These other bloggers and writers complained that I was ruining Halloween or that I was telling people to use scare tactics (actually, many Halloween costumes can be quite scary) on the kids coming to their door. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. I encouraged people to consider handing out gospel booklets (such as our “A Biblical and Historical Look at Halloween”) along with candy or some other kind of treat. These booklets aren’t scary—they simply teach the interesting history of Halloween and share the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection on our behalf. I find it ironic that people were accusing me of trying to scare kids when Halloween is all about scary and spooky things!
So, despite the backlash, I want to encourage believers again this year to use this day as an opportunity to share the gospel with kids and their families. You can get everything you need to share the gospel this Halloween from our online store in our “Halloween Learn & Share Kit.” We've also added some more fun, entertaining and informative tracts to share throughout the year.
And if you would like to learn more about the fascinating history of Halloween—and its connection with the Tower of Babel—I encourage you to watch AiG’s Bodie Hodge’s DVD presentation Halloween, Paganism, and the Bible. This DVD is available from our online store, and it’s also recently been added to our Answers in Genesis channel on PureFlix.com.
PureFlix.com is a Christian-based video streaming site (think Netflix or Hulu, but with family-friendly content!), and in our new agreement with them, all of our video content will eventually be available to PureFlix.com subscribers at no additional cost. The number of videos is quickly increasing, and I encourage all of our supporters to consider subscribing to PureFlix.com to enjoy the large (and growing!) amount of Answers in Genesis content that is now available.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.