Halloween is a very popular holiday. But is it something Christians should take part in?
[Steve Myers] We know Halloween is upon us. It's that time of the year, you can't escape it, it is everywhere, decorations, candy, no matter where you go. For a Christian, this is not something we should be involved in. One way to think of this is just to think of God's perspective when it comes to death. Death is one of those things that is really celebrated at Halloween. You see the skeletons, the ghosts, the goblins, they're everywhere. You know, when you want to look at what God thinks about this, He hates it. He hates it. God hates death and He can't wait until it's gone.
A section of scripture that is one that we can certainly keep in mind is in 1 Corinthians 15. Much of this section of scripture deals with the future and how God is going to put away death. In fact, in verse 54 it says, "Ultimately death will be swallowed up in victory." Goes on. "O death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?" You see, we all face death and God hates death. God is about life and God loves life and can't wait until death is gone. In fact, when we turn to the very back of the book all the way over to the book of Revelation, Revelation 20:14 tells us there's going to come a time that death and the grave will be thrown into the lake of fire. Literally, it's going to be done away with. It will be no more, and God's going to wipe it away.
And so what a great reminder for us, God hates these concepts that death and this dreariness should overtake us. And so one reason, throw out Halloween, don't get into all of that because God's going to throw that whole concept of death and dying away. And ultimately, like it says in 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, "Thanks be to God who gives us the victory." That's what God's looking forward to and we should, too. So get out of Halloween and look forward to the time when ultimately God will do away with death.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.