I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I would like to share a revealing statistic with you about an American holiday, which is called Halloween. I have heard that 68% of Americans celebrate Halloween. This holiday’s origin is ungodly and it celebrates all things demonic. It packages these celebrations in ways that appeal to little children and portrays Halloween as harmless fun. It makes you wonder how many of those who celebrate the holiday understand what it is they “hallow” or call holy? On the surface, the fun seems harmless enough, until you face the question I just asked. What is to be understood as hallowed and honored as holy? Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 (NKJV) says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Matthew 6:9 (NKJV) says, “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”
Satan is expert on laying the snare for us by disguising this holiday and so many other things to look like harmless fun. Like every deception, Halloween is a devilish trap. It is designed to present a lie that invites participation in something that offends God and leads people deeper into a pit from which escape becomes progressively more difficult. I’m Dr. Bob, and this is something to which you should give considerable thought. You can listen to additional Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministrycom.