Nuggets – Halloween

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

Halloween was a corruption of “Hallowed E’en,” the evening before “All Saints Day” in which civil disobedience and sinful license were tolerated prior to the forgiveness and penance sought the next day.

Although the level of debauchery and wickedness has waxed and waned over the centuries, nothing “hallowed” has ever been associated with the practice—until more recent times among evangelical churches. Now we promote a “Harvest Festival” or a “Bible Character Dress-up Night”—much of which encourages the practice of costuming and treats as a harmless alternative.

The difficulty is not with the church activities but with the timing and the association with that which is evil. That obvious connection with a pagan holiday will undermine resolve to “come out from among them, and be ye separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

Yes, no doubt that passage warns against an “unequal yoke” in marriage—but its primary focus is on church and individual purity! “What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).

As a parent, I know the pain of restricting my children from participating in the “fun” of Halloween. And as a former pastor, I know the pressure to accommodate the majority of church members who see no “harm” in such things. However, our allegiance and our responsibility are to the Lord, not men (Colossians 3:23). HMM III

From The Institute for Creation Research


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3 Responses to Nuggets – Halloween

  1. newborn321 says:

    You have made some valid points. People are going away from biblical values to accommodate the masses

  2. ptl2010 says:

    As Halloween spreads to the East I can see it overtaking the celebration of Christmas in the not distant future if Christian parents are not informed of the roots of the practice.

    So subtly the enemy brings it to the Far East where there is the celebration of the Seventh moon when ghosts are believed to be roaming the earth and sacrifices of food are offered to the hungry ghosts during the month, Commercial transactions are deferred or minimized during the month with recorded lowest monthly sales for the year to avoid evil omen and influence. Celebratory send- offs at the end of the month with dinners and auctions of items for charity are organized by the community with resumption to normal commercial activities.

    We must pray against the practice of Halloween which is as of now commercially driven with children and the increased expatriate population in Singapore as targets. Also pray that Christian parents will explain the pagan roots of Halloween to their children with church leaders providing the impetus.

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