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The subject of Halloween is a touchy one for Christians – whether or not you personally celebrate it. Why? Because everyone thinks they’re right! Some Christians see no problem with celebrating Halloween because they don’t focus on the dark parts and instead just keep things like and fun and enjoy dressing up and handing out candy at church or even at home. Other Christians think Halloween is way too close to the line between light and dark and, because Halloween has pagan origins, should be shunned completely. Which are you?
“We Christians do not have a culture that is taken from any natural, man-created origin. Once you are in Christ, you step out of the culture given to you from the Kingdom of Man and instead step into the culture of the Kingdom of God.”
The article, “How Do I Explain to my Kids Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween?” was one I wrote for Crosswalk.com this month and it will address very important aspects of how to address “holidays” like Halloween in your family. You can expect that plenty of adults will have questions – Christians and non-Christians alike and the children in your life will too, and that’s natural and perfectly okay! You don’t need to feel attacked, but instead, have your answer ready. If you’re a Christian who celebrates Halloween – there is no judgement in this article, but there are some great and thought-provoking points to consider as you walk with the Lord and raise your family to follow in His ways!
If you live outside of the United States, your own country may also have have holidays that are pagan in origin, or celebrate death, darkness, dead ancestors, magic or earth worship and it is important that you, as a Christian, a light in the darkness, a city set on a hill, walk in the light, where God dwells – no matter what culture you’re from. We Christians do not have a culture that is taken from any natural, man-created origin. Once you are in Christ, you step out of the culture given to you from the Kingdom of Man and instead step into the culture of the Kingdom of God. It’s also important to share this with the children in your lives and teach them as they grow up why you live a life set apart from the world’s systems.
“[For] the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15)
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“…You are going to encounter this same issue (the conflict between light and darkness) over and over as you raise your children. There will be many times your children will experience clashes between the ways of the world and the ways of Christ, so you might as well start the conversation as early as possible.
Encourage them that they were born different, into a different family. Don’t let them resent and avoid it. Teach them to love and embrace it….”