Where does Halloween come from? The Bible does not specify Halloween. Notwithstanding, both the old roots of Halloween and its cutting-edge traditions indicate it to be a festival in view of false convictions about the dead and imperceptible spirits, or evil spirits.
The Bible cautions: “There must never be anybody among you who . . . counsels phantoms or spirits, or calls up the dead.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12, The Jerusalem Bible) While some view Halloween as innocuous fun, the Bible shows that the practices related to it are most certainly not. At 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, the Bible says: “I don’t need you to be members with devils. You can’t drink the measure of the Lord and the measure of evil spirits as well.”
Halloween History and Traditions
Samhain: The beginning of Halloween can be followed to this “old agnostic celebration celebrated by Celtic individuals more than 2,000 years prior,” states The World Book Encyclopedia. “The Celts trusted that the dead could stroll among the living right now. Amid Samhain, the living could visit with the dead.” However, the Bible obviously instructs that the dead “are aware of nothing by any means.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Thus, they can’t contact the living.
Halloween outfits, sweet, and trap or treat: According to the book Halloween—An American Holiday, An American History, a portion of the Celts wore ghoulish ensembles so meandering spirits would confuse them for one of their own and disregard them. Others offered desserts to the spirits to conciliate them. In medieval Europe, the Catholic ministry embraced nearby agnostic traditions and had their disciples go from house to house wearing outfits and asking for little blessings. The Bible, then again, does not allow combining false religious practices with the love of God.— 2 Corinthians 6:17.
Phantoms, vampires, werewolves, witches, and zombies: These have for some time been related with the abhorrent soul world. (Halloween Trivia) The Bible plainly expresses that we ought to restrict evil soul powers, not celebrate with them.— Ephesians 6:12.
Halloween pumpkins, or jack-o’- lights: In medieval Britain, “supplicants moved from way to entryway requesting nourishment as a byproduct of a supplication for the dead,” and they would convey “emptied out turnip lamps, whose flame hinted a spirit caught in limbo.” (Halloween—From Pagan Ritual to Party Night) Others say that the lights were utilized to avert insidious spirits. Amid the 1800’s in North America, pumpkins supplanted turnips since they were abundant and also simple to burrow out and cut. The convictions behind this custom—the eternality of the spirit, limbo, and petitions for the dead—are not founded on the Bible.— Ezekiel 18:4.