What happens when Christians celebrate Halloween
One night, as I drove home from work listening to one of my favorite Christian radio stations, a guest came on and spoke about Christians celebrating the pagan holiday Halloween.
While I heard her speak on this subject, I began to question some of the reasoning behind her explanation. She explained that many Christians, who were former Satan worshippers, felt that Halloween was not something Christians should celebrate. The radio guest then goes on to say that it was understandable that these new Christians felt this way because of their former background in witchcraft and Satanism, and they were sensitive to this. She continues to say that if other Christians, who did not have this background, wanted to celebrate this holiday, it was their prerogative.
Let me point out, the guest on this radio station was giving the wrong reasons why these Christians did not participate in celebrating Halloween. These “new” Christians did not want to participate in the pagan holiday not just because of their past involvement in witchcraft and satanic activities; they did not want to participate in them because they knew it went against all of God’s teachings! They knew the origins of these pagan holidays, and they knew that it stood for evil. It does not matter how harmless this may seem to the participants or how much fun it is to celebrate these appointed days, the consequences in participating in any way, shape, or form goes against God’s commandments and will have dire consequences.
I know that this may stir some disagreement in my readers, but, nonetheless, I will proceed. Having said that, I will add that I will not argue my point with anyone who disagrees because this is not why I am writing this. As a Christian, I am merely letting you know that Christians should not, in any way, celebrate these pagan holidays and I will explain why.
When you participate in such “harmless” activities, you will open doors to things that are not of God. I will give you an example. I was brought up in a Catholic home, and we considered ourselves Christians. I went to Catholic Church, Catholic school, and all my friends, teachers, and mostly everyone I knew were Catholics. I remember loving the Lord at a very young age.
When theses holidays came around, everyone I knew celebrated them: Christmas with the Christmas tree, Easter with the Easter bunny, and Halloween with all the candy and scary costumes. We did not see anything wrong with it and no one told us it was wrong, and even if they did, we still would not have seen any harm in it because it was all done in fun and in the spirit of the season.
As a teen I continued in all the fun of these holidays when they came around. Parties were planned around Halloween time and I could hardly wait to dress up in my costume. This tradition continued all the way up until I had my own child.
However, somewhere in between I began to dwell in the occult. It all began in the “harmless” reading of horoscopes. Then it evolved into all forms of divination: Tarot cards, numerology, Runes, palm readings, and the list goes on. Before I knew it, I found myself involved in the occult, and in a cult that sacrificed animals and had rituals that involved spirits and séances. The name of the cult is unimportant, what is important is that it was against God but I did not know this at the time. I remember how difficult it was for me to see an animal slaughtered in a ritual or cleansing because I have always loved animals, and although I did not slaughter any animals, I was just as guilty for being involved.
After years of being indoctrinated in this dark cult, I remember feeling something was not right. In my heart I still loved the Lord and this cult allowed you to love god, but the God I loved was not the god they knew. I remember my sister, who had become a born again Christian, kept telling me to get out of this cult but I did not see it as a cult. She prayed for me for years and one day her prayers were answered.
I do not want to go into much detail of what was transpiring in my life at that time, but I remember being at one of the lowest in my life. I was going through many problems and I could not seem to get my life back on track; my world was suddenly turned upside down. All sorts of bad things began to happen: sickness, finances, relational problems were only but a few.
Then the day came when at the insistence of my mother and my sister, I decided to visit a nearby church. I remember it was a Wednesday service and it was that night I gave my heart back to the Lord. When I came home that same night from church, all hell broke loose in my house, literally! There were supernatural things going on around me and I did not know what to do but run out of my house. I felt hands tugging and pulling at me as I ran outside crying. I reached for my cell phone and called my sister and we began to pray together for these manifested demonic forces to leave. What followed was a war in the spirit world over me between God and Satan as I gathered and trashed all the occult paraphernalia I had collected through the years: books, cards, beads, everything!
That was years ago. I do not hear anymore banging on the walls, loud crashing sounds in the middle of the night… every night, nor do I feel anyone sitting on my bed or touching me at night when I sleep. God has taken over my life fully and my home! God won! Hallelujah!
No, the celebrations of these holidays are not as harmless as they seem. Anyone participating in these pagan holidays is only opening doors to ungodly forces that will enter their lives and the lives of those around them. And like me, they will find themselves going deeper into it and farther away from God. As I tell those that claim to love God and are involved in the things that are not of God, you cannot have one foot in the things of this world and the other in God’s Kingdom. You must choose. Remember we are in the world but not of it.
If you claim to be a Christian and continue to partake in the ungodly things of this world, then you will one day answer to God for your deeds. Try to explain to Him that you did not see any harm in it and that evil was not in your heart when you were having fun, or that you did not dress in an evil costume and it was all done at your church. These are all excuses many Christians give nowadays to disguise and participate in an evil day.
Once I heard one Christian woman argue that it was ok to celebrate Halloween and that we are not to be afraid anymore because we are covered by the Blood of Jesus. She said when Jesus died on the Cross, He took our fears away. Friend, I tell you this has nothing to do with “fear,” it has to do with doing what God commanded us not to do. The times have changed but God does not change, neither does His Word change. Read your bible, go online and research the origins of all the pagan holidays, and see for yourselves why God does not want us to partake in these things; allow the Holy Spirit to show you the truth.
Peace and love in the name of Jesus Christ.
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