Sermon: Three reasons why Christians don't celebrate Halloween?

Introduction

Early Druids in France worshipped Samhain on 1st of November. They believed evil spirits left to harm people in such nights. People thought leaving food for them will neutralize the danger. Later on the Catholics made it a Christian holiday which they called “All Saints’ day”. So the night before became the “Hallowed Evening”. Later on it was shortened as “Halloween”. Halloween is not for the Children of God! But why? Let me explain you.

(1) Pretends that Devil isn’t real

(A) This is harmless if the spirit world never exist

(B) But the Bible says that Satan Exists, (Isaiah 14:12-15)

(C) Bible tells us the Demons do exist (Revelation 12:1-9, 2 Peter 2:4, Job 4:18)

(2) Pretends that occult isn’t real

(A) Do not tell your children there is no such thing

(B) Halloween is a way of playing with the occult

(C) We are in a battle with these evil spirits, ( Ephesians 6:12)

(3) It celebrates darkness

(A) God has called us into light, (Colossians 1:12-13)

(B) He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness

(C) We have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5:11a)

(D) The deeds of the darkness are shameful. We should abstain from all kinds of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

Conclusion

Halloween is a day where people glorify Satan without their knowledge. It represents darkness, and we represent light. We have no deal with the useless deeds of the kingdom of evil. We should condemn even the slightest hint of evil.

Image: Jim Crotty

Taken from Dr. Arnold Lastinger's personal sermon notes collection

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