Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, said: “I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween.”
A former Satan worshipper has expressed dismay that Christians celebrate Halloween, as it “honors the devil,” and pointed out that the holiday is “very special” to satanists, as they are aware of the “implications and the dark power behind the night.”
“They see no harm in Halloween because they are not performing any demonic rituals or human sacrifices,” he said. “But did you know that as soon as you dress up, whether you color yourself or put on a costume, the enemy owns you? Because by doing so, you have turned over your legal rights, and you have dedicated yourself and your kids to celebrating the devil’s holiday,” he said. “You have just made a pact with the enemy, and you are already sacrificing your children spiritually by dressing them up and changing their identity.”
Ramirez said his “heart is saddened” when he sees some churches remove the word “Halloween” and call it “harvest,” where members dress up in costumes and hand out candy.
He said that if it were up to him, he would create a biblical movie night and share with unsaved friends and families the dangers of Halloween.
Understanding History of Halloween
Written by Lenae Valentine – After researching for myself I have come to understand—by God’s grace—that this holiday is indeed dishonoring to God. As Christians, we are to “beware lest any man spoil us through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossian 2:8). Furthermore, we are not to love the world nor the things that are in the world. For “if any man love the world the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).
As new creatures in Christ we are to put off the old man/flesh and are to put on Christ whom we love (Romans 13:14). It is logical to conclude then that we—children of God—are not to love traditions and holidays like Halloween, seeing as how it is a worldly holiday created by men that glorifies the things of darkness.
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Halloween from a Biblical Perspective