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Should We Celebrate Halloween

Should we celebrate Halloween? I don't anymore.
It doesn't seem fitting that Jesus would either.

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Pagans don't believe in the devil OR worship him.

Satanists are completely different from Pagans, so please stop mixing the two up!

As for Halloween, Pagans who celebrate Halloween do so by remembering their loved ones that have gone on before and by celebrating the last of the harvest. It is a deeply holy day to them.

And it's a far cry from putting on plastic SpiderMan outfits and begging for Snickers bars.
---Nancy on 11/8/07

Anyone with discernment of spirits would know that satan uses whatever he can to damn Christians. Halloween is one of the biggest times to satisfy the lusts of the flesh and most Christians are spiritually blind enough to justify their lust any way they can.
Thank God it's over for another year.
Maybe some will have their eyes opened before it comes again.
If there's time.
---Frank on 11/3/07

There is no basis what pagans did inthe old days. They did out of ignorance- since we are more advanced intellectually with no such affiliations, it is a childs festival to get free candy would you take candy from a this light what would Jesus say."Ye hypocrites of little faith heaven is made of such as these".they have 2-3 hours of funcollecting candy.Halloween dances & bawdy behaviour should be curbed,this destroys the soul.IMHO.
---Emcee on 10/29/07

ADAM: You are kidding, right? Because grosteck and ugly does NOT mean evil! I know lots of people that would be considered ugly, or even grosteck to some, but they certainly are not evil!
---sue on 10/29/07

Rebecca...that's why I am against all three...Halloween, Santa Claus and the Easter bunny...none of these represent true Christianity.
---Holly4jc on 10/29/07

Someone with the gift of discerning of spirits would know that Halloween is for the make-believer.
---Bob on 10/29/07

But Grotesque costumes look evil!!!!1They are from the Devil himself!!!!!

Grotesque, scary = EVIL!!!!1

BEWARE of the 666 on Halloween!!!!

---Adam on 10/29/07

It makes Hell and fear a joke.
---Rudy on 10/29/07

Nah, redeem the time, and use your numbered days in more worthy avenues.
---Eloy on 10/29/07

I find it humorous that some people will dress up in a Santa Claus outfit and pass out gifts/candy for the Children at Christmas and in a Easter bunny outfit passing out candy baskets for the Children at Easter, but yet is it so awful and so sinful for the children to dress up in their favorite character to get candy at Halloween time. Tell me now what in the world is the difference between the three? Oh, I know....nothing at all.
---Rebecca_D on 10/27/07


Sounds like excuses to me.
I have never celebrated it. It amazes me though that Christmas has pagan origins also yet it is alright to celebrate it for the RIGHT REASONS. Exactly what I'm saying about Halloween.
---Adam on 10/25/07

Adam...I am not going around that mountain again. I've already made my points regarding Halloween and the fact that as a Christian, I am against celebrating it. For someone who claims NOT to have ever celebrated certainly do defend it as though you DO celebrate it.
---Holly4jc on 10/25/07

"take Oct. 31 back!"

'Everyday is the Lord's'
---Adam on 10/25/07

Saturday the pastor and a few people from the area church will go out and tell people we're going to have hotdogs for you and your kids come over and meet us and I'll witness and evangelize then as well as on Halloween.
I will try to make it a pleasant time for families and be a good witness of the love of Jesus Christ.

Do not give satan any place - take Oct 31 back !!
---Andrea on 10/25/07


They are not excuses so I can celebrate Halloween. I have not celebrated ONE Halloween.

Ok, then. Lay out your points, so I can use scripture to disprove each one.
---Adam on 10/24/07've disproven nothing, but only made excuses for you fulfilling the desires of your flesh to celebrate that which is not of God.
---Holly4jc on 10/23/07

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" will just have to answer to God someday...I have stated my points and I stand on them and I know that God is well pleased that I have not chosen to partake of the demonic realm and their celebrations."

I'm glad that when I do give an account I can gladly say that I didn't sin by celebrating Halloween.

