Sunday, October 9, 2016
Why We Do Not Celebrate Halloween
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
There has been a good deal said on both sides of the issue as to whether Christians should celebrate Halloween or not. I don't feel called upon to write anything much more than what I have already said before, but I wanted to share some things that others have written and also link to what I wrote before.
Personally, I don't see why it is so hard for some people to understand the problem with Halloween. The celebration of death, darkness, and evil seems to be obviously contrary to scripture, no matter how you look at it. As one writer has pointed out, if you look up death and darkness in the Bible you will not find it being a good and lovely thing. There are a few references to death being good for the Christian or Old Testament believer, but it is never such for the lost and the world in general. Here are a few verses that come to mind -