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Halloween And Jack O Lantern

I was wondering if anyone knew the story regarding the jack o lantern and how it represents us...Christ in us is the light, etc. I realize Halloween is a sore subject, but this took a really nice turn on something meant for evil, and I'd like to use it as a witnessing tool this year.

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fact is halloween is a holy day of Satan

all one must do is look at the FRUITS of this day to comprehend the TRUTH of the EVIL wrapped up in the abomination of the pagan halloween day

TRUTH is whenever ANYONE entertains the evil day of halloween they MOCK The Father in Heaven and the sacrifice of Christ and bow down to Satan with the LIE of their self-imposed christianity ...deceived and confused unaware they are masquerading as "christians" while honoring and serving Satan
---Rhonda on 11/1/11

//There is a celebration in the Bible in the middle of October, the Feast of Tabernacles also called the Feast of Ingathering, on October 15th where the Israelites stayed in shanty huts or tents for 7 days and then have a sabbath celebration on the 8th day, on October 23rd. Lev.23:33-44.
---Eloy on 10/25/11//

Love this, thanks for posting it.
I think it is so important we are aware of the reason.

---char on 10/27/11

I really enjoyed your story about the pumkin!I am a christian and I have always participated in dressing up and giving out candy on Oct 31st. My church does a "trunk or treat" night and the children go from car to car and get candy and other surprises.Each trunk is decorated with a biblical theme.(I once did the fruits of the spirit and gave out starburst and other fruit flavored candies)We do ask for no scary costumes. I consider this taking the devil out of halloween and giving it to God.I love it!!!
---shay on 10/25/11

Poems like: Christians are like Pumpkins does not tell the whole story. What the poems says does happen eventually, but not overnight. May take years for a lot of the qualities that poem speaks of, to happen. The poem left out a lot of details. This is why a lot of christians are lost and powerless, these days. The poem is very misleading.
---Robyn on 10/25/11

like all holidays what you put into it is what you get out. Having friends over watch a football game, dress in crazy costumes, carve pumpkins sounds like fun. or you can egg someones house, dress completely inapporiatly or other demeaning stuff to make halloween sinful.
---Scott1 on 10/25/11

Why are we free from the Law, which is perfect, by Jesus's sacrifice. But we are not free, able to do, from holidays that someone just thought up like halloween?
---Scott1 on 10/25/11

Christians should not celebrate halloween. There is a celebration in the Bible in the middle of October, the Feast of Tabernacles also called the Feast of Ingathering, on October 15th where the Israelites stayed in shanty huts or tents for 7 days and then have a sabbath celebration on the 8th day, on October 23rd. Lev.23:33-44.
---Eloy on 10/25/11

hello! karen..I don't believe to celebrate Halloween but,Love your poem... we all got "yucky" stuff! The Lord need to take out! Thanks! I will like to copy 'n put on my front door..
---ELENA on 10/20/11


Yet, ignorant "Christians" celebrate them without question!

ignorance mixed with adoring and worshiping their false ministers who TEACH them to observe these days GOD states are abominations and EVIL in HIS eyes

Yet they prefer their false ministers who LIE to them telling them they can "glorify" GOD any way they please even though GOD directly CONDEMNS man made traditions honoring the sun-god

not one verse implies one can take the worship of the sun and glorify The Father in Heaven and by following lying ministers they REJECT Christ

Apostles WARNED one cannot play with evil and make it "good"
---Rhonda on 10/20/11


Yet, ignorant "Christians" celebrate them without question!
---John on 10/20/11

andy3996: thanks. As a separate question, do you think it is wrong to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday instead of the day after Passover - most years it is the same.

I don't think God will fault us for being careless with the date - He will fault us for celebrating it in an ungodly way

But different Christians have slightly different versions of 'ungodly', so we have to be careful there, too
---Emma on 10/19/11

here is the poem:
God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and
washes all of the dirt off which you may have gotten
from other pumpkins. Then, He cuts the top off and
scoops out all of the yucky stuff. He removes seeds
of doubt, hate, greed, unforgiveness, etc. Then, He
carves a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you
to shine for all the world to see. Are you letting your
light shine? Be a jack-o-lantern for Jesus!
---Karen on 10/19/11

Emma i receive your blessing in Christ Jesus and pray for a great blessing in return. Neither do I think if the person doesn't know the source of easter God will judge them for that, it is more those that want to insist upon one or the other legalistically,some would sell Christ for freedom whilst others would be too glad if we all be sircumcised. That God will have problems with.
As i said this is also a personal conviction I have, and i would never insult any brother or sister for buying eastereggs for his children hiding them in the garden.
---andy3996 on 9/11/11

Andy, bless you too,
I can't really tell what to call it, as in my first language (Franch) the two are the same.

