Close your eyes and think about Halloween. What images come to mind? What or whom is it glorifying?
“Do not imitate what is evil.” — 3 John 1:11
“Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!” — Job 14:4
“I will set before my eyes no vile thing.” — Psalm 101:3
Celebrating Halloween is a very serious matter. I know many who try to downplay the seriousness and danger of Halloween, labeling it as innocent fun. But, as one who once embraced and sought out the occult and true evil I can attest to how much damage it truly causes in our lives. Bless the Lord for His deliverance and truth! We are sober minded; it can and will hurt you! God says we are to have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, divination and witchcraft for a reason. It is no small thing joining in with the spirits of darkness to glorify evil! It is a clear open door for demons, as is watching a horror movie, playing with a Ouija board or participating in New Age practices of any sort. These things are not games; they are to be taken very seriously. Consider. My heart is to warn others, never to condemn!
I am more than willing to discuss this further with anyone at length who truly believes this is just “harmless fun”. I know it seems extreme to many but I cannot tell you how deeply this scars; how seeds are planted in the simplest of things. Trick or Treat, carving pumpkins, trick or treat…what are these things teaching our children? More importantly what are we saying, as Christians, when we partake in something so glorifying of darkness and evil? We cannot be salt and light if we are sending mixed messages to the rest of the world. came out of the occult; from a place that honored and celebrated exactly what Halloween is all about. I was in such darkness for so long; it made perfect sense to me when I came to the truth that this was no good thing. It saddens me that I know so many who continue to partake in these dark days and refuse to hear truth!
When we take seriously and reverently the Word of God we are not offended by it’s Truth. We desire to know and follow all God’s commands. We see King Josiah doing just this. He was not offended by the Book of Law for telling him pagan worship is wrong. He was grieved for the sins of Israel. And, he removed everything detestable from the land. “ Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.” — Psalm 112:1
When we look through the lenses of scripture of course; certainly what is revealed to one is not always revealed to all so coming together to learn in a way that edifies one another … iron sharpening iron….:-D