Halloween is viewed by many as a night of family fun, fantasy dress up, and sweet rewards. Millions participate in Halloween festivities for these reasons. If this was all there was to Halloween there would be nothing to be concerned about. But not everything is at it appears to be. There is a dark-side to Halloween. The last few weeks cable channels have flooded TV screens with horror movies specializing in blood, fear, and gore. Modern imaging technology makes these films shockingly realistic. Satanists claim Halloween as their holy day. The occult revels in this dark celebration.
The contrast is stunning. One side of the Halloween coin is bright, fun and exciting. The other side represents the darkest of features of fallen man. Both sides are celebrated on the same night. Is it possible to ignore the dark side of Halloween and enjoy only the fun part?
I believe one of the real dangers of Halloween is to classify the darkness associated with the day as fantasy that can be ignored. But make no mistake, the forces of darkness are real and predatory. Numerous passages of the Bible warn of spiritual warfare. The enemy is real and vicious. The Bible warns us not to be taken in and to avoid evil.
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