It matters not to us that it’s “fun for the kids”; the fact remains, this truly IS a “pagan holiday” that does NOT please our Creator. So, the question is: why is it even a “holiday”? For more, please check out this article on our website and read Acts 8:9-25, Ephesians 6:12-18 and Galatians 5:19-21 and the following few scriptures that make it perfectly clear how YHWH feels about “holidays” such as Halloween:
Deuteronomy 18:9 "When you enter the land ADONAI your God is giving you, you are not to learn how to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through fire, a diviner, a soothsayer, an enchanter, a sorcerer, 11 a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer.
12 For whoever does these things is detestable to ADONAI, and because of these abominations ADONAI your God is driving them out ahead of you. 13 You must be wholehearted with ADONAI your God. 14 For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to soothsayers and diviners; but you, ADONAI your God does not allow you to do this.
Leviticus 18: 1 ADONAI said to Moshe, 2 "Speak to the people of Isra'el; tell them, 'I am ADONAI your God. 3 You are not to engage in the activities found in the land of Egypt, where you used to live; and you are not to engage in the activities found in the land of Kena'an, where I am bringing you; nor are you to live by their laws. 4 You are to obey my rulings and laws and live accordingly; I am ADONAI your God. 5 You are to observe my laws and rulings; if a person does them, he will have life through them; I am ADONAI.
How very powerful! Had YHWH never said another thing except what you can read in the above scripture, that should have been enough! How much clearer could He have been? (Paraphrased) "I am God; I am holy. I have brought you out of the bondage of paganism, so stop living by THEIR laws and start obeying mine which are HOLY and through which you will gain eternal life!"
So WHEN did that ever change? At the cross? Not hardly! The commands to be set apart/holy NEVER changed! (Please see our blog article) There are myriad scriptures that amply reveal how strongly ADONAI feels about His people constantly remaining HOLY!
1 Thessalonians 5: 19 Don't quench the Spirit, 20 don't despise inspired messages. 21 But do test everything - hold onto what is good, 22 but keep away from every form of evil. 23 May the ELOHIM of shalom make you completely holy - may your entire spirit, soul and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach.
Another good Scripture to ponder is Yirmeyahu 10:1-11. YHWH certainly is not kidding when he calls us out of Babylon (Yirmeyahu 50:8; Revelation 18:4)ReplyDelete