Halloween is not for Christians (comments by Judena Klebs)
Halloween is a celebration of fear and death.
A celebration of fear:
Fear is not of God.
” For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” ( Romans 8:15 )
” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.” ( 1 John 4:18 )
If fear is not of God, then why do Christians attend horror movies that were especially designed to generate and promote fear?
Why do they sometimes participate in haunted houses?
A celebration of death:
Jesus said, You are seeking to kill me…You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning…” (John 8:40,44 NASB)
” The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 )
Ghosts, skulls, skeletons all remind us that Halloween is a celebration of death.
” Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He, Himself, likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.” ( Hebrews 2: 14,15 )