Halloween is one of those controversial holidays in the Christian culture. Some people preach against the evils of Halloween. Some people don’t want anything to do with it. Some pretend Halloween doesn’t exist. Some find alternatives to Halloween–like Harvest festivals. Some blindly join in the celebration arguing that it’s completely harmless.
I’ve done all of these at some point.
The truth is Halloween does indeed have pagan origins and many of the traditions associated with Halloween clearly remind us of that. It’s also a time when evil is glorified and fear, horror, torment, murder and death are made light of–even celebrated. The darkness associated with Halloween is very real! So are the demons, witches, and other ghoulish creatures that are often dismissed as mythical creatures.
Without a doubt, all of this comes from the evil one–Satan.Continue Reading