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Halloween Alternatives you could do instead along with facts on Halloween & Bible verses that pertain to not dealing or imitate darkness, evil, spirits.

Halloween alternatives: Facts on Halloween & Bible verses that pertain to not dealing or imitate darkness, evil, spirits. Participating in Halloween may seem fun. But, there is nothing fun about playing on Satan’s playground. It does not matter how many other people are playing there with you. We should be worshiping the Lord our God and sharing his faith, not inviting the devil to have his fun. #Halloween #HalloweenAlternatives Trunk or Treat Car


Basic Facts about Halloween

  • All Hallows Evening or All Hallow’s Eve.
  • Celebrated October 31
  • Pegan roots (That means that they did not worship Jesus or God the Father, but worshiped many other spirits.)
  • Occurs the Day before All Saints Day (All Hallow’s Day) – Nov. 1 (also the Celtic New Year – End of the Harvest)
  • Filled with Fork Lore (stories)
  • Filled with Superstitions
  • Ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”)
  • Halloween came to America in the 1840’s by Irish immigrants fleeing their country’s potato famine
  • Represents Darkness, darkness is evil
  • Considered by Satanists as one of their most important days of the year
  • It is the most deadly night of the year, Satanism sacrifice people this night of the year.
  • Even the legend of the Jack-O-‘Lantern has demonic beliefs in it.

Bible Verses

Hebrews 12:1-2

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Deuteronomy 18:9-13

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Leviticus 19:31

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 6:14-15 

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; 15 (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Ephesians 6:12

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Both Matthew & Luke 

You cannot serve two masters, you will either hate one or love the other. You cannot be slaves to both.

 

 

Halloween Alternatives

Below is a list of Halloween Alternatives. Things you could do instead of celebrating or partaking in Halloween. If you know what I can add, feel free to share in the comments below.

  • Shouldn’t cancel church services because of Halloween that is an invite for the Devil
  • Hold Bible Studies
  • Hold Praise and Prayer Meetings
  • Share the Gospel of Jesus this night
  • Give out Gospel Tracts and/or Gospel of John’s as you hand out candy.
  • Go to people’s houses that are giving out candy and hand them a Gospel Tract or Gospel of John. (Kind of a Reverse Trick or Treat)
  • Go to Trunks or Treats at Churches instead of houses, much safer.
  • Dress as Biblical themes instead
  • Do not dress up as Witches, Ghost, Goblins, Zombies, Wizards, Warlocks, Evil Spirits, Etc.
  • Use this night as out reach for your church
  • Hold Prayer Retreats and Pray all night long
  • Have a food drive to either collect food or give out food
  • Have a clothing drive to either collect clothes or give out clothes
  • Pack Operation Christmas Child Boxes
  • Read the Book

Participating in Halloween may seem fun. But, there is nothing fun about playing on Satan’s playground. It does not matter how many other people are playing there with you. We should be worshiping the Lord our God and sharing his faith, not inviting the devil to have his fun.

Thoughts

Did you know in the Bible times if you even dressed up like a witch they stoned to death. Not to mention, even those practicing sorcery or even fortune-telling could face being stones too. Wee-gee boards too. All of these are of the devil too!  If you found associated or done business with these type of people they cut you off from your people as well.  The Bible tells us King Saul took advice from a witch and died. (See 1 Chronicles 10:13)

We shouldn’t imitate or claim that we are some type of evil force. Even jokingly or for play. As Christians we should clearly stay away from Halloween practices. We are to live in the world, but not be of the world. As Christians we should stand out in the world by the way we handle Halloween and perhaps do something instead … Halloween Alternatives as shown above.

Even Watching Shows or Movies

Even shows like Harry Potter, BeWitched, Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, Twilight, etc. expose kids to the cult of witchcraft and sorcery, which is an abomination to God. Kids will see that stuff and wish they could actually do that. Taking their eye of God. Use caution little eyes what we see. Plus be careful little ears what we hear too. What comes in us often will come out too.

Shine the Light!

We are to shine light of Christ in the world. We are not to like, be like or imitate darkness. Darkness is sin. Let us not be of the World, but be set apart. Let’s show the World the love of God. Let us show our light, the light of Jesus in this dark and dying world.

Do you know of any other Halloween Alternatives I can list on this list? If so, please comment it in the comments below.

Sources:
    • Holy Bible
    • Sermon Notes, Pastor Bob, Piedmont Baptist Church, October 31, 2012.
    • WikiPedia
    • Hoodview Church of God Newsletter
    • Energized By Faith, Bible Study 8
    • Hem of His Garment Bible Study
    • Christian Connections
    • 700 Club
    • Basic Christian Resource

First published October 30, 2013. Republishing October 3, 2015 & October 20, 2016 with some additions & revisions.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. We do trunk or treat at our church

    1. We do the same.

  2. First Baptist of Fountain on Hollbrook halloween

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