Why is there Halloween? I heard it is the Devil’s birthday, is that true, and if it isn’t then why do some people celebrate it? Thank you.
Matthew 7:15-20 says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Some people claim that Halloween is actually a religious holiday. We could go back and cite references where some authors have tried to prove that. But the fact of the matter remains that the “fruit” of Halloween is evil — very evil.
The night before Halloween is called “Devil’s Night.” In many cities, people start fires, and create all kinds of mischief and evil that night. Then, on Halloween night, children dress up in costumes (many times scary costumes), and go to people’s doors demanding candy. They say “Trick Or Treat.” What they are saying is “Do you want me to play a dirty trick on you (like waxing your windows, smashing your pumpkins, spreading toilet paper all around your trees in your yard, etc.)? Or do you want to be spared all of that and give me the candy (the treat) that I am demanding?”
The “fruit” of Halloween is evil, selfish, and devilish. Christians should have no part in its celebration at all.
I like to contrast Halloween with Christmas. Some Christians do not believe that we should celebrate Christmas, but once again, I look at the “fruit” of Christmas. On Halloween, people go around demanding treats from others, under the threat that they will retaliate with mischief, if they do not get what they want. But on Christmas, people do not demand gifts — they give gifts. Yes, I know that Christmas is highly commercialized, but the fact remains that people actually think about others on Christmas — not themselves. They go all around searching for that special gift for their loved ones and friends. People are not normally selfish around Christmas time. In fact, many people spend more than they really have to spend at Christmas time. They should be careful about that, but the fact remains that they are thinking of others, instead of themselves at Christmas time. Acts 20:35 says, “I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.”