Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

by Dale Partridge

Every year we get the same question… Should Christians celebrate Halloween? If we shouldn’t, does that mean we need to opt-out of all Halloween activity? If we can, why do so many Christians condemn it? Where should Christians (and churches) draw the line?

At the core, what is Halloween? I’m not asking, “What was Halloween?” But what has it become today? It’s hard to argue against the obvious—it’s a celebration of death. Skeletons, zombies, blood, decay, ghosts, and nooses don’t seem to be in alignment with a holy God. What does the Bible say about participating in activities like this? Dale and Veronica Partridge tackle this topic with Scripture on this episode of Real Christianity.

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Scripture References

  • Ephesians 5:11

    “And 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

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

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:22

    “Abstain from every form of evil.”

After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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