Thursday, October 28, 2010

5 1/2 Christian Costumes - It's a Halloween Miracle!

Well for a lot of Christians Halloween is taboo. There are some that will allow it if the costumes are not related to witchcraft or the demonic - skeletons, mummies, Freddie Krueger or A-Rod. I suppose for others it's free-for-all, and anything goes.

There are lots of reasons for not having Halloween:

- It doesn't center are around a biblical event like Christmas or Easter, though all three are formed around pagan celebrations.

- The word pumpkin isn't even in the Bible - tolerance isn't either, but that's another blog.

- The few times dead things got up and walked around, it wasn't dark out. (Matthew 27:52, John 11:44) etc.

- Some Satanists actually do human sacrifices on Halloween.

- It's a Wiccan festival.

- The trick-or-treat ritual was practiced by the Druids and their followers in medieval times.

- Candy is bad for your teeth.

But in case that doesn't scare you off, here are 5 1/2 costume ideas for your Halloween celebration or Harvest Party (Code for Christianized Halloween).

-1 The Scowling Pastor: Lifelike facial features, authentic hair, glasses and a free pose and phrase book. NOT Flame Retardant! Non-denominational only. $45.00

-2 The Pot Luck Green Bean: A great costume for a cold holiday meal. Cheese and Potato Stix topping optional. Casserole dish wagon extra.FREE if you order now, your name and phone number written in Sharpie marker. $85.00

-3 The White Horse of Revelation: Put on your prophetic suspenders, and grab your mind of Christ cowboy hat and giddy up into the End Times. Non-permanent tattoos included. Pre- and Post-Tribulation versions available. $69.00

-4 Jonah: The whale version (big fish - KJV). Jump into the sea and begin your Trick or Treat adventure in the depths of disobedient darkness. Complete with 24 Jonah Repent or Die (Turn or Burn) Bible Tracts, artificial aerosol Whale Vomit scent and Velcro seaweed for your Trick or Treat debut. $100.00

-5 The Fall: Be the first one on your block to be thrown out of the garden. This year you can be the couple that turns heads with the trendy patented near-naked look, forbidden fruit flask and talking Serpent. $145.00 (over-sized fig leaves at market prices)

-5 1/2 Buddy Pop - Jesus: Complete with neon halo, tunic, scarlet sash, leather sandals and you are ready to preach the Good News! $666.000

How about you - how do you feel about Halloween?


2SenseWorth said...

LOL-You out-did yourself! Funny...
Well how I feel about Halloween-I don't get all super religious (or widgy-do you call it? :-) about it. Nothing wrong with a fun, clean costume party, but I despise the great evils that have taken place around the "so-called" holiday for centuries, from the Druids to the Wiccans of today. The basis of it glorifies the things of darkness and mischief, so I choose not to celebrate it, though I do have to have at least one bag of that delectable candy corn every year, haha! But hey, that fits right into the popular Christian version - "Happy Harvest" fall celebrations. And why not?
My heart breaks on Halloween for all the meaningless sacrifical slaughter and Satanic cermonies that are taking place in the shadows of darkness. I pray for God's protection and mercy over all forms of innocent victims, and those not so innocent who find out that the loyalty of Satan is null and void as their own even turn on them.
Think I'll aspire to be a devil head stomper for Halloween.

photogr said...

Although it has it's roots in midevil times,it seems the retailers have a field day ringing up sales in candy and costumes.

eaglegirl said...

What do I think about Halloween ? Actually, I don't think about it much at all ! lol
Since moving to Ohio and living in an apartment we don't even have trick or treaters coming around. So we have no excuse to by candy, drats.
When the kids were little even though I wasn't crazy about it they dressed up for school parties, nothing scary or demonic looking.
We did do the "Harvest Party' thing at church a couple times.
It is nasty though that the demonic is such a big part of Halloween. And so many groups set up those haunted houses. You'd never get me in one of those.
And just about every show on t.v. around this time emphasizes it too.
Dressing up in cute costumes and having parties is harmless. But not all agree with that.
By the way David, what are You going to be ? A rock star or a country star ? Or a country/rock star. lol

Charlie's Church of Christ said...

Halloween doesn't bother me much, especially when most people simply use it as an excuse to dress in funny costumes and eat candy. I can understand why it intimidates certain Christians, but most Christians aren't appealing to the spooky side of the holiday.

Charlie Chang said...

I think it's fun. And I know my kids will enjoy it.

I remember going as a kid and I wasn't worshipping the devil. It was a time to hang out with friends and my neighbors.

I get tired of religious people saying how it's a plan of satan to destroy our faith. We do that enough on our own.

Tony C said...

Christian way overthink things (not directed at you bud)...

Christmas, Easter, Halloween or Groundhogs doesn't matter. You can insert God or leave him out of anything. Called free will.

We have fun at Halloween at our house keeping things in perspective and within the core values of our home. My toddler nor my teenager know, nor need to know, the roots of Halloween. As a matter of fact, I told the toddler Charlie Brown started it just for fun!

2SenseWorth said...

P.S. - A half cent more.. :-)
I also have some fond memories of Halloween-at church, and earlier years trick-or-treating with my brother. I don't have children, but if I did, I would make sure they were part of a family or church party or get together, all in innocent family fun. They would not be denied or made to feel like outcasts trapped in some cold religious legalistic cult LOL.
I live in the country, so I don't get any trick or treaters, but when my family's kids were young and came, of course I was sure to have candy for them and make a fuss. My house is decked out in fall deco.. It's just my personal conviction about Halloween, and I don't mean to impose it on anyone else.
Was thinking... when I mentioned formerly about the Satanists and how they turn on their own.. the null and void loyalty of Satan..
Sadly, the church can be too much that way as well...
Have a happy and safe day, folks!

Anonymous said...


How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He is now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. Since Jesus must personally participate in the rapture, and since He can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends, the rapture therefore cannot take place before the end of the trib! Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who would be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the posttrib end of “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which is Israel's posttrib resurrection!) If anyone wonders how long pretrib rapturism has been taught, he or she can Google “Pretrib Rapture Diehards.” Many are unaware that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 it was stretched forward and turned into a separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which the mass of evangelical scholars rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” ["gathering"] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!). Other Google articles throwing light on long-covered-up facts about the 180-year-old pretrib rapture view include “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “X-Raying Margaret,” "Edward Irving is Unnerving," “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and “Deceiving and Being Deceived” – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” which is available at Armageddon Books online. Just my two cents’ worth.

(above seen on net by me, Robbie)

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