Greetings in the mighty and precious name of Jesus.name of Jesus.
Halloween season is upon us. As the decorations go up in shops, around our neighborhoods and communities, this is a good time for us to reflect on God’s Word concerning this holiday.
Halloween often involves themes related to death, ghosts, monsters, and other macabre elements. The bible is clear we should not associate with even the appearance of evil.
The historical roots of Halloween, which can be traced back to ancient Celtic and Roman festivals, such as Samhain and Feralia. These festivals were associated with the dead and the supernatural.
For example,during Halloween, it is believed that the veil between the physical world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. This belief has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated from October 31 to November 1. The Celts believed that during this time, the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world broke down, allowing more interaction between humans and denizens of the Otherworld.
As parents, please don’t avoid difficult questions, but prayerfully speak to your children through the Word of God. This is our God given responsibility.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
You may find it to tailor the content of your conversation depending on your child/children’s age and maturity level.
Give them the tools to withstand the culture and systems of this world. Here are some scriptures on this issue:
Ephesians 5:11 (NIV):
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NIV):
“But test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.”
We need to exercise discernment be cautious about participating in activities that might be perceived as promoting evil or darkness.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (NIV):
“When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.”
This passage warns against imitating practices associated with divination, sorcery, witchcraft, and other occult practices.
“You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods” (Deuteronomy 12:31).
God demands purity of worship from His followers—not combining paganism with our lives.
God forbids the merging of pagan customs into our lives.
1 Corinthians 10:21 (NIV):
“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
Finally, we will commit to agree with you to raise a prayer covering over your children this season. Please send us your prayer needs and requests for your children. We will also be glad to hear and praise God with you for testimonies of answered prayers for your children. Please send your prayer requests and praise reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have attached a helpful poster to facilitate conversations with your little ones. Please do share with other parents too.
May the Lord strengthen you to bring up your child in the way of the Lord.
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