Halloween…Should Christians get involved?

Many Christians asked this question, should we get involved with Halloween?

First, let’s look at the history of it.

‘Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve…..The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.’ http://www.halloweenhistory.org/

The first thing to strike a chord with me was to call Halloween a holiday. In my eyes, and many others eyes, Halloween isn’t and can NEVER be a holiday or a celebration. Celebrations are meant to be for happy occasions, not dark and evil occasions.

My answer to the question above is a simple no. As Christians we should have nothing to do with anything Halloween. It is a day that has been created to celebrate the devil and his evil ways. Even though in the past years, Halloween has become so sugar coated that it has been made ‘suitable’ for little children to enjoy and people have forgotten the reason why Halloween exists. I see Christian people let their children join in with Halloween activities by either letting them go trick or treating, or dressing them up in Halloween costumes. Yes it maybe fun for the children but they don’t know what Halloween is! To them it’s a time to go to strangers house in a costume and ask for sweets! The complete opposite of stranger danger.

It says in 1 Corinthians 10 v21 ‘You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.’. This says you cannot claim to be a Christian when you are participating in evil activities. This includes Halloween.

But this is just MY opinion. Obviously everyone has their own views of the matter. But it clearly says in the bible, we can’t be truly faithful if we are celebrating the devil, even if it is only for a day…