Halloween and Christians
We already know that Halloween is not a Christian celebration, rather it is a Christianized Pagan (Heathen) Celebration. This celebration is being held on the night of October 31 according to the Wikipedia.org:
"Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most commonly in the United States, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Irish, Scots and other immigrants brought older versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th century."
Therefore, as of the time of writing this post, Christians celebrated already the Halloween.
But do you think true Christians are free to celebrate Halloween?
The Apostle Paul teaches (Ephesians 4:17):
"17So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds. (Amplified Bible)"
It is clear from that verse that Apostle Paul ordered the true Christians not to live as heathen. And we already know that Halloween is a Christianized Heathen celebration. If we say Christianized Heathen celebration, it means that a pagan celebration was being adapted as a Christian celebration.
Why should we, the true Christian, avoid those heathen celebrations? From that verse again:
"17As a follower of the Lord, I order you to stop living like stupid, godless people. (Ephesians 4:17, Contemporary English Version)"
Celebrating those heathen celebration like Halloween according to Apostle Paul is stupid and ungodly deed. And the people who did this are hopelessly confused.
"17With the Lordís authority let me say this: Live no longer as the ungodly[a] do, for they are hopelessly confused.(Ephesians 4:17, New Living Translation)"
So, I rather follow the teaching of the Apostle Paul than to follow the teachings which clearly contradict that of the Apostle.
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