Celebrating Halloween? Here are 3 Questions to Ask yourself First

Creepy costumes, scary films, frightening tales in the dark. It’s that time of the year again.

As the end of the month draws near and another one begins, Halloween parties are everywhere. In fact, it has been a part of the Filipino tradition, widely celebrated for many years.

Before you put on that spooky costume and begin trick or treating with your friends, here are 3 questions to consider about the All Hallows’ Eve, popularly known as Halloween:

What is the celebration all about?

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According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, Halloween originated in a pagan belief in ancient Britain and Ireland – the Samhain Festival. For the Celtic people, the souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes during the Samhain Festival. It also gave significance to ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds.

During this day, people set bonfires to frighten away evil spirits, and they sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts thought to be present.

On the other hand, Peter Kairuz, CBN Asia President and CEO, and The 700 Club Asia host warns the public that behind this seemingly fun celebration is a pagan festival that is a “breeding ground for demonic activities.”

“At Halloween celebrations, you unknowingly invite the creatures of the dark, there are possibilities that you could get demonized, there are chances that you could be put under a spell. It could never be pleasurable and definitely not safe, especially for our children,” he explained.

Does it celebrate God?

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Before concluding that Halloween is just another harmless holiday, ponder on this: does this celebration please God? Does this celebration glorify God?

Halloween is a celebration of darkness. Elliot Watson’s article, Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? on CBN emphasized that Christ has power over darkness, and that the Bible is a great reminder why sons and daughters of Christ do not have to live in darkness, fear or death but rather, in light.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” (Ephesians 5:8)

What values does it teach?

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Today’s environment, especially the media, has glamorized this pagan belief, which contradicts Christian beliefs and values. 2 Corinthians 6:14 tells us that the light cannot associate with the dark, “For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Halloween, and all sorts of evil portrayals related to it, could instill fear, and fear is a foothold of the devil. On the contrary, God has given His people not the spirit of fear, but of power!

As ransomed by the blood of Christ, believe that God has already turned you into children of light. As children of light, you don’t have to live in fear any longer, but in hope, in confidence, and in peace.

Are you experiencing extreme fears and you want to break free from those? You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0700 and we would love to pray for you.

2 Comments

  • Irie Ruiz

    Salamat sa inyo ng programa sapagkat naliwanagan po kami tungkol sa halloween ay pagano na paniniwala. God bless

    • Walang anuman, Irie. Salamat din sa iyo sa pagbisita sa aming website. Natutuwa kami na nakatulong sa iyo ang aming post. Dalangin namin na patuloy mong makilala ang ating Panginoong Hesus. Efeso 1:18-20 “Nawa’y liwanagan ng Diyos ang inyong mga puso upang malaman ninyo ang pag-asa na para doon ay tinawag niya kayo, kung gaano kasagana ang pagpapalang inilaan niya para sa kanyang mga banal, at kung ano ang di-masukat niyang kapangyarihan na kumikilos sa atin na mga nananalig sa kanya. Ang dakilang kapangyarihan ding iyon ang muling bumuhay kay Cristo at nag-upo sa kanya sa kanan ng Diyos sa kalangitan.” Amen. Anytime tawag ka sa aming 24/7 prayer center sa 8-737-0700 ang aming mga trained prayer counselors ay nakaantabay para makausap at maipanalangin ka. God bless you.

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