Christians and Halloween

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How much, if any, should a Christian participate in Halloween and its festivities? Do we set aside the entire day for spooky masks, wearing costumes of spooky characters as seen on TV, going to haunted houses or forests, and any other gatherings to acknowledge October 31? Many Christians do not participate in any of these activities claiming, that to do so, gives reverence to Satan or evil. There are also many Christians who feel there is nothing wrong with celebrating Halloween and make the claim that there is nothing Biblical about it. Some even use the day as a platform to witness to people who don't know Jesus.
When looking back at the origin of Halloween, it can become a bit dubious. Halloween comes from "All Hallows Eve", referring to the night before All Saints' Day. All Saints' Day, was a celebration of the many saints that died and was observed by the Roman Catholics and many other forms of Protestant denominations. Today, many churches have Halloween alternatives such as harvest parties, which gives the church to fellowship with the community. The church has been some-what divided on the issue as to whether Christians should partake in the activities of Halloween. If our brothers and sisters are convicted in their hearts to NOT celebrate Halloween, we need to support their Christian liberty to do so by not judging them because it may contradict our own personal convictions, Romans 14:5-6.

Leviticus 19:31 "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God." It seems as though Halloween always brings forth those seeking out the paranormal. The days leading up to Halloween there is a rise in people searching for ghosts or the deceased of loved ones and the need for mediums making claims that they can contact the "spirit world". The Bible does not forbid us from remembering our loved ones nor does it ordain the practice. The Bible does however, forbids us from attempting to contact the dead.

All Saints' Day
This is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church every year on November 1. All Saints' Day commemorates the lives of past saints who died for God. It includes much prayer to them and asking for them to pray for others. During the middle ages, crime and mischief rose drastically, causing a speculation amongst the people that demons roamed the night and was more active during the night of Halloween.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you that useth divination or enchanter or witch, a charmer, or wizard, for all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord." God forbids us to be involved with evil spirits and those things pertaining to them.

Final thoughts:
A few years ago the USA Today published an article concerning Halloween. A woman, claiming to be a witch said, "many Christians are celebrating Halloween with us and we love it!" So when people ask the question, should Christians celebrate Halloween, it really should come down as to HOW we celebrate it. Christians should not look upon Halloween as a holiday. "Holiday" is actually a word used for, a day that is Holy. So are we setting aside this day for someone or something that is Holy? The word Halloween believed to first originated around 1745 and was a day for celebrating the dead or remembering the dead. The customs that came with this is deep in pagan origin, particularly with the Celts and their harvest festivals. Celebrating Halloween as a holiday, as in a Holy day, should be avoided by Christians. The origins of Halloween may have had a righteous beginning, unfortunately through the centuries has become an event with very negative and sinister overtones. In modern times Halloween generally represents something dark and evil. Christians should be very careful in how we observe Halloween, making sure the dark overtones and the customs of the dead are not being participated in.
 

Truth7t7

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How much, if any, should a Christian participate in Halloween and its festivities? Do we set aside the entire day for spooky masks, wearing costumes of spooky characters as seen on TV, going to haunted houses or forests, and any other gatherings to acknowledge October 31? Many Christians do not participate in any of these activities claiming, that to do so, gives reverence to Satan or evil. There are also many Christians who feel there is nothing wrong with celebrating Halloween and make the claim that there is nothing Biblical about it. Some even use the day as a platform to witness to people who don't know Jesus.
When looking back at the origin of Halloween, it can become a bit dubious. Halloween comes from "All Hallows Eve", referring to the night before All Saints' Day. All Saints' Day, was a celebration of the many saints that died and was observed by the Roman Catholics and many other forms of Protestant denominations. Today, many churches have Halloween alternatives such as harvest parties, which gives the church to fellowship with the community. The church has been some-what divided on the issue as to whether Christians should partake in the activities of Halloween. If our brothers and sisters are convicted in their hearts to NOT celebrate Halloween, we need to support their Christian liberty to do so by not judging them because it may contradict our own personal convictions, Romans 14:5-6.

