I’m sorry, I just have to say it: Christians should not be celebrating Halloween, at anytime or anywhere, especially on the job. I have grown weary of persons who say they believe in Jesus Christ but every time there is a time to make a stand for Christ to say no to something that is inherently against Christ, Christians find reasons, sometimes what appears to be legitimate reasons to not offend non-Christians while Jesus is being offended. I have a problem with that overall, and especially on the job.
We all have difficulty in telling people that we can’t support this or that program due to a variety of values or faith. I have not and am not saying it is easy to stand up for your faith in Christ. I am saying that we must choose to not be a part of the culture of the world, world environment or work environment when what we are being asked to do has nothing to do with the work for which we have been hired to do.
For instance, when you were hired at your job, you were not asked what holidays you celebrate or don’t celebrate, were you? No, I hope employers know that is illegal to do so – there is a separation between church and state. An employer cannot tell you how to worship or what holidays to celebrate or not. It is against workplace policy; it is against the tenets of Freedom of Religion held on our U.S. Constitution.
So now Halloween is upon us. What shall we do against these cultural holidays that go against God’s Word’s and His commands to stay away from such activity? We should stay upon our God and avoid participating in this worldly cultural events, even in our workplaces. We are not being paid to celebrate any holiday – most other holidays we have as a part of our “days off” our centrally, “traditional national holidays”. We should rather let those around us know that we are not a part of the world – or any culture that offends our Savior and our life with Him which is more important and takes the preeminence.
I have heard that there are some Christians who celebrate Halloween. They have not read their Bibles and they are not connected to Christ in their knowledge of the day or the significance of staying away from these types of celebrations.
I pray that those of you who are still celebrating this holiday will listen to The Holy Spirit, read your Bible and stop these practice – it is better to obey God than man (the world, the culture, the society).