“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:19-21)
It is not surprising that many people celebrate Halloween. Why is that? Do you ever hear pastors, priests, or bishops speaking against it? Absolutely not. For people to think differently, they have to stumble upon videos and posts online that speak out against it. But do these videos and blog posts help people in knowing the evils of this day? On the most part? It is hit or miss. Those who have an open heart to God and His Word, they will acknowledge that Halloween is full of darkness and reject it. That going to haunted houses, decorating our houses, watching horror movies, going to drinking parties, and more are all wrong. That bringing your kids out trick-or-treating is conforming to this world, which is wrong also. This is what many people now realize as God’s truth. The Holy Spirit speaks this truth to the hearts of people that are open. Those who are closed off to God continue to dwell in darkness instead.
Why is it that people continue to celebrate Halloween, although hearing the truth from God that it is evil? It is because they don’t want to give it up. The Spirit of God leads us out of darkness and into His light, but people choose to dwell in darkness lest their sins be reproved by God. To celebrate Halloween, having been shown it is evil, is willfully sinning before God. These people walk in darkness and grieve the Holy Spirit. Knowing that Halloween is evil and still celebrating it makes a person a false convert and a lukewarm Christian. Those who don’t have this knowledge do not fall into this camp. As Jesus said, where much is given, much is required. (Luke 12:48) What I am trying to help you understand is, when the truth of God is shown to us by our fellow brothers and sisters, don’t just brush it off, but think about it. It is important to know God and obey Him. Set aside worldly things and go all in for Jesus. Amen.