Every year at this time we go through the same things; having to explain to our children why there are scary looking decorations everywhere. We also have to explain, over and over again, to kind people asking our children what they are going to be for Halloween, that we don’t do Halloween. Every year we have to deal with the looks, some of surprise, some of disgust, some of pity for our poor children. Telling people that we homeschool is easy compared to telling people that we don’t do Halloween!
I know that there are many Christians struggling with this issue. It is an issue that we prayed much about before making a decision. We did some research and once we understood the history behind this holiday, my husband and I felt that it was not something our family should be involved in. The Bible says that we should avoid all appearances of evil, (1 Thes. 5:22). Since almost every Halloween tradition is steeped in Occult and superstitious traditions, we feel it is better to avoid them. (For more info about the history of Halloween check out this post.) The Bible also says, in 1 Cor. 10:21, "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons."
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