GOD IS AGAINST EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN STANDS FOR
Life Church pastor, Jamie Morgan strongly believes that Christians should not celebrate Halloween because a day that "celebrates" death, violence and fear goes against everything God stands up for.
Morgan laments that many Christians celebrate Halloween and promote Halloween-themed events. In an article written for Charisma News, Morgan says she used to celebrate Halloween with her family when she was a brand-new believer. She however stopped when she grew in the LORD and HIS Word and came to the conclusion that the holiday goes against everything the LORD stands for.
Picture: Jack O lanterns used during halloween
"As I grew closer to the Lord and gained more knowledge of His Word, I began to feel convicted about Halloween," she says. "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 origin of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. It is a tradition held at the end of October when sacrifices were made to the gods in Druid tradition. The followers believed that Samhain, the god of death, scattered evil spirits during this time throughout the world to attack humans. To escape the attack, humans would assume disguises and make themselves look like evil spirits, too.
Halloween is also the favourite time of year for witches or the advocates of Wicca which is the official religion of witchcraft. They believe that on the night of October 31, the separation of physical and spiritual realities is at its thinnest and least guarded. And so, it is the best time for those who have necromantic abilities to speak to the dead.
The founder of the church of Satan said that dressing up, either by wearing a costume or colouring oneself for Halloween, is tantamount to worshipping the devil.
The holiday which was painted in a bad light over the years has been adopted into a commercial event.
Picture: People celebrating the god of death, Samhain
With millions across the USA celebrating the holiday, it is the responsibility of believers to spread the truth of the festival and the Gospel of Christ to those celebrating. Christians are taught to be the light of the world and in this dark world where demonology is desired and praised as exciting, that light is needed more than ever.
Christian believers have the moral responsibility to educate their children regarding the evil that comes with Halloween pumpkins, costumes, and the Trick-or-Treat tradition. Adults should likewise lead by example to the young ones.