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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Eleven Reasons Why Celebrating Halloween is a Sin

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  1. God is a God of life, but Halloween focuses on death. Should I celebrate a holiday where people decorate their front yards with tombstones?
  2. The Scriptures tell us to put away deeds of darkness (Rom.13:12) and that light has nothing in common with darkness (2 Cor. 6:14). Is celebrating a dark holiday something a child of the light should be doing?
  3. I had been delivered from fear and panic attacks and knew that fear comes from the enemy. Should I participate in a holiday that has fear as its very foundation?
  4. Witchcraft is clearly detestable to the Lord (Deut. 18:10-13). Shouldn’t something that glorifies witchcraft (just take a walk through the Halloween store) be detestable to me as well?”
  5. Halloween is a sacred, high holiday for Wiccans (the official religion of witchcraft). Is this a holiday Christians should celebrate alongside Wiccans?
  6. Is it cute when we dress our kids like the devil (or witches, ghouls, scary characters, etc.)? Isn’t it, well, demonic?
  7. What if my child dresses in a wholesome fireman costume? Romans 16:19 says that we need to be wise to what is good and innocent of evil. If I let him participate in Halloween, even while dressed as a fireman, aren’t I sending him a mixed message by allowing him to participate in a celebration of evil?
  8. The Lord said in 2 Cor. 6:17, “Come out from them and be separate … Touch no unclean thing …” Doesn’t God want His children to be set apart from the world and from sin and evil? Aren’t we supposed to be peculiar people?
  9. My extended family thinks it’s ridiculous that we not allow our son to dress up for Halloween. Should their opinions matter to me more than God’s? Shouldn’t pleasing God be my utmost concern?
  10. If there is even a question in my heart and mind that it might be wrong, shouldn’t that be my first clue? Why would I continue to do so with even a lingering thought that it is wrong?
  11. Does Halloween bring glory to God? No! It glorifies the devil! Nuff said.


Halloween is the one day a year when neighbors come to your door expecting to receive something. So give them JESUS! Our family chose to give God the glory and the devil a black eye by reaching out to our neighbors with the gospel of Jesus Christ! “You are the light of the world … let your light shine among men that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:14-16).

So stop justifying why it is fine to celebrate this demonic, worldly, evil holiday. There are no muddled lines or gray areas about it. A committed follower of Jesus Christ should not celebrate Halloween.

— Jamie Morgan, Charisma News, 11 Reasons Why Christians Absolutely Should Not Celebrate Halloween, October 12, 2018

Jamie Morgan is the pastor of Life Church (Assemblies of God) in Williamstown, New Jersey


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    Oh good grief. What a twat.

    My kids participated in some public school sponsored classes for homeschoolers back in about 2004.

    One day of classes occurred on October 31st, and as I sat in the parking lot with another mom, watching kids arrive, a van drove up and emptied a load of costumed children.

    They were wearing bathrobes, flowing gowns, and one had shepherd’s crook hanging from his saxophone case. I pointed out the costumes to the mom I was sitting with, and she told me what was behind the costumes. She’d had a conversation with their mom the day before, and learned that, “Halloween is Satan’s birthday. The children are going to dress as Bible characters to make Satan angry.”

    On how many levels is that wrong?

    First of all, I am pretty sure that Halloween has nothing to do with Satan at all. Those who believe it does are cordially invited to let me know where to find the passage in the Bible that even mentions Halloween.

    And as a homeschooling parent, does one not have a responsibility to teach the truth to their children?

    And okay, I’ll go there. If you believe that your children wearing a costume will make your biggest adversary angry, what the hell are you doing? Using your children as bait to draw his attention away from you???

    People like that are part of the reason homeschooling families are labeled as wackos.

    And people like Pastor Morgan up there are part of the reason I see a lot of Christianity as bullshit.

    Because of course if you *really* believe your bible, you can’t be both a woman and a pastor.

    Silly twat.

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    What Ami said!

    Halloween was originally a Celtic holiday Samhain celebrating the new year on November 1. People dressed in costumes on October 31, made bonfires, offered sacrifices for protection in the new year, and Druud priests made prophecies for the year to come. No Satan included. The Catholic church co-opted Samhain with All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrations.

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