In a tirade against Halloween, it was assured that, while the autumnal celebration is not referenced directly, the Bible does speak about the works of the devil.
So does that include pastors that can't keep their hands off the teen
girls (and shockingly even the teen boys these days) in the
Since a shockingly high number of these incidents now occur in the ranks
of Independent Baptist Churches now that this profound evil has burned
its way through the Roman Catholicism, to avoid the appearance of evil
and to be separate from these unclean things, does that mean the
Christian ought to avoid independent fundamental Baptist churches for
the sake of their testimonies as well?
In their annual tirades against Halloween, often aging ministers excuse
their past participation in this celebration by insisting that the
confectionary collection ritual did not mean back then what it does
To justify not only their abstention from the holiday but calling into
question the profession of faith of any Christian caught participating
as well, often ghastly atrocities that may or may not have actually
taken place are elaborated as the sources from which these customs are
alleged to have originated.
So unless there has been some kind of chronometric discombobulation
where the time stream has become unhinged, even if these ministers are
on the declining side of fifty in the their onward perambulation towards
the century mark, these pulpiteers are still younger than the evils
that they are referencing.
To get around the question that pops into the mind of the discerning of
why it was acceptable for the Christian youth of fifty or sixty years
ago to Trick Or Treat but a transgression bordering on the unpardonable
for the youth of today to participate in the same form of merriment, the
geezers at Southwest Radio Ministries concocted a novel but logically
Back when they were wee tots, America was a Judeo-Christian nation.
However, going door to door to collect candy (even if the local preacher
doesn't place his hands where he has no business and will land him on
an offender registry) will mentally warp the youth of today in these
philosophically confused times.
It is still never satisfactorily explained how carving a pumpkin or
cavorting about in an amusing but tasteful costume will cause one to
apostatize from the faith later down the road.
It seems ministers and clergy that admit to having done one thing still
not sounding very repentant about it while demanding another of those
under their teaching would be the greater threat of tempting people away
from the faith.
It has been suggested that, instead of handing out candy for Halloween, that the Christian should give out Gospel tracts.
But if Halloween in general and Trick Or Treat in particular are so
inherently evil, applying this kind of logic to another setting, would
placing a gospel tract into an exotic dancer's thong rather than dollar
bills justify attendance at a strip club?
By Frederick Meekins