Holidays are often social observances. They are not always religious observances. They are not always to be taken seriously and literally. But sometimes are just merely symbolic. Halloween for example… A day to dress up and have fun and spend with friends and family. Where the issue with that is I have no idea. As family and relationships are very important to God. Spending time enjoying a themed day with family and friends is the same as having any type of themed party. Birthday, luau, 4th of July. If it is a crime for a Christian to dress up for Halloween and for children to collect candy, how may I ask does one pledging allegiance to the flag not come up as an issue? How is a person dressing as a mascot not seen as bad or wrong? How are the masks people wear on a day to day basis by not being their individual self not a bad thing?
Life is meant to enjoy, build and grow. I’ve heard a saying that one should never be so spiritually minded that they are no earthly good.
Being a model and actress I’m used to dressing up. This has been a favorite past time of mine since I was a child. Playing dress up. Outfits or costumes or hair or makeup changes to cater to the event or role. I don’t see the difference at all in doing this for a day and collecting candy.
The scripture says “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”. And personally in my house, that is what we do. We honor, worship, and pursue God our creator and attempt to live a holy and righteous life with Jesus as our example of perfection. Although we can never reach perfection. It is not possible. Yet we are given grace. Enjoying life and actually living I think in no way takes anything away from our professed Christianity.
3 John 1:11 says “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” If a person were actually doing evil and wearing a costume then yes, that would be a problem.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 says to “Reject any kind of evil.” I would personally say the demonization of something enjoyed with purity is the real evil.
Matthew 18:3 states that “…Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Children are innocent. Children are pure. Children play and have fun. Children trust. Children believe in good and only good. God is loving. God is trustworthy. Gods word is truth. God is the highest authority.
So to believe in bad and demonize play and make believe. Hmmm… you tell me what you think about that?
My idea of Christianity is not that of Dogma. But that of RELATIONSHIP. Each person is a temple and dwelling of the Holy Spirit. Each person has a connection to their Father, God. Each person has the right to live a righteous life without being so caught up in others ideas. Gods premise, as i understand, is to obey him. Not others.
So LIVE and think for yourself with the guidance you receive from God. And… Go be GREAT!