Halloween is a controversial topic when it comes to if Christians should or should not celebrate this holiday.
According to a CBN News Facebook poll, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate Halloween. Meanwhile, 13% believe it’s okay to celebrate this holiday.
John Ramirez, a former satanist joined Charlene Aaron on CBN News’ Prayer Link to talk about Christians and Halloween.
Although the video published on October 28, 2017, the information Ramirez gives is useful and important for Christians and Churches to know now.
During the interview, Ramirez warns Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy. There’s a much darker reality.
“I was a general to the kingdom of darkness in witchcraft,” Ramirez said. “I would sit with the Devil and talk to him like I’m talking to you today. It was that kind of communication. It was that kind of relationship.”
He made reference that many people came to him and told him they celebrated Halloween for years, and some others still celebrate the holiday. Due to those affirmations, he warned that the door for the Devil is still open. And it could be a curse from three to four generations.
“You have to be aware it’s a curse. You have to go back to the place where you started, that year that you started that Halloween thing, the celebration when you started having that encounter with the dark side. You have to go back to that same spot and renounce and renounce it in the name of Jesus Christ and ask God to forgive you for that so that God can have mercy and close that door so your whole family can move forward,” he continued.
Ramirez left behind that dark life. He is now a pastor. So he now explains all the reality of Halloween.
Opinions from other Christians
According to the website Equipping Godly Women, Halloween can be a good opportunity for outreach and to teach about good vs. evil.
In the same way, Pastor Alan Rudnick believes that Christians should take back Halloween.
“Halloween is often associated with the pagan concept of Samhain, the festival where ancient pagans believed that the worlds of the living and dead would have been thinly divided,” But, we have seen from the other ancient pagan festivals associated with Christmas and Easter that these pagan connections do not serve as a reason why we cannot celebrate a Christian holiday,” he writes on his blog.
Opinions from worshipers of the Devil
Anton LaVey is the late founder of the Church of Satan. He once said he took joy in believers taking part in the tradition.
“I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year,” he said. “Welcome to Halloween.”
Source: CNB News