Leviticus 19:31 "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God." It seems as though Halloween always brings forth those seeking out the paranormal. The days leading up to Halloween there is a rise in people searching for ghosts or the deceased of loved ones and the need for mediums making claims that they can contact the "spirit world". The Bible does not forbid us from remembering our loved ones nor does it ordain the practice. The Bible does however, forbids us from attempting to contact the dead.

All Saints' Day
This is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church every year on November 1. All Saints' Day commemorates the lives of past saints who died for God. It includes much prayer to them and asking for them to pray for others. During the middle ages, crime and mischief rose drastically, causing a speculation amongst the people that demons roamed the night and was more active during the night of Halloween.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you that useth divination or enchanter or witch, a charmer, or wizard, for all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord." God forbids us to be involved with evil spirits and those things pertaining to them.

Final thoughts:
A few years ago the USA Today published an article concerning Halloween. A woman, claiming to be a witch said, "many Christians are celebrating Halloween with us and we love it!" So when people ask the question, should Christians celebrate Halloween, it really should come down as to HOW we celebrate it. Christians should not look upon Halloween as a holiday. "Holiday" is actually a word used for, a day that is Holy. So are we setting aside this day for someone or something that is Holy? The word Halloween believed to first originated around 1745 and was a day for celebrating the dead or remembering the dead. The customs that came with this is deep in pagan origin, particularly with the Celts and their harvest festivals. Celebrating Halloween as a holiday, as in a Holy day, should be avoided by Christians. The origins of Halloween may have had a righteous beginning, unfortunately through the centuries has become an event with very negative and sinister overtones. In modern times Halloween generally represents something dark and evil. Christians should be very careful in how we observe Halloween, making sure the dark overtones and the customs of the dead are not being participated in.
The celebrations surrounding October 31 is the witches new year, Samhain

The church should have no participation in it whatsoever, wrong to hang the name of harvest festival, etc on it, and bring this pagan worship into the churches participation.

1 Thessalonians 5:22KJV
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil
 

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It boils down to a matter of conscience.
My conscience basically avoids Halloween.

There is also Reformation Day...Oct 31st...that one I like.
 

Subhumanoidal

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This subject again. 🙄

As usual those speaking against "pagan origins" pick and choose which ones are bad and which ones are acceptable. A total lack of consistency.
Law over intent once again.
 

Blain

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Well it isn't really my place to say what Christians believe about haloween however it does in fact have a lot of deep rooted pahan paractices with it. I don't see anything wrong with eating candy going to house to house with your kids collecting candy some of the best childhood movies like haloween town come on as well personally I grew bored of horror movies but haloween really does bring out a lot of starnge people.
My sister had a friend over and on halloween we were just hanging out and they wanted to go to a nearby grave yard I was against this as I found it disrespectful to the dead but went with them this firend of hers then started saaying that we have to always stay near her because only she has the light I didn't want to be rude but thought to myself no you don't have the light I have the holy spirit so I will be fine. They apparently only wanted to go there because my sisters boyfriend had an uncle there who in his will gave all his money to his sister this friend of theres claimed to be able to speak to the dead.

Before they went to the grave there was a blue light on the other side of the pond and she got excited saying it was a spirit my sister and her boyfriend got excited too but I have gone on walks around the area and passed the cementary many times and knew there was also a hebrew cemetery on the other side of the pond with blue lamps and told them this and then her friend again said only she has the gift so I shouldn't question her about it
She also mentioned halloween is when the viel is between the living and dead is the weakest and again didn't want to be rude so I just walked off we then went to the grave his uncle was in and he wanted her to ask if he was really the one who should have gotten the money and she pretended to go into a trance and said that his uncle said yes basically telling him what he wanted to hear.

