Is it wrong to celebrate Halloween?

Is it right or wrong to observe Halloween? Many Bible believing people wonder about this issue, and the Bible deals with it in places like 1 Cor. 8.

Some simple research into Halloween leaves no doubt that it is rooted in paganism. In 1 Cor. 8 Paul spoke to Christians who lived in a very pagan culture, and this environment involved eating meat sacrificed to idols. Paul told the Corinthians they could not participate in idol worship (1 Cor. 10:20-21), but it was not wrong to be in contact with things that came from paganism (1 Cor. 8:8). If Halloween is used to honor paganism and the forces of evil, it is wrong. If involvement with it is not designed to honor any pagan deities it is a matter of personal judgment just as eating meat sacrificed to idols was a matter of judgment.

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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