Sunday, October 30, 2005consider carefully...
Last year, I put up a post called "A Holy Day / A Wicked Day" in which I contrasted the activities of Christians and non-Christians on Sunday, October 31st 2004. While Hallowe'en isn't on the Lord's Day this year, I thought it was important to reiterate my point, that is, if you're a Christian, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS CELEBRATING HALLOWE'EN!.
"All Saints' Day (or All Hallows' Day) was originally a pagan festival of the dead that began at sundown" (excerpt from The Folklore of World Holidays).
"In the 7th century, Pope Boniface IV introduced "All Saints' Day"to replace the pagan festival of the dead" (excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits).
"Hallowe'en is derived from the rites of the Druids celebrating the day of Saman, when the lord of death called together the souls of the wicked who had died during the past year. The theme of the harvest, which runs through modern Hallowe'en celebrations, comes from both the old Druidic celebrations and the old Roman festivals in honour of Pomona, goddess of fruit, which were brought to Britain during the Roman occupation." (excerpt from Collier's Encyclopedia).
And then, consider the Word of God:
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Ephesians 5:11)
"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." (2 Corinthians 10:20)
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6: 14-18)
Christian, be holy! Stay away from the wicked festival called Hallowe'en!