(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED FROM GodfirstGodalways)
I’m sorry if you get this question a lot but is it wrong to like Halloween? Personally I just like the aesthetic and decor of it. I like a bit of spookiness but I dont “believe” in it or have rituals. My family thinks it’s wrong but I’m not sure. I was just wondering what your opinion is? Thanks so much <3
Actually I’ve never gotten this question before. 🙂 Growing up I’ve always participated in Halloween. It was mentioned maybe twice in my past about how it’s not christ-like to celebrate it, but the discussion around it never convicted me to be against it, and the fact that I can’t really remember a sermon on it at church is probably why I never really felt strongly about it…although I think I should begin to. Anon asked a few months ago if Christians should celebrate Christmas or not. I basically said, to me it doesn’t really matter when Jesus was born, if I got invited to celebrate Christmas tomorrow, then I’d go…what’s more important is the fact that I believe Jesus was born, and what’s even more important is realizing that everyday….Christmas is not the only day to remember that. Anyway, I admitted that it’s something that I never really thought about or have a strong feeling against, and it’s the same way I feel about Halloween. I believe that you will still participate in Halloween whether your family is against it or not, but I believe you will only be convicted to stop taking part in it the more you learn about the history of Halloween, especially if those convictions help you grow to love God more.
Matthew 10:37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
What God means in this verse is if you intentionally put others or things above and before Him, if anything takes His place, then He basically cannot use you. Christians must strive to love God more than anything and anyone, meaning your intentions should lead you back to God. So if you can honestly say Halloween aesthetics and decors don’t get in the way of your relationship with Christ, then it should not be a sin to you (I would not be worried). But if you even begin to put higher importance on looks whether Halloween related or not, then I would be worried…if is in an urge or something that you feel fulfills you better than what God can give you, then it is a sin for you to take part in it. Don’t simply do what others say even if it’s family. This might come across wrong to some, but if you disregard Halloween aesthetics and decor only to please your family, it adds no value to your relationship with God because your intention was wrong. ONLY DISREGARD IT IF GOD CONVICTS YOU TO DO SO, BECAUSE THEN YOU WILL KNOW YOUR INTENTIONS ARE RIGHT, OTHERWISE YOU WOULD BE MAKING A DECISION BASED ON RELIGIOSITY. MAKE YOUR DECISION CONNECT WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. I hope this has helped! <3
Deuteronomy 18:9-13 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)