Halloween is traditionally a day, started by the Celtics, devoted to spirits and goblins. A day when we are paying respect to the evil beings of the past by dressing up in costumes to look like the demons we most fear.
We celebrate this day in an attitude of fun and merriment; often with parties, drinking, and other traditional festivities. Our children celebrate this day by dressing up as their favorite spook and going door to door for "trick or treats."
Many people think "trick or treats" is a harmless custom.
Let's look at "trick or treats" and what it means. A generation ago when children went door to door, they were taught, if they would do a trick (sing a song, tell a joke, etc.) they would get a treat. When Halloween was brought to the U.S. in the 1800's it was originally meant "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you," (trick or treat; you choose). In the last several years no one has offered to do a trick, but many have implied that they would play a trick on us if the treat was not good enough.
If you're observing Halloween just for fun, or customs sake, consider what the Holy Bible has to say about the world and their customs.
Jeremiah 10: 2 & 3
This is what the lord says: "Do no learn the way the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them, For the customs of the people are worthless."
Since Halloween is paying respect to that which is evil and satanic; then what are we doing observing it?
My suggestion: Don't observe Halloween, and if you believe in God, pray his power protect you from all evil.
Mike Hodapp, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lord Jesus Christ
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