Halloween has gotten progressively worse and worse over the 44 years that I’ve been on this earth. The costumes more and more gory and grotesque, or magic focused, as we now live in a culture that celebrates death and witchcraft. I hate this time of year, every time the TV is on there are commercials for horrific movies…even the “tame commercials” seemed to be filled with gore and death. Seems like it’s everywhere we look, it gets hard to avoid. I’ll be glad when it’s over.
I will warn you, if you are looking for a post to tell you we should all get together, sing Kumbaya, carve a jack o’lantern and get some candy for the sweet little children who shouldn’t miss out on any fun ever because their parents are weird, crazy and mean Bible thumpers……this is probably not for you. I was looking for one of links below and came across MANY articles from the “evangelical community” saying it’s just fine, those crazy Bible thumpers are WRONG!!!! (sigh, as is the case with most things these days)….so I totally understand that this is a very unpopular perspective.
Our family does not take part in the holiday anymore. It feels strange to me sometimes. Before we knew the origins a few years ago, we LOVED Halloween….spent a month or better planning costumes, new decorations for the front porch, etc. I just can’t do it now. I remember when I was a kid, we had one child in school whose family was Jehovah’s Witnesses, who was either kept home that day, or sat in the library during the parties. Now I guess we are “that weird family” now, although not JW’s. It gets hard to separate sometimes, although I know we are supposed to do so.
We do stay home and pass out Chick Tracts wrapped around a candy bar. It is a good way to reach a lost and dying world, everyone comes to you. We have done this the past three years and people seem to like them. Here is a link to their Halloween tracts. We like “The Little Ghost”, as we tend to get more small children trick or treating where we live. I know people who firmly believe they should stay home with the lights off and not do anything, I’m not judging them either. This is just what we have been led to do.
Here is some good info from a Bible believing Christian perspective if you are seeking truth in this area. Although see above, Anton LeVey quote…I guess he knew. If memory serves, he is also one who never let his kids watch TV. Go figure.
Halloween: A Covenant With the Devil – AV1611
Halloween and the Forces of Darkness – Pastor David J. Meyer, Last Trumpet Ministries (former witch and occultist)
Galatians 4 Blog: Warnings About Halloween
Halloween and Satan by Bro. Bryan Denlinger:
2 Corinthians 6:14-15: 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
Psalms 101:3: I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
2 Corinthians 6:17: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.