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“But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
I love sweets! I love games! I love watching movies! I love having fun! That’s why when it comes to Halloween, I need to keep my eyes wide open! There are many sweets, games, movies, and fun activities available during Halloween time. It is a fun time of year! We can get so lost in the fun that we forget the commands of God’s word.
A full moon, a black cat, bats, pumpkins…what is wrong with these things? Nothing! God made them all. There are many things like these that have been associated with Halloween. There is nothing wrong with them. On the other hand, there are many things associated with Halloween that are bad things. God’s word says to “Examine everything carefully”! Let’s make sure we follow God’s word even when we want to do something fun! This morning, I watched a video teaching on the origin of Halloween that I bought from Answers in Genesis. If you are interested, feel free to contact me.
My encouragement for Christians is to follow the scripture above when it comes to taking part in different aspects of Halloween.
Examine the candy received from random houses. I know someone who has received pins inside of theirs.
Examine the games having to do with Halloween. They may involve evil spiritual aspects.
Examine the movies you watch or allow your children to watch. Most Halloween Movies contain evil.
Examine the “Fun Activities” associated with Halloween. Make sure they are not illegal or immoral.
Examine, keep the good, throw away the bad!
Halloween is simply a fun time of year for many. But, it is also a very serious time of year for many who are making sacrifices for the dead and for their sins. Don’t allow the enemy, the devil, to get a foothold in your life by lowering your standard because of the time of year. Evil is always evil even when it is associated with a “Holiday”.
Have a great week “abstaining from every form of evil” so that you can stay close to Jesus!