I just think its better to call it Passover in English, but I don't think it's a sin to use easter if someone is so used to that word

---Emma on 9/11/11

Emma, bless you,
the sunday celebration is for that reason, i donot know how passover is celebrated on the particular day, i know the see of rome calculates it. now I DO celebrate pasover with the internationally agreed dates, i preferthe TERM passover because that is biblical, easter is an "anglophonian idolrooted term". easterbunny, easter eggs , and all "romantic addings as well,i reject because of its shear idolatric origen.
I'm not against the time nor date, i'm against it that most refuse to give up their idols and add them instead to the LORDS celebration. date, time and the likes we are free, adding idolatry NO.
---andy3996 on 9/11/11

Andy: The current day of Easter is, however, the day after passover, except on the cases when the full moon falls on a Saturday.

We would certainly do better to celebrate both Passover (as told in the OT), the day before (Jesus' death) and the day after (Jesus' resurrection).

It is true we are not told to celebrate the resurrection on a particular day, but would you say doing that, on the closest day we can find, is actually evil? I take it to be neutral
---Emma on 9/10/11

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Thanks Rhonda!

When there is no scriptural basis for their beliefs.

Then what we have is just a diatribe of verbal diarrhea.
---John on 9/9/11

Amen John

it would not matter to those who worship their pagan easter, or pagan halloween what truth about these abominations you were to present

with easter they have ADDED this traditions of man as a holy day by God and their reasoning is it falls about the same time as passover so therefore it is a-okay ...easter cannot replace passover or be worshiped in place of passover because the day is simply unsupported by Holy Scripture

halloween is still evil cannot make an evil thing holy ...Apostles and Christ did not celebrate pagan days to "convert" only false christians do this as TAUGHT by their evil ministers of light
---Rhonda on 9/9/11



Be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same. You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates.

See that you do ALL I command you,

---John on 9/6/11

Rhonda actually E-Aster is the Celtic or Saxon DEES of fruitility having a womens body and a hare's head.
---andy3996 on 9/5/11

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Rhonda actually E-Aster is the Anglo-Saxon DEES of fruitility.
that's why you can find the name Easter prevalently in ANGLOPHONIAN countries the coincidence wanted that Passover an easter always fell in aproximately the same month so the more pagans where christianised the looser the bounderies became
nowadays the easterbunny and the eastereggs are the last remnants of this pagan influence something i do not indulge.
---andy3996 on 9/5/11

God may hate 'Easter' in English, but He does not hate it in many other languages - because in most European languages, the word Easter is Passover

easter is ENGLISH version of ishtar (pronounced same) Ishtar is pagan queen of heaven worshiped in spring - Holy Scripture CONDEMNS worship of the sun done at easter hence sunrise services

easter cannot "also be" GODS HOLY Passover seeing neither Christ or Apostles observed or spoke of this day

halloween, birthdays, xmas, easter are christianized in vain ...Christ said follow traditions of men and you REJECT HIM

follow men and their ancient pagan traditions or follow the WORD who is Christ Jesus Luke 4:4
---Rhonda on 9/4/11

John: 'Because G-d hates "Easter" so much!!!'

>God may hate 'Easter' in English, but He does not hate it in many other languages - because in most European languages, the word Easter is Passover

I also hate the silly things, like the 'bunny' and other pagan things, but the day of Jesus' ressurection remains a very important day.

If you wish to call it 'two days after passover', be my guest.

I really think we should not argue over this. I think more in Greek, where the we use 'passover' for easter, so I don't get stuck on this subject.

John, please, let us not argue over linguistic things like that. We both believe the day of Jesus death, and of His resurrection
---Peter on 9/4/11

\\Except there was no such thing as an "Easter" Lamb.

He was The Passover Lamb!\\

Orthodox Christians use the New Testament word PASCHA for the Lord's Resurrection.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/20/11

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john, I celebrate easter bacause The Lamb arose.
---shira3877 on 7/18/11

Except there was no such thing as an "Easter" Lamb.

He was The Passover Lamb!

And that is what G-d commands us to observe to Glorify His Son.

All the Lambs(i.e Abraham) and Passovers(Egypt) in the OT were ALL about His Son and your Messiah.

