I invited today’s guests to the countdown for two reasons. First, as a preacher’s kid I was exposed to a lot of those “Halloween is EVIL” programs in my younger years, so anti-Halloween crusaders have always been an entertaining part of the holiday for me. These folks clearly represent that sentiment. Secondly, I figured that since the coundown is usually a big Halloween love-fest, it would be interesting to have a voice of dissent. You know, someone who hates Halloween. It took a while to think of someone though. I mean, who could possibly hate Halloween? Then it hit me; people who hate everything! The prophets of hate agreed to participate, and to be honest, their response was a little more sedate than I was expecting. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the What Halloween Means To Me countdown… the Westboro Baptist Church.
“Halloween is worshiping the dead, witches, ghosts, ghouls, vandalism, mayhem, drunken parties, excuses for violence. Halloween is dressing your children up in costumes and sending them to strangers homes begging for candy. Halloween is pagan idolatry. What part of that sounds like a good idea?
The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ takes no part in idolatrous activities. If we were supposed to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve you would find it spelled out in the Bible. What you find instead is specifically the opposite:
Am 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
Ps 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
De 18: 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
There is no scripture to support an “All Saints Day” or “All Souls Day”. These are simply excuses the Catholics have used to incorporate the pagan traditions of the peoples the Roman Empire conquered and get them to buy into the Catholic Church. By participating in and teaching your children to do so you prove you hate them.
Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
De 11: 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
The return of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent. We live in a time where all signs point to his return. Should we be focusing our energies on worshiping the dead and celebrating violence or on serving God?
Halloween is not harmless fun, but a shining example of your extreme hatred of God and refusal to obey His commandments.”