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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thomasczech 6 years ago from Canada

Thank you so much for this hub, I have done a year of research on this subject and have gotten into some real heated arguments about this Evil Ritual. We need more people to speak about and erite about the evils of this world and how we as Christians are not to be a part of this world and not partake of things of this world.

Thank you and God bless you for your bravery in writing on this subject.


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Faithful Daughter 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

You are very welcome Thomas! Most Christians do not see the evil behind these "innocent and harmless" celebrations because they have not experienced the evil that I and many others have. I can only put out the warning and what the Word of God says about this but I cannot make people listen or make them change their ways; they have free will. Everyone will one day stand before God, not just the Wiccans, the Satanists, witches and everyone who denies God but the Christians as well, and all will have to give an account. God bless!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

great inspiring hub, glad I stopped in, glad someone will write on this subject


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Faithful Daughter 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you Michael. I'm glad you stopped by and took the time to read and comment. I'll be reading your hubs as well.


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

Wow Faithful Daughter, what an incredible story! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

As a JW, we never celebrated Holloween. But, as a child, of course--you always feel so left out. When I left the Witnesses 18 years ago now, I never picked up that practice, as it wasn't something i missed.

Then--two years ago, I bought some candy, because there are sooo many little kids in the neighborhood, and I felt it would be ok to just hand candy out to them.

Then last year, I stated going to church after becoming a Christian--and I noticed many churches had little halloween deorations up, and even held parties for their kids!

So, I rationalized that it was really no big deal to hand out candy.It seemed like harmless fun for the kids.

But girl--you are so right! It is WRONG, it IS a big deal, and it is NOT harmless! So--I won't be handing out candy this year--nor any other year!

Satan doesn't always try to get us with the BIG things, those snares are way to obvious for many Christians. But he must take such pleasure in the little victories. The "harmless-looking" ones.

Thank you for such an amazing testimony of your triumph Faithful Daughter! And for sharing the true danger of this Satanic holiday!

God Bless you!


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Faithful Daughter 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks exjwlaurie! You are correct; it is in those "harmless" and "innocent" appearing little things that Satan likes to ensnare us. I too made the mistake of participating and handing out candies until I got into it so deep that I was totally blinded. Then God removed the scales from my eyes and it revealed its unholy demonic self. Maybe God allowed it to be revealed to me in this way because He had use for me in this area where so many are being deceived. However, whenever I reveal my past and give my testimony, it seems to scare people off and they shun me afterward. I pray that my testimony will serve as a warning to others and God’s purpose for me in my life. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. God bless!


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

I am so sorry to hear that anyone who claims to be a Christian would shun you over a "past" way of life, which you have renounced and been redeemed from!

That is the opposite of what it means to be Christian! Jesus himself ate with prositiutes,tax collectors and sinners of all sorts, as he knew it was for him to go and save the sick and the lost and the brokenhearted! He died for them and for us! That we can stand before God Himself and be justified in His eyes!

We are all sinners, and not one of us can shun a fellow believer! We are not to judge anyone, but to love all, even as Christ loves us!

You have turned away from those things, and have made Christ the center of your life! I am so proud of you, and I am grateful that you have bravely shared your testimony with us, and I know that God is using you in a powerful way to warn others! God Bless you my Sister!


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Faithful Daughter 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

@ exjwlaurie ---> I remember right before my baptism, I gave my testimony to the whole church and confessed publicly my sins, many came after the baptism to embrace me and tell me what an awesome testimony I had, yet others did not want to come near me after that. It made me feel sad, as if it was wrong for me to say what I said. But then I read my bible and learned how the Pharisees rejected the sinners and how Jesus accepted them. Jesus does not reject me or anyone who comes to Him with a repentant heart. I am cleansed from my sins and I am loved, and in spite all I did to hurt Him, He still forgave me. I owe my life to Him now. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Love in Christ my sister.


