Trick or Treat
Only one of my children participated in Halloween. He is now in his twenties. My two younger children, were never allowed to dress up and go door to door for candy. The funny part is, I did not allow my younger children participate because it was becoming too dangerous, it was not based on religion. There was a rampant change, candy had to be checked before you allowed your children to eat, and people were doing crazy things in the neighborhoods.
The malls would give out candy as a safe alternative to knocking on doors and I let my oldest participate one time, that was the last time.
I have learned when you know better you do better. Halloween is not a holiday for Christians. I have heard the argument that neither is fornication, adultery, lying, or etc. but "Christians" participate daily. I find that to be funny and most likely true.
But what other "Christians" do, does not have anything to do with what my household will do or not do. A standard has to start somewhere. Nobody is perfect.
Do I judge others because they participate? Of course not, it is a personal choice. And I do not believe that those who choose not to participate should be judged.
I believe there are more important things to consider in the world today, the election is pretty important right now. The senseless killings of black men seems pretty important right now. The rise of gangs, the increase of black on black murders, and the sexual exploitation of children seem more important topics of discussion.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. It is our choice.
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