Is there a Pentecostal who can answer this question?

Posted by Mark Gonzales in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Is there a Pentecostal who can answer this question?

I’m looking for a clear answer from any man of God . I’m not looking to point fingers but this just confuses me. Halloween is it holy or unholy? . A church I use to go to,is against all participation and the pastor there gives a good explanation why… But a couple years later I move to a new church and they have a thing called harvest something were they dress up and Give candy from their trunks at their church lot, brothers dressing up but not going from door to door , they just do it in the church lot. anyone?? is it holy or unholy or in between, Double mind.

John Kissinger [12/29/2015 7:20 PM]

HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE in your CHURCH is from the DEVIL

Jim Kingsnorth [12/29/2015 7:27 PM]
Neither

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 7:46 PM]
can you explain. I just seen this type of participation in many pentecostal churches. It botters me. All I hear is that its fun and that they are just doing it to have a safe place

Stan Wayne [12/29/2015 7:50 PM]
Legalism – All Hallows’ Eve was a Christian answer to the pagan culture – we are free – be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage to taste not touch not –

“For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.”
1 Corinthians 8:5-6 ASV

Ricky Grimsley [12/29/2015 7:53 PM]
Its the same as easter or christmas. It has evil origins. If your ok with those Halloween can be used for good too (if your conscience lets you.

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 7:53 PM]
I aint forcing no one to follow laws. If they continued doing what they want, thats them. I just want a peace of mind, what way to follow. Either do it or not. If they are correct, well, ill count myself in to all their celebration . if not , well i wont

Chris Cannon [12/29/2015 7:54 PM]
Halloween is unholy because of what it now stands for. Wiccan religions use it as their holiday to worship their Gods A lot of devil worship goes on during Halloween

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 7:59 PM]
Thats what i alway thought Chris, its just going around many pentecostal churches, and I really see truth to these churches but then I stumble across this. I just never get a clear answer from them through scriptures. Scripture is almost all against it. Light and darkness etc

Maybe we should put Halloween as part of our preaching, teaching , Cristmas the birth of Christ is, Praise the Lord for his Son, Thanks Giving, Thank full for all hes done 🙂

Stan Wayne [12/29/2015 8:17 PM]
Laws laws a lot of neighbors smile at each other on All Hallow’s Eve and a lot of legalistic Christians are anti social

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 8:18 PM]
Love better than Laws. Lets all do what we want then Lets all play hard rock in the service

Stan Wayne [12/29/2015 8:20 PM]
Why do you ask questions for which you have predetermined answers – better get rid of Christmas trees for you before the atheists do later

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 8:21 PM]
its what i think, but i need a clear answer. Since its the body and im part of it
better to be one in the body, But if that part is wrong i rather be not part of it
Its what im going to do with it. Not that Im going to be imposing my ways and rules on them
I aint the head, so I cant tell the body were to go.
I guess no one can really give me a clear answer, Im still against it, as the word says about these types of celebrations. No pentecostal can give me a clear why yes or why not. Its still worldly, no separation, Evil, I see no light to it, theres many other ways to win souls than doing it that way. A little leaven , leavens the whole lump, ways of the world, not holy. Our temple dressed unholy, I think. A lamb dressed as wolfs. Well thats me they say. Worry about my own salvation they say, its true. Thats why Im asking. But i get a legalistic tag.

Ben Wilson [12/29/2015 8:51 PM]
I think that observing any date — be it Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. . . should depend on whether you feel that He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. If you feel that he that is in the world is stronger than He that is in you, than by all means you should hunker down and make sure you don’t do anything at all to offend he that is in the world during his “holy days”.

However, if you feel that He that is in you is so powerful that the mere mention of His Name causes demons to tremble, and if you feel that He that is in you is capable of redeeming everything spoiled by he that is in the world. . . .you shouldn’t be concerned about making an open show of powers and principalities on those days.

Stan Wayne [12/29/2015 8:54 PM]
I lost a post a minute ago but we see it as an opportunity to be friendly – we know the crazy kids will always prefer gruesome things but we train our kids to have fun and to dress in an uplifting and clever way – we appreciate what the early missionaries to Europe did in starting All Hallows’ on top of a pagan culture to transform it

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 8:56 PM]
Thanks for that direction, and answers. im taking notes

Stan Wayne [12/29/2015 8:59 PM]
Of course we avoid gruesomeness which the crazies love but the vast majority of kids out their are just wide eyed and excited about the community celebrating the kids – one house in our village was lit up as Noah’s ark – I don’t even know if they were Christians but it was good

Mark Gonzales [12/29/2015 9:07 PM]
so as long we are being friendly and the kids having fun, it doesnt mater what we celebrate, or is this part of what God says about Love . Sorry I always go scripture. 🙂 thats the reason we have scripture, it gives us light in this falling world. Light to our feet. Give me some good scripture im sure there is,so I can agree with ya

12 Comments

  • Reply June 1, 2016

    Peter Ciple

    Halloween is evil. It is not holy. It is unholy.

  • Reply June 1, 2016

    Jim Price

    Many things have had an unholy beginning but the church has, in some cases sanctified them and used them in a positive way. In our area many churches have tail gait parties on 10/31 and it’s worked out well. Twelve years ago a pastor friend of mine had a large church and he bucked the system, refusing to have any activity on halloween. It led to his dismissal. He ended up going to a church half the size. I always thought that a little compromise would have been the better choice.

    • Reply June 2, 2016

      Mary Ellen Nissley

      If it would have meant he had to compromise his conscience, then it would not have been the right choice for him. Perhaps this wasn’t the church God wanted him to pastor for the long term. It may be God used this on both sides.

  • Reply June 1, 2016

    Terry Wiles

    I don’t want to be known by what I’m against but what I’m for. The day has enormous evangelism and bridge opportunities for reaching families. And I am all for souls.

  • Reply June 2, 2016

    John Weeks

    I’m with Terry, my wife taught school for over 30 years. Halloween was a problem as with other holidays. Classrooms are different and changing all the time. But, so are churches. Today churches are more liberal and pastor’s are often caught in the middle.

  • Reply June 2, 2016

    John Costanzo

    Unholy

  • Reply June 2, 2016

    Louise Cummings

    Halloween is an unholy practice.

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Charles Page

    About the same as Xmas

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Gilberto Rosado

    The question is answered by first determining if the church (2 or 3) agree on anything:

    MATTHEW 18:19 “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in Heaven.

    Does the church have the authority to declare?

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    No excuse for pentecostals celebratung a day dedicated to evil.

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    You mean like Super Bowl or something else? 🙂

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Tim Law

    Wisdom: find a place Satan brings people together and go evangelize.

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