Halloween – Innocent fun or Satanic?

When I was a kid I absolutely loved Halloween. I remember being a blood-sucking vampire, a clown, a hobo, a skeleton and a 50’s greaser – among other costumes! We would race from house to house and take home ginormous bags of candy. My candy would last about 3 weeks. My little brother’s candy would last until Easter. I would eventually start pilfering from his stockpile. Our neighborhood was completely over-run by all sorts of ghosts, princesses and goblins! It was so much fun!!

Now in our culture – the observation of, or participation, in Halloween can be controversial among Christians. Some see it as the devil’s holiday – to be completely shunned by those who follow Christ. Other believers are at the other end of the spectrum – they see no problem with Halloween. What doo you think?

Justin Holcomb has written an excellent article on this topic. He does a much better job on this subject than I could ever do. Read it and tell me what you think.

http://theresurgence.com/2011/10/31/what-christians-should-know-about-halloween

Me? I really agree with Mark. I think he hit the nail on the head.

Again…what do you think? Each person must follow their own convictions – without condemning those who disagree.

My costume tonight? I’m going to be “middle-aged man watching Monday Night Football”. Should be fun. But no candy for me!

Peace,

Dave