So, what do you do for Halloween when you know its evil origins and you don’t want anything to do with it? I won’t go over the facts of this being Satan’s holy day. If you don’t know about that, and you’re interested, you can look in any encyclopedia or look it up on the internet. So, I’ll just discuss what we do on October 31.
We don’t want anything to do with Halloween as the evil of the holiday is so overwhelming. So, we don’t carve pumpkins in any way. We don’t dress up; although, the kids dress up many other days. We don’t go to harvest festivals or trunk-or-treats at local churches as we feel this is a compromise we don’t want to participate in.
We used to turn off all the lights in the house and hide in a back room and watch a movie on that evening. The doorbell still rang many times and we started to feel like we were being imprisoned in the back room and joining the darkness.
Several years ago, we started a new tradition. We turn on our porch light and the lights in our living area. This way, we fight the darkness physically. Then, we play praise music really loud and sing and dance praises to Yahweh. This way, we fight the darkness spiritually. And, we’re doing something we love to do. We have a time of prayer for all the evil that goes on this day. We also put a banner on our door that says we don’t celebrate Halloween. For instance, last year’s banner said:
· Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” – John 8:12
· What fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Cor 6:14
· Halloween is playing with darkness.
We rarely have anyone knock on our door when we have the banner up. So, we can enjoy a time of praise & worship and not have to think about Halloween.