For the 4th year in a row, I put Bible verses in the the treats I handed out during Halloween this year. I started doing this after giving some thought and prayer about what I can do to be a “light” during this uneventful day as a Christian. I grew-up “ignorantly” knowing the truth behind this “pagan day” until I found the Truth. I didn’t want to just stay in my house with the lights off until all the trick or treaters finished going house to house. I found this idea via online when I was “searching” online what Christians can do during this time of the year.
First I started with candy 4 years ago (would invite friends over for a movie, food, and fellowship or get-together), but switched to juice bottles the last two years (Last year, a friend from another country loved handing out these juice bottles to the visitors at the door. It was a first time experience doing an activity like this as he never did this back at home.). As a “victim” (cavaties that led to high dental bills) of sweets growing-up, I wanted to make sure the kids-youth that came to my door won’t go through the same challenges I did. I don’t want to be responsible in contributing to their health problems (e.g. diabetes, obesity, or any future addictions), like I almost similarly faced when I got older.
This year was probably the biggest number of visitors at my door as I had a record number of 22! The weather wasn’t as warm as last year, but it was probably warmer than it has been for this past week/season. I had a lot of positive feedback of the juice bottles I gave since it was different from the popular sweet candies.
Most of the kids-teens that came by were people I knew from community relationships (e.g. church, work, etc…). The parents would comment later that their kid(s) appreciated the alternative juice treats instead of candy as I explained to them my reason for an alternative health choice.
One group (teenagers) that I won’t forget from this memorable year was when one of them asked me if I was religious after he read the Bible verse taped in the juice bottle I handed to him. I was first intrigued that he recognized it as a Bible verse and then I told him that “religious” is not my definition. Instead I told him it was more that it’s a personal relationship with Jesus. His friend that was close by then boldly stated, “I’m that too”! I smiled and then saw a parent with a kid behind them, which I then replied “awesome” (slowly grew quieter and held back from “preaching”..lol).
Other notes about this year’s event was a “friend” from another local church remembered me giving these Bible verse treats the past two years. She asked if I can print these for her as she wanted to do something similar this year. I have yet to ask her how it went, but I will try to update this when I do talk to her. Also, in our community (Morris, Minnesota), the local schools (college and high school) did a community fundraiser this same evening. The college (as has in the past) collected cans for the local food shelf, which I did my part in donating when a college student came over.
UMM students to Trick or Can for food shelf
By UMM News Service on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:44pm morrissuntribune.com–“MORRIS — Students from the University of Minnesota, Morris will be going door-to-door in the Morris community collecting donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations can also be left outside if they are clearly marked for Trick or Can.
While the Stevens County Food Shelf is requesting donations of money or personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant), nonperishable food items are also welcome. These include canned goods as well as jello/pudding mixes, crackers, popcorn, coffee, and cocoa. Please make checks payable to Stevens County Food Shelf.
Since 1991, the Stevens County Food Shelf has been a reliable source of help to the Morris community, providing hygiene products and nonperishable food items to low-income households in the area. The Food Shelf serves an average of 100 households, or 300 individuals, each month.
For more information, contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Community Engagement at 320-589-6276.
Unfortunately, no high school student came over, which they were asking for donations to a UNICEF program.
*see Deep Thought: How to show “love” throughout the year? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
I would love to hear any feedback on what do you think about this as I’m looking forward to what I can do “better” next year. Till then, may you keep seeking Him throughout the season(s).
“Celebrate” or NOT!
Why Do We Celebrate Halloween? – YouTube
Matt Chandler Explains Why the New Testament Suggests It’s OK to Celebrate Halloween OCTOBER 26, 2018 relevantmagazine.com
“..But, in this clip, Chandler says that while it’s OK to choose not to celebrate Halloween, one story in the New Testament seems to suggest that’s fine too (as long as you’re aren’t being overly scary, demonic or sensual).
He points to 1 Corinthians 8, where Paul discusses whether it’s OK to eat meat that was sacrificed to idols. Ultimately, he says there’s nothing wrong with it, though he adds, “Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”..”
