Why Would A Christian Even Think About Celebrating Halloween?
I don't get it.. Vampires, zombies, blood, pillowcases full of sugar, hyper-sexualization of the youngest girls among us.. Halloween is now the most celebrated "holiday" (although, not a holy-day by any stretch) in public schools. It is well-documented how deeply "All-Hallows Eve" is rooted in Celtic pagan practices.
Haven't we been commanded, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things [are] noble, whatever things [are] just, whatever things [are] pure, whatever things [are] lovely, whatever things [are] of good report, if [there is] any virtue and if [there is] anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things." (Phil. 4:8)?
Especially when we have something far more historically and spiritually significant- Reformation Day! Celebrating October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany which served to bring momentum to would would later be known as the Protestant Reformation.
Rarely do we have such a wonderful chance to so completely redeem such a horrific day, so let's do it! Reclaim our Protestant heritage and don't give credence to the darkest day on the American calendar.