Should I “Halloween”?

Should I “Halloween”?  Many Christians immediately say “absolutely not”.  They tell horrific stories of Satanists sacrificing babies on Halloween (although to my knowledge we’ve never been able to actually document that) or of how we shouldn’t promote the devil, etc. Churches (bless our hearts) have tried to soften the blow with Hallelujah Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Trunk O’ Treats, or by ignoring Halloween altogether.

I can’t help but wonder why so many Christians are so scared of the devil.  They look for him behind every bush and in every rock and roll lyric. Be assured, I believe in a personal devil.  I also believe that Jesus bashed out his brains at the Cross and rubbed his face in it at the Resurrection. We Christians have heard the sound of a stone rolling away.  We have seen death die.  We have confirmed that Satan has been defeated by a carpenter from Nazareth…who is also the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

Halloween can be fun it you let it.  If you don’t get bogged down in Druid this and Satanic that.  It’s a time to LAUGH at defeated demons, MOCK at a powerless DEVIL, and PAT death on the head like the stuffed trophy kill it is.

It is we Christians who should laugh the loudest and dance the hardest at Halloween.   Through Christ, our strong and sufficient Redeemer, we have been delivered from the one who steals, kills, and destroys.

Additionally, October 31 is also Reformation Day.  You can read about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation_Day.  It is a celebration of the Protestant Reformation in which we, um, Protestants, celebrate our divorce from works-based Christianity (which is no Christianity at all) found in Roman Catholicism and our return to grace-based Christianity that is found in the Gospel of Christ.   It seems Halloween and Reformation Day can compliment each other.

Jesus is Lord.  Satan is defeated.  Death has died. So, “Halloween” it up!

 

 

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~ by jackpickel on October 31, 2016.

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