Making Halloween Holy?

by David J. Stewart

 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." -Ephesians 5:11

Where will this woeful apostasy in America lead? The answer is quite obvious... to our own destruction as a nation. At, a web site of Focus on the Family ministry, a book by Kim Wier and Pam McCurie is being promoted and sold titled, Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out. On the website, under the "Resource Description" tab, they've put the words: "Seize The Day: making Halloween Holy." 

Then the description continues,

"Celebrate Halloween without selling out! Balance love with conviction, while creating treasured childhood memories for your children. Here is a guide to fun, guilt-free ideas on everything from costumes and decorating hints to original party suggestions." 

Trust me reader, they've sold out! The Word of God clearly condemns witchcraft as a sin in 1st Samuel 15:23.  Halloween is a WITCHES HOLIDAY (holy day)! Halloween is the second biggest holiday for witches? Their biggest holiday is actually in May. Concerning the witches holiday of Halloween, one witch says at,

"Magical Qualities: When the veil between the worlds is at it's thinnest. One of the prime Sabbats for doing all kinds of magic, including shapeshifting, astral travel, ancestral communication, honoring the dead, and working with the faeries."  

Now read the back cover of Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out...

"Halloween used to be a time of innocent fun for kids.  Choosing a fun costume, going to neighbors' houses for candy --what could be better?  But in recent years, Halloween has become a controversial subject among many Christians.  Some parents see it as a pagan holiday with evil origins, some parents ignore it, and some let their kids go out trick-or-treating --hoping they won't run into anyone from church!" 

What a deceptive lie!  Halloween was ALWAYS an issue with Bible-believing, Christ-honoring Christians!  Because of the godless Harry Potter series, interest in witchcraft and the occult have flourished globally.  The witches themselves admit.  Here's a quote from a Satanist...

“Harry in an absolute godsend to our cause,” said High Priest “Egan” of the First Church of Satan in Salem, MA. “An organization like ours thrives on new blood—no pun intended—and we've had more applicants than we can handle lately."

So the "controversial" issue of Halloween may have been heightened by the evil's of Harry Potter's witchcraft, but the Truth is that Halloween was demonic from it's inception...

Encyclopedia Britannica:

Halloween, also called All Hallows' Eve  or All Hallows' Evening, a holy or hallowed evening observed on October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day. In modern times, it is the occasion for pranks and for children requesting treats or threatening tricks. In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain eve was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. This date was also the eve of the new year in both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times and was the occasion for one of the ancient fire festivals when huge bonfires were set on hilltops to frighten away evil spirits. The date was connected with the return of herds from pasture, and laws and land tenures were renewed. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes.

"Halloween used to be a time of innocent fun for kids."

Halloween Was Never Innocent!

The author's of Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out are foolishly wrong to claim that Halloween used to be "INNOCENT." Halloween was never innocent, any more than the innocent tiger who ripped his owner and trainer, Roy Horn (of Siegfried and Roy) to shreds in 2003. Christians who take their kids trick-or-treating (or let their kids go on their own) ought to feel guilty because Halloween is the Devil's day. No Christian should support such a wicked holiday. Just because nearly everyone does it doesn't justify it. Most people have no problem going down to the beach to watch people walking around 98% naked. This is sinful. 

Likewise, Halloween is of the Devil and any Christian who celebrates it to ANY extent should feel guilty. The two women who authored Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out suggest appropriate "costumes" for kids to wear on Halloween. They ought to be ashamed of themselves if they are indeed true believers. 

You Cannot Redeem Halloween!

Even the very title of their book tells on them..."Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out." Why don't they write another book titled "Redeeming Adultery: Fornicating Without Selling Out?" or perhaps "Redeeming Abortion: Killing Without Selling Out?" How in the name of righteousness can you REDEEM a Satanic holy day??? How can you CELEBRATE a Satanic holy day without selling out??? You CANNOT!!!

 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." -Ephesians 5:11

"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." -1st Corinthians 10:21

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft..." -Galatians 5:19,20

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you," -2nd Corinthians 6:17

You CANNOT redeem Halloween anymore than you can redeem adultery or murder. There is absolutely NO WAY to make Halloween holy unto the Lord. I want to quote from the back cover of the book in question again...

"Halloween used to be a time of innocent fun for kids. Choosing a fun costume, going to neighbors' houses for candy—what could be better?  But in recent years, Halloween has become a controversial subject among many Christians. Some parents see it as a pagan holiday with evil origins, some parents ignore it, and some let their kids go out trick-or-treating—hoping they won't run into anyone from church!" 

The whole tone of this paragraph is against Christ-honoring parents who faithfully take a Biblical stand against HELLoween. "...Some parents see it as a pagan holiday..." IT IS A PAGAN HOLIDAY!!! The parents who DON'T see Halloween as pagan are either carnal believers or not saved at all. Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out was written for carnal believers who want to celebrate a Satanic holiday that shouldn't be celebrated at all. What is there to celebrate on Halloween? The Devil?  Evil? The blinded masses who allow their children to threaten people with a trick if they don't get a treat? If you think it's just harmless fun, think again!

Celebrating Halloween is Idolatry!

We read later that professed Christians took the observance and "Christianized" it. Continuing the MS Encarta Encyclopedia article above:

Origins, Halloween: By the end of the 1st century AD, the Roman Empire had conquered most of the Celtic lands (see Rome, History of). In the process of incorporating the Celts into their empire, the Romans adapted and absorbed some Celtic traditions as part of their own pagan and Catholic religious observances. In Britain, Romans blended local Samhain customs with their own pagan harvest festival honoring Pomona, goddess of fruit trees. Some scholars have suggested that the game of bobbing for apples derives from this Roman association of the holiday with fruit.

Pure Celtic influences lingered longer on the western fringes of Europe, especially in areas that were never brought firmly under Roman control, such as Ireland, Scotland, and the Brittany region of northwestern France. In these areas, Samhain was abandoned only when the local people converted to Christianity during the early Middle Ages, a period that lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. The Roman Catholic Church often incorporated modified versions of older religious traditions in order to win converts. For example, Pope Gregory IV sought to replace Samhain with All Saints' Day in 835. All Souls' Day, closer in spirit to Samhain and modern Halloween, was first instituted at a French monastery in 998 and quickly spread throughout Europe. Folk observances linked to these Christian holidays, including Halloween, thus preserved many of the ancient Celtic customs associated with Samhain.

So we see that the roots of this festival are found to be in demonic idolatry. Catholics tried to "Christianize" it to appease the idolaters, but who really converted who in this situation? It was the idolaters that converted the Catholics! Since Catholicism is the largest religion in America, Halloween is commonplace. Of course, Catholics are NOT Biblical believers because they trust upon the sacraments, Mary, and good works for salvation. ONLY through simple faith in Jesus Christ alone can anyone be saved. Catholics are NOT Biblical Christians!

Sadly, many genuine Christians are guilty of CELEBRATING Halloween. Believers are supposed to set the standard, not imitate the world and have a "Christian" version of everything like we see is so common today. In an age where there are professed Christian rock stars, Christian comedians, Christian lesbian ministers, Christian porn stars, and even Christian magicians... is it any surprise that professed Christians are also trying to Christianize Halloween? Not at all. It is tragic!

Apostasy in America!

 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." —Ephesians 5:11