What points? I have disproven them all. There is nothing left to stand on but your own pride.
---Adam on 10/23/07

Amen Frank and Linn! Well said and I agree totally. will just have to answer to God someday...I have stated my points and I stand on them and I know that God is well pleased that I have not chosen to partake of the demonic realm and their celebrations.
---Holly4jc on 10/22/07

We had a Halloween party in my church's basement for the children. We had a blast. Parents (sinners) were there to bring their kids, and many have commented many times they thought that churches quit showing love and caring for the sinners. So if any of you want to tell me how wrong it is for us to do so, all I can say is get the love of Christ in you and then maybe your face won't look like you've been sucking prunes.
---Rebecca_D on 10/22/07

Holly4jc: "Romans 12:1-2"

I agree completely with these verses. As I explained, the "pattern of this world" is the spirit in which the world does things, not the external things they do, as Scripture teaches. You do not have to agree, but do not go teaching then, that Halloween is a sin to celebrate if you yourself cannot prove it scripturally. Because if you do, you become like the Pharisees, binding up people on issues that were not meant to bind.
---Adam on 10/22/07

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Just the fact that halloween costumes have gone from just children to adults and from scary (?) to sexually oriented filth should give an indication of who is behind it to steal Christian's souls. Those who enjoy it should repent and decide who they will follow.
You can't be a partaker of the Lord's table and that of devils.
Have no fellowship with the works of darkness.
---Frank on 10/20/07

Why would you? Does this honor God when demons and devils are placed in your front yard? The Blood was applied over the doorpost so the death angel would pass over. Seems like we are inviting the same demons back.
---Linn on 10/20/07

Adam...I have made my points and I stand by what I said and I will not back down or compromise. Romans 12:1-2 :-)
---Holly4jc on 10/19/07

NO,true Christians do not hornor halloween,
Christmas ,thinksgiving easter or any madeup or pagan holiday.
There is no certain day to give thinks to
God.Money, is the main course of holidays,
the world could care less about what God thinks.
---Jack on 10/20/07

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I pass out scripture candy, You never know who is going to knock at your door and you can always count on the parents to eat some of it. I know scripture candy is expensive at the christian stores but if you get on an excel spreadsheet you can type out scriptures and tape it on each and every bit of candy. You can take this holiday and use it to share some of Gods word with it.
---Nina_Matthews on 10/19/07

I do not dress up

unless its putting on Christ
---Andrea on 10/19/07


Quit looking at the external. You are claiming that celebrating Halloween is wrong because "bad" people do bad things on that certain day. It's really absurd if you look at it.

Dressing up is not important to me, I'm just saying that if it isn't wrong to do it on one day, it shouldn't be wrong on another day. "Everyday is the Lord's day".
---Adam on 10/19/07

You said:

"Doing it on the very same day that the pagans/satanists and the 'world'..."

Here you single out other people as worse than yourself again. Not good. The 'world' is not the people of the world either, but rather the spirit of the world, as taught in scripture. It is not doing what they are doing that is wrong (unless the action is sinful), it is the attitude/spirit in which we do the things they do. Please use scripture to prove any further points.
---Adam on 10/19/07

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1) Adam...I am not blaming Halloween...just stating that the day of Halloween just happens to be Satanists "high holiday" and if not for the demonic realm, no one would treat that day any different than any other day. If dressing up is so important to you...than why not do it on Oct. 24? Or any other day for that matter? Doing it on the very same day that the pagans/satanists and the "world" do it looks like participation in recognizing a day as "different" than...
---Holly4jc on 10/19/07

2) ....all other days, when the only reason IT IS different is because of this demonic holiday. Granted, it's a good day to get out there and do an outreach or evangelize because of the multitude of people around, but must we do as they do and look as they do also? We are to be separate from them, set-apart for holiness. Evangelize, yes...dress up and look like you are one of them, no. Jesus was around sinners to spread the good news, but he never took on their looks, sinfulness or lifestyle.
---Holly4jc on 10/19/07

Helen - no I am not endorsing Halloween. I am endorsing Jesus Christ. If we are not out there talking to people about the things of God - how do they know that Halloween is not of God. I'll bet you at least a few people will learn the truth about Christ from me on Halloween.
---Andrea on 10/19/07

(Andrea - "But Christ loves them and so will I.") -- It is not Christian love to let them think that Halloween is alright because it is not alright. It is from the pits of hell.
---Helen_5378 on 10/19/07

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What you are doing is blaming Halloween for the things that have happened to you in the past, when the real problem is the heart of those who mistreated you. No day can be blamed or cursed for the actions done on it. It is rather the people that are blamed and cursed for their own actions.

