What To Do? Christians and Halloween, Should You Celebrate it or not? A Christian Moms Perspective

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So being a christian, people assume you live in a “christian” bubble, and don’t participate in the Halloween festivities. Reality is many “Christians” do participate in the Hallows Eve tradition, only they go about it in a more innocent manner.

As a christian mom, I enjoy discussing costume options with my boys, it really gets their creative juices going. But we do have an understanding of what is acceptable in having good clean fun. As for us, this year we will be heading over to have some fun at a local Church for their annual Harvest Festival.

So I’ve been asked a few times today Should Christians celebrate #Halloween? And what is the “origin” of the day?

I looked online for the best example about celebrating the day and here is what I found on CBN.com

So after discovering this, what is a reasonable conclusion?
As Christians you and I are placed in this world to be a #light in a world of #darkness. There is no lasting benefit to ignore a holiday that exists around us, but it also does harm to celebrate Halloween as it has originated and grown over the centuries.

My suggestion? Christians should be teaching their children (age appropriately) that:

there is a #spiritual world filled with #goodness from #God and #evil from#Satan (Eph. 2:1-10);
life with #Christ has power over darkness (I John 4:4);

and those who celebrate Halloween either are unaware of its roots, or are intentionally promoting a world where evil is lauded and viewed as an ultimate power.

And what is the “origin” of the day?

All Saint’s Day and All Hallow’s Eve
Despite popular belief, All Saint’s Day and All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween’s namesake) and Samhain were simultaneously occurring events for at least several hundred years. Not remarkable given the political importance of this time of year. credit Huffpost

The rituals associated with All Saint’s Day itself really had little impact on the festival celebrations of Halloween beyond giving it its name. After all, harvest time was something everyone shared; pagans and christians alike celebrated the momentous occasion.

To counter the evil influence of Halloween, we need to join together and celebrate the reality of the #heroic efforts of Christian saints over the evil in their day. Many leaders in the past — and present — have fulfilled the mandate of destroying the works of the devil through their sacrificial commitment to Christ and #HisKingdom.

Too, rather than “hide” in the face of evil, we should unabashedly and boldly create an alternative that is positive and uplifting; that celebrates good over evil and the triumph of God over Satan. We need to provide an environment that also makes room for heaps of fun while using the day as a “teachable moment” to celebrate God’s protection, provision and purpose for our lives.

This is from CBN hope it answers the question

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