Friday, October 31, 2014
Why Don't I Celebrate Halloween?
The truth is, Halloween can be fun because of wearing the costume and craving the pumpkin's face as the art of Jack-o' Lantern. However, when you look at me in school or workplace, you wonder why I don't celebrate Halloween. Here are the reasons for you to understand.
-contact with the spirit world (contact with supposed spirits of the dead)
-symbols, decorations, and customs (supernatural beings and occults forces)
-conflict with what the Bible teaches (Deuteronomy 18:10,11; Leviticus 19:31; Ecclesiastes 9:5,10)
Where did Halloween come from?
Halloween comes from ancient Celts (Ireland and Great Britain). The origin of some Halloween customs and symbols are vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, candy, costumes, and pumpkins.
Vampires, werewolves, witches, and zombies have long been associated with the evil spirit world.
Candy: The ancient Celts demanded wicked spirits with sweets. The church later encouraged the celebrants to go from house to house on 31st of Oct, asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead. This custom eventually became Halloween's trick or treat.
Costumes: The Celts wore frightening masks so that the evil spirits would mistakenly think the wearers were spirits and would leave them alone. The church gradually combined pagan customs with the feasts of All Souls and All Saints. Later, the celebrants went from house to house wearing the costumes of saints, angels, and devils.
Pumpkins: Carved, candlelit turnips were displayed to force the evil spirits away. To some, the candle in the turnip represented a soul trapped in the hell. Later, the carved pumpkins were more commonly used.