Halloween History: The History of the Jack O Lantern
Jack-o’-Lantern: The History of Halloween
Samhain and the Origins of Halloween (As Well As All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day)
So what does a witch do on Halloween? By BILL WARD Star Tribune OCTOBER 31, 2010 — 3:50PM startribune.com
The haunting truth: The beliefs and practices of Wiccans don’t live up (or down) to the legends
‘…The Wiccan Church of Minnesota held its autumn celebration, Samhain (“sow-enn”), on Saturday night. And as with Day of the Dead rites in Mexico or All Souls’ Day practices throughout Europe at this time of year, Samhain is, in the words of local Wiccan John Stitely, “a reverential communion with our ancestors and with our friends and loved ones who are still hanging around.”
Boy, 8, seen putting some of his Halloween candy into empty bowl ABC News Videos ABC News Videos 2 hours 58 minutes ago (11.1.19) yahoo.com
Heidi Klum’s Halloween Costume Was Inspired By Husband Tom Kaulitz’s Band: ‘They Believe in Aliens’ By Hanna Flanagan November 01, 2019 12:01 PM people.com
“..The undisputed Queen of Halloween started getting ready at 10 a.m. in front of a live audience today at an Amazon Prime bookstore in New York City. She also documented the entire process on her Instagram Stories, posting behind-the-scenes previews before revealing the final look around 4 p.m. EST.
blair back Satanic drag queen mock bloody baby sacrifce
Drag queen performs ‘abortion’ on stage with fake blood and guts and a plastic foetus – and Christians are raging PINKNEWS STAFF REPORTER OCTOBER 31, 2019 pinknews.co.uk
“..Some, like New York-based drag queen Blair Back, go as a “zombie cannibal” for Halloween, complete with pools of fake blood, spluttered guts and a plastic foetus.
…beneath the praise, some Facebook users slammed Back’s style and how it can be interpreted by certain potentially more vulnerable groups. “Where is the humour in this?” one user questioned.
“He’s wasn’t trying to mock abortion,” said a user, defending Back.
“He was going with the theme of the show for that evening.
“If you immediately get offended by this, then you’re thinking [too] far into it.””
History of Halloween – Documentary
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Fire Of Learning
In this documentary, we explore the roots of Halloween. The legends, myths, culture behind it, and more.
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Is it Okay for a Christian to Celebrate Halloween?
Time of Grace Ministry
Published on Oct 31, 2016
Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat but is it okay for a Christian to celebrate Halloween?
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
The Master’s Seminary
Published on Oct 30, 2015
Jamie Jackson interviews Dr. Nathan Busenitz concerning how Christians should think about Halloween.
*see Deep Thought: Does “curiosity” really “kill the cat”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
Why Christians Should Not Participate in Halloween – YouTube
The Truth about Halloween – Pastor Fred Price Jr.
Ever Increasing Faith Ministries
Published on Oct 31, 2013
Get this message today!
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
When looking at the world today, it’s very obvious to understand why the Father commanded us not to be of this world. When we look at many of the practices, holidays, and rituals that we participate in, the reasons we should not be of this world become so clear. The celebration of Halloween is something that truly emphasizes this point. There has always been an agenda to blur the lines between good and evil. Also an agenda to initiate the world into the occult and to accept the things of Lucifer. After you understand more about Halloween you will clearly see that this agenda is truly in the end stages. Don’t celebrate this wicked day!
20 Reasons Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate Halloween
Halloween, Christmas, Easter, all Pagan Holidays Exposed … – YouTube
*see Now You Know: Various Christmas Symbolism goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
*see Movie: The Passion of the Christ Scenes Reflections goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
on “true” Easter
*see Hypocrites?: Religion-Christianity goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
Stories of Former “Pagans” , “Stanists” , “Witches”, etc…
Club Interactive: What’s the Deal with Christians and Halloween – Oct. 31, 2014
CBN – The Christian Broadcasting Network
Published on Oct 31, 2014
What’s the deal with Halloween? Should Christians celebrate the holiday?
Former Witch Speaks About Halloween
The Other Side of Darkness
Published on Oct 29, 2014
A former witch and now born again Christian gives insight into her experience with Halloween.
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Christians And Halloween: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7MUO…
Is Halloween Evil? A Biblical Look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR3oK…
Is Christmas Pagan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voTiz…
Easter and Paganism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Pi3…
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About Me: Hi my name is Beth 🙂 I am an ex witch and new ager, who came out of satanic ritual abuse in the Mormon church. I am saved by the love and grace of Jesus Christ, and I blog and vlog about my past experiences, what I have learned and where God is leading me. I am also a stay at home mom of 4 boys, and married to a wonderful man.
