2 Corinthians 6: 17 says “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.”
Is Halloween wrong or evil? As Christians, should we celebrate Halloween? Are there any clues we can get from the Bible concerning this topic? Let us see what the Bible has to say!
What does the Bible say about Halloween?
Halloween does not have any direct reference in the Bible. However, there are Biblical principles that directly relate to the celebration of Halloween. The best way to understand how Halloween relates to the Bible is to look at the meaning of Halloween and its history.
What does Halloween mean?
The word Halloween literally means the evening before All Hallows Day (or All Saint’s Day) celebrated on November 1. Halloween is celebrated on October 31. The origin and meaning of Halloween are derived from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, but over time, we have seen Halloween as a night of candy, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, ghosts, and death.
The history of Halloween.
Halloween as we know it, began over 1,900 years ago in England, Ireland, and Northern France. It was known to be the biggest holiday of the year which emphasized that day as the time when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living. Also, it was the time when demons, witches, and evil spirits freely roamed the earth with joy to greet the arrival of “their season.” The demons would have fun with mortals that night. However, to escape the furry of these demons, a human could disguise himself as one of them and join in their roaming, which is why people dress the way they do on Halloween. There was also the custom of eating or giving away fruit, especially apples. Today the fruit is replaced by candy.
So, the question is should Christians celebrate Halloween? As a godly-thinking person, consider for a moment what you are celebrating and what Halloween stands for. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, pure, lovely, and are of good report, if there is any virtue and anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Is the holiday uplifting, pure, lovely, praiseworthy, or of good report? No, it’s not! It is not based on godly themes such as the idea of peace, freedom, and salvation in Jesus Christ. It does recall feelings of fear, oppression and bondage. The Bible does not sanction witchcraft, witches, and sorcery. It is clear these practices are an abomination to the Lord.
Leviticus 20:27 says anyone who practiced witchcraft, and sorcery should be killed. Deuteronomy 18:9-13 also speaks about witchcraft, medium, or a spiritualist, or calls up the dead. These things are an abomination to the Lord. Also, in Ephesians 5:11, as Christians we are called NOT to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. We should have no association with any kind of darkness.
2 Corinthians 6: 17 says “come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.”
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