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Sermon: Why Christians don’t celebrate Halloween?

Introduction

Early Druids in France worshipped Samhain on the 1st of November. They believed evil spirits were left to harm people on 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 to “Halloween”. Halloween is not for the Children of God! But why? Let me explain to you. [A sermon preached by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Published with permission.]

(1) Pretends that Devil isn’t Real

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

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

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

(2) Pretends the 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) Halloween celebrates Darkness

(A) God has called us into the 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 when 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.


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