The Devil and Halloween

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One of the famous lines of a past comedian, when joking about his own human nature, was that the devil "made him do it." God's adversary, however, is no joke. He is real. He hates you and your kids. He makes your life miserable is countless ways. Yet every year people make a date to pay him homage on Halloween. Although he has inspired every rape, every murder, every car bombing and every war, humans around the world make the time, in the fall of the year, to worship him.

This same devil, the inspiration behind Halloween, took Jesus to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world. He told Jesus, 'All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me' (Matthew 4:8 - 9). The Lord commanded the chief evil spirit to get lost and read where God alone is to be worshipped and served (verse 10).

Some may minimize the relationship between the devil and Halloween in order to ease their consciences. After all, are not all the festivities, parties and events held just "harmless fun?" This is the kind of gross deception that Satan wants you to believe so that you can feel GOOD when indulging in that which is based on EVIL. What does God think when you dress up your kids in godless outfits and take them trick or treating? Your kids likely do not know the significance of trick or treat. So what does it mean?

Halloween promotes a childish form of extortion. I will play a trick on you unless you pay me off with a treat. With little kids the trick, if they play one, are kid-sized. However, as those same kids grow up the tricks become property damage, kidnapping, and murder. You plant the seeds of such evil when your kids are still small. Then, ironically, when the child becomes a teenager and is arrested, you might kid yourself into thinking you had no influence over what he thinks and how he behaves.

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Despite Jesus' teachings, and the Apostle Paul's admonition to not even appear to endorse evil (1Thessalonians 5:22), churches claiming to be Christian worship the devil, though they do not think so, on Halloween. They will tell you they are worshipping God by having a party in the church basement with the kids dressing up in Bible clothes. Do you think the Eternal is so stupid that he does not know who the motivation behind these actions? Maybe your god is, but mine is not. Trick or treating, or having a costume party at church, it is all the same to God. The devil loves to promote deception any way he can.

The Genius of Evil
The Genius of Evil
Guillaume Geefs (1848)

Satan's holidays are hollow and empty. God's days, on the other hand, are filled with great enjoyment and spiritual inspiration. The devil is not welcome at God's annual holy day festivals, yet people welcome him into their lives on a regular basis through pagan-based celebrations and rituals.

Unlike holidays like Halloween, Christmas and Easter, God's annual feast days portray his wonderful plan for all mankind, whether you are Christian or Jew, wealthy or poor, a priest or a prostitute. The festivals, however, inspired by the devil nearly obliterate God from the picture. Jesus is not the reason for the Christmas season but instead it is a bearded fat man in a red suit. At Easter, supposedly the anniversary of Christ's resurrection, egg-laying rabbits become the center of attention. Whoever heard of a rabbit laying eggs? No wonder children are mixed up and confused about religion.

You still have time to decide who is most important in your life and in the lives of your children. Will you keep your Halloween date with the devil? On the other hand, will you choose the blessings that only God, who loves you and your kids, can give?

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