Should True Christians Celebrate Halloween?


Halloween has pagan roots

The holiday originated in ancient Ireland as a feast to celebrate the end of the year, during which the Celts believed the wall between the living and the dead opened.

Christians don't celebrate Halloween

While the Bible doesn't specifically mention Halloween, the verses in Job 7:9-10 NKJV does provide guidance regarding traditions rooted in beliefs of the dead rising from their graves and returning to their homes.

Celebrating For Tradition

In terms of celebrating for tradition's sake, I Timothy 4:7 NKJV and Ephesians 4:27 GNT talks about how Christians should strive for godliness and avoid falling for worldly vices.

Halloween has shifted over the year

Today, Halloween is often associated with superhero costumes and candy, rather than praying for the deceased or leading ghosts away.

Prepare your children for the Halloween season

 Explain the holiday's origins and what it means to people today.

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