So why are you observing a Pagan Holy Day in place of what G-d commanded you to observe.

Are you more righteous than G-d?
---John on 7/19/11

john, I celebrate easter bacause The Lamb arose. I don't care what constantine did, I care what Jesus did. They tried to turn something good into something evil...well, it didn't work. Christ still arose.
---shira3877 on 7/18/11

shira3877, How can you read Deuteronomy 12:29-32 and then attempt to rationalize your sin.(See my Post)

How again do you read Scripture and see Jesus(i.e.Last Supper) and the Apostles, the early Christians ALL observing The Passover. A Holy Day that is all about the Messiah and the coming Kingdom.Do you even know what Passover is about? Likely not. like 99% of Christians.

Passover was observed by Christians for 375yrs until the Pagan Emperor Constantine(a man who boiled his wife alive and slaughtered his kids/Like Nero) decreed a Pagan Day(Easter) to be Holy.


Who do you follow? G-ds Holy Days or Constantine?

You decide... HE Judges!
---John on 7/17/11

I read these post that let me know what some think of easter. To me, it is the day Christ arose. I don't worship any sun god or moon god but I worship Christ who arose on the third day. Praise the Lord, He isn't still in His grave.
---shira3877 on 7/17/11

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Phi 1:15-18 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife, and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached, and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Psa 118:24 This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
-I will rejoice on the anniversary of the day the Lord was resurrected from the dead into life eternal.
---micha9344 on 7/17/11

John: Why do you hate 'Easter' so much?

Because G-d hates "Easter" so much!!!

It is an evil Pagan day. Nothing to do with Christ!

Deuteronomy 12:29-32
When the LORD your God cuts off before you ... and dwell in their land, beware that you are not ensnared to follow them,.. and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise? You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do, you shall not ADD nor TAKE away from it.
---John on 7/16/11

Call it Resurrection Sunday if you want - it's the same day!

pagan easter honors goddess ishtar that God calls EVIL

INTERESTING how counterfeit christians cling to EVIL days DECEIVED in mens pagan babylon traditions not found in Holy Scripture YET dismiss and ignore the days Apostles and Christ observed

one who follows the Word Christ Jesus follows Him 1Pet 2:21

Christ or Apostles did not observe pagan easter YET those who observe this day follow their Jesus 2Corin 4:11 claiming it is the SAME Christ described in Holy Scripture

either ONE follows EVERY Word from Holy Scripture

or they follow men and their pagan babylon traditions worshiping True Son of God Vain Mark 7:7
---Rhonda on 7/16/11

John: Why do you hate 'Easter' so much?

You really just hate the name

The day is fine: we are not sure of the year of the resurrection, so we don't have day and month. But we do know it was the day after the Jewish passover. Call it Resurrection Sunday if you want - it's the same day!

Many other languages just call it passover (French, Italian, Latin and Greek do, at least)
---Peter on 7/15/11

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However, you worship this Pagan Holy Day in obedience to the Pagan Emperor Constantine. With full knowledge of your sin.


amen ...whichever pagan tradition one serves they do not honor The Father in Heaven ...all pagan traditions are from babylon and the author is Satan

one can slap the name of A "christ" over them and foolishly attempt to christianize the day however they do so only to serve themselves ...Holy Scripture states GOD HATES the abominations of babylons traditions

either one follows EVERY Word from Holy Scripture ...or they blend babylon into their false worship Rev 17

once cannot serve both
---Rhonda on 7/12/11

DON'T make definite claims ---Mark on 7/10/11

I didn't! However, you have!

Since you observe a specific date(Dec25Th) and have acknowledge its Blasphemy.
"John: Indeed there is no disagreement as to when Jesus was NOT born"

However, you worship this Pagan Holy Day in obedience to the Pagan Emperor Constantine. With full knowledge of your sin.

"If they did not know, they would not have sin, but they know and their sin are held against them"

And you do this even against the Face/Throne of Almighty G-d.

Woe to you Hypocrites!
G-d will NOT be mocked.

Your decision! His Judgment!
---John on 7/11/11

John: Indeed there is no disagreement as to when Jesus was NOT born..... as to the real date of birth, there are about as many suggested days as there are days in the year! But the most common range from late summer to early winter - we DON'T have any evidence as to when, just guesses.

