Can Christians Celebrate Halloween And Not Compromise Their Faith?

Can Christians Celebrate Halloween And Not Compromise Their Faith?

Faithhub proffers an insightful approach to this question which rather settles any grudge against against the Halloween celebration.

Whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween can be a very controversial topic. Some Christians celebrate Halloween simply by dressing up in a costume and having fun, seeing it as innocent and harmless. Other Christians are equally convinced that Halloween is a satanic holiday established to worship evil spirits and promote darkness and wickedness. So, who is right? Is it possible for Christians to celebrate Halloween without compromising their faith?

Principles to base our decision on

Scripture does not speak at all about Halloween, but it does give us some principles on which we can make a decision. In Old Testament Israel, witchcraft was a crime punishable by death (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27). The New Testament teaching about the occult is clear. Acts 8:9-24, the story of Simon, shows that occultism and Christianity don’t mix. The account of Elymas the sorcerer in Acts 13:6-11 reveals that sorcery is violently opposed to Christianity. Paul called Elymas a child of the devil, an enemy of righteousness and a perverter of the ways of God. In Acts 16; at Philippi, a fortune-telling girl lost her demon powers when the evil spirit was cast out by Paul.

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The “Halloween” Celebration also known as “Allhalloween”, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It is observed between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death. It’s history dates back to the origin of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

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3 comments

  1. I view Halloween as sorcery and even the Bible in Ephesians 5:11, says…. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” I have never liked Halloween for once… I stand against it.

  2. Maybe i don’t have a detailed knowledge of what halloween is all about but as far as i know i think it’s synonymous to a costume party, people dress up as various characters which includes movies stars and the likes not necessarily as witches or socerers etc. So i do not see how it’s against the christian faith

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