Tonight our world celebrates Halloween. Christians respond to the festivities in a variety of ways. The holiday is a subject of great debate. Are the little princesses and Minions who come to your door innocently in it for the candy, or is the candy an “entry drug” to numb them and their parents to the reality of evil spirits in our world? Are the “tricks” part of “Trick or Treat” innocent fun or just vandalism for beginners?
When it comes to Halloween, Christians must exercise discernment and follow their consciences about whether or not to participate. Some will feel free to participate in the holiday and others will not. Having just finished a nine week series on Spiritual Warfare I think you know that I believe that the devil and the spiritual forces of darkness are real and can have a horrible impact on the lives of people. The occult is nothing to take likely.
In I Corinthians 10 Paul tells us that “everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.” You must evaluate which category you feel Halloween falls into for you. One thing is true however. This dark night does give us the ability to be witnesses to the light of Jesus Christ. One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father. That includes the forces of evil.
Think about that,