DON'T make definite claims that are made only by very fuzzy guesses as to how to interpret the Bible
---Mark on 7/10/11

Jack-o'-lanterns were first used during the medieval times people would put candles inside of the car jack-o'-lanterns to scare away evil spirits from their town. Also children and adults would dress up in hideous outfits to scare off the evil spirits. It was combined with Halloween or as most people would call it all hallows Eve by the church. It was a way of the church to gather believers of Halloween into their flock.
---Robert_Crane on 6/27/11

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I'll be sure to tell my husband that I am a pumpkin. I don't like candy but I did make a pumpkin cheesecake and it was heavenly.

At Christmas I am a sugar plum and a funny bunny on Easter.

But seriously. My husband takes grandbaby out on Halloween for treats and this is one thing we don't agree on. I don't hand out treats but hide out in my room.

As for Christmas and Easter? I don't see a problem with celebrating those holidays. Some people need to take the thorn out of their you know whats.

It is good to be joyful and happy sometimes.
---poopsey on 6/24/11

\\how do you have fun with Jesus?
---Scott on 6/20/11 \\

Why, haven't you ever heard the Gospel ditty, MY GOD AND I? It includes the words, "We talk and jest as good friends should and do."

In case you've not heard it, it's almost as self-centered as IN THE GARDEN.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/20/11

how do you have fun with Jesus?
---Scott on 6/20/11

I DON'T!!!

Name one of these who did...
Any of The Apostles

Scripture does not celebrate Birthdays. But if I were to celebrate the Birth of Jesus The Christ it would be on Sukkot during the High Holy Days of G-d. Namely during the "Days of Awe". He was born in early September. It also makes total biblical sense. Since these are the Holiest Days of G-d from Rosh Hashashan to Yom Kippur(The Day of Atonement)

He was NOT born on DEC 25th!!!
There is NO disagreement by any denomination on that fact!
---John on 6/20/11

Bringing in the Evergreen Tree and Burning the Yule logs as a Burnt offering to them. -- John

So how do you celebrate Jesus virgin birth? I like to get with family, exchange gifts, decorate the tree, hang lights because they are fun. how do you have fun with Jesus?
---Scott on 6/20/11

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only GOD has the right to declare something HOLY yet foolish mortal men idolize their lying false ministers and believe the lie that evil is now holy so long as the name of a christ is superimposed over that evil thing!

WOW! That was an excellent statement Rhonda!
---John on 6/19/11

per many false lying mortal men anyone can take any pagan practice and christianize it

only GOD has the right to declare something HOLY yet foolish mortal men idolize their lying false ministers and believe the lie that evil is now holy so long as the name of a christ is superimposed over that evil thing

yet those who follow their mother Rev 17 believe all they need to do is take an evil practice and tradition of MEN and slap a "christ" over it and taadaa it is now a "good and holy christian thing"

believing mortal men and their halloween tradition is an abomination and by calling evil good one is REJECTING CHRIST Mark 7:7-9 2Corin 4:4, 11:4, Matt 7:17, Rom 12:9
---Rhonda on 6/19/11


YET...ignorant "Christians" celebrate these evil days blindly.

Never knowing Easter is the Worshipping of the Goddess Ister. The Goddess of the rising sun. The pagans would climb a mountain and have a Sunrise Service(Sounds familiar?).

Jesus wasnt even born on Christmas he was born in Sept.(Likely on Sukkot)
Christmas is the Holiest of pagan days Worshipping the Sun gods. Bringing in the Evergreen Tree and Burning the Yule logs as a Burnt offering to them.
---John on 6/18/11

Gos said not to call evil good stick to the scriptures and you cant go wrong there is no way you can get anything good out of halloween seems to me people will try to twist a scripture out of context just so they can justify what is wrong so they can keep doing it
---sharon on 6/18/11

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The jack-o-lantern has nothing to do with Christianity. The day was chosen for sacrifice or payment to the death-bringer, to superstiously appease the death-bringer from delivering total death going through the winter. The jack-o-lantern was set at the entrance of a person's house to inform the pagans coming to collect a virgin or other sacrifice, that payment has already been paid by the household in previous years. Today People carve out pumpkins and set candles inside of them, and place them on their porches to welcome trick-or-treaters, and to superstiouisly ward off evil from entering their homes.
---Eloy on 1/10/10

Christians are like pumpkins because God cleans us up, from the inside( the seeds in a pumpkin etc..) out.He throws away the gook and gump . He then places His light inside of us(the candle) for the world to see. From that light we radiate kindness,goodness, mercy and other christian characteristics toward others. We become new creatures in Christ.
---Robyn on 1/10/10

