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hey you all,
I was just thinking and you know how halloween is comming up, well actually it's this monday. How many of you guys celebrate it? Do you view it as alright or as bad? Personally I was raised believing it's bad and I'm still with that idea. I just want to see how you former christians view it. ok thanks, bye
God bless
Tanya
 
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Halloween is Satanic in every sense of the word . All forms of occult view it as Satans birthday and occult activity is increased enormously. I personally do not wish to celebrate my enemies most prosperous day especially considering the aweful sacrifices that are going on. So I prefer to spare a thought for the souls being lost at this time of the year. A prayer instead of a celebration (any celebration) may prove to be more useful and more inline with Gods thinking. Of course others may feel differently, I only the other hand refuse to budge on this one. Laters all & God bless us, for we truely are fortunate regardless of our circumstances, we have much to be grateful for.

Ivan
 
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The History of Halloween in not satanic it may be viewed by some to be that way but it came long before christian beliefs came into being. Pagan yes so against christian doctrine.

I personally do not like it , I have to again endure my child nagging at me to go out trickle treating , no offense to Americans where this all came from I'm from the UK and its getting bigger here by the year now. So far I have managed to keep her in on the night (she is 10 now) and I know she will be wanting to get out there with that costume on. Im the miserable one on the street . No light on cos Im sat in the kitchen (back of house) waiting for them all to go back home and my front door knocker is once again silent........
 
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tracy said:
No light on cos Im sat in the kitchen (back of house) waiting for them all to go back home and my front door knocker is once again silent........

you could always just open the door and bombard them with verses from the bible and freak em out...hmm I might try that one myself.

God Bless ya!
*Dal*
 
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hey Tracy, I'm sorry. I know that the history of it wasn't bad, but if you look at it now, it's totally demonic. no offence to anyone. dressing up like monsters, demons, devils, ghosts, skeletons, that's just some of it. that's the reason I'm so against it. but about letting your Kids in. or keeping them in actually, keep it up as much as you can. Dal, you're funny. That's a good idea, I should try it some time.

What totally turns me off is when Christians go and trick or treat or "celebrate" halloween. having church parties and what not. I am so against it. I just dont get it. It doesn't cross my skull at all. You're Christians and are celebrating a demonic holiday. but that's just me. sorry to offend anyone. but if someone could help me understand....
 
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Halloween is Occult, it derived from the Romans and Druids. Where and when did Halloween customs originate?

The many customs we have today in relation to Halloween have their origins in the religious practices of the Romans and the Druids, therefore dating back many centuries. The Romans worshiped various gods and on October 31, a special feast was held in honor of Pomona, goddess of the fruit trees. Later, the Druids, an ancient order of Celtic priests in Britain, made this feast an even more extensive celebration by also honoring Samhain, lord of the dead. This was normally done on November 1 and it was therefore decided to conveniently honor both Pomona and Samhain on October 31 and November 1.
 
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Celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is celebrated by millions of people as a fun time for kids, putting on costumes, and going door-to-door to get candy. But it is also known as a time of witches, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. On one hand, some see it as a harmless time of fun and on the other, a ghastly and demonically inspired night to be avoided.

As Christians, there is a lot of debate on whether or not we should participate in Halloween. Is it alright to go trick-or-treating? Can we dress our kids up in costumes on that day? If we do any of this, are we celebrating an evil holiday?


Halloween's Origins

The word Halloween is derived from the term "All Hallows Eve" which occurred on Oct. 31, the end of summer in Northwestern Europe. "All Saints Day," or "All Hallows Day" was the next Day, Nov. 1st. Therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day.

Apparently, the origins of Halloween can be traced back to ancient Ireland and Scotland around the time of Christ. On Oct. 31st, the Celts celebrated the end of summer. This was important because it was when animal herders would move their animals into barns and pens and prepare to ride out the winter. This was also the time of the crop harvests. This annual change of season and lifestyle was marked by a festival called Samhain -- pronounced 'sow-ane' and means 'end of summer.' Sow rhymes with cow.

There was much superstition associated with this time of change including the belief in fairies, and that the spirits of the dead wandered around looking for bodies to inhabit. Since the living did not want to be possessed by spirits, they dressed up in costumes and paraded around the streets making loud noises to confuse and frighten the spirits away. In addition, the new year began for the Celts on Nov. 1. So, the day of Samhain was believed to be a day that was in neither the year past or the year to come. Since it was in between, chaos ruled on that day. Often, people would pull practical jokes on others as a result.

Later, around the 5th century, as the Catholic Church developed and moved into the area, instead of adding a new day to celebrate, it took over the Samhain celebration. Nov. 1st became "All Hallows Eve" where all the saints of the Catholic church were honored. A later custom developed where people would go door-to-door on Nov. 2, requesting small cakes in exchange for the promise of saying prayers for some of the dead relatives of each house. This arose out of the religious belief that the dead were in a state of limbo before they went to heaven or hell and that the prayers of the living could influence the outcome. This may have been the precursor to Trick-or Treat.

The Jack-0-Lantern apparently comes from Irish folklore about a man named Jack who tricked the devil into climbing a tree. Once the devil was in the tree, Jack carved a cross on the trunk, preventing the devil from coming down. The devil then made a deal with Jack to not allow Jack into hell after Jack died if only Jack would remove the cross from the tree. After Jack died, he couldn't go to hell, and he couldn't go to heaven. He was forced to wander around the earth with a single candle to light his way. The candle was placed in a turnip to keep it burning longer. When the Irish came to America in the 1800's, they adopted the pumpkin instead of the turnip. Along with these traditions, they brought the idea that the black cat was considered by some to be reincarnated spirits who had prophetic abilities.

