I am still amazed at the lack of spiritual aptitude with some Christians when it comes to saying "No" to any festival, bobbing for apples, trick-or-treat festivals that are going on around the country. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you should know that halloween is not a Christian event or holiday - it is nothing at all, but a day when the enemy, also known as the devil "tricks" people into believing that celebrating his dark kingdom is really something "fun and exciting to do", while blinding their eyes to the real truth of his devilish plot to take them to hell "for real" and to lose their souls. Believers, stand up today!
I was driving around today as I love to do, and happened upon a local festival in Manchester, CT where the entire town was celebrating halloween. Goblins and stick figures were on every lamp post and stores were giving out candy, including the local fire department. Lo and behold...a couple of local churches decided they would be a part of the merriment (see cover picture). I know some people were frustrated with me stopping my car and taking pictures but I really was amazed...at the reality of some citizens in this country who actually believe this is a "national holiday". I beg to differ; I aggressively differ to that opinion and will say it is not a "holy day" at all.
I cringed looking at children of every age and grown people wearing masks of goblins, fairies and all manner of demonic or superstitious costumes. The babies...yes, even some parents had their little babies in costumes.
I can hear some of you right now saying, well, it's the harvest time and it's a part of the harvest; Or..."well, if we celebrate it as a town event then there won't be any harm done to the children and it is really innocent". It's not innocent at all.
You see God, The Almighty God spoke through His word about staying away from such things. You, and anyone you know, are actually hurting your own mind and spirit participating in such demonic activity - totally against the authority of God who is God Alone. Hear what the Bible says:
Leviticus 20:6 ESV
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people."
Leviticus 19:31 ESV
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God."
Isaiah 8:19 ESV
"And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?"
Revelation 21:8 ESV
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.
Revelation 22:15 ESV
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
People of God: stay away from these things. Truly, I took some pictures for this article and posted one for the photo and will not post any others except for another article that may be forthcoming. We must wake up and listen and obey God's Word for our own soul salvation. Do not be afraid of man. We can't participate in any festivals or celebrations that go against the authority and command of God Our Father and Jesus our Savior and Lord.
Obey God! Stay away from these celebrations. Don't buy any costumes. Remember your faith in Christ.