Do not Be Ignorant About Spiritual Things
Recently someone wanted to know if it is OK for churches to celebrate Halloween Festival?
Some churches choose to celebrate Halloween Festival and others shun such festival. We understood that Halloween Festival is rooted in a yearly Celtic pagan festival known as Samhain. On that day, it was believed that the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits. This western festival is so similar to the Asian Hungry Ghosts Festival. No churches in Asia will celebrate the Hungry Ghosts Festival. And, if that is the case, some churches will surely shun away from this pagan festival.
But then churches who celebrate the Halloween Festival have their reason. They have turned Halloween Festival into the All Hallows’ Day or All Saints’ Day Eve (31st October). The next day, the All Saints’ Day (1st November) is a day to commemorate in honour of the saints and the martyrs who have fought their faith and finished their race on earth and are now a cloud of witnesses in heaven.
Our celebration is to honour our resurrected Christ who has died, risen and is coming again. He alone has victory over all evil spirits in the world. In all we do, we want to glorify God and give Him praise.
ICF celebrates Christmas on 10th December Sunday at 11 AM, please come and celebrate with us the Birth of the Saviour of the World.
ICF is a licensed Interdenominational English Speaking International Church. We welcome all foreign Christians and friends.