With the popularity of many churches celebrating Halloween by calling it such names as “Holyween,” “Harvest Fest,” “Harvest Celebrations,” and many other names, we thought it fitting to create an article helping parents and teachers understand the implications of celebrating Halloween. Out of our other articles on this subject, we have narrowed down the topic and 8 Biblical reasons why Christians should not celebrate Halloween.
Here are 8 Biblical reasons why Christians should not celebrate Halloween:
Biblical Reasons 1-4
- John 3:19
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
- Romans 13:11-14
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So, let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
- Ephesians 6:12
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
- Colossians 1:13
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
Biblical Reasons 5-8
- 1 Peter 2:9
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- 1 John 1:5-6
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5
5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
- Romans 12:2
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
History of Halloween is not one from holy origins
In conclusion, the history of Halloween is not one from Holy orgins. In fact, the pagan origin of this celebration involved Celtic Druid pagans dressing up in scary costumes, to blend in with, and trick disturbed spirits. They believed these spirits were stuck between the realm of the living and the dead. You can read more about the history of Halloween in our previous articles here or click on one of the articles below.
Christians should not participate in a Halloween celebration, which is not a holiday, because “holiday” means “holy day” and there’s nothing holy about this celebration. As we stated in a previous article, “Businesses don’t care about what you believe, or even what the holiday is. They only care about your money and Christians make them rich every year, because of compromise.”