Christians and Halloween, should we celebrate or should we not? This has been a controversial topic for as long as I can remember. Recently, Hailey Bieber, the wife of Justin Bieber, posted on Instagram asking for costume ideas.
Now if you don’t follow Justin Bieber, he recently married Hailey and gave his life to the Lord. I personally don’t follow Justin but I just happened to see the stories on a Facebook Page I follow the Son Of God.
When I read their most recent post about the controversy Hailey is currently facing because she is a Christian I just knew I had to chime in. Mostly because this is something I personally have struggled with since my daughter was little.
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Christians and Halloween can the two really go together? Is it okay?
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Honestly, I think the answer lies in how you look at Halloween. And how you are celebrating it.
First thing is first, no Christian should ever celebrate Halloween to mock the Devil. Jesus never mocked him and we should never do it either.
a. Some Christians Don’t Celebrate Halloween
Some Christians don’t celebrate Halloween and that is okay. That is a choice that they made and no one should bash them for it.
I believe both sides have good points as to why you celebrate or why you don’t celebrate. For the Christians who choose not to celebrate cite its pagan origins, ties to witchcraft, and obsession with all things evil.
b. Some Christians Do Celebrate Halloween
For the Christians that do celebrate Halloween it brings opportunities. For example, a lot of churches now participate in Trunk or Treats. This gives churches the opportunity to reach out to their community.
These Christians see it as a way to minister. I remember when I was a kid there was these little books that my Pastor would hand out with candy on Halloween. The books were short non-comic stories of people who were on the wrong path and got saved.
Looking back I believe this was actually a pretty bright idea. Just as I believe Trunk Or Treats are a great opportunity to reach out.
Even if one church is able to reach just one person and bring them to Christ that one person can bring someone else to Christ and so on.
Unless you feel in your heart that God does not want you to celebrate Halloween then I truly don’t see anything wrong with it.
Why Christians Should Not Celebrate Halloween
Why Christians should not celebrate Halloween. I know you are probably thinking “But you just said you believe it is okay.”
Yes, I did say that. And I do feel that way. However, I don’t believe a Christian should celebrate Halloween if they are participating in pagan acts, worshipping false idols, or just losing track of their Christian beliefs.
The Devil can be SNEAKY
The devil can take something fun and innocent and turn it around faster than you can blink your eye. This is why it is so important to stay in God’s word continuously.
There should absolutely be a line drawn on Halloween as to what is allowed and what isn’t. Is it okay for you to dress your child up as an AX Murderer? What about Sorcerer?
These are questions that you need to ask yourself. I am guilty of dressing up as a dead bride and many other gross and evil things myself.
But what is going too far? Is there a such thing as too far? Rachel Norman from A Mother Far From Home has a great post on Halloween called The Question Christians Should Be Asking About Halloween ←- click to read.
Can Christians Participate In Halloween Wisely?
Just to make things clear I am NOT a Pastor. However, I am a Christian and I do in fact celebrate Halloween.
This has been something I struggled with since my daughter, who just turned 22, was little. I grew up in church and we celebrated Halloween.
My birthday which is 6 days before Halloween was often celebrated with costumes parties. Just a bunch of innocent kids dressing up for fun.
So can Christians participate in Halloween wisely? Absolutely! Now this is just my opinion. But I do believe it is possible.
It is no different than Christians who participate in Yoga which we all know is a spiritual activity. I can’t say a whole lot on that topic because I don’t know much about it.
What I do know is that it takes a strong person to be a Christian. Being a Christian is not for the wimpy. You will be critiqued as Hailey Beiber was, you will be scolded, and much more.
Just remember who you are and what you believe and everything else will be okay. Don’t be deceived.