Friday, October 29, 2010

Is Halloween a "Good" Thing?

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20.

"There are few who have any just conception of the deceptive power of spiritualism and the danger of coming under its influence. Many tamper with it merely to gratify their curiosity. They have no real faith in it and would be filled with horror at the thought of yielding themselves to the spirits' control. But they venture upon the forbidden ground, and the mighty destroyer exercises his power upon them against their will. Let them once be induced to submit their minds to his direction, and he holds them captive. It is impossible, in their own strength, to break away from the bewitching, alluring spell. Nothing but the power of God, granted in answer to the earnest prayer of faith, can deliver these ensnared souls." GC p. 558

What purpose does Halloween have for Christian men and women? Ask yourself, "Am I honoring God by observing a holiday designed around evil?"  Kids may look cute in their little costumes collecting their candy, but don't be deceived. Satan is an intelligent being, he knows that in order to gain a foothold in someone's life, he needs to disguise his actions as fun, entertaining, and harmless. If you are unsure, I challenge you to pray about it and ask God to show you if it is harmless or not.