I WAS ABUSED IN A SATANIC HALLOWEEN RITUAL
POSTED BY – THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS ON – OCTOBER 21, 2019 23 COMMENTS theothersideofdarkness.com
“..I remember last year speaking to a woman who was a satanic ritual abuse survivor and being so worried for her as she told me how difficult October is for her every year. I couldn’t quite understand why, but I knew that the increase of witchcraft activity must have a part to play in it. I learned more about the Satanic aspect of Halloween and the sacrificial murders that happen on this night. Yet it still seemed so far away from my own reality.
Ex-Devil Worshipper Says: I’m Shocked Christians Celebrate Halloween 22 October, 2018 – 18:56 ancient origins ancient-origins.net
“…Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, said: “I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween.”
We are quick on our feet to rush and honor the devil in so many ways. We see no harm in Halloween, because we think it is fun. We paint our faces, we wear our innocent costumes, we dress up our doorways—even churches dress up their entryways for Halloween with pumpkins. These actions are like giving the devil license, saying, “Here’s my church. You can have it.”
We think because we are not performing any demonic rituals or human sacrifices that we are on safe ground, but did you know that as soon as you dress up, whether you color yourself or put on a costume, the enemy owns you? Because by doing so, you have turned over your legal rights, and you have dedicated yourself and your kids to celebrating the devil’s holiday . You have just made a pact with the enemy, and you are already sacrificing your children spiritually by dressing them up and changing their identity. ..
Some churches remove the word “Halloween” and call it “harvest” instead, with members dressing up in costumes, giving out candy and bobbing for apples. It saddens my heart. Turning away from this “holiday” is not missing out on anything, so let us get that off our minds. …”
Halloween and Christianity Posted by – The Other Side of Darkness On – October 7, 2019 46 Comments theothersideofdarkness.com
“..Of course celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to be about ghouls and scary things. You can decorate for fall and dress in innocent costumes such as princesses and super heroes. It makes for good wholesome fun. So just take out the evil and you have changed a night of evil into something perfectly good. Right? Wrong. I am so sorry to say that you cannot take Halloween and make it good, wholesome, or innocent, no matter what changes you try to make of it. Halloween from it’s very origins is evil, and it still is today.
During my first year as a Christian I was quickly convicted to stop celebrating Halloween. It was very easy for me to give it up, knowing what the true meaning of the day is. I did not actually know that it was also an important day to Satanists as well, because as a witch you sincerely don’t associate yourself with evil. It didn’t take much research to see that Satanists use Halloween as one of their special days to sacrifice human lives. And I naturally assumed that other Christians would not celebrate Halloween either. I mean, it is obviously evil. Just take a stroll through your neighborhood on a cool October night to see how many houses are decorated with skulls, bats, witches, etc. and you will see how the rest of the world views Halloween. So you can understand how I was utterly shocked to find out that just about every single Christian I knew actually celebrated Halloween…
I spent that Halloween and the next sharing my story with other Christians as much as I could. I tried to plead with Christians to get them to understand that Halloween does not glorify Jesus and celebrating it actually invites the demonic into your life. It is pretty difficult to convince someone that a day to party and have fun could possibly be bad – unless of course you were once a witch. Then it makes perfect sense for someone like me to not celebrate it. It absolutely breaks my heart. Yet we live in a fallen world, where temptation runs rampant, and the church has catered to the masses by giving us the message of what we want to hear…
I have heard every argument for Christians celebrating Halloween. I have thought and prayed about them all. I continuously come to the same conclusion every single time. Halloween is evil, and it is not for Christians. It is a season of fear and death and cannot be redeemed. Can God be glorified by it? Absolutely yes. By every Christian who stands up and decides not to participate in it. By shining a light into this dark and evil time with the love of Christ. Does that mean I advocate hiding away or turning against anyone who celebrates it? Absolutely not. Every single person in this world deserves to know Jesus Christ. He loves every one of us, no matter what. And we have so many thousands of ways to go out and spread the Good News to the world. It does not have to be done by fall festivals and Christians tracts…
Ex Satanist John Ramirez Reveals Secrets of the Underworld
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues-Accuser, Satan, Hell, etc… issues.goodnewseverybody.com/accuser.html
People ask, so what do we then “celebrate” if we can’t celebrate Halloween? One suggestion is celebrating “God’s” blessings daily (e.g. Biblical feasts – Now You Know: Interesting Jewish “Stuff” goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
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