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639 total votes have been cast on this survey | 37 user comments  ( edit survey )

Should Christians Observe Halloween
Created: 10/2/2008 | Last Vote: 8 years ago | Comment: 9 years ago
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Survey4/4/10 12:19 AM
Jason | OTR Driver  Find all comments by Jason
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The observance of Halloween, Ishtar or Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day, and many other pagan holidays have similar origns that God in the Old Testament condenmed. Just ask a former Wiccan and they will tell you about these holidays and what they actually are about.

Survey3/19/10 9:32 AM
Rick | Alabama  Contact via emailFind all comments by Rick
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A Christian celebrating halloween, would be like my father, who fought in for America in WWII, dressing up like a nazi to celebrate Hitlers birthday

Survey10/29/09 7:14 PM
Frankie | Alaska  Go to homepageFind all comments by Frankie
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1 Thes. 5:22 to “Abstain from all appearance of evil”. Not just simply all evil, but all appearance of evil. In other words, not even pretend evil or things associated with evil. That definitely includes Halloween.

The fact that this day is targeted mostly at children and young adults shows how desperate Satan is. He is going around the parents directly to the kids. Children are the least able to recognize evil. Parents want to please their kids so they turn a blind eye in the name of “harmless fun” to the evil that is Halloween. “Little children, let no man deceive you” 1 John 3:7. Yet, that is exactly what we are allowing Halloween to do.


Survey3/21/09 2:39 AM
jennifer Buck | Jennifer Buck  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by jennifer Buck
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An obvious pagan holiday & there is not even a pretense to honor God in it.

Survey3/5/09 2:09 AM
deanomyte | toronto  Contact via emailFind all comments by deanomyte
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it is a pagan holiday and should not be observed at all. God is not glorified on this day

Survey1/14/09 12:40 PM
kristi | MN  Find all comments by kristi
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Regarding the Halloween Question.
My children ask me every year why I don't like this "holiday" and why I refuse to put up traditonal decorations etc. My answer is simple, I say if Jesus came to our house during this season what do you think he would say about Halloween? Would Jesus think it is cute to plaster our home with things that represent hell and evil? They respond with agreement that we do not sell our soul for a bag of candy.

Survey12/20/08 2:43 PM
Jason K | Denver, CO  Go to homepageFind all comments by Jason K
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It glorifies evil.

Hey son! Do you want to dress up as a serial killer tonight?


Survey11/29/08 11:07 PM
Jake Hoek | Brandfort on. canada  Contact via emailFind all comments by Jake Hoek
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Any sin of ignorance by God's child will beforgiven when confessed. When convicted by the Holy Spirit Hew teaches us sooner or later not to grieve Him. Of course it is sinful to celebrate halloween. But so is turning on your tube to watch shows except educational and some documentary films.
O yes consider me a weaker brother, but the prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the wicked pass on and are punished. Prov.22:3 & 27:12!
pluck out the eye, cut off the hand.
The Lord condemns acting!

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Survey11/9/08 7:05 AM
BC | Tennessee  Contact via emailFind all comments by BC
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We can thank the Roman Catholics for "christianizing" the holy days (holidays). I have major problems with Christmas and Easter, but we do try to celebrate Christ's birth and resurrection without the pagan junk tied to it, but hallows eve is a no brainer. How Christians can not see the blatant association of it with darkness is beyond comprehension.

Survey11/6/08 2:25 AM
Bro. Arnel | Philippines  Find all comments by Bro. Arnel
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No in of context Scriptural basis, no practice. That should be applied as a basis for all christian traditions.

Survey11/2/08 7:17 PM
Casey | BC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Casey
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We do not celebrate halloween but reformation day wich is the day that Luther nailed his 95 thesis on the door of the church in Wittenberg. He is the one to start the protestant movement.

C


Survey10/31/08 11:38 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Contact via emailFind all comments by Jessica Dawson
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I haven't practiced Halloween a long time, though sometimes I wonder if I should have handed out healthy snacks attached to bible tracks? Hmmm would that be "food offered to idols" (Acts 21:25), or "give to those who ask" (Matthew 5:42)?

The Roman Catholic Church used to have children collect items for the All Saints Day feast.

Hmmmm what would Jesus do? What should I do? Love God and keep His ways, loving God, obeying Him to the best of the ability He gives me.


