At this time of the year, there’s always a debate “Should Christians celebrate Halloween?”
I created a poll on my Instagram account. 25% of my voters believed Christians should celebrate Halloween while 75% believed it wasn’t okay for Christians to participate.
One of the founders of the Church of Satan was so happy that Christians took part in the Halloween celebration.
He said, “I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.”
God instructed the Israelites to avoid Pagan practices
When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there.
For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead.
Deuteronomy 18:10-13 NLT
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the Lord your God will drive them out ahead of you.
But you must be blameless before the Lord your God.
God was taking the Israelites to the land of Canaan. The people of Canaan were pagans. God warned the Israelites to stay away from their practices. God let the Israelites take their land because the Canaanites practiced all sorts of evil that constituted abomination unto God.
Halloween is a pagan festival with evil origins
Every 31st of October, people dress up in costumes and celebrate Halloween.
Halloween originates from the pagan concept of Samhain, the festival where ancient pagans believed that evil spirits cross over to earth. People wore dark clothing and evil masks to hide from evil spirits. They believed that if they wear the spirit look, the spirit will see them as their kind hence they will not attack them. They put food outside for spirit to eat and candles for the spirit to see their supposed paths. This is considered idol worship (idolatry).
Mission on earth
God has designed for us Christians to serve him, represent him and keep his commandments. He has sent us to earth to save perishing souls for eternal life. How do you save them when you join them to celebrate the devil? Do not contaminate yourself by joining the festival. Therefore, guard your kids and family against this evil festival. If you are fulfilling your purpose on earth, you will be too busy to notice Halloween.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.Romans 12:2 NLT
Halloween opens doors to the devil
The devil needs your permission to work in you or your family and he gets that permission mostly through sin. Halloween is deeper than a costume, trick or treat, etc. Demons invade Christian homes during this period. Author of unmasking the devil, John Ramirez, says that the devil gives his subjects enough time to prepare before Halloween. The devil wants his subjects to be fully prepared to cast spells and initiate people.
Do not team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?2 Corinthians 6:14 NLT
A true Christian cannot celebrate Halloween. A Christian carries the spirit of God and the spirit of God is holy and cannot dwell in paganism.
Everything should give glory to God
So whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
God created us for His own glory (Isaiah 43:7). Our lifestyle, jobs, everything should glorify God. Halloween does not give glory to God, it promotes evil; fear, witchcraft, death, and paganism.
Statistics online show that higher death records are on Halloween day with children being the main victims.
Halloween artifacts mark your homes for demonic visitation. These demons when they arrive, enter and possess the family. They cause confusion, spread illness, and initiate kids. Destinies are also stolen and destroyed in the process.
In conclusion, the question “should Christians celebrate Halloween?” may also mean “should Christians worship the devil?”. The answer is no.
Halloween is demonic and all who join in this celebration are abominable unto God. Light and darkness have nothing in common. Do you see the devil coming to Sunday services? Therefore, avoid candies or food dedicated to idols, plead the blood over your doorpost and family.
Instead of celebrating Halloween, join hands with brethren in prayers and ask God to protect your loved ones. Create fun church activities for the children so that they don’t feel left out.
Beloved, in the spirit realm there is no pardon for ignorance. That is why Hosea said, “My people suffer because they lack Knowledge”.
The devil does not come to us in black on black, he deceives people through mediums like this.
My prayer for you today is that whatever spells or evil that the devil plans to release on Halloween will not see your family and loved ones in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Are you a sinner, backslider or compromising Christian? It’s time to repent from your evil ways and get to Know our loving Father; Jesus Christ. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. Follow Jesus and he will grant all your heart desires. (Mathew 6:33)
Sin creates a barrier between man and God because God is holy. All unrighteousness is sin and unrighteous acts include; fornication, adultery, idolatry, anger, lies, envy, gossip, etc. (1John 5:17, 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 )
God doesn’t care about how much sin you have committed or the weight of your sin. God needs you to repent from your sin and start a relationship with Him. The bible says His mercy and compassion does not fail him; He is a compassionate and merciful God.
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” Isaiah 1:18-19.
God wants you to be saved
Jesus Christ wants you to repent, he wants a relationship with you, he wants to care for you. God wants you to break the chain of sin, bondage and give you a new life like Paul. He wants you to make heaven.
If God could forgive bible characters like Paul, David, and many more. God can also forgive you. All Jesus wants is a humbled, broken, contrite heart willing to change and follow Him. In Ezekiel 18:9, God tells us that if we will repent from our sins, obey him, be righteous, we will live and not die. Repentance is continuous; ask for his mercy at all times whether you’ve erred or not. Surrender to Jesus and live a sin-free life. Only the righteous will make heaven so whatever you do, always bear in mind that Jesus is coming soon.
Beloved, if you want to make Jesus Christ the lord of your life and break away from the power of sin, say the prayer below.
Heavenly Father, I confess and repent of known and unknown sins today (confess your sins). Jesus Christ, I surrender my life to you. Come into my life and be my Lord and personal savior. Thank you for your mercy. I ask that you teach me, guide my paths and preserve me for heaven at last. In Jesus name. Thank you, Jesus.
Congratulations! Now that you’re saved, please find a bible believing church to continue this process and maintain your salvation.
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