Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween -- Should Christians Celebrate?

By Evangelist Stephen Piersall
God’s Preservation Ministry, sfprs.org/

If you have children, grandchildren, or perhaps a teacher, Halloween is hard for you to overlook. There are many different conclusions about whether to celebrate it or not. For some, it is a time for dress-up and candy and an opportunity for fun. That responsibility to decide to participate rests with the adults in the family, not the children. The peer pressure on children is far too great for them to be impartial. There are many who look at the holiday's origin as Pagan and associate it with the occult, and not observe it at all.

Some parents adopt the traditional Halloween practices, while others develop very different alternatives. These alternatives may include fall festival parties where children are encouraged to dress in a particular theme such as positive cartoon or book characters, famous historical characters, or Bible heroes. If you decide to make a major change in the way, your family celebrates Halloween, you may not need to do all the work yourself, or perhaps your local church may have something planned already.

Rather than separate completely from the night's activities, some Christians give gospel tracts along with treats to children who come to their homes and make Halloween an opportunity to witness for Christ. A good friend “Kristine McGuire” has a web site of a unique way a Christian can observe the day.

http://kristinemcguire.com/31-days-of-light-the-pumpkin-challenge/

4 comments:

KM said...

Kristine McGuire is awesome. Her teachings are in alignment with Scripture. She's a godly woman, a wonderful role model for those of us afflicted with a paranormal fascination who want to seek God and better serve Him. She addresses paranormal issues yet has achieved balance in her Christian life.

Anunnaki Aliens said...

Why not? There is nothing wrong in celebrating the festival. Yes, you can debate the ways of celebrating but it isn't harmful to anyone and certainly isn't against Christianity by any means. Regarding gospel thing. Well! It's nice to begin the morning with it but later you could celebrate the usual way.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Lol ahh...christians, always trying to make things fit to their liking.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I AGREE!!!

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