When children are out there celebrating Halloween, they are in it for the candy and the innocent fun they have dressing up. They see all of the symbols of demons and evil about them and see it as fun. They will chant “trick or treat” as to get ready for the all of the candy they expect to get!
But when you think about all of the stores items in the displays, they have dead things, witches, and darkness. This is all done in the dark of the night to celebrate the prince of darkness.
Once you research was to when Halloween came about, in your christian heart you will feel uncomfortable participating in this holiday. So I don’t. But this is my choice, and because I looked things up, I want to share this with you.
There are sites like this these below. Click on the links
1.”The history of Halloween” https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15169373 .
2. “The history channel” https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween#section_2
Now if you listened to the video above, these men explain as to why it is not good to celebrate Halloween as for it represents darkness.
“those deeds of darkness I think that’s
what Paul is talking about at least in
part in places like Ephesians 5 and
Romans 14 and 15 and first Corinthians 8
and 9 where the Apostle Paul talks about
Christians eating food that was offered
to idols it’s not a direct parallel to
Halloween but certainly the principles
that are in those chapters would apply
to something like this and I think
there’s maybe three basic principles
there maybe more but three that I want
to mention that are very important and
I’ll phrase them in the form of
questions number one is this activity
something that dishonors Christ that’s
a question that Christians need to ask
whether you eat or drink whatever you do
do all for the glory of God
so can I glorify God in doing this
activity that’s the positive way of
stating it or on the negative side does
this activity actually dishonor the Lord
in some way if it does then Christians
ought to avoid it then a second
principle or second question is this
something is this activity something
that violates my conscience and Paul
brings that principle out especially in
1st Corinthians 8 and 9 that it is a sin
to violate your conscience so Christians
should not participate in anything that
violates their conscience and then a
third principle third question is
this an activity that might cause a
weaker brother to stumble in other words
another Christian who has a more
sensitive conscience than I do if they
see me doing this and then they do it
themselves will they be led into sin
because they’ll actually be violating
their conscience so we want to be very
sensitive to the conscience –is of
others and that’s part of looking out
for one another in the body of Christ so
these are the basic principles that
would apply to how Christians ought to
think about liberty issues and I think
Halloween would be one that would fit
I love how Pastor Fred Price Jr. explained all of this about Halloween in detail.
We who do love GOD and His son JESUS should not have anything to do with it. For we ca not do what is popular with mankind. We must do what is popular with our beloved FATHER GOD in heaven. For it GODS heaven we want to go when our flesh is no more and our soul seeks to rest. Were we will know what peace and true love is….there in the presence of GOD in HIS heaven and JESUS his beloved son.
Stay in prayer, keep your faith. Even if you think you are alone living around these secular man-made ways, you are not. GOD in heaven and HIS beloved son JESUS is with us always and into all of eternity long!
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