Should we as Christians celebrate Halloween
here is some history about Halloween?
Halloween originated as a Druid celebration that honored the god
of the dead. It was believed that on this day, spirits returned
to their homes and demanded a type of worship.
This became depicted in the practice of trick-or-treating.
Prosperity was promised to the generous donors, and tricks to all
who refused, during the Irish, Druid event. It was hoped
that a glowing pumpkin placed on the doorstep
would keep away the evil spirits. And black cats were
considered to be reincarnated beings with the ability to divine the future.
Traditional Halloween symbols, such as witches, black
cats, the death's head cut from a pumpkin, candles, masks,
and parties appeared in the U.S. during the late 1800s.
Occultic groups still celebrate Halloween as a tribute
to Satan. And witchcraft practitioners continue to declare
October 31st as the best time to practice their arts.
A Druid celebration that honored the god of the dead.
It was believed that on this day, spirits returned to their homes
and demanded a type of worship. I think that sums it
Up very well “a celebration that honored the
god of the dead” that doesn’t sound good.
But I think that as Christians we can witness on this day hand
out gospel tracts with the candy, talk to people about the
Lord, get together with your church and do some kind
of outreach on that day.