The goal of this post isn’t to condemn Christians who celebrate Halloween. My intention is to help Mommas/parents who don’t want their family to participate in Halloween or don’t know if it’s okay to join the celebration. We spread love and truth on this blog.
This book is available on Amazon. It helped me understand the pagan and Christian history of Halloween. More importantly, it is a story book you can read to your children so they don’t feel left out when their friends are tricking and treating. I read it just to prepare myself for the future.
I don’t celebrate Halloween based on my cultural background and Bible revelations.
In Nigeria where I was raised, witchcraft is real and the seemingly innocent skeletons and dark figures are symbolic. There is a cultural sensitivity to the spiritual realm in Nigeria. With this type of cultural background, celebrating Halloween is like celebrating darkness, participating in witchcraft and opening oneself to unneccessary warfare.
The Bible says we should give NO place to the devil. We can unknowingly give place to the devil through our words, actions, and generational curses. By participating in Halloween, I believe I can give the enemy an opportunity to infiltrate my home. We have enough warfare going on, I don’t want to welcome unneccessary warfare. I don’t want to fight battles that could have been avoided.
While God’s grace makes us free to do many things, we shouldn’t forget there are fellow believers who are struggling in their walk.
Do Not Cause Another to Stumble: Romans 14:13-23 (ESV)
13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. 15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. 16 So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
If we truly want to live a life that pleases God, we should ask ourselves whether Jesus is revealed in our choices.
Hallow Him or Halloween? Your choice ♥️