Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

by Dale Partridge

Each year thousands of Christians and churches celebrate Halloween by dressing up and eating tasty treats. However, many other Christians have reservations about Halloween claiming it to be a holiday of spiritual darkness.

In today’s episode, pastor Dale Partridge not only offers listeners the history of Halloween but also looks at the Scriptures to locate helpful principles for Christians looking to better understand the spiritual implications of this holiday.

This Episode’s Question

“Hello Pastor Dale, my family has been celebrating Halloween for years. We love having the kids dress up and carve pumpkins. However, over the past few months, we have been feeling convicted about celebrating Halloween. Do our convictions align with Scripture or are we worrying too much?”

Valerie -Houston, TX

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Scripture References

  • 2 Timothy 1:10

    “And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…”

  • Hebrews 2:14

    “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil…”

  • Ephesians 5:11

    “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”

  • 1 John 1:5

    “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

  • 1 John 1:7

    “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another”

  • Matthew 5:14

    “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

  • John 8:12

    “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  • John 12:46

    “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.”

  • John 1:4-5

    “4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:22

    “Abstain from every form of evil.”

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