- First Thessalonians 5:6 says, "So we should not be like other people who are sleeping, but we should be alert and have self-control." Verse 8 says, " ... We should wear faith and love to protect us, and the hope of salvation should be our helmet."
- 1 Corinthians 10:21 says , "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons."
There is no fear in God's Love. In fact, His Love CASTS OUT FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! This day is meant to cute-i-fy fear and teach children to do so. (The Bible, on the other hand, does not permit merging false religious practices with the worship of God.—2 Corinthians 6:17) It is a VERY dangerous place to be in when we are trying to raise our children to fear GOD ONLY and to not be overcome by the temptations and darkness that is already too prevalent in their world. In fact there ARE many horrid and completely demonic displays around our neighborhood. I cannot imagine taking my precious daughter and placing her in the middle of 7 ghosts who all face and worship a demon with blood running down its face in the middle of them. (I am not kidding, this is ONLY ONE display, and there are MANY MANY more around here). It would not be funny, not be cute, and not be something I could explain to her. She automatically knows to be afraid....her spirit knows and I must teach her about the realities of the spiritual world as the Lord leds me and guide her heart to know how powerful Jesus is against darkness. No part of Who God is, is in a display like that. It is not cute, it is not funny.
My question is, can this day truly please God for what it is? Not for how we try and rationalize it...not for how we try and Christian-ize it with Church Trick-or-Treating (, but for what it is and what the origins are?
Here is also a site that simply lists verses that are related to this issue.
Other resources: http://ece.uprm.edu/~rtorres/nohallow.html
This is a good one as well : http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/halloween/halloween_watt05.aspx
BE WISE and LEAD WISE....FEAR THE LORD AND HONOR HIM ABOVE ALL!!!