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How Can Christians React to Halloween?

Posted by Scott on October 24, 2007

Christians and Halloween

Halloween.  It’s a time of year when the air gets crisper, the day gets shorter, and for many young Americans the excitement grows in anticipation of the darkest, spookiest holiday of the year.  Retailers rejoice too as they warm up their cash registers to receive an average of $41.77 per household in decorations, costumes, candy, and greeting cards.  Halloween will bring in approximately 3.3 billion dollars this year.

It’s a good bet retailers won’t entertain high expectations of getting $41.77 per household from the Christian market.  Many Christians refuse to participate in Halloween.  Some are wary of its pagan origins; others of its dark, ghoulish imagery; still others are concerned for the safety of their children.  But other Christians choose to partake of the festivities, whether participating in school activities, neighborhood trick-or-treating, or a Halloween alternative at their church.

The question is, How should Christians respond to Halloween?  Is it irresponsible for parents to let their children trick-or-treat?  What about Christians who refuse any kind of celebration during the season–are they overreacting?  Click here to read the rest of the article from Grace To You by John MacArthur!

-Scott Bailey 2007

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2 Responses to “How Can Christians React to Halloween?”

  1. The Bible holds the answer to these type questions. I posted an article about Halloween on my blog and received several interesting comments. See http://tinyurl.com/ypd2ck

  2. […] American Heritage on Halloween! HALLOWEEN […]

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