I am saying we completely SHOULD NOT worship Satan or sin. I am saying that dressing up and having fun (not in a sinful manner) is NOT WRONG, in ANYWAY.
---Adam on 10/18/07

Holly - for you I would avoid Halloween.
I choose to take back the day. Remove the curse and give no place to Satan.
Where the lost are, I will be.
Those children will be walking around on Halloween whether your locked indoors or not. Choose Christ for them.
I hate Halloween - its a pain cooking hotdogs and smiling at the same brats that just grafittied my fence.
But Christ loves them and so will I.
---Andrea on 10/18/07

Holly4jc - Preach it sister. Praise God that you have spiritual insight. I agree with you that Halloween should be totally avoided by all Christians. My eyes cannot stay on the costumes or anything else to do with it. WAKE UP CHURCH OR JESUS WILL COME BACK AND YOU WILL BE DANCING WITH THE DEVIL.
---Helen_5378 on 10/18/07

Adam wrote:

Pagans/Satanists are humans and sinners just like you and me. The problem is when you single them out as worse than other people.

No Adam...I do not single them out as worse than any others. For instance, prostitutes are also sinners (just one example), yet I am not going to dress up as they do and hang out with them to celebrate and participate in their lifestyle.
---Holly4jc on 10/17/07

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1) And one other thing Adam...I myself was a victim of satanic ritual abuse as a child, forced into a satanic cult by my dad, abused by them in every manner possible, forced to participate in a child sacrifice ritual as well as dedicated to satan by a blood covenant. I have seen the evil first hand, but praise the Lord, Jesus reached down and saved me! So, if you think (after seeing what goes on first hand by satanists) that I am going to participate in ANYTHING that was initiated by demonic forces,
---Holly4jc on 10/18/07

2) well...that would be a real slap in Jesus's face after HE saved me from that. Unless you have experienced that kind of evil and had those kind of evil things done to you, you cannot possibly imagine what it is to live through that. To ALL Christians I say: Do not be deceived, this is a very evil holiday and the very least we can do as God's children is to HONOR Him and abstain from participating in anything that even smells of Halloween.
---Holly4jc on 10/18/07

3) Do it as unto the Lord, a sacrifice unto Him, even if in the flesh you want to take part in the festivities. Think of all the children that are being abused by these evil people...abstain in memory of them and get together with friends to pray against the evil that takes place on that satanic "high holiday". Make it a day of prayer and warfare to take back for the Lord all the enemy is trying to steal on that day.
---Holly4jc on 10/18/07

If the definition of evil were what scares us then it would be a very subjective thing indeed. Heights, enclosed places, the dark, or even clowns would then be marked as servents of darkness... or not depending who you ask.
---Jason on 10/17/07

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I think it is perfectly fine to celebrate the defeat of evil and the joy passed on to us by those that have gone before us. which is the truth behind Halloween and all saints day.
---Jared on 10/17/07

Scary = Wrong?

---Adam on 10/17/07

(JABahr - "the costumes on All Hallows Eve are intended to scare away demons") -- Well I am certainly not a demon and they scare me.
---Helen_5378 on 10/17/07


Pagans/Satanists are humans and sinners just like you and me. The problem is when you single them out as worse than other people.

You say you are talking about spiritual matters then? Ok. Spiritually then I believe we can dress up, have fun, on a certain day that "sinners" celebrate, and not join in worshipping Satan.
---Adam on 10/16/07

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What fellowship hath light with darkness. You are not to entertain SIN.
---Whisper on 10/16/07

I don't anymore. Instead, our church gathers together and we have a harvest celebration. We play games, have food and have fellowship. We don't have to worry about the darkness and evilness surrounded by Halloween.
---Angela on 10/16/07

OK Adam: You must be very young if you need to have it clarified that when I say NOT to do as satanists/pagans do that I am speaking of things pertaining to spiritual matters, not common human needs such as eating, drinking, taking a shower and so on. But of course, I know that you really DID know what I am talking about but just enjoy mocking things so as to validate your standpoint. But you really do know the truth or you would have never made the comment. God holds us accountable for what we DO know.
---Holly4jc on 10/16/07

