Should we celebrate Halloween?

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These days, many Christians wonder whether we should celebrate Halloween.  After all, it is a holiday that celebrates death, the devil, and other questionable and scary things.  So should Christians be involved with Halloween?

As a parent or grandparent, the decision is up to you. But here we present some resources to help you make your decision. The first is a program produced by our partner ministry The Rock Radio Network in Puerto Rico.

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Here is another good resource from Grace to You Ministries.

From the article “Christians and Halloween,” Travis Allen writes:

“Today Halloween is almost exclusively an American secular holiday, but many who celebrate have no concept of its religious origins or pagan heritage. That’s not to say Halloween has become more wholesome. Children dress up in entertaining costumes, wander the neighborhood in search of candy, and tell each other scary ghost stories; but adults often engage in shameful acts of drunkenness and debauchery.

So, how should Christians respond?

First, Christians should not respond to Halloween like superstitious pagans. Pagans are superstitious; Christians are enlightened by the truth of God’s Word. Evil spirits are no more active and sinister on Halloween than they are on any other day of the year; in fact, any day is a good day for Satan to prowl about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). But “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). God has forever “disarmed principalities and powers” through the cross of Christ and “made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through [Christ]” (Colossians 2:15).”

For more information on the history of Halloween and what the Bible has to say about it, click here to read the article.

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