Now, some of you are saying “Come on! Halloween is just innocent fun.” Well, I could go into the historical reasons to not celebrate Halloween. The historical records of Halloween are varied and many but all can be traced to pagan worship. These same traditions have come through time to today’s activities surrounding Halloween. There is not one thing connected to Halloween that is holy or Christ honoring. Let me name a couple of things about Halloween that clearly show that it is the devil’s holiday and therefore should not be celebrated by Christians.
First, the holiday’s main theme is death, witches, demons, murderers, and sorcerers. What Christian can honestly claim that celebrating this wickedness is ok? The Bible is very clear about these wicked practices. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” I Corinthians 10:20b “…I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.” Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Secondly, and you might think this is small, but the main celebration time of Halloween is during the night. John 3:19 tells us “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” Wickedness loves darkness! When I was a boy living in Missouri, every year we would find one or two sheep in the woods that had been stolen and sacrificed by devil worshippers on Halloween night. It always happened at night! Satan loves the night because his wickedness, done through people, can be hidden from sight so that people will say, “Oh, it’s just good, clean fun.” These things make God sick! Therefore the celebrating of them makes God sick! You cannot be holy and celebrate the devil’s holiday and God said “Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (I Peter 1:16b)