Halloween can be difficult for Christians to navigate as they seek to honor God in the midst of a season where princess costumes and superhero capes are sold alongside demon horns and witches’ cauldrons.
While the Bible does not explicitly mention Halloween, God’s Word is clear about the dangers of toying with the occult.
Multiple books in the Old Testament strongly denounce any attempt to tap into the supernatural world via mediums, sorcerers, magicians or fortune tellers. (See Deuteronomy 18:9-14, Leviticus 20:6 and 2 Chronicles 33:6.)
In the New Testament, the book of Acts records several instances where people who had been practicing magic renounced their former ways when they gave their lives to Jesus. (See Acts 19:19 and the story of Simon the Magician in Acts 8.)
The following links, including time-tested wisdom from Billy Graham, may be helpful for Christians as they study the Scriptures and pray about how to approach Halloween.