The Pumpkin Story

One coworkers asked what it was like to be a Christian. She was caught off guard and didn't know how to answer, but when she looked up she saw a jack-o-lantern and answered: Its like being a pumpkin. The worker asked her to explain that one.
Well, God picks you from the patch and brings you in and washes off the dirt on the outside that you got from being around all the other pumpkins. Then he cuts off the top and takes all the yucky stuff out from inside. He removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., then he carves you a new smiling face and puts his light inside of you to shine for all to see. It is our choice to either stay outside and rot on the vine or come inside and be something new and bright.
---Abby on 1/10/10

Stacie ... " Why can't/shouldn't we use All Saints Eve to spread light into a world of darkness???"

But Hallowe'en does not try to do that.

How can dressing up as witches and wizards, and skeletons and ghouls spread light?
---alan8566_of_uk on 10/28/09

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For all of you who say don't mix Christianity with pagean traditions - I guess you celebrate Christmas in April (when the shepards were in their fields, a pope changed it to December), don't have Christmas trees (a pagan tradition), Easter Eggs (pagan fertility tradition) and I could go on and on... Through History Christian leaders have incorporated customs of the people they were trying to reach into their teachings. Why can't/shouldn't we use All Saints Eve to spread light into a world of darkness???
---stacie on 10/27/09

I love it, Laura! :) Did you write that? :)
---Mary on 10/22/09

I am a Jack-O-Lantern
My lights will shine so bright
For Im a Christian pumpkin
My symbols tell whats right
My nose is like the cross
On which our Savior died
To set us free from sin
We need no longer hide
My mouth is like a fish
The whole wide world to show
That Christians live in this house
And love their Savior so!
The story starts at Christmas
My eyes are like the star
That shone on Baby Jesus
And wise men saw from far
My color, it is orange
Just like the big bright sun
That rose on Easter Day
Along with Gods own Son
And so on Halloween
Lets set our pumpkins out
And tell the trick or treaters
What Gods love is all about!
---Laura on 10/21/09

Jared, all Saints Day is Nov 1th.
But, eve before the day is the start of the day. Like the Jews' day starting the evening before.
Easter starts on Saturday evening. Easter Vigil.

Halloween is about pagans who believed the evil spirits sacrificed humans for their god on Oct 31th.
No one went outside after dark.
If you had to go outside, you put on a evil covering in hopes of tricking the evil spirits that you were one of them.
If an evil spirit knocked on your door.
Your options was treats left at your door instead of yourself.
If the evil spirit liked the treat he left you alone. If not he played a trick on you to get you to come outside.

This isn't a Christian tradition.
It is 100% Pagan!
---Nicole on 11/4/08

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A blacksmith named Jack, when drinking promised his soul to the Devil if he would give him one more drink. The Devil agreed. The Devil turned himself into a coin so Jack could pay the bartender. But Jack put the coin back into his pocket, next to a silver cross, rendering the Devil to transform back. Jack agreed to release the Devil as long as he promised not to take his soul. The Devil reluctantly agreed. The only time Jack would let the Devil out is when he needed something. After a while Jack died. He was too sinful to go to heaven, and the Devil promised not to take his soul. So the Devil tossed him an ember and a pumpkin so he could have light. Jack carved the pumpkin, put the ember in it and is wondering around looking for a place to rest.
---Rebecca_D on 11/3/08

I like Halloween. Had to work, but I left candy at my home and gospel tracts for the kiddies, letting them know how much Jesus loves them. I did not put up scary decorations or indulge in anything spooky or haunting.
I love candy also. I guess I am just a big kid at heart, and a Christian,to boot.
---Robyn on 11/2/08

Just go to google and search Christian pumkin, its kinda cute, how we are like pumkins, people judge one by the outside how it looks, but they never really see the messy inside til later. Its really neat, I did it with my class last year and they had a ball with it. There is no halloween stuff involved just a vegetable, and how it is like us.
---bethie on 9/30/08

Jack was a man who tricked the Devil into promising that he'd never go to Hell. With that promise, he persued a life of debauchery after which he died. Because of his sins, he couldn't get into Heaven, and because of his deal, Hell wouldn't have him.

But the devil scooped out a turnip and put a coal in it so that Jack would have a light as he wandered about earth for eternity.