Survey10/31/08 7:44 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
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Nathan wrote:
Amen to that Just a Thought.
The only thing we as the church supposed to remember is to drink and eat in remembrance of Him.
Everything else is pagan, Easter, Christmas, All Hallows, etc etc.
The church is steeped in Baal worship and Yahweh worship just like in the time of Elijah and they can't acknowledge it.
And even holding one day as more important than another.

Survey10/31/08 7:43 PM
Faithful Remnant  Find all comments by Faithful Remnant
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Thank you. I see what you mean. I guess the first step is to simply not make it a requirement to observe them. I think I already know that much...that these are not required and if not required(based on the testimony of Scripture), better to not observe them at all(please see my other post below about Apostle Paul's disappointment about the Galatians' observance of days). Although, I think eventually I may need to go further...removal of the symbols used with such days. Do you still have a Christmas tree and put up decorations for Christmas and Easter? I mean if I am not going to observe the day or festivity, should not objects associated with it also be removed?

Thanks. Time for bed now.


Survey10/31/08 7:30 PM
Just a thought  Find all comments by Just a thought
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Faithful, a quick reply -- the kids are waiting for me.... (Guess what for?)

I have wrestled with the issue mightily; my wife and I still discuss it. There were a few years (recently) when I did opt myself and my family out of participating in these 3 holidays (thanks for remembering Easter - ugh!).

First, your instinct is exactly correct -- what does God's Word require of the Christian? That he worships as God himself desires and requires.

The short answer is, just don't observe them as religious (Christian) holidays, and that will be a step toward some liberty on this.

In all, do it for the glory of God. Sin excepted, of course.

I'd like to give you a fuller and more reflective answer as well, but think in that direction, and give me your response.

Thanks.


Survey10/31/08 6:34 PM
Faithful Remnant  Find all comments by Faithful Remnant
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Good words, Nathan and Just A Thought.

Nathan, a question for you and others...did you come to a point where you decided to abolish observance of Christmas? How have you explained this to others? Was it a difficult "wrestling" of thoughts about giving it up? And for Easter also? I am in this position now. To be consistent in using the Bible alone to direct my worship and personal piety, I see that not only halloween, but many other religious observances and rituals need to be done away with. What will my family think of me..has been a major hurdle in giving up the two "big ones"(Christmas and Easter). Thanks for any support and input.


Survey10/31/08 6:27 PM
Nathan | Australia  Find all comments by Nathan
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Amen to that Just a Thought.

The only thing we as the church supposed to remember is to drink and eat in remembrance of Him.

Everything else is pagan, Easter, Christmas, All Hallows, etc etc.

The church is steeped in Baal worship and Yahweh worship just like in the time of Elijah and they can't acknowledge it.


Survey10/31/08 11:26 AM
Just a thought | usa  Find all comments by Just a thought
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Halloween is a Satanic holiday the way Christmas is a Christian holiday. So if celebrating Halloween involves us in devil-worship, perhaps the atheists and the ACLU are correct that observing Christmas forces all to participate in the worship of Christ, and thus violates religious liberty?

If you celebrate one, feel free to celebrate the other. If you condemn one, be sure to condemn the other. If you sanctify one, by all means sanctify the other.

What you find is that, for the Christian, they are both tainted.

Baptizing the December 25th holiday by calling it the "feast of Christ" does not obliterate the millennia of pagan (Satanic?) tradition that underlies that date and many of its symbols.

Similarly, transforming the October celebration of Samhain into "All Hallows"--i.e. all saints--Eve scarcely hides its Satanic roots.

The point is neither of these "holidays" are religious observances ... unless you choose to make them such.

Trick or treat, anyone?
Merry Christmas to all!


Survey10/31/08 5:47 AM
Faithful Remnant  Find all comments by Faithful Remnant
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Yes, 1 Thessalonians 5:22 is good enough reason to abstain from halloween: "Abstain from all appearance of evil."
So is Galatians 4:9-11: "But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain."
The Apostle was not very happy with the Galatians turning to a law-gospel of certain days(Ye observe days...). He called it bondage..a return to bondage from which Christ had set them free in the Gospel. Apostle Paul identified it as weak and beggarly...void, empty, powerless, white on the outside but full of dead men's bones on the inside, a form of godliness yet denying the power thereof. If this day-observation was displeasing to God then, how much more so today's observances of supposed holy days and especially halloween. "Come out from among them and be ye separate." Come out from bondage and be free.

Survey10/24/08 3:35 PM
irgun37  Find all comments by irgun37
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1 Thess 5:22 is enough for a King's kid.

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