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Satan Wins if Christians Refuse to Celebrate Halloween?

The article, "The Enemy's Victory: Darkened Homes and Harvest Parties" (1) by Andy Freeman (which was originally posted on CBN.com) appears to have been written for the purpose of breaking down the Christian's resolve to avoid Halloween festivities, which is really the celebration of Satan. This perverse article equates standing fast in the most holy faith with the fear of Satan.

The guest columnist's opening article reveals that he is aware that he is introducing new paradigms that go against the doctrines of the Holy Bible.

Freeman wrote:

 I realize this column is going to bring down the wrath of Preacher, teacher, and parent alike. But someone has to break the illusion. Here goes.

What possible illusion could preachers, teachers and parents be under regarding Halloween? 

Freeman wrote:

The biggest trick played on Halloween is Christian kids and adults being bottled up inside churches or homes all night. Thatís right! Hiding from the devil in the family life center and surrendering the neighborhood to little Ghouls, goblins, and witches is a victory for old Beelzebub. Heís got the church right where he wants it: inside the four walls, hunkered down behind the stained glass.

This author is twisting the Bible to promote what Satan's followers regard as the most important night of the year. According to this Halloween promoter, if Christian children stay home and abstain from the appearance of evil, they are "hiding from the devil" rather than obeying God.

Freeman wrote:

Think about it. How many chances do you get to mix with our neighbors during the year? At my house we are blessed with a 4th of July block party. Otherwise, Halloween may be it for many of you. And what is your relationship evangelism strategy? Either hustle the kids over to church before nightfall or worse, you turn out the lights, donít answer the children at the door, thereby demonstrating your Christian love and hospitality. But if you do encounter a child in a pink bunny costume it goes something like this:

"We donít celebrate Halloween! Thereís no candy here for you, kid! Now get out of here."

Since when has there been such an intense focus on "Halloween evangelism"?  Only since Satan's agents have gained control of the Christian establishment and managed to convince Christians that they must partake of an occult ritual (trick or treat) in order to "reach the lost."

The author's caricature of a "mean Christian" snarling, "There's no candy here for you, kid! Now get out of here!" is not true, and sounds like something an occultist infiltrator would say to ridicule Christians who are refusing to yoke with darkness!

At our home, we greet trick-or-treaters with a smile and kindly tell them that we are Christians and as such, do not celebrate Halloween. The children have always taken this well. This writer is doing his best to vilify the sanctified Christian who abstains from the appearance of evil so he may partake of God's promise to sanctify him wholly so that his whole spirit and soul and body will be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (See 1 Thess. 5:22-23).

Freeman wrote:

And the parents of the pink bunny waiting at the foot of your sidewalk say, "Boy, honey. Thereís something really different about that mean family that sits in the dark every Halloween. I really want what they have in their life."

Freeman's article is mocking the Christian who walks in the light and thus refuses to have fellowship with the works of darkness. Now that the author has tried his best to ridicule the non-compromising Christian, he next proceeds to give examples of how a Christian may remove his armor and open doors for Satan's fiery darts.

Freeman wrote:

Imagine the shock when an Angel instead of a devil greets the nice lady down the block. A child who says "please", "thank you" and yes, even "Jesus loves you" and "God bless you" as they receive their mini-Snickers or Candy corn. And please, please, please you well-meaning brethren: give the kids that come to your door the best candy treat on the entire block along with that tract. Some of you give six years olds a little "be warm and filled" treatment every Halloween. Give them something sweet for the palate as well as the soul.

This writer is doing his level best to deceive the Christian parent into thinking he should permit his children to participate in the Halloween trick or treat ritual! Don't fall for it. Christians must not participate in the Halloween ritual in any wayóno giving or receiving "treats." 1 Peter 5:8 warns, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"

Satan seeks whom he may (whom he has been given permission) devour. God does not permit him to devour Christians at will. He must have permission. When a Christian fellowships with Satan by participating in Satan's celebration, God will give him permission to devour him. Do not allow this CBN writer to deceive you: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Gal. 6:7

You will give the devil permission to harm you spiritually if you participate in the trick-or-treat ritual for any reason. Ephesians 4:27 warns: "Neither give place to the devil."

Freeman wrote:

Never forget: Jesus came to serve the sick and broken. He loved being at the well, by the sea, and in the marketplace. He would never have said "run and hide, its Halloween!"

The writer implied that Jesus, the sinless Son of God, would have participated in Halloween which is a satanic holiday. This is blasphemy! Jesus would never hide from this evil holiday, but he would stand against and refuse to participate in it, and He commands his followers to do the same: "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;" 1 Pet. 2:11.

Freeman wrote:

Donít teach children to fear Satan. Help them understand Christ has overcome the world. He has made us victors in Him. He loves all of His creation.

This writer is using the same tactics that "Christians" who mark themselves with satanic avatars use on discussion forums. Obeying the Lord Jesus Christ is not fearing Satan. It is properly fearing God who has the ability to "... to destroy both soul and body in hell."óMatthew 10:28 Not only does God judge the righteous, He is angry with the wicked every day. He is against all of Satan's evil devices--including Halloween. The author is trying to cause you to think that celebrating Halloween is a good work!

Freeman wrote:

Remember what He said:

" You are the light of the world Ė like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Donít hide your light under a basket (or in a dark house, or at a harvest party with church kids)! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father". Matthew 5:14-16

Jesus wants us to engage our neighbors and culture not hide from them this October 31st.

Anytime a Christian engages his culture it must be for the purpose of advancing the kingdom of God, not compromising by celebrating Satan's most evil day. Sinning against God by celebrating Satan's special day is not letting our light shine. It is handing ourselves over to Satan so we will become spiritual casualties. This is exactly what Satan's agents, working from within the church, are striving for.

CBN is definitely promoting Satan's agenda via this guest columnist. Their disclaimer, which is supposed to shield them from scrutiny when guest writers promote Satan in too blatant a manner, in no way absolves CBN from responsibility in the sight of God. 

Their (deleted) disclaimer is intended to cause you to believe that real Christians can have disparate (fundamentally different) views about Halloween. The idea that some Christians promote Halloween and some abstain from it furthers a relativistic, apostasy mindset. Christians that participate in Satan's special evil day will eventually fall away from the true Christian faith, and come under the God-sent delusion if they refuse to repent. If they think the celebration of Satan can be yoked with the worship of God, they will one day believe that Antichrist is God! 

The CBN editor wants you to prayerfully decide what is best for you and your family. We do not need to "prayerfully decide whether or not you should partake of the devil's festivities. The Bible is clear about God's will concerning the things of darkness. We are not to have fellowship with them, and we are to reprove them:: "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:11

May God help us to stand in this evil day of multi-million dollar ministries that promote Satan in the name of Jesus Christ.

notes:

(1) http://www.childrensministry.net/wsmnewsletter/01Oct19/


return to: Index of Halloween Articles

also see: Exposing Satan's Snares in the Church

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