Okay, so I have been putting off writing this post for a while now. You know how God told Jonah to go to Ninevah, but Jonah ran the other way? Well, lately, that has been me. God has put the subject of Halloween and our celebration of it in my thoughts constantly, it seems, over the past few weeks. He has reminded me over and over, “I have given you this platform. Now use it!”
Quite frankly, I have worried that I might offend someone or turn away readers if I posted a raw, honest, and controversial post like this. I try to stay safe. I’m not a big fan of controversy! But God keeps putting it on my heart to discuss this subject. Not for me to tell you what is right or wrong, but to simply share with you what He is impressing on my heart and point you to information which will help in your own decisions.
This verse from Hosea has been like a signpost regarding our lack of information when it comes to the history behind Halloween. I am right here in the lack of knowledge.
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6a
If you are so inclined, I want to suggest you take a look at the document I have linked to below, “A Biblical Perspective on Halloween.” It was very enlightening for me to read up on the history and reasons behind the rituals of Halloween.
Honestly, our family hasn’t made a firm decision on what we are going to do this year. I am praying about it and seeing where God lands our family. I am not looking for advice, but I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings on this subject.
Please keep in mind, I want Faithful Provisions to be a place of discussion, not controversy.
So, what do you think when you read this? What has been your families decision to celebrate Halloween? Have you made it consciously or just celebrated it because that is what you have always done? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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