“…God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
I am writing this for Christians, so I am going to assume that you already know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You’re also probably an adult, so I don’t have to convince you not to trick or treat, right? I’m addressing teenagers and adults when I’m asking “Did you ever wonder how God feels about Halloween?”. Take a few moments to reflect upon your answer.
Obviously, I don’t read minds, so I can not assume what your answer was. Therefore, I want to share with you what the Bible says related to witches, vampires, ghosts, and wizards. There are a variety of Bible verses referring to these creatures, but I’m only going to name one that clearly shows how God feels about them, and will leave you links to a page where you will find around 68 Bible verses, again, related to the traditional Halloween figures.
I’m going to use the “Easy-to-Read” Bible version so that each verse will be easier to understand.
Witches: “You must not allow any woman to do evil magic. If she does magic, you must not let her live.” Exodus 22:18
Vampires: “26.No matter where you live, you must never eat blood from any bird or any animal. 27.Anyone who eats blood must be separated from their people.” Leviticus 7:26-27
Wizards: 10 Don’t sacrifice your sons or daughters in the fires on your altars. Don’t try to learn what will happen in the future by talking to a fortuneteller or by going to a magician, a witch, or a sorcerer. 11 Don’t let anyone try to put magic spells on other people. Don’t let any of your people become a medium or a wizard. And no one should try to talk with someone who has died. 12 The Lord hates anyone who does these things. And because these other nations do these terrible things, the Lord your God will force them out of the land as you enter it. Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Ghosts: 31 “Do not go to mediums or wizards for advice—they will only make you unclean. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:31
More Bible verses related to the ones above can be found here. Please, take a look!
Before writing this article I did some documenting, a lot of research, read various opinions, other blog articles, including reading about the history and roots of Halloween. Considering it is extremely important to be as documented as possible before discussing a certain subject, for instance Halloween. It seems like an innocent holiday, kids get free candy, parents waste money on spooky decorations, stores sales are off the roof, everybody wins. Not to mention Halloween is the second largest holiday, after Christmas.
Please take the time to read what Kelly McCausey, a mother, said about Halloween in one of the blog posts. Click here.
My arguments are simple:
1. The verse found in 1 John 1:5 that says “5 We heard the true teaching from God. Now we tell it to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness.”
- You can not call yourself a Christian and celebrate evil and darkness. We clearly see that darkness does not come from God, and has another source. Which I assume you already guessed who that source is.
2. Luke 16:13 that says “13 “You cannot serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one master and love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care about the other. You cannot serve God and Money[a] at the same time.”
- Going to church on Sunday, but dressing yourself or your child as a demon says something about the master you serve. You can not love both at the same time. God states that very clearly.
3. Isaiah 5:20 says “20 Look at those people! They say good is bad and bad is good. They think light is dark and dark is light. They think sour is sweet and sweet is sour.”
If you say Halloween is okay, then allow me ask you two simple questions:
-What kind of Christian are you?
-What God do you serve?
As Christians, we say our Bible is our belief, our number one priority. Written by people, but inspired by God. Neglecting or refusing to believe a single word written in the Bible means refusing to believe in God.
Saying you grew up celebrating Halloween, therefore you think its “okay”, is NOT an excuse. Just because you grew up doing it does not make it okay. Giving out candy to youngsters is a wonderful gesture, but making Halloween an excuse to do so is extremely foolish.
People turned Holidays such as the birth of Jesus Christ into Christmas, and replaced Him with the so called Santa, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, now called Easter, replaced by a bunny with eggs. Two words: pagan holidays. Celebrating unreal events and lies.
In conclusion, the Bible states quite unequivocally that God commands us to have nothing to do with Satan, his demons or anyone who contacts them in any shape or form. Many people celebrate Halloween without realizing that they are dabbling in the occult and consorting with Satan—with tragic consequences! Please read Halloween-Will you celebrate or reject evil post to find out more.
While you are still breathing, its not too late to change your habit of celebrating Halloween, but don’t forget, God opened your eyes to the truth in the words above.
~ Warrior of LIGHT ~