Halloween is fast approaching! Goodness, hasn’t October just flown by? As soon as you know it Thanksgiving is going to be here, then Christmas, then 2017! My, has the year flown by quick.
I’d want to take the time to answer some questions many people have about the holiday.
How did it come about? I believe it started off when farmers, didn’t want “ghosts” to ruin their crops so they put out “sacrifices” or food to keep them happy. It has Pagan roots, and celebrates the dead. They had bonfires and wore masks to “keep the devil away”
Is it evil? My family celebrates Fall Harvest, not Halloween. Halloween’s origins were created from false religions, devils, spirits, ghosts. And goodness! The costumes people dress up in! It’s like they want to be involved with the devil! And they think hell is some amazing place! And my are they wrong! It is terrible. Fire, hot, gritting of teeth, and the horrible devil.
Can we still dress up? My family does, but in FRIENDLY costumes. Not wicked, evil, gross, gorry costumes as people do now. The Lord wants us to stay away from evil!
Should we be involved with it? As Christians we shouldn’t be involved with the devil, or spirits, or ghosts, or celebrating the dead! The Lord says “Get away!”
I remember, before I was home-schooled, our school would have a halloween parade each year. I would dress up as a princess, or something cute each year. But, in 4th grade (the year my mom started home-schooling us) I remember seeing disgusting costumes. Horrible things. It hurts my memory to remember such horror. It was in Elementary too!
Last year, my family drove around our town stopping at the stores to say “trick or treat” and earn candy. But, in some of the stores, we had to close our eyes, because of the horrible decor the store was providing as entertainment to their customers. We were thinking of looking at a parade that the town holds for halloween. But, in the paper it had pictures of children dressed up as devils, scream characters, Saul, etc. So, because the Lord says don’t be associated with such things, we decided not too.
Proverbs 4:13-16 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Psalm 119:2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart–
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Be sure to check out something I posted last year entitled: Why be scary?
Happy Harvest! Jesus loves you! God bless! ❤ ~cupcakegirl10