Thursday, October 22, 2015

NO to Halloween Celebration!

Many people celebrates Halloween. Nowadays they call it fun!

I've seen so many parents, especially mothers entice with the idea of partying for Halloween; buying scary costumes and toys, make-up and dressing their children with Halloween costumes; putting on their own kids with horror outfit, the more scary the more fun. But, what is fun and exciting in making yourself or your child scary and horror for Halloween?
No to Halloween Party!     
Today, I received an invitation from the property manager in our subdivision to join a Halloween Party Celebration this coming weekend. The letter invitation said my kids should come with their Halloween costumes, but as a Christian, I already know that I am not suppose to join this party neither my two girls. With no hesitation, I said no to the invitation. 
Yes, I am glad that the homeowners invite us to come for the party since the invitation also stated that it will also give chance to all homeowners to fellowship with one another, but Halloween party is not venue for good fellowship.

Halloween should not be a cause of party. Do not be mislead for satan wants people to praise him by throwing parties by means of Halloween (1 Timothy 4:1-2 demons wants to mislead people by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teaching of demons.)  Halloween focuses on celebration of death and death is satan. 
As Christians we should focus in life and light. As Jaime Morgan, Pastor of Life Church in Williamstown,N.J., give points in his article on Why Christians Absolutely should Not Celebrate Halloween   "God is God of life. but Halloween focuses on death."

What is Halloween? 
According to Halloween or Hallowe'en a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening", also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries every 31 October, the eve of the feast of All Hallow Days. The word Holloween itself is a celebration, a feast. 
The typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treatingattending scary costume parties, decorating the party venues with horror designs, in America they do decorating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfiresand fortune telling games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films in many parts of the world.
Halloween is not fun
What is fun or exciting of Halloween? 
In my life time now, I know that beautiful things, wonderful times and happenings in our life comes from the Lord, like Birthdays, Christmas (Birth of Jesus), New Years Eve, it symbolizes life, new beginning, happy memories, excitement, blessings (we are blessed when worship the Lord ~Psalm24:3-6) and love (God is Love ~1 John 4:16). 

What is fun in celebrating death? It gives me heartache and crying every time I remember my parents who past-away due to illnesses. I don't like the idea of celebrating this holiday at all (as part Filipino culture celebration of Halloween to visit the tombs of the dead family every All Saints Day) it only reminds me of pain and sadness. Of course I will always remember and cherish my parents in my heart, I always remember our happy moments together, their wisdom even the sad ones, but I know that they are in good hands now with the Lord no more pain and sufferings. But
I can hardly think of my self on the way to cemetery to visit them during this holiday, it only makes me sad and helpless.

About the Halloween party, whats good in seeing kids with beautiful faces with make-up of a witches just to win a huge pack of candies? I never enjoy the view of kids marching on streets with scary outfits and scary mask for candies. It is not cute at all! 
I am scared to see how parents loved their child be dressed like satan, witches, mummies, dead bodies or Frankenstein. Why will you want your beautiful babies to dress like tiyanak , kapre or Zombies? Butterflies, fairy or dead doll? Why will you dress your little girl with witch or fairy costumes or your little boy with satan clothes and accessorize with horn and black spear? Do you realize that this alone is pleasing satan? This is evil and God hates who do evil ( Psalm26:5) do you want your child to be called a child of satan?

It is not Just a Party
All believers of Jesus Christ should not be part of this Halloween party or celebration because Halloween is holiday of Wiccans (the religion of witchcraft) and we should not participate in it. Witchcraft is detestable to the Lord and we should be blameless before the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:6-14.) 
"A Christian celebrating Halloween would be like satan worshiper putting up a nativity scene at Christmas while singing, happy birthday Jesus!" the two just don't go together. Jesus has nothing in common with satan (2 Cor.6;14) and neither should we." Says Pastor Morgan.

Wake Up 
The Bible clearly says that there is no darkness in Jesus (1 John 1;5) so don't allow the works of darkness to us like celebrating or worshiping the images of death. This celebration does not bring glory to God and we should ascribe to the Lord the glory due him (Psalm29:1-2.) 
So, why waste your time to make efforts on those scary costumes. Our time and worship should be reserved for God alone (Exodus 34:14.) 
All beautiful things comes from the Lord, beautiful kids, beautiful blessings, memories, and seasons. God also gave us so many reasons to celebrate life. Why did you want to add one scary day to it? 

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