Denny answers:If you're going to dress up, pick a costume that honors God.
The Bible does not talk about Halloween because it was not around back when the Bible was written. But the Bible does tell us that God doesn't want us to ever do anything that involves witchcraft, sorcery, demons, Satan, or dead people. So, Christians shouldn't dress up on Halloween as ghosts, witches, goblins, evil monsters, or other scary things.
Many Christian families don't want to celebrate Halloween at all, because it did begin as an evil holiday. Instead, these families like to attend church parties that take the place of Halloween. Some families like to pass out booklets that tell about Jesus, instead of passing out candy. Other families turn off their lights and don't answer the door when kids come for candy.
It's up to you and your parents to decide what's right for you on Halloween. God wants us to always honor Him in everything we do, so we need to be careful that we celebrate holidays only if we are pleasing Him with all of our words, thoughts, and actions.
Go back to:
- "Do not turn to mediums [people who talk to the dead] or seek out spiritualists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God" (Leviticus 19:31).
- "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel" (Philippians 1:27).
- "Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way…Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves" (Romans 14:13, 19, 22).