Should Christians Give out Tracts For
Christians should evangelize on
Halloween, but not by participating in the Trick-or-Treat tradition.
There is no problem with
handing out gospel tracts and tracts that expose the truth about
Halloween during the day on Halloween or even at night, as long as
you do not
engage in traditions devised to
glorify Satan in order to do so.
Don't allow Christian ministries who
sell Halloween tracts or bogus Christian ministries that glorify
Halloween to convince you otherwise. No child of
God should yoke evangelizing the lost with the trick-or-treat ritual.
Would you bow down to a statue of Buddha and hand out gospel
tracts while doing so to evangelize the
Would you bow to "Allah" (the moon god) and hand out
gospel tracts while doing so in order to
evangelize the lost?
Would you bow to a statue of Mary or partake of the Mass and
hand out gospel tracts while doing so in order to evangelize the lost?
Then why would you participate in the occult tradition of
trick-or-treat in order to
evangelize the lost on Halloween?
As a true Christian, you know you can't serve Jesus
Christ by denying him with your actions.
That is why you must stand for God and against spiritual compromise in
all forms. God expects his people to know the difference between the
profane and to discern between the clean and the
(See Ezekiel 44:23)
You will have a much greater testimony with the
lost by not engaging in a holiday that even they know has nothing to do
There are ways to evangelize on
Halloween without resorting to giving out gospel tracts as part of the
Trick-or-Treat tradition. For
example, since people tend to come to your door on Halloween night you
can place gospel booklets in a basket on a lighted porch so children
can take them if they wish. Any child or teen old enough to trick-or-treat
without an accompanying parent can read a sign that says, "Take oneó FREE." If the children are too young to read, the adult who accompanies
them can read the sign and take one and read it for themselves and to
their children. One can share the gospel on Halloween night, and do it
without touching the unclean thing.
Speaking of what is unclean, Trick-or-Treat might look like an innocent game that children play in order to receive candy but it is
actually a tradition that is symbolic of
human sacrifice. In God's sight trick-or-treat is an
abomination. His people, who have the mind of Christ, walk in
the light and reject the darkness of this custom that comes from Satan
and is employed on his special night -- the highest day of human
sacrifice of the year.
What if Satan tries to trick you into honoring his trick-or-treat ritual?
What should you do if the trick-or-treaters walk
right past the tracts in the basket and knock on your door anyway? Open
the door. When the children or teens shout, "Trick-or-Treat!" kindly
tell them and the adults who are accompanying them, that you have no
treat because you are Christians and do not celebrate Halloween. Then
ask them if you may share with them how they can be forgiven of their
sins and become a child of God. See if they are willing to engage in
conversation about this. If not, tell them there are gospel
booklets in the basket and invite them to take one.
Responding, with the words, "we have no
treat" and not handing the trick-or-treaters a "treat" sends
the message to the children (and to Satan who is very legalistic)
that you are not paying homage to Satan by participating in his
trick-or-treat ritual and you will not be tricked into it either.
non-compromising actions demonstrate to a lost and dying world that
while Halloween and Christianity do not mix, God is still
using this time to reach out in love to those who don't yet know him.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Unto God be the glory in his church,
even on Halloween!
Unto him be
the church by
Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph. 3:21
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