And THAT's the story of Jack-of-the-Lantern, aka Jack O'Lantern.
---Nancy on 11/9/07

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Hi! I, too, am looking for the story of the jack o lantern which represents how you are changed with Christ. I want to use this at our church's Trunk or Treat evening. Did you happen to find it?
---Dora on 10/23/07

Oct 31 the Bible answer man is talking indepth on Halloween. Halloween is a christian holiday. too many people have too many false ideas about holidays
---Jared on 10/31/06

All saints day can be found in any Church history Encyclopedia. Even John Wesley supported it. Linguistically Halloween is a conjunction of All Hallowed Eve. Which is a term for All saints day. Theologians like RC Sproul support this view. And The Bible Answer Man on the radio also supports it. it's pretty common knowledge if you look it up.
---Jared on 10/30/06

Alan of Uk ::I would concur in Part with Jared, But would add that there is a certain Pagan & Folklore affiliation as well, connected with harvest & the leaving of Food for the dead,so they would not go Hungry. Your Library would give you a good read.However its not authentic,or shall I say gospel.
---Emcee on 10/30/06

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Jared, I too am very interested in your documentation. Who? When? and Where?
---jason on 10/30/06

Jared ... You spoke a lot of sense on another recent blog.
But where did you get this about Halloween being a Christian Festival?
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/30/06

"There are three things you should never talk about with people. Religion...politics, and the Great Pumpkin."

Linus {Charlie Brown}
---R.A. on 10/27/06

Jack o Lanterns were used to scare off the spirits on the salstice, it goes back to the pagan orgigns of Oct 31.

Halloween though is not a total pagan Holiday, but most protestants forget the Christian meaning. Since Oct 31 is the day before All Saints Day Halloween is the celibration of Christ defeat of Evil. People dressed up to poke fun at the Evil one and then celebrated the saints of the church the next day. It is actually a very christian holiday.
---Jared on 10/26/06

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Bruce; Look at where Martha Stewart has been. Prison in WV. She just got out recently. Just because they give directions, doesn't mean one has to do it this way.
---Rebecca_D on 10/17/06

For those who say Halloween is just another day like Easter and Christmas. I just got Marth Stewart's email with the subject line: Turn your home into a witches lair for Halloween. Projects include: Learn how to make a witche's brew, Craft a witche's curtain, Creat black cat lawn ornaments, "Bad things" Devilish decorating....

Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
---Bruce5656 on 10/13/06

I don't believe that anyone should ever go out in costume at Halloween to give our tracts. That is still participating in the event. However, if you open the door to someone who IS 'celebrating' Halloween that is probably a good time to give out a tract. I have a selection of special Halloween tracts ready for the night. Last year no-one came but the previous year I gave out plenty. Perhaps they now deliberately keep away from my home but if newcomers decide to call I really do have a treat for them.
---emg on 10/13/06

IF you answer the door to trick or treaters, why not? It would be a shame to give then just CANDY, when you know what they REALLY need. It IS a cute story...something children would easily understand.
---Donna2277 on 10/13/06

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**Try JESUS, The Lily of the Valley and the Bright and Morning Star!!!**

* W * R * O * N * G * !!!

According to all exegesis of the Song of Solomon, it is the BRIDE that is the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, the one who is Fairest among Ten Thousand, Altogether Lovely.

But this is what happens when people believe ditties instead of reading the Bible for themselves.
---Jack on 10/10/06

Mixing Christ with worldly religions can be disastrous. God warned us about mixing his doctrine with pagan doctrine. Even if you use the pagan event (such as Halloween) as a witnessing opportunity by giving out tracks or crosses in their bags, you are mixing no matter how subtle. You encourage kids to dress up in costumes or indulge in foods not right for our bodies. Why not practice yoga in church, isn't yoga good for your body?

Christians are to rebuke any dealings with evil works.
---Steveng on 10/8/06

I don't know, but I do know that Halloween is not something for Christians.
---Macky on 10/8/06

Niether!!! Try JESUS, The Lily of the Valley and the Bright and Morning Star!!! The SUBSTITUTE on CROSS for YOUR SINS and MINE!!! He DEMONSTRATED GOOD JUDGEMENT and We as CHRISTIANS or CALLED to be CRUCIFIED with CHRIST!!!
---renat3893 on 10/7/06

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Your I have to go back and look for the treat for the soul, idea. God Bless!
---bethie on 10/7/06

Thank you Bethie! I followed your advice and found what I was looking for, and then some! I picked up on a really cute idea for the treat bag (a "sweet treat for the soul"). It will be a fun way to witness, and won't be outside of my budget. Yay!
---Kate on 10/6/06

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