmistakably associated with paganism, devil worship, and witchcraft?” There can be only one answer to this question. No! The Bible tells us that we are to be separate from darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14). Regardless of its origin, and notwithstanding one’s intentions for participating in the customs of Halloween, the actuality that this particular holiday is of this world is not debatable. The facts are plain. Do not be wiled by the devil into thinking it is only innocent fun. Honor God and please Him by standing firm on the solid foundation of His Word.
If you are interested in reading a more in-depth treatment of this subject, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com asking for a free copy of my booklet, “Halloween: Satan’s Tricks, Not Treats.”
Soli Deo Gloria!