Stop Celebrating Halloween? 10 Secrets Christians Must Know!

Is it easy to stop celebrating Halloween, popularly accepted as a funny event? With pumpkin spice lattes, spooky decorations, and people dressed up as witches and vampires, but have you ever wondered if Christians should rethink their participation in this tradition? In this article, I will delve into the truth behind Halloween and explore why Christians should stop celebrating Halloween.

Origin of Celebrating Halloween

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve has a long and intriguing history that dates back thousands of years. Its origins can be traced to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

The Celtic believed that on the night of October 31st, the boundary between the living and the dead was blurred, and spirits could freely roam the earth.

The traditions associated with Samhain included lighting bonfires, wearing costumes to ward off evil spirits, and offering food and drink to appease the souls of the deceased. These practices were later incorporated into Halloween when the holiday spread to other parts of the world.

Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular celebration characterized by costumes, trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, haunted houses, and parties. While its origins may be rooted in pagan practices, many people today view Halloween as a harmless and fun-filled event.

However, the roots of celebrating Halloween are deeply connected to witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. As Christian, you must stop celebrating Halloween because of its idolatrous origins.

Many of the Halloween traditions we know today have their roots in ancient pagan rituals. For example, the practice of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns originated from the Irish tradition of carving turnips and placing candles inside to scare away evil spirits.

Trick-or-treating, another popular Halloween activity, has ties to the medieval practice of “souling.” During this time, poor people would go door-to-door begging for food in exchange for prayers for the souls of the dead. Over time, this practice evolved into children going door-to-door asking for treats.

Do not be deceived by the popular messages in the church telling you that it is all about fun. As a child of GOD who worship HIM in spirit and truth, is it possible to separate the fun and frivolous aspects of Halloween from its historical and spiritual connotations?

5 Bible Verses that Stop Celebrating Halloween

I am displeased to see how the celebration of Halloween holiday becomes a controversial topic amongst Christians.

The Christian perspective on Halloween varies among different denominations and individuals. Some Christians view Halloween as harmless fun and an opportunity to engage with their communities. They argue that the holiday has lost much of its religious significance and has become more about costumes, candy, and parties.

On the other hand, some Christians believe that Halloween is inherently linked to witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. They see it as a celebration that promotes darkness and evil, and they choose not to participate in any Halloween-related activities.

We must not be ignorant of the Devil’s devices that were put in use to separate us. Since, our faith is attached to the word of GOD then we must respect the view of the LORD as regards idolatry practices mentioned in the scriptures below:

1. The LORD detest costumes (painting)

“And when you are plundered, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge your eyes with paint, in vain you will make yourself fair; Your lovers will despise you; They will seek your life.” (Jeremiah 4:30)

2. GOD Warned Not to Reverence the Dead

“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. “For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD…” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

3. Witchcraft Practices is an Abomination

“A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:27)

4. Halloween Related Practices End in Hell

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

5. Not to Join Worldly Entertainment

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Since there are no scriptures in the Bible that supports celebrating Halloween, then it is not a holy practice. Life is not neutral, if you participate in the event then you support idolatry. It is wise you stop celebrating Halloween because it is not pleasing to the LORD!

10 Spiritual Effects to Stop Celebrating Halloween and What You Should Do!

As Christians, it is essential you consider God’s perspective on Halloween. While the Bible does not specifically address Halloween, it does provide principles and guidance that can help shape your understanding.

1. Manifestation of Darkness

Halloween afflicts your spirit because often it includes themes of death, occult practices, and glorification of evil, which do not align with the values of light and truth that Christians are called to uphold.

The Bible encourages you to avoid participating in activities associated with darkness (Ephesians 5:11).

2. Mixing with the World

You must stop celebrating Halloween because it focuses on pagan rituals and secular traditions, and it blur the line between the values of the world and the values of God’s kingdom.

The Bible calls you to be set apart from the world (Romans 12:2).

3. Dishonoring God

Celebrating Halloween does not glorify God in your life, and it is offensive to the LORD.

Christians are called to honor and glorify God in all they do (1 Corinthians 10:31).

4. Lack of Discernment

Origin and symbolism of Halloween contradicts biblical principles, so it makes it easy for your spirit to be consistently tormented by spirits of Anti-Christ.

The Bible encourages you to practice discernment in all areas of life (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

5. Ineffective Evangelism

You must stop celebrating Halloween because it sends a mixed messages to non-believers about Christian faith and our values.

Christians are called to be a light to the world and to influence others positively (Matthew 5:14-16).

6. Not Prioritizing Love

Halloween can sometimes promote fear, violence, and selfishness, which are contrary to the love that Christians are called to demonstrate.

The Bible emphasizes the importance of love for God and others (Matthew 22:37-39).

7. Participation in Occult Practices

Celebration of Halloween gets you involved in occult practices directly or indirectly and your spirit would be controlled by the power of darkness.

The Bible strictly warns against engaging in occult practices, such as witchcraft, divination, and contacting spirits (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

8. Maintaining Cold Spiritual Status

Encourage Christians to stop celebrating Halloween because it makes them to be spiritually two-faced!

Christians are called to protect their conscience and avoid participating in activities that may cause them to stumble or compromise their faith (QUOTE REVELATION ON LUKEWARM).

9. Focusing on Deceits

Halloween may offer ‘entertainment and enjoyment’, but it does not align with the righteousness of GOD.

The Bible encourages believers to focus on what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable (Philippians 4:8).

10. Worldly Celebration that Sucks.

You must stop celebrating Halloween because the popular event does not edify you but disconnects your spirit from the presence of the Almighty GOD.


I encourage you to stop celebrating Halloween because it is obvious that the annual event can bewitch anyone, so I admonish you to study the Bible carefully and understand the voice of the Holy Spirit before you engage in any famous celebration in the world. The Devil is doing all his best to stain the Christians’ ‘white garment’.   

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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