October 28, 2015

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? - What Does the Bible Say?


Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? - What Does the Bible Say?
Ephesians 4:27 (NIRV) 
Don’t give the devil a chance.

Ephesians 6:10-12 (ESV) 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NIV)
Test everything; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

1 Samuel 15:23 (ESV)
For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.”

 1 Peter 2:12 (NIV) 
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.



3 John 1:11  (ESV)
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

 Proverbs 4:14 (ESV)
Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.

Leviticus 19:31 (ESV)
 “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Romans 12:9 (ESV)
Let love be genuine. Avoid what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

2 Chronicles 33:6  (ESV)
And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (ESV)
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.



Ephesians 5:1 (NIV)
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children

1 Timothy 4:1 (NIV)
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

Ephesians 5:11-12 (NIV) 
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

Jeremiah 10:2-3   (ESV)
Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations nor be dismayed at the signs of the
heavens
 because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.

Hosea 4:6a (NIV)  
My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. 

Romans 12:2 (ESV)
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.



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