What’s Wrong With Halloween?
has become an issue among pious Christians. Long considered harmless fun, many
are now questioning its history, nature, influence, and fruit. The revitalization
of Satanism and witchcraft and their obvious association with Halloween have caused Christians to wonder whether they should
participate in it at all.
is no denying the bizarre and occultic nature of Halloween decorum. Certainly,
witches, devils, ghouls, monsters, vampires, and ghosts are not Christian in character.
But in spite of that, some Christians defend their participation in the holiday asserting their liberty in Christ from
the bondage of legalism, or shrugging it off as having fun. Many Christians see
it as evil and will have nothing to do with it. Others see no harm in it and
participate fully, with costume parties, Halloween decoration and trick-or-treat.
wrong with Halloween, and what should be the attitude of the conscientious Christian toward it? Is it harmless? Is it good influence? Does it bring honor and glory to Christ Jesus? Who are we
representing when we dress as a devil or ghoul? Who receives profit from Halloween
The Halloween Celebration Is Thoroughly
Rooted In Paganism And In The Occult
traces it back to the ancient Druids, a religion so evil that Rome forbade its Practice.
The Druids held a celebration on October 31 in Ireland. It was a night of ghost and fairies, in which bonfires were built and futures foretold,
and witches rode through the sky.
the holiday had its origin with the pagan Druids, only they called it the “Festival of Samhain - the Lord of the Dead.” Samhain was nothing more than a demon. Furthermore,
it is a blasphemous perversion of Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ.
Christianity, the righteous dead are raised in a glorified, immortal body. In
Druidism, the dead are raised as horrifying creatures of the night, hideous monsters, decaying skeletons, vampires, and etc.
The Question Is, Should Christians
Adopt Such Practices?
we borrow the ancient customs and superstitions and Christianize them? The Bible
is not silent on the subject:
not the ways of the heathen, for the customs of the people are vain...” Jeremiah 10:2,3.
And, “When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shall not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.” Deuteronomy 18:9. Also, “And have
no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11.
Halloween Glorifies Satan
America and the world celebrate the
powers of darkness by masquerading about as evil creatures, or decorating our homes, churches, or business with occult symbols,
Satanic power is glorified. While we may have participated all in fun, be assured,
Halloween is serious business for Satanists and witches.
who is familiar with witchcraft would tell you that there are certain rituals and spells that can only be case on Halloween
night. Those who oppose Christ meet on Halloween to observe Satanic rituals,
to cast spells, to oppose Christians and family life, to perform sacrilegious acts, and even offer blood sacrifices to Satan. And even more frightening across the U.S.,
is the increase in human sacrifice. The
700 Club interviewed several people last Halloween (several of which were teenagers) who actually participated in or witnessed
human sacrifices while involved in Satanism. No one scoffs at the stories anymore,
as police around the country have had to scurry to develop a new field of investigation dealing with the gruesome reality
of Satanic worship and sacrifices.
it sad that while Satanists, witches, occultists, and police are taking Halloween very seriously, many in the Church protest
our spoiling all the fun for the children? Who do we serve, Christ or Satan?
Halloween Treats Occultism As Harmless
Christians participate in Halloween, it sends a message to children that witchcraft, demonism, Satanism, and the occult are
something fun, entertaining, and harmless. It gives a false impression of what
is right and wrong, and, parents which sponsor Halloween activities either do not know the evils thereof, or do not care. The Bible says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil..” 1 Thessalonians 5:22. Christians are to be followers of God, Ephesians 5:1.
Is It Obedience To God?
repeatedly forbids His children’s participation in such demonic activities, as the following passages will affirm: Deuteronomy 18:9-14; Exodus 7:11-12, 22:18; Lev. 19:26; Deut. 31:20; 1 Chron. 10:13-14;
2 Kings 21:5-6; Jer. 27:9-10; Zech. 10:2; Mal. 3:5; Acts 8:9f, 16:6f, 19:19; Gal. 5:16-21; 2 Tim. 3:8.
careful examination of these Scriptures reveal God’s unreserved condemnation of all who participate in any occult activity.
What Is Wrong With Halloween?
a careful study and survey of God’s Word, I find everything about it wrong! It
does not have one single redeeming virtue. It is a demon-inspired, devil glorying,
occult festival! Those who love the Lord Jesus Christ cannot have anything to
do with it.
What Should The Christian’s Position Be?
we should have nothing to do with Halloween activities whatsoever. If Christians
assemble on Halloween, it should be to worship God, sing, praise, pray, intercede, wage spiritual warfare, and pull down demonic
strongholds, to be separate from the world. We have been made children of light. Jesus redeemed us from the powers of darkness,
may call me legalistic for writing a lesson of this nature. However, if you will
take the time to study the list of materials given, you also will be enraged with the occult.
Infiltration of the New Age by J. Yutaka Amano, Tyndale House
A Planned Deception. Norm Geisler, Harvest House
Unmasking the New Age by Douglas R. Groothus, University Press
Occult Shock and Psychic by John Weldon, Masters Books
American People’s Encyclopedia
Satan Is Alive and Well. Hal Lindsey. Zondervan
Encyclopedia Britannica, v. 7, p. 857, 1911 edition
New American Standard Bible
The Satan Seller, by Mike Warrike, Logos International. A former
Satanist high priest reveals the demonic forces behind the fastest growing deadly occult in the world.