We’re not going to do a lengthy resource about why believers should not celebrate Halloween. There are plenty of excellent teachings available that cover in depth how this holiday is evil and rooted in Paganism, Witchcraft, and the Occult. We will include a few links to these teachings at the end of this post.
We want to talk from a common sense perspective, and hopefully at least one person will have the eyes to see and the ears to hear that YHWH does not want His people adopting the ways of the world. We are shocked by how many Christians have accepted and tried to Christianize Halloween. Pastors, teachers, and even whole churches have embraced this wicked holiday and are promoting it with “trunk or treat” celebrations or masking it as a “Fall Festival.”
The most common justification is “but that’s not what it means to me,” or “it’s not about all the Pagan stuff anymore, it’s just a fun holiday to dress up and get candy and treats.”
So that makes it OK?
Does it really matter what it means to us or is what it means to YHWH the question we should be asking ourselves?
As believers, we are not called to adopt the ways of the world and take what YHWH hates and make it good. We were called to be a light to the world, to be set apart, to be in the world but not of the world. Our prayer is that everyone who reads this will earnestly pray and ask YHWH if He is OK with believers celebrating Halloween.
To some, it might just be a fun day to dress up and get some candy but think about the bigger picture. Think about the spiritual realm and how Satan must be rejoicing. When believers who are supposed to be a light to the world, by letting the light of Y’shua shine through us, are celebrating a holiday that is rooted in darkness, demons, and Paganism, then Satan is winning a battle.
Our desire is not to condemning anyone. We simply ask that everyone search their hearts, pray and study their Bibles and other resources to see if celebrating Halloween is what YHWH wants for us.
“Halloween is a custom of the nations. God Himself calls such things abominations, practices that He hates. If we strip away its façade of revelry and feasting, it is idolatrous false worship, honoring spirit beings that are not God.” – Richard T. Ritenbaugh
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