God didn't give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves.- 2 Timothy 1:7 New International Reader's Version
2. A scary truth about Halloween is promoting the "cute-ification" of all things evil. Halloween has been a celebration that uses children to promote a fascination with darkness and superstitious fear. Instead of hating evil, we toy with Halloween which was conceived in evil. Whether it's about witchcraft, ghoulishness, spiritists, sorcery, bloody zombies, deaceased body and any malevolent imagery paraded before our children. We laugh at the very things that the Lord describes as “abominations,” and we find ourselves obsessively fascinated by the dark side.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. Proverbs 16:6-7 (NIV)
3. A scary truth about Halloween is instead of teaching our children to fear Him, we waste time for ungodly things. Our role as parents is to teach our children how to fear God by honoring His commands. Instead of doing that, we waste our time teaching them to fear man and evil.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as s ymbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. - Deuteronomy 6:7-9
Our children are blessings and rewards.
How do you observe Halloween with your kids?