The whole thing can turn into an ugly debate, which I can’t stand. Folks bat around bible verses like they are badminton birdies and lob them into the eyes of any who don’t agree with them. I don’t care how you dice it, if you are getting nasty, Christ is no longer present in the argument.
I’ve already read from one person who said that all tracts are thrown away and that those who participate are practicing another religion. I can testify that all tracts are in fact, not thrown away. I have a friend who accepted Christ because of a tract she received as a kid!
We do participate in Halloween to a degree. We get dressed up. We trick-or-treat our little neighborhood, and then we head to the church for the Harvest Party. We do not do scary costumes or decorations. The focus is on fun.
I grew up trick-or-treating and dressing up. It has always been about candy, having some fun with friends, and putting on a goofy costume – which I love! I was a thespian in high school – I was the costume designer and make-up gal. I LOVE getting dressed up!
I don’t believe we can practice another religion without acknowledging the religion and the act. You cannot be a Christ follower just because you hang out with Christians but never make a profession of faith or ask Christ into your heart and life. It’s a conscious decision we each have to make.
What other night of the year do people come to you? Think of the opportunities to witness and show our love to another. What if you prayed over each trick-or-treater?
Might I also suggest that satan does not own this day. He does’t own any day. God does. What if we chose to redeem this holiday? What kind of impact could that have in your community?
Where would Jesus have been on October 31? What do you think?
* I am not judging those who choose to stay home. I know some of you will read it that way, but from the bottom of my heart, that is not my intent. I’m just giving another side to think about and discuss.
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