So, it appears that the origins of Halloween are a mixture of old Celtic pagan rituals superstition and early Catholic traditions.


What does the Bible say about Halloween?

What does the Bible say about Halloween? Nothing. But it does speak concerning witches, the occult, and paganism. Exodus 22:18, You shall not let a witch live. Deut. 18:10-12, "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD…"

The Bible definitely speaks negatively about occultic practices, spirits, and witches and condemns not only the practice but also the people who are involved in it. As Christians, we are to have nothing to do with the occult. Tarot Cards, contacting the dead, séances, lucky charms, etc., are all unbiblical and can harm a Christian's fellowship with God and open the Christian to demonic oppression. Most Christians know this and avoid these activities. But, the question still remains. Since there are ancient pagan connections and present occultic connections, what is the Christian to do?


Can the Christian celebrate Halloween?

The answer is simple: Yes and No. Let’s look at the negative first.

The Christian is not to be involved with or support the occult, witchcraft, demonism, or any other thing that uplifts the occult. To do so is to contradict God’s word, dabble in demonic spirits, and invite judgment from God. If a Halloween celebration is centered on demons, devils, spirits, etc., I would say don't have anything to do with it.

On the other hand, it isn't wrong to dress up in a costume and go door-to-door saying 'Trick or Treat." Provided that the costume isn't demonic, I can't see anything wrong with this. It's just fun for the kids.

Take a look at the Christmas tree. It was originally an ancient fertility symbol. Yet, it has become a representation of Christmas and the place where gifts are placed. Are the Christians, then, paying homage to an ancient pagan fertility god? No. Not at all. They do not consider it pagan at all and are simply joining in on a cultural event and giving no honor to anything unbiblical.

In the Bible in 1 Cor. 10:23-33, Paul speaks about meat sacrificed to idols. This meat was often sold in the meat market and the question arose, "Should a Christian each such meat?"

Paul said in verse 25, "Eat anything that is sold in the meat market, without asking questions for conscience' sake." This is most interesting. He says it is okay to eat the meat bought in the market place even though that meat may have been sacrificed to idols.

Then in verses 28-29 he says, "But if anyone should say to you, 'This is meat sacrificed to idols,' do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience' sake; I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?" (NASB). Paul is saying that if you find out the meat was sacrificed to idols, don't eat it -- not because of you, but because of the other person. In other words, eating that meat won't affect you. But, it may affect the attitude of another who does not understand the freedom the Christian has in Christ.

Is it any different with Halloween (or Christmas)? No. Even though Halloween has pagan origins, because of your freedom in Christ, you and/or you kids can dress up in costumes and go door-to-door and just have fun. However, if you are not comfortable with doing this, then you should not. If you know of a person who would be stumbled by doing it, then you shouldn't either.

Jzslvzu
 
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Jzslvzu, thanks for your reply. Many Christians, or at least in my church are agains Christmas trees saying it's an Idol. I dont know what to believe but I dont worship any trees and so I think it's ironic, but I dont view it as wrong. and I really dont know the history of christmas trees. I should look it up. but halloween, I guess it's becuse I was constantly told it was wrong and I still think that way mostly becuase of the grusome costumes. I dont know how different it will be if on halloween if people didn't dress up in some grusome costumes, if it was just "good" costumes then I dont know, but with all this "bad" stuff, I can't connect with it...
 
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Guys don't give satan any space in your life as soon as the door is slightly open he will come in and destroy make sure that you are safe by Jesus and filled with the holy spirit as this day is used by satanists aimed at destroying christians and disciples of Jesus. So please I beg you if your not 100% sure that you're right with Jesus then pm me or any one else who is sure so as they can pray with you.

God bless you!!
 
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For me Halloween is bad and so or any other holidays but specially this one because it's like devil's worship and eventhough many people say its to have fun u don't have to put one day to do it. If dressing up is really that cool to anybody then play dress up with other friends thats always fun but just not like that. It's like disrespecting God and not caring what he thinks. Halloween doesn't teach us anything and there is definitely no point for it. Many people take it as a chance to get drunk/high or hurt somebody. I don't know about u guys but God doens't want us to serve to Lords and that's how it should be.

Jazmin
 
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i think halloween can be good or bad - it's a thing of how YOU define it..

this was my first american halloween (in germany we don't really have halloween) and me and my family did a fun holiday of it...

my hostsister and me were dressed up as sponch bob and we did funny cookies... i don't connect it with something bad so why should it be bad? we don't celebrate Halloween in it's "original" meaning it even could be something else...

I think it's allright if you do not connect it with something bad
 
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My family and I choose not to celebrate haloween.:angry: I believe it is satonic and the worst day of the year. Even if I did celebrate halloween, I would not eat the candie. I would be afraid some one poisoned it.:omg:
 
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Halloween is wrong. As a Christian I am compleatly against Halloween because Halloween parties is daingerous. I hate all tipe of satanism and I would like to warn people to stay away from Halloween. It is evil and do nothing good in people's lives. I rather celabrate Christmas because it is when we as Christians celabrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Halloween is wrong.
 
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