The fact of the matter is that haloween can be celebrated for fun but some people go way to far with it
 

Truth7t7

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This subject again. 🙄

As usual those speaking against "pagan origins" pick and choose which ones are bad and which ones are acceptable. A total lack of consistency.
Law over intent once again.
Easter and Christmas are in the pagan days also, but the thread is on Halloween.
 

Blain

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Easter and Christmas are in the pagan days also, but the thread is on Halloween.
You know I actually haven't studied the origins of Christmas yet but easter ugh absolutely disgusting
 

Truth7t7

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You know I actually haven't studied the origins of Christmas yet but easter ugh absolutely disgusting
Christmas is the pagan (Winter Solstice) rebirth of the sun, Dec 21st is the shortest day of sunlight, this goes back into Babylon, Egypt, etc

Easter, is the Vernal Equinox Mar 21, the church follows the full moon after this, and the Sunday that follows this full moon is Easter, that's why the date changes every year, its the fertility rites of the pagans, Easter bunnies were good at procreation and worshipped by the pagans in fertility.

Roman Catholicism played a major role in what is seen in the churches today.
 

Blain

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Christmas is the pagan (Winter Solstice) rebirth of the sun, Dec 21st is the shortest day of sunlight, this goes back into Babylon, Egypt, etc

Easter, is the Vernal Equinox Mar 21, the church follows the full moon after this, and the Sunday that follows this full moon is Easter, that's why the date changes every year, its the fertility rites of the pagans, Easter bunnies were good at procreation and worshipped by the pagans in fertility.

Roman Catholicism played a major role in what is seen in the churches today.
I see interesting I am going to have to do some studies for a deeper understanding on Christmas, and yeah easter is in fact very pagan indeed especially with the fertility thing they even worshipped a greek Goddess of fertility and the rituals they did in her name were very sexual and honstly just disgusting
 

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I'm with @crossnote, October 31st is Reformation Day, which is definitely worth celebrating :)
~Deut
 

Truth7t7

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I see interesting I am going to have to do some studies for a deeper understanding on Christmas, and yeah easter is in fact very pagan indeed especially with the fertility thing they even worshipped a greek Goddess of fertility and the rituals they did in her name were very sexual and honstly just disgusting
Dec 21st and the winter Solstice is one of the oldest pagan days observed, (Sun Worship) in the rebirth of the sun

USA and basically the world follows the Roman, European, tradition, the Roman God Bacchus, of wine, women, and song, it was the time (Indulgences) were obtained, drunken revelry, with everything included.

Jesus Christ wasn't born on December 25th, just a cover for the drunken party and lustful indulgence.

The christmas tree, ornaments, santa claus, etc are all tied to paganism

Jesus Christ gave one and only one instruction to the church, on how to remember him, (What Is It)?

Your assignment :)
 

Truth7t7

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I'm with @crossnote, October 31st is Reformation Day, which is definitely worth celebrating :)
~Deut
I disagree, the pagans owned it long before Luther

It's my opinion it's just another chain of apostasy added to the church in the last days.

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, female bishops, practicing homosexuals behind pulpits, rainbow flags flying everywhere, divorce and remarriage, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, time, while lawful spouses live (Adultery) accepted?

Last Day Apostasy, Ripe And Ready For Accepting The Man Of Peace In Jerusalem.
 

Blain

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Dec 21st and the winter Solstice is one of the oldest pagan days observed, (Sun Worship) in the rebirth of the sun

USA and basically the world follows the Roman, European, tradition, the Roman God Bacchus, of wine, women, and song, it was the time (Indulgences) were obtained, drunken revelry, with everything included.

Jesus Christ wasn't born on December 25th, just a cover for the drunken party and lustful indulgence.

The christmas tree, ornaments, santa claus, etc are all tied to paganism

Jesus Christ gave one and only one instruction to the church, on how to remember him, (What Is It)?

