Halloween

October 31, 2009

I don’t really “celebrate” this day.   I firmly believe it is rooted in evil.  If that makes me a weirdo then so be it.  All I know is that God will not be mocked.

And I do believe that people in the occult use this day to celebrate evil.

I have two articles for you to read.  The first one is a bit off the wall,  but I find some parts of it to be true.

The second article is a little more moderate in it’s view on Christians and Halloween.

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/prophetic-insight/23723-the-danger-of-celebrating-halloween?showall=1


The Danger of Celebrating Halloween

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 05:00 AM EDT Kimberly Daniels Newsletters Prophetic Insight

Kimberly Daniels

Editor’s Note: We realize that the article by Kimberly Daniels is controversial. It reflects her own personal views—based on her many years of ministering to people involved in the occult. We have chosen to post another column by Ken Eastburn which offers a different view of Halloween. We welcome our readers to post comments on that article as well. Click here to read Eastburn’s article.

Editor’s Note: We realize that the article by Kimberly Daniels is controversial. It reflects her own personal viewsbased on her many years of ministering to people involved in the occult. We have chosen to post another column by Ken Eastburn which offers a different view of Halloween. We welcome our readers to post comments on that article as well. Click here to read Eastburn’s article.

And then here is the second article

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/blogs/712-in-the-news/23800-why-christians-should-celebrate-halloween-

Why Christians Should Celebrate Halloween

Friday, 30 October 2009 04:43 PM EDT Ken Eastburn

Halloween is one of those days, one of those things, that Christians have a hard time coming to terms with.  It is like whether to shop at a store that supports a cause that is evil or fundamentally opposed to the message of Christianity – what do you do?  When I asked my Twitter and Facebook friends whether Christians should celebrate Halloween, I got varied responses.  One person indicated that they didn’t celebrate it because it is all about death and Jesus was all about life.  Another had indicated that they didn’t think it was a problem since the holiday essentially boils down to getting dressed up and going trick-or-treating for most Americans.  When asking my friend Google this question, he (she?) was kind enough to pull up a plethora of blogs and articles ranging from Who cares? to Sure … if you want to put your kid in danger of hell. (These are my summaries of others’ thoughts.)

The bottom line is this: Halloween has no power that you refuse to give it.  It is evil to the extent that you buy into the beliefs behind it.  If you don’t buy those beliefs, then there’s no harm in throwing on a costume and having fun.  In fact, that may be the very thing God is asking you to do.

Have you asked Him?

Ken Eastburn is a pastor at The Well, a community of house churches in the Southern California area


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