A: the costumes on All Hallows Eve are intended to scare away demons, not emulate them. And All Saints Day is an afermation of life after a close brush with the everafter. I think these are ideas JC would be 8 kinds of all for.
B:If celebrations glorifying anything other than God are sinfull than y'all need to rethink your 4th of July and Labor Day weekend activities as both of these are not rooted in biblical events.
---JABahr on 10/16/07

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Sorry Tammy...but Pagans worship false gods, demonic gods aka satan and so do satanists worship satan. Anything that you worship that is not the true God, through Jesus Christ of Nazareth is of satan. I don't care what you call yourself, satanist or pagan. Children are sacrificed on Halloween by those who follow the demonic realm, it is their holiest day of their year.
---Holly4jc on 10/16/07


Here's what you said: "Adam...why should we do as the pagans/satanists do?"

That is absurd logic. Did you know that pagans and satanists also eat and drink and sleep? We must not eat and drink and sleep because the pagans and satanists do it too!!

Seriously. There is nothing wrong with celebrating anyday as long as we are not sinning.
---Adam on 10/15/07

What does the Halloween tradition really teach our kids?

At BEST we're following a meaningless man-made traditon that encourages unhealthy sugar consumption for some and fosters an entitlement mentality in others.

At WORST Halloween is a tradition honoring pagan practices that are an abomination to God, which could water-down a believer's faith and/or testimony.

Is the "fun" worth the risk?
---AG on 10/15/07

I am going to dress up for halloween. Isn't it really all saints day? I am going to dress up as Cindy Loo Who. I work retail and have fun working and dressing up. I can celebrate the day without the evil part of it. we can turn it into something other than evil. Satan meant it for evil but God can turn it out for good.
---CINDY on 10/15/07

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I am going to do an evangelical outreach in my neighborhood in conjunction with a local church.
When else would all the kids and parents be out together. Use it for His glory.
---Andrea on 10/15/07

Holly4jc -- please get your facts straight. Halloween is NOT a satanist holiday. Ok, perhaps it is but that's not ALL it is! It is the final harvest celebration for a lot of pagans. And NO the 2 (satanists and pagans) are NOT synonymous.
---Tammy on 10/15/07

Halloween is very very evil. Only need to look, if you can bear to put your eyes on it, the evil costumes and everything else associated with it. Christians should have NOTHING to do with it. Darkness and light do not mix and we are COMMANDED to "come out from among them and be separate" (2Corinthians 6:14-17).
---Helen_5378 on 10/15/07

Adam...why should we do as the pagans/satanist do? Do the people who worship satan and sacrifice little children on Halloween put on their Sunday best and come to church on Christmas? NO!!!! They celebrate their holidays...not the Christian ones. Halloween is a satanic holiday. The only time a satanist/pagan comes to church is to try and bring darkness, disrupt and cast spells over the church, not for good. Come out from among them!
---Holly4jc on 10/15/07

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Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

AND DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
---Holly4jc on 10/15/07

It is a Pagan Holiday.We read John 6:33 "The bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives Life unto the World". We are not dead, but are Spiritually alive in Christ. We also read, He said to another man "Follow me" but the man replied "Lord let me first go bury my father".Jesus said to him,"let the dead bury their own dead" (Luke 9:59,60)
---rosem4839 on 10/14/07


Of course Jesus didn't join in doing their sinful actions. Neither should we with others. But how does that stop us from celebrating Halloween? Yes, we should not engage in Satan worship, but what is wrong with dressing up and getting candy or just having fun with friends as long as we do not sin?
---Adam on 10/14/07

So I should just let hearsays and the influence of other people scare me into not celebrating Halloween? Yeah okay. Most of you people on here probably look like you've been eating sour grapes, your afraid to have fun. You think that if you enjoy life and have fun, God is going to strike you down. Not me, I love life and I enjoy it to the fullest.
---Rebecca_D on 10/13/07

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Trey...the sinners that Jesus hung out with were Pagans/Gentiles (not of the Jewish faith, but Pagans). Nevertheless...the point was when He hung out with the sinners, He did not participate in their Pagan rituals nor practice sin.

Pagan = One who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, especially an adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity.

Gentile = Heathen or pagan, a non-Jew.
---Holly4jc on 10/12/07

There's a danger of forgetting where you've come from.
It's very important to be yourself.
Why follow the crowd and be an echo instead of a voice?

