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 the devil wants you to believe so that you can feel good when indulging in celebrations like Halloween that are based on evil.
What Does God Think?
What does God think when you dress up your kids in the godless outfits of Halloween 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.
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. The Eternal knows the true motivation behind these actions.
Trick or treating, or having a Halloween costume party at church, it is all the same to God. The devil loves to promote deception any way he can.
God Versus Devil
Satan's holidays like Halloween 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 the devil 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 (Passover, Pentecost, Feast of Tabernacles, etc.) portray his wonderful plan for all mankind. This awesome plan affects all people no matter whether they are Christian or Jew, wealthy or poor, a priest or a prostitute.
The world's holidays (actually, they are the devil's version of God's Holy Days) like Halloween 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?