Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not celebrate... Halloween?
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate the one event that Jesus commanded his followers. The memorial of his death (1Cor.11:23- 26). We also celebrate other events which are referred to favorably in the Scriptures such as marriage and anniversaries.
Most other holidays are corruptions of Christianity and were adopted from terribly pagan customs and celebrations. Witnesses take their worship very seriously and insist upon keeping their worship of God undefiled (Js.1:27). We do not want to offend God by imitating these celebrations which incorporate so much falsehood and are associated with the most horrible beliefs from the past.
Christians should pay close attention to the date of the flood and the modern celebration of Halloween.
The writer J. Garner points out that Halloween celebrations can be traced back to the ancient destruction of all of Satan's human followers, as well as the hybrid sons of fallen angels:
"Perhaps in no other `Christianized' celebration does Satan so blatantly honor himself and memorialize his war dead. Cultures the world over have festivals for the dead, `held by all on or about the very day on which, according to the Mosaic account, the Deluge took place, viz., the 17th day of the second month—the month corresponding with our Nov."—The Worship of the Dead
There is no holiday as disgusting as Halloween. Everything associated with it, violence, extortion, and living-death is demonic. The very date is a memorial of Satan and the Demons' "children" who were killed at the flood. Should we honor those killed by god for their violent, immoral ways?
"Witches find that coven feeling on Halloween. All the ghosts, skeletons and zombies out trick-or-treating are celebrating pre-Christian traditions [of witchcraft]. Basically, people are keeping alive and celebrating in our way. Victory through assimilation!"—News article quoting a witch
A USA Today article quoted witch Bryan Jordan as saying, "[Christians] don't realize it, but they're celebrating our holiday with us... We like it."
True Christian parents would not want our children imitating these sinister rituals, reenacting and memorializing Satan's dead loved ones. Nor would we even mark the date by trying to make it a “Holy Day” as the current Pope endorses.
Rather than accept some human's specious reasoning, Witnesses feel it id more important to get *GOD'S* thinking. We can use the common reasoning to justify holidays. But as Christians we need to examine what the principles in the Inspired Word of God say on the matter. "Our worship should be "clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God." Js.1:27
Some argue that such practices become acceptable when brought into the church. Or they feel that the joy of such festivals and the happiness they bring are sufficient justification for their observance. But Jehovah God and Christ observed firsthand the pagan religious practices from which these originated.
When the Israelites adopted a religious practice and renamed it "a festival to Jehovah" did it become acceptable to God? On the contrary! Their actions greatly angered God, and he severely punished them (Ex.32:1-35).
Even though the Israelites used this festival to worship the True God, God still viewed this as idolatry, and that is also true of customs today that are clearly derived from false religious practices (Lev.18:3; De.12:30, 31; Jer.10:2; 1Cor.10:6- 11). True Christians will listen to God's thinking and avoid any association with idolatrous, pagan, non-Christian practices in their pure worship of God.
We are told: "Therefore get out from among them, and separate yourselves, says Jehovah, and quit touching the unclean thing; and I will take you in."-2 Cor. 6:14-18, Isa.52:11; Gal.5:9
Most holidays promote idolatry. Bunny rabbits, Santa, stars, solar worship, eggs, birthdays of Gods, tree worship–all are idols that were and are still used by non-Christian worshipers. Many of these are still used by Satan worshipers today!! (1Jn.5:21; 1Cor.11:14).
Satan is the "Father of the lie" (Jn.8:44). He wants humans to be corrupted by lies. How much better could he do than by getting them to mix lies into their worship of the True God! Using Pagan holidays and false gods in worship is siding with Satan.
- 6 years ago
Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not celebrate Halloween?
- SuzyLv 76 years ago
Satan's night. Really, why would anyone want to celebrate a day that is so against Jehovah God?
- Scarborough FairLv 76 years ago
Jehovah Witnesses don't celebrate anything. That includes birthdays. Pagans celebrated brithdays.
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- ?Lv 76 years ago
If you collect a pile of gooey garbage, add something to congeal it, fit the mess in a pan for shape and then remove the pan, cover it with cake icing to hide what is inside and place it on the dining table for guests, what have you done? Serving beautiful garbage.
Is not what Halloween really is? Does God like extolling of demons? (People walking around in costumes depicting spooks or whatever) Does God like extortion? (trick or treat)
Truly Satan is the great con artist causing people to follow him doing things God does not like. And making these same people think they are doing nothing wrong. Do not most people think they are just having fun?
Gratefully, we can see through the crafty acts of the devil.
- Anonymous6 years ago
They do not celebrate Halloween as it has it's origins in paganism, and to celebrate it would not be in keeping with Christian principles.Source(s): Reasoning From the Scriptures, pg. 176.
- Uncle ThesisLv 76 years ago
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?
It's about death, ghosts, the supernatural, dirty tricks, demons, etc.
This is to celebrate?
- 6 years ago
Celebrations like Halloween are in conflict with Bible teachings. The Bible warns: “There must never be anyone among you who . . . practices divination, who is soothsayer, augur or sorcerer, who uses charms, consults ghosts or spirits, or calls up the dead.”—Deuteronomy 18:10. You cannot be partaking of ‘the table of and the table of demons.”(1 Corinthians 10:21, 22) All who truly love Jehovah will stay away from books, movies, and computer games that are rooted in the occult or that promote occult practices and beliefs.*Source(s): Bible
- cosmoLv 76 years ago
They think it's evil.
- 5 years ago
Because Halloween is considered to be a Satanic occasion.