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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 -

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  1. Oh, dear friend! I cannot understand why people can't see the problem with Halloween, either. What fellowship has light with darkness? There are just certain things, as followers of Jesus Christ, that we must abstain from. I so appreciate this post and the way you speak the truth. God bless you abundantly. Keep encouraged and faithful.

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    1. Amen! Thank you for your encouragement. :-)

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  2. I do agree with you. Our church puts on a 'Light party' for the children to encourage them not to go round knocking on doors.

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    1. It's a hard thing to break with. My parents taught us about it when we were quite young and stopped going door to door, and eventually stopped all active participation. But, I remember at least once when someone felt so sorry for us that he brought candy to us. It didn't help and I remember being a little confused and not appreciating it very much, despite the fact that it was candy! I think I didn't like being forced to participate in something I had already decided was wrong and maybe having my parents made to look bad as well. They made me accept it graciously. :-) I wonder if people realized sometimes how much kids really do understand if they would choose to act differently toward them.

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  3. I am in complete agreement with you also. You bring up some excellent Scripture here. Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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    1. Thank you, JES.
      Thanks also for hosting the link up. :-)

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