When I became a Christian in 1974, no one told me about Halloween, but I had an uneasy feeling about it. I believe it was the Holy Spirit giving me discernment.
Some people say that all of our Christian holidays have pagan roots, to include Christmas. I've studied that claim enough to know that's not altogether true, but Halloween is unique.
While other holidays may have pagan roots, those roots are forgotten. But Halloween still has an occult theme with witches and scary things being a main feature.
For a few years, I wasn't sure how to handle my uneasy feelings.
I steered away from the demonic elements of the holiday and tried to celebrate it low key.
When my kids reached early grade school, I hoped to stop the tradition, but I wasn't sure how to break it to our kids, especially our daughter.
Then one afternoon on the playground, one of her little friends asked her if she was going trick or treating and when our daughter said “yes” the little girl asked why she would participate in the “devil’s holiday”? That’s all she needed, so our children quit trick or treating.
But we struggled with how to talk about our decision to unsaved neighbors and how to handle trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.
I'll share more about that in Part 2
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