What about Halloween?

Seeing that tomorrow is Halloween and it is a hot topic every year, I have decided to share my thoughts on the topic.

I will post a wiki link that explain the origins of Halloween so that you can see the origins of the day is pagan and became Christianize paganism.

My thoughts are that a Christian should not have anything to do with this practice. I am not a demon obsessed person because I believe that we as Christians are free and are not under any fear of possession or bondage of the devil.

When we are born again we are transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. In the kingdom of light we are under Jesus’s control and nothing can touch us. Only our own sin can entice us en we can be led astray by the tricks of the devil, but we are free to repent as the Holy Spirit convicts us.

This is a matter of participating in practices that has its roots in darkness. Although it cannot do any harm to me anymore, we are not to share in the world and there ideas. We are free to enjoy ourselves apart from worldly feasts that has pagan origins.

Secondly, this does influence our witness and what people think of Christ. Our conduct in the world must be such that Christ is honored. These feasts add no honor to Christ as people dresses in a manner that represent darkness. We must not think of ourselves in matters like this. We must think of the body of Christ and unbelievers that must still come to Christ. How it will affect them when we participate in worldly practices and things of darkness.

Lastly, we are not driven by keeping days and feasts. Why then keep a day with a pagan history as an excuse to have a party. Every day is a feast for us as Christians.

Conclusion:
Do not make a fuss about it and be obsessed with demons, spirits and bondage that you can get from this. We are free and satan has no hold on us or has any power over us. But forget about it and enjoy your day as any other day. Give thanks to God for the day and ask Him to protect you like any other day.


Here is some verses where I got my thoughts from:

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  (Col 1:13-14, NKJV)

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.  (1John 5:18, NKJV)

Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.  (Col 2:18-19, NKJV)

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  (Gal 5:13, NASB)

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Pet 2:16

What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we? All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience’ sake; FOR THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S, AND ALL IT CONTAINS. If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience’ sake. But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake; I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks?  (1Cor 10:19-30, NASB)

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.  (1Cor 10:31-33, NASB)

You can read more about the history of Halloween from this Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween