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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT....

THE TRADITION OF HALLOWEEN?


"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes." Song of Solomon 2:15

Foxes sometime in search of food would enter into the grape orchards and devour the grapes and spoil the crop. However, the little foxes were too small to reach the grape bunches so they would chew on the vines and it would kill the whole vine. Instead of the farmer just losing his crop, he would lose his vine which was more disastrous. Spiritually some things we do or allow, that we might think is little or insignificant, can also be disastrous for us.

Some may consider celebrating Halloween as only a little compromise. However, it is the "little foxes" that spoil the vines and this little compromise can open the door to other evils. Many Christians do not realize that certain traditions that are celebrated in the world have evil origins. Just because our society partakes in certain activities does not make them acceptable for Christians. We must look to Christ and His Word to see if the traditions of this world are good or evil.

Mark 7:13: "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye."

One very evil tradition is the celebration of Halloween. No Christian should partake in the activities of this holiday, nor should they allow their children to do so. We can discern the evil of this day by taking a look at the festivities that are associated with its celebration. Children are dressed as witches, goblins, ghosts, little devils and fortune tellers. All these are representatives of Satan's kingdom. Games played at carnivals promote fear in children as they are ushered through spook houses and horror rooms. Skeletons, black cats and bats represent death and darkness. No carnival is complete without the gypsy who tells fortunes. Satan has gained man's approval to celebrate his day by simply making it a tradition that seems like a fun day. The opposite is true, however, as more damage and harm are done on this day each year than any other holiday. Children are taught to go door to door chanting "trick or treat." It is unchristian to demand a gift under threat of playing some trick. Police are on the alert for juvenile vandalism and caution parents to be watchful.

Because so many of us have grown up celebrating Halloween, and seemingly did not experience any negative effects, some feel that not celebrating Halloween at all is an extreme measure. However, we would encourage you to pray about this. Is any holiday that glorifies death and darkness (even in fun) a proper thing for a Christian to do since we have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light?

1 Peter 2:9: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light."

Whether we feel that we have been really hurt by celebrating Halloween or not, is only part of the issue. How does God feel to see His people making light of demons and witchcraft? Shouldn't we be thinking about how to honor Him and show our love to Him? Where do our loyalties lie?

Most Satanists celebrate this as their high holy day and even offer human sacrifices to the devil. Until recently, most Christians have not questioned this traditional celebration, but rather have gone along with it by even bringing Halloween parties into the church. The earliest Halloween celebrations were not held by the early church, but the Druids in honor of Samhain, the "lord of the dead", and his demons, whose festival fell on November 1. Halloween actually means "holy or hallowed evening."

According to the Roman calendar in which days began at midnight, the evening of October 31 was the eve before the hallowed day; hence Halloween or All Soul's Eve was kept throughout the ancient pagan world. All Hallows Eve, because it is the day before All Hallows' or All Saints' day, was a holy day in the Roman Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, the Church of England and the Greek Orthodox Church. This festival honors all martyrs, known and unknown, who have died for the church. During the time of Constantine, these two holidays were merged in an attempt to Christianize the heathen. The church could not prevent these heathen practices, so they thought "taming'" them would be the answer. They were, of course, not to worship their gods on the church's "All Saint's day." However, as it is with all compromises, soon the evil overrode the good, and hence we still honor these heathen practices by celebrating Halloween.

Parents have a responsibility not to allow their children to be exposed to these evil celebrations. What might seem to some as innocent children's games is a "little fox" that can open the door to satanic influence and even demon possession in some cases. Children can be tormented with a spirit of fear that can come through this involvement that stays with them throughout their lives. It also introduces children to witchcraft, making it easier for them to become involved in cults and occultic activities. When children are taught it is alright to play with the things of darkness, it does not give them the repulsion and resistance that they need to stand against greater Satanic involvement. When the things of Satan are taken lightly, as games and fun, it sets our children up to accept evil rather than to resist it. This "little fox" is not only spreading evil to children but has been a curse for the church and our nation as well. As Christians, we should spread the word to others about the evil tradition of Halloween.

Ephesians 5:6-12: "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."
 
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We parents must not allow our children to be exposed to such evil traditions. It is very unfortunate that halloween has received wide acceptance as a "harmless fun" even among so called Christian nations.
 
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I totally agree. Halloween is not harmless. I know a lot of people, even christians, who laugh about it and participate in it. But we are not to train our children or ourselves to fear, or to think of fear as "fun". We are not to celebrate death, either. It is sad when christians try to conform to the world.
 
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I hate halloween with a passion. From the obvious evil root/origin to the annoying practical jokes (eggs, toilet papers, shaving cream, etc). Its such a pathetic 'holiday' I have no comprehension of why anyone in their right mind would actually celebrate stupidity to be quite honest.

Let us celeberate Jesus every day, not worthless, fruitless junk like halloween
 
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I hate halloween with a passion. From the obvious evil root/origin to the annoying practical jokes (eggs, toilet papers, shaving cream, etc). Its such a pathetic 'holiday' I have no comprehension of why anyone in their right mind would actually celebrate stupidity to be quite honest.

Let us celeberate Jesus every day, not worthless, fruitless junk like halloween

i think that halloween is fun to celebrate. it's not like im gonna go around dressed as a witch trying to do magic spells. its just how you look at it.
 
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There has certainly been a push to make Halloween more widely acceptable here in Australia.

Fortunately it hasn't caught on as much as those who are trying to promote it have hoped. We are pretty resistant as it isn't our tradition or holiday.

So sad some Christians that defend the holiday have not fully understood when God said to His people "be holy for I the Lord your God am Holy". Basically saying "set yourselves apart from the world". Instead they just have Harvest parties which are fundamentally the same kind of thing and some still have the pumpkin and some even still wear costumes that are linked to evil and wickedness. I always say why don't you just have dinner and read from the Bible and pray instead. No Fun for the kids.

That's my 2 cents worth.
 
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Eph 5:11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness,but instead even expose them!! I like Chad hate this ungodly worldy day! The day is marked by what his people call Lucifers rising,that is really what halloween stands for,some think it is his birthday,but it is not. I say!! Rom 12:21!! Do not be overcome BY evil!! BUT!! overcome evil with good!! amen! I am with Chad here!! I know many think it is no big deal,but what creates fear, to be installed in us,is never good!
 

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