My wife recently viewed an interview with John Martinez who is a former Satanist turned Christian about how Satanist’s view Halloween and Christians who participate in the activities associated with it. He was explaining what various decorations and such signified to them and how they allowed evil spirits to attached themselves or invite themselves into your homes. It was presented on CBN and I have seen him on a few YouTube video’s as well. My wife also brought up Evangelist Mike Warnke as well.
Being fresh in our minds my wife and I were alarmed when our new church leadership decided to openly encourage participating in Halloween.
I have thought on and continue to pray about what Paul meant in 1 Cor 8:1-13. This is where my wrestling match begins.
I can see the position of those who have more mature principles, but what about those who don’t? What are we showing them? It’s okay to celebrate Halloween because we don’t let our kids dress up as zombies, witches, and vampires?
Do we discredit or marginalize the warnings of someone who is regarded as having full knowledge of the occult?
Are we so desensitized to schemes of Satan that we rationalize cultural rituals that have “grown up with” to be okay?
As my wife and I do our best to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we have been coming to the conclusion that Halloween celebrations aren’t harmless fun for everyone.