What should our attitude to Halloween be?
We live in a society where interest is ever increasing in the occult, in witchcraft and pagan practices. People are constantly being introduced to such things in a ‘fun’ way (as in Halloween children’s parties, without discerning the darker side of what they are doing).
As a Christian the Bible is uncompromising in its condemnation of such things. Click and read what the Bible says –
Deuteronomy 18:10-13 says:
“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.”
Other verses to read:
2 Chronicles 33:6 Isaiah 47:8-15
In a casual approach to Halloween, we could teach our children that witchcraft, sorcery and evil spirits are just things to be turned into light-hearted fun.