Did you know that this annual, sinister holiday celebrated in various countries around the world has a deeper meaning than just costumes and the distribution of sweet treats?
What is seemingly a harmless day originates from a pagan practice many centuries ago, where animals or even humans were sacrificed in order to have good crops in the land. Moreover, many would leave a curse at someone’s door on this night, hence the popular punch line, “trick or treat?”.
This originated from the Celts who believed that on this day, the boundary between the dead and the living became blurred and that the spirits would cause trouble and damage crops. On this night, they wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins and they would gather around bonfires to tell each other’s fortunes.
Today Halloween has evolved into a day of festivities, not forgetting activities for children, such as trick-or-treating, wearing spooky costumes and carving pumpkins. Although, it may appear to be something harmless, what lies behind this famous holiday conflicts with the values and principles taught in the Word of God.
Therefore, as much as this holiday has become something common that everyone participates in, as Christians we must choose to opt out of this celebration.
“It’s not just because something is celebrated in the world, that you also should celebrate it. Christians must have standards,”
In fact, the Bible says:
“Abstain from all appearance of evil,” (1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV)
That’s why it’s important that you not only avoid this holiday, but that you also teach your family about the importance of not participating in activities related to this day.
If you found the information in this article useful, why not share it with a loved one and open their mind to the hidden truths behind this popular holiday? We are sure it will bless them just as much as it has helped you!