Halloween is a Work of Hell
Halloween is a celebration of death and the evil. It is clearly demonic in nature. The pictures speak loudly aside from the obvious words like witches, ghosts, fairies, monsters, zombies… It doesn’t need a rocket science mind to see that halloween is a work of hell.
Those in sorcery and the occult can testify that welcoming demonic activities like halloween in our homes can be a subtle way of creating a covenant with the devil. It’s a form of declaration that evil spirits are accepted and their schemes. It is a possible foothold for a cursed life. Because once we give access to Satan, he will surely come to steal, kill and destroy.
Why Christians Should Not Celebrate Halloween
Jamie Morgan in her Charisma Magazine article listed these points below “Why Christians Absolutely Should Not Celebrate Halloween”:
- God is a God of life, but Halloween focuses on death. Should I celebrate a holiday where people decorate their front yards with tombstones?
- The Scriptures tell us to put away deeds of darkness (Rom. 13:12) and that light has nothing in common with darkness (2 Cor. 6:14). Is celebrating a dark holiday something a child of the light should be doing?
- I had been delivered from fear and panic attacks and knew that fear comes from the enemy. Should I participate in a holiday that has fear as its very foundation?
- Witchcraft is clearly detestable to the Lord (Deut. 18:10-13). Shouldn’t something that glorifies witchcraft (just take a walk through the Halloween store) be detestable to me as well?”
- Halloween is a sacred, high holiday for Wiccans (the official religion of witchcraft). Is this a holiday Christians should celebrate alongside Wiccans?
- Is it cute when we dress our kids like the devil (or witches, ghouls, scary characters and so on)? Isn’t it, well, demonic?
- What if my child dresses in a wholesome fireman costume? Romans 16:19 says that we need to be wise to what is good and innocent of evil. If I let him participate in Halloween, even while dressed as a fireman, aren’t I sending him a mixed message by allowing him to participate in a celebration of evil?
- The Lord said in 2 Corinthians 6:17, “Come out from them and be separate … Touch no unclean thing … .” Doesn’t God want His children to be set apart from the world and from sin and evil? Aren’t we supposed to be peculiar people?
- My extended family thinks it’s ridiculous that we not allow our son to dress up for Halloween. Should their opinions matter to me more than God’s? Shouldn’t pleasing God be my utmost concern?
- If there is even a question in my heart and mind that it might be wrong, shouldn’t that be my first clue? Why would I continue to do so with even a lingering thought that it is wrong?
- Does Halloween bring glory to God? No! It glorifies the devil! Enough said.
Parenting and Halloween
We can not avoid halloween around us. It is in the television, posters in the streets and decorations in the malls. So what should we, parents do to protect our children from it?
Even if we can’t avoid halloween we can also control how our children respond to it. Let’s teach them what is good and evil.
My twins are 3 years old and they now know heaven and hell. I guide them as they make decision on what’s godly and of the devil. I assist them to spiritually discern on their own.
This year they started noticing halloween (thank you Disney Junior and Nickelodeon!!!) 🙂 They immediately know it was wrong so I reinforced it with His word. Now, each time they see halloween related videos and photos — they tell me right away that it’s bad, it’s from hell, it’s not good…
If you’re a parent and have been doing this for your kids, good job!
If you’re a parent who wants to do this but don’t know where to start, here are some concrete steps that may help:
- Supervise television and tech time.
- Teach them Biblical foundations why it’s not from God (Deut. 18:10-13).
- Don’t join halloween costume parties.
- Don’t buy halloween-themed toys and treats.
- Commend good decision-making.
Let’s love our kids beyond giving the best vitamins, milk and material things. Let’s set them up for a blessed future. Let’s protect them from the cunning evil ready to puke sickness, disease and generational curses over their lives. Let’s close our doors to halloween and everything that’s not of God!