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christ4ever 6 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

Praise the Lord... It seems that the testimonies are coming out of the wordworks this weekend to bare witness to these things. I liked the photo of the rocks (exactly like some of the "props" that I saw used). People may see these little curiosities as novelty items not realizing what they are truly for.

I've likewise linked back to you from my article:

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/bizarre-ha

With blessings...

Rev.Ted


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Faithful Daughter

Thanks for a great witnessing! It does not matter that others are ignoring you, but that God knows it is right is important. I have been ignored for years, but I feel bad that they are not listening, until recently, things have changed for the better.

I am going to add your hub to mine, "HALLOWEEN, A PAGAN RITE."


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Faithful Daughter 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

christ4 ever thank you for stopping by my hub , for commenting, and for the link. I read your hub and commend you for your courage as well in your given testimony. We need to keep reaching out to those who are misguided and ignorant of the evil behind these pagan celebrations. May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry.

Einron thank you for your visit and your comment, and congratulations to you for a wonderfully written hub; it was very informational, accurate, and to the point. May the Lord continue to shed light on your hub and open the hearts of your readers. Thank you for the link as well. God bless!


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FriendofTruth 5 years ago from Michigan

Great hub, there is so much information out there on the truth behind so many of the holidays that people celebrate, people just have to want to seek the truth. It seems like when people deny the truth of what's out there, they just want to be blind on that issue, they don't want to hear that there is bad in certain things, because they don't want to give it up...Hopefully more people will listen when the Holy Spirit is trying to lead them into truth, so that they can be delivered from all of these evil things.

God bless!


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

FriendofTruth, thank you for reading and commenting. I agree with what you say. When you say people don't want to hear and don't want to give it up, it sort of reminds me of a drug or alcohol addiction. If it makes them feel good and gives them pleasure, why should they give it up? It's all about fleshy pleasures. That's why men's hearts are so hardened; they have stopped listening to God to go on their own ways not wanting to be told what to do. But the day is coming when we will all be judged and they will have to give an account. Thanks for your words of wisdom.


jesus-david 5 years ago

We are all sinners, and not one of us can shun a fellow believer! We are not to judge anyone, but to love all, even as Christ loves us!


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

That is very true Jesus-David. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. God bless!


Ella 5 years ago

Thanks so much, even though we don't celebrate halloween in Nigeria but I have always viewed it with fear cause of the different costumes and know its no good. Pray God open the eyes of all christians to see behind the veil


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you Ella for reading this hub and your comment. I pray also that it will open the eyes of Christians and others of the evil behind this.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA

I used to think, "Faith without works is dead, so works without faith is also dead", justifying my enjoyment of Halloween ~ I didn't have 'faith' in it, so it was "harmless".

Halloween and All Saints and All Souls Days have a uncanny common ground ~ both involve the souls of the dead and are NOT of God.

Christmas trees, mistletoe, wreaths, Santa Clause (St. Nicholas?), Easter eggs and rabbits, the 40 days of Lent, the 'Queen of Heaven'? Valentines' Day (St. Valentine?), etc....if we understood that people LOVED these things since their origin, as the majority of the unsaved 'world' still does (they are alluring), why is there no difference in the 'saved' children of God and their practices, other than to stamp the name of the LORD God on them?

Lev 18:3; 20:23; Deut 12:30-31 "You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates." Jer 10:2 "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen".

Preach it, preach it, preach it!!!


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Amen sister JD! These heathen pagan celebrations are an abomination in the eyes of God. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. God bless you!


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Tristine Toves 2 years ago from Sidney, OH

Interesting read. While your story is moving, I don't think the average person will be tempted to join a cult as a result of trick-or-treating. I think the more harmful practice is reading horoscopes and using tarot cards.


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Faithful Daughter 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Tristine, thanks for stopping by and commenting. There's a start somewhere. It's like trying out marihuana and then moving on to other drugs. It just has to be introduced.

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