Reformation or Halloween?

In the year 1517, on October 31st, Martin Luther published his 95 theses against the Roman Catholic Church. This is has been proclaimed as a day of reformation because light shone in the dark Middle Ages. Martin Luther discovered salvation by faith and grace alone. This was a wonderful breakthrough in the history of Christianity and is still celebrated in many Christian circles.

However today, October 31st is also the Halloween, the eve of All Saints’ Day, a Celtic harvest festival, but nowadays it celebrates ghosts and death. It’s about demons, witches and evil spirits roaming around the earth to celebrate the dark winter months.

Isn’t it amazing that right on the same day when light came into a dark world, darkness still goes around and many Christians celebrate the event with pumpkins and masks and ghost costumes? We should rather read Ephesians 5: 11 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them”.

May God bless you today with the light of the Gospel of His Glory rather than celebrating the devil!

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