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How To Deal With Halloween
by Lonnie Mackley
DT 32:17 They sacrificed to demons, which are not God-- gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear.
   Below is a brief synopsis of what Halloween or Samhain is all about.
   Halloween is the modern name for Samhain or Sauin, an ancient Celtic holy day. The feast is seasonal and marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It's considered a very magical time when the dead walk amongst the living and the veils between the past, present, and future may be lifted for prophecy and divination. "The bottom line is though, it is a time when humans fellowship more directly with evil spirits for revelation and blessing".
   Even though Halloween's roots began with pagan gods and goddesses, and a celebration of fall harvest and the change in seasons, it was also a time when the veil to the spirit-realm was believed to be at it's thinnest, so most pagan religions would exploit this time as an opportunity to communicate with spirits in order to gain information and to make sacrifices for future blessings from these demon-gods. So it's basically just the same old thing that man has done from the beginning; fellowshipping with, and worshiping demons in place of God; just in different forms, and in different countries. Every society has pagan (demon worship) roots of some form because when the demons were sent here to earth with satan they lured humans into corruption, debasement, idol worship, and sin. It was so bad in the land of Canaan which is now Israel that God commanded them to annihilate everyone there because they were even sacrificing their own children to a demon-god there called Molech.
LEV 18:21 " `Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
   Once Christianity came along they tried to create Christian alternative holidays to these demonic celebrations in order to appease the people, and maybe bring some light into the darkness there, but often with poor success. Now in the western culture satan has turned Halloween into nothing more than a "celebration of evil" on a demonically hyperactive night. Dressing our children up like little demons, ghouls, and witches is a form of volition of will for evil spirits, and it is not a spiritually safe or healthy thing to do for your children, or even yourself for that matter. Is it fun? Yes. Do kids love it? Yes, I certainly did as a child. But as a Christian it creates a conflict for which there are only a few possible solutions. 1. You can hide inside the walls of your home with the lights off and hope all the knocking little goblins will finally go away. 2. You can have a "Harvest Celebration" at your church and hide inside the church walls there. Or 3., You can dress your kids up like little demons and send them out and just hope and pray that they don't get spiritually defiled or a spirit of fear from it.
MT 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
   But maybe there is a fourth solution; what about shining our light in the darkness? How about dressing our kids up as bible characters and going out with them as they say "Jesus loves you" or something else uplifting as they get their candy? Or how about praying for and meeting your neighbors as you walk down the street with your kids? Or, if you stay home try pre-stuffing some baggies with quality candy and bible tracts. The tracts don't have to be anti-Halloween either, they can just be simple evangelical tracts with the gospel message. Obviously we don't have to go along with the devil's crowd just because they come up with a holiday that's nearly impossible for children to resist and they are soliciting at your door all night. Whatever you do though, do it out of faith, and not out of fear. Make no mistake tho', Halloween regardless of its pagan origins is nothing more than a celebration of evil targeted toward children to defile them and draw them deeper into spiritual darkness. But we can choose to be a light in that darkness for Jesus, rather than just running and hiding from it.
1PE 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.