Why We Don't Celebrate Halloween!•
Posted on September 13 2022
Transcribed from The PODCAST EPISODE:
Why We Don't Celebrate Halloween by Shireen Louw
So I've decided to share this article a little early this year because leading up to Halloween in October, I know social media becomes, just full of debates between Christians in terms of, is it okay to celebrate Halloween?
In the comment sections there's a lot going on. So in this article, I wanna tell you why myself and my family has never celebrated Halloween and why I would advise you to stay away from this practice.
So let's go into the origins of Halloween. Halloween is deeply rooted in the occult, and it celebrates demons, ghosts and demonic creatures, witchcraft, witches, and spells.
Halloween has partnered with a spirit of fear.
This is not something that, any of us should be taking part in celebrate, or just think of it as "innocent fun", because it truly is not innocent.
However, how many times have you had, or listened to people or see comments when it comes to the debate?
Is it okay to, to dress up the kids and go trick or treating if we are Christian, because, ah, it's just innocent, fun.
We are dressing them up as angels and little lady bugs, etc. We are not witches. We do not celebrate the devil. We, do this is just for fun for the kids.
Do you know that you are partaking in something that God hates?
This is not something that you should be playing with, make yourself a part of, or even subject your kids to it.
Let me just quickly go into what the Bible says about the things that Halloween celebrates and stands for.
So it's in Deuteronomy 18: 10, "They shall not be found among you, anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire or one who practices witchcraft or a soothsayer or one who interprets Omens or a sorcerer or one who conjures spells or a medium or a spiritist or one who calls up the dead, for all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord."
This is 100% exactly what Halloween celebrates, the origins of it, as well as the spiritual practises.
So my question is, as a Christian, why would you partake in something like this?
Even if you might see it or deem it as innocent fun, it clearly goes against what God warns us about.
There seems to be a notion from people that says I can partake in Halloween and, and still be a Christian. I am dressing up and just going out with fun or having fun with my friends. I'm not celebrating the devil!
Do you realize doing something like this for fun crosses a line because the demonic side of the spiritual realm do not care if you do it just for fun, or if you partake with the greatest of intentions, the fact that you partake that is the problem.
By taking part gives an open spiritual door for the devil to step into your life.
Let's go to the experts in the topic of Halloween celebration as with anything in life, if we need the best information or advice from a certain topic, you go to the people who really has devoted their lives to it.
So in this instance, I want to read a quote from you from the founder of the church of Satan, Anton Lavey.
He said that by dressing up either by wearing a costume or coloring oneself or Halloween, it is tantamount to worshiping the devil. You further say that when you adopt the pagan practices, you subconsciously dedicate yourself to the devil.
He took joy in Christians who take part in the tradition by saying, I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil, at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween
There's also a person that I, that I follow on on social media and on YouTube and I've listened to a lot of his testimonies. It is the former Satanist turned Christian pastor, John Ramirez.
He describes his relationship with the devil the following way.
"I was a general in the kingdom of darkness, in which craft I would sit with the devil and talk to him like I'm talking to you today. It was that kind of communication. And it was that kind of relationship."
So I'm asking you if someone that had such a close relationship with the devil warns you numerous occasions on multiple interviews, (he actually explicitly makes a point to warn Christians to not partake in Halloween.) warns you, why would you ignore it?
God has called his followers to be different, to be set apart.
Romans 12:2 says to not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
As an adult, I have declined many Halloween party invitations, especially from social media events or parties that a client or a company might be throwing around Halloween. It's not always easy to say, no thank you due to personal beliefs, especially if you know, people might be there that can boost your career or people in the social media field or the companies, the PR companies, or the people that you maybe wanna work with.
It's not always easy to say no to these kinds of things!
A bigger issue for me personally is allowing the little kids to take part in halloween. They see it just as dressing up and finding candy, without truly knowing what they are doing. It is up to us a parents to educate them with the facts and reasons why we dont take part.
It's very important to take that stigma of exclusion and being feeling left out away by explaining exactly to them, why you are not partaking in Halloween.
Then you take the power of exclusion away and you give them information where they would know it is the right thing to do.
Isaiah four, six says my people are going under due to the lack of knowledge.
God is the father of all knowledge, and he has given us the Bible that is filled with promise, hope, and love, but it also is full of warnings.
God wants us to not only read our Bible, but move into a close relationship with him, where you will be given knowledge where you will be given discernment and your spirit will just know when something is wrong and something is not of God.
I want to end this by stating again, that we should know that we are in a daily spiritual battle. And I sometimes feel like the enemy wants us to relax and forget about this. But the price that the devil is fighting for is our soul.
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