What is the Christian history of Halloween? The feast was not only a memorial to commemorate their deceased relatives but also a thanksgiving to close the end of the summer season of light and to prepare diligently for entering into the darkness of the long winter season. Superstition has it that the "eve" before the feast was then a time to ward off any evil spirits which they believed were cast out or released from the spirit world realm into their physical world and who would come to attack the feast celebration.
Many Christians celebrate Halloween. Some churches and pastors even do. I recently saw a church advertising they were having a Zombie Run.
This pastor does not celebrate Halloween and neither does her church. In a spirit of full disclosure, when I was a brand-new believer, I allowed my son to go trick-or-treating. Part of the reason was because my husband was not yet saved and insisted we do.
I had thoughts like: 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. 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 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, etc. What if my child dresses in a wholesome fireman costume?
The Lord said in 2 Cor. Touch no unclean thing Why would I continue to do so with even a lingering thought that it is wrong? Does Halloween bring glory to God? It glorifies the devil! Free sign up cp newsletter!To some degree, our modern Halloween is an Irish holiday with early origins in the Celtic winter festival.
Interestingly, in American culture, the rise in popularity of Halloween also coincides roughly with the national rise in spiritism that began in In the United States (and other countries), Halloween has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays.
On the up side, retail sales boost the economy around this holiday.1 On the down side, the holiday has become a time of increased crime in many places (especially arson and other acts of violence) on Halloween night as well as the night before. Each October, a controversial question comes up: "Should Christians celebrate Halloween?" With no direct references to Halloween in the Bible, resolving the debate can be a challenge.
How should Christians approach Halloween? Is there a biblical way to observe this secular holiday? The dilemma over. Halloween antedates Christianity by many years! It was introduced into the Christian world hundreds of years after the death of the apostles.
It was a Druidical belief that on the eve of th e Samhain festival, the lord of death, called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals.
by Travis Allen Halloween. It's a time of year when the air gets crisper, the days get shorter, and for many young Americans the excitement grows in anticipation of the darkest, spookiest holiday. Halloween and Christianity Michael Williams Religion 10/28/96 It is often said that Halloween is not the "harmless" holiday it is thought to be, instead it is believed to be a pagan ritual which dates back to the ancient Celtic Druids.
According to the article "Should Our Kid.