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  1. Gary Gunn October 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Another perspective!

    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7e2253_68c0f9ecf0ec495a909a7ffc15a7dbc8.pdf

    Appreciate you Kyle,

    Gary Gunn

    • Kyle Borg October 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks, Gary! Some good questions, no doubt. Glad to hear you’ve sustained your exams!

    • Matt Vaughan November 5, 2017 at 8:17 am #

      Thanks much for this link. Very helpful.

  2. Nathan Eshelman October 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    “It doesn’t appear that there was a single origin or influence for what is now called Halloween, but rather it’s a conglomeration of all kinds of different practices.”

    The history of Halloween does not have a single evil history, but a syncretistic history which includes several false religions and evil histories. Thanks for that clarification. I see now how the church should participate.

    😉

    • Kyle Borg October 29, 2017 at 7:01 am #

      Oh Nathan…Genetic fallacy! 😉

  3. Ruth Falk October 29, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Thank you, Kyle, for an excellent article and for your interaction with your community and culture.

  4. Ruth Merkel November 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    It doesn’t seem to me that the question of whether or not to celebrate Halloween takes a lot of discernment. Halloween is very obviously an occult holiday. Witches, ghosts, skeletons, and gravestones are everywhere. In fact, it has become more overtly occult each decade, since I was a girl in the 60’s. I would say the occult is like pornography. Don’t touch it with a ten foot pole!

    God especially hates the occult, witchcraft, sorcery, etc. We are to hate what God hates. We are not to dabble in it or get anywhere near it. Unbelievers might tell their children that it is just a fun game, but we know better. Demonic activity is real, and it is horrific. The best thing to do on Oct 31 is to hold a prayer meeting.

    What are we teaching our children by celebrating Trunk or Treat? The celebrations of Satan are fun. We can join in the celebration in a “baptized” version of Satan’s holiday. We do not have to deny our children fun. We do not have to stand out as different.

    If your church wants to have a fall festival outreach to the community, do it in Sept. or Nov., so you can also be a witness in being separate from the occult.

    “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.” Eph 5:11
    “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.” 2 Cor 6:17
    “I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” John 17:15-16

    • Kyle Borg November 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

      Well, the point of the article is that it isn’t “very obviously an occult holiday.” Thanks for the comment though!

  5. Faith November 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    Halloween – Harmless Fun or Dangerous Deception?
    http://www.loughbrickland.org/cms/index.php/articles/15-current-issues/27-halloween-harmless-fun-or-dangerous-deception

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