Think about it.
What comes to mind when you hear the word, 'halloween'?
Candy...skeletons...black cats...witches...gory masks...darkness?
I can guarantee it's not, truth...honor...justice...purity...loveliness...or anything commendable.
Philippians 4:8 says, " Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable- if there is any praise- dwell on these things."
Aren't we supposed to do EVERYTHING to the glory and praise of God?
What is the spirit that comes with halloween?
" Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you:
God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, " We have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.." 1 John 1:5-7
Now, when do people usually go trick or treating?
Uh, huh. Night time. When it's DARK.
I'm not saying that John is talking about literal darkness, but, you can apply it because the darkness has a bad confrontation.
Death is the center of hellowe-I mean, halloween. :)
Do you know the history of halloween?
" The celts celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the druids, or celtic priest, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies where an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event,druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the celtic deites.
During the celebration, the celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each others fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening,from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter." from, history.com
Besides, candy is bad for you anyway :)
" Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil's works. Everyone who has been born of God does not sin, because His seed remains in him; he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God. This is how God's children-and the Devil's children-are made evident..."
1 John 3:7-10
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