Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trick or Treat? Is It Hallowed or Is It Not?

For centuries the Christian church honored its deceased members on All Hallows’ Day (All Saints Day), November 1. The night before was known as “Hallowed Eve.” The liturgical churches—Catholic, Episcopalian (Anglican), and Lutheran—still celebrate All Saints Day, but as most everyone knows, the evening of October 31 is no longer a hallowed evening. It has become quite unholy, even though the etymology of the word Halloween would indicate otherwise.

Every act around Halloween is in honor of false gods, which are spirits in the realm of the Satanic. Thus, Halloween is seen primarily as a satanic holiday.

Should Christians have anything to do with the celebration that glorifies the power of God’s enemies?