---Michelle on 10/12/07

If you feel conviction in your spirit then don't celebrate Halloween. I don't have small kids but I did celebrate Halloween when they were small. But I was not a practicing Christian then either. Would I celebrate now, since giving my life back, to the Lord? Yes but not like before. I only give kids candy and gospel tracts, specifically for kids. I don't put up decorations or anything. I don't dress up like I use to.I may attend something at my church on that night also. God bless.
---Robyn on 10/12/07

You should in no way celebrate halloween. Did you not read the article on this web site about halloween. To the lady who said her and kids dress up and have fun but don't participate in satanic rituals you are wrong. You are participating. We Christians are to have nothing to do with evil and that is all halloween is. Please do some research.
---stacy on 10/12/07

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Since we are flesh and still on earth..I think it is wise not to mingle with the ideas regarding Halloween. We should not entertain these ideas...because of our flesh weaknesses.
I learned the hard way.
Jesus did not celebrate with pagans and those that wanted to have these sort of events.
---Lisa on 10/12/07

We don't celebrate Halloween we celebrate out savior everyday. It is an excellent opportunity to remind people that there really are demons and satanists.

WE CELEBRATE CHRIST - TAKE THE EVIL FROM the holiday and use it for Christ

look at the history of Halloween and share it. The Druids use to sacrifice babies to demons to appease their appetites and the RCC took this heathen holiday and turned it to sharing and celebrating children.
---Andrea on 10/12/07

No, we should not celebrate holloween. If we cannot even stop and think to not celebrate a satanic holiday, how in the world will we deny the mark of the beast if it is just 'a little disguised and everyone else is doing it' ? Christians have to stand for what is good and not call evil,ok.
---jody on 10/12/07

Holly4JC & Adam, (continued)

I do read of Him, one time, going to a Gentile:
Mt 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
Please read the rest of the events. She called him Lord, and the Son of David. She wasn't a Pagan, but she was a Gentile.

Just something to think about,
---trey on 10/12/07

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Holly4JC & Adam,

Christ did not mingle with Pagans. He mingled with sinners.

In fact he instructed his disciples:
Mt 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Mt 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
---trey on 10/12/07

1) Adam...yes, Jesus "mingled" with pagans in order to bring them to the truth, however, He did not participate in their pagan rituals. Did He get drunk? Did He sacrifice children? Did He go with prostitutes? NO!!!! I am around non-belivers all day at work, yes, I mingle with them and speak to them about the Lord and they know EXACTLY where I stand with Jesus. Yes, at times they tease me, but they also respect me and do not ask me to participate in their sinful things they do, they know better.
---Holly4jc on 10/12/07

2) Jesus NEVER joined in with the sinners actions, He was a light unto them. If you join in with them, you are only showing them that you are weak in your faith, have no integrity and will give in to anything. You are no better than them. You need to be that light...the one who is different...we are Ambassadors of Christ and we need to act like it. If we are representatives of the KING, we need to LIVE like it!
---Holly4jc on 10/12/07

I was in a convenience store and witnessed grotesque creatures that represented the demonic world. These were the costumes on display for Halloween. I must say each year it gets more and more gruesome demonic looking. Don't you? I was very uncomfortable in that store, and I didn't like it...I left quickly, buy, the thoughts of those ugly , gruesome costumes still linger in my mind. YUK.
---Lisa on 10/12/07

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Statistics don't matter. What matters is, are YOU living for Christ?


Jesus mingled with heathens. He was a friend of prostitutes and tax collectors. He was accused of being posessed with a demon, and of being a glutton and a drunkard.
---Adam on 10/12/07

As a Christian I think Christian should NOT: Meaningfully Halloween displays the Demonic powers. In some other sense the questions seems to imply does Christian celebrate demonic powers. However, In some other aspect it is be beneficial to Christians that they would be aware of Satan's Power. However I think it is not reasonable for Christians celebrate. Thus the Bible explicitly tells us that God and Satan have nothing in common. This implies that we Christians should not be participants of the Devil.
---jude on 10/11/07

What percentage of the population is Christian?. Someone says 80! Another says 20%
In the UK, I reckon that the proportion is less than 10% of those who come from the traditional christian UK culture.
Then we have our immigrants who adhere to other faith, so the overall proportion is even less.
---alan_of_UK on 10/11/07

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