Aside from the trappings surrounding Halloween which are a mixture of facts and legends that may or may not be true, there is an underbelly that is not good to dwell upon. It is true that MOST of what is said about it is not real truth but a bias against anything not understood, it was not an INNOCENT HOLIDAY by any means but at the same time it is not the all powerful dancing devil’s we make it out to be ether!
Yes the Devil is the Prince and Power of the air BUT that only means he’s in control of IGNORANCE that the World embraces AS AN EXCUSE FOR FEAR. Fear is the enemy of Faith and Christians should never allow it to direct their behavior in the world.
As believers in Jesus it is IMPORTANT that we both tell the truth and understand ALL THE FACTS as they are meant to be understood….in proper context and historical perspective.
Christian attitudes towards the Occult are diverse.
In the Anglican Church, some dioceses have chosen to emphasize the Christian traditions of All Saints’ Day, while some other Protestants celebrate the holiday as Reformation Day, a day to remember the Protestant Reformation.
Father Gabriele Amorth, a Vatican-appointed exorcist in Rome, has said,
“if English and American children like to dress up as witches and devils on one night of the year that is not a problem. If it is just a game, there is no harm in that.”
No harm as a believer in Jesus DRESSING LIKE THE DEVIL’S CHILDREN once a year?
Wow what bible are they reading?
Dress like a believer not a devil!
In more recent years, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has organized a “Saint Fest” on the holiday. Similarly, many contemporary Protestant churches view Halloween as a fun event for children, holding events in their churches where children and their parents can dress up, play games, and get candy for free.
Many Christians ascribe no negative significance to Halloween or any other pagan holiday, treating it as a purely secular holiday devoted to celebrating “imaginary spooks” and handing out candy.
This attitude is simply as bad as applying TOO MUCH attention to paganism.
HAND OUT THE CANDY WITH A GREAT WITNESS!
To these Christians, Halloween holds no threat to the spiritual lives of children: being taught about death and mortality, and the ways of the Celtic ancestors actually being a valuable life lesson and a part of many of their parishioners’ heritage.
In the Roman Catholic Church, Halloween is viewed as having a Christian connection [This is only because the Catholic Church CONCEDED TO PAGANS IN ORDER TO GET THEM IN THE CHURCH not because the practices were in any way Christian to start with.], and Halloween celebrations are common in Catholic parochial schools throughout North America and in Ireland.
Some Christians feel concerned about Halloween, and reject the holiday because they feel it trivializes – or celebrates – paganism, the occult, or other practices and cultural phenomena deemed incompatible with their beliefs. I stand here but would add there is no reason to abandon this holiday to Satan or the Pagan’s as I have stated before here! There are MANY ways to put Christ into every satanic holiday there is NO GOOD reason to let them have it!
A response among some fundamentalist and conservative evangelical churches in recent years has been the use of “Hell houses”, themed pamphlets, or comic-style tracts. Be very prayerful in reading anything about history as bias is used to promote an agenda, ONLY God knows what’s real and what’s human fear based!
While I do consider Halloween to be completely incompatible theologically with the Christian faith I do not give darkness more power than it has by overstating its origins as a pagan “Festival of the Dead”. Superstitions are just that, open to fearful interpretations which do not advance Christ nor the love of God.
The danger in these holidays IS NOT so much their content or structure BUT the lack of Christian involvement to COUNTER that content with the real truth.
Every attempt to bolster SATAN in any way should be a perfect time to lift the truth of Christ high in the air, there is NO EXCUSE to let opportunity pass because of ignorance of the enemies lies!
To make more out of beliefs than is necessary only advances the darkness’s power. Fear, lack of understanding and over active imaginations contribute greatly to what we hear about Halloween and related Holy Days in the Occult.They like their father the devil are boisterous exaggerators of their abilities against God.
Darkness HAS NO POWER AGAINST GOD WHATSOEVER, their victories against US are the result of our FEAR and stupidity not because Satan or Occultists are so much more than they really are.
HERE IS YOUR VICTORY