Your assignment :)
Wow absolutely ridiculous how people use so called holidays for their own desires, and yeah your right Jesus wasn't born on december 25th if I recall correctly it was actually in summer. As for how we are to remember him this is when he broke bread and said this was his flesh and the wine was his blood each of the deciples ate the bread and drank to wine this was to be a rememberance of the covanent that was made with him in following him and to remember the sacrifice he made on the cross
 

Truth7t7

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Wow absolutely ridiculous how people use so called holidays for their own desires, and yeah your right Jesus wasn't born on december 25th if I recall correctly it was actually in summer. As for how we are to remember him this is when he broke bread and said this was his flesh and the wine was his blood each of the deciples ate the bread and drank to wine this was to be a rememberance of the covanent that was made with him in following him and to remember the sacrifice he made on the cross
Your moving to the top of the class, correct!

The only instruction given by the Lord to the Church, on how to remember him.

Not his Birth, or Resurrection, but his (Death)

No Christmas Birth, No Easter Resurrection (Pagan Lies)

1 Corinthians 11:23-25KJV
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
 

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Easter and Christmas are in the pagan days also, but the thread is on Halloween.
True. But, are there not 3 or 4 others already posted? How many are required for people to realize that Halloween is pagan? A few more Threads and Halloween is Pagan Threads will rival the number of Political TV Ads being aired here. :)
 

Blain

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Your moving to the top of the class, correct!

The only instruction given by the Lord to the Church, on how to remember him.

Not his Birth, or Resurrection, but his (Death)

No Christmas Birth, No Easter Resurrection (Pagan Lies)

1 Corinthians 11:23-25KJV
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
I am not able to remember scripture completely due to my brain damage but I can remember the gist of it if I want to post actual scripture I have to look it up.
As far as Christmas goes I have always been irritated about the whole santa clause thing, Christmas is said to be about remembering the birth of Jesus but it really is about santa cllause just like how easter is supposed to be about the resurrection of Christ but is really about a glorified bunny thanksgiving is supposed to be about being thankful for all we have but is really more of a family get to together to stuff out faces halloween is about a lot of things but yeah the pagan roots behind it are pretty scary

Basically a lot of things we celebrate are pagan you would be surprised about the pagan origins behind celebrating our birthdays
 

Truth7t7

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I am not able to remember scripture completely due to my brain damage but I can remember the gist of it if I want to post actual scripture I have to look it up.
As far as Christmas goes I have always been irritated about the whole santa clause thing, Christmas is said to be about remembering the birth of Jesus but it really is about santa cllause just like how easter is supposed to be about the resurrection of Christ but is really about a glorified bunny thanksgiving is supposed to be about being thankful for all we have but is really more of a family get to together to stuff out faces halloween is about a lot of things but yeah the pagan roots behind it are pretty scary

Basically a lot of things we celebrate are pagan you would be surprised about the pagan origins behind celebrating our birthdays
My study finds that (Thanksgiving) was actually founded on a meal between the early settlers in the US and the Indigenous tribes, not pagan

However the US changed the day to the last Thursday in November to get the shopping started in the US for christmas?

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Truth7t7

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I am not able to remember scripture completely due to my brain damage but I can remember the gist of it if I want to post actual scripture I have to look it up.
As far as Christmas goes I have always been irritated about the whole santa clause thing, Christmas is said to be about remembering the birth of Jesus but it really is about santa cllause just like how easter is supposed to be about the resurrection of Christ but is really about a glorified bunny thanksgiving is supposed to be about being thankful for all we have but is really more of a family get to together to stuff out faces halloween is about a lot of things but yeah the pagan roots behind it are pretty scary

Basically a lot of things we celebrate are pagan you would be surprised about the pagan origins behind celebrating our birthdays
Birthday Observance is tied to divination in Astrology and the Zodiac, goes back to Babylon.

The Ole, What Sign Are You Born Under? Mine Is The Cross Of Calvary :)

The Jehovahs Witnesses dont observe Birthdays, Christmas, or Easter, they are on the right track there.
 

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On and around Halloween, I just stay home and watch horror movies. Nothing wrong with that, right?