Halloween indeed is a celebration of darkness. Christians are called to be the light. Luther attacked the papacy's claims with the Reformation. October 31 was an important day because people were buying indulgences in hopes of buying forgiveness. Luther didn't cower and hide. Instead, he decided to challenge the evils of the papacy by nailing the 95 Theses on the Wittenburg Door. Today, there's an approach that Christians can use. Trick or treaters will go door to door asking for candy whether or not the person has spooky decorations. Christians aren't called to hide from the darkness but to rather confront it (Ephesians 4:11).
Luther drove Satan nuts with starting the Reformation on October 31, 1517. Christians can do it by actually giving the Gospel tracts with some nice candy to these people who are asking for candy. Giving presentable candy bags with the Gospel tracts can be one way to reach out the lost. For all you know that Gospel tract may also reach a family of Wiccans or Satanists. Just imagine the look on Satan's face if witches renounce their wickedness and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior on Halloween. That would make him and his demons scream in terror all the more.
Here's what Ray Comfort said about soulwinning this Halloween:
Turn the tables this Halloween
When our family came to the United States back in 1989, Halloween was a big part of the American culture shock. It horrified us to go to supermarkets and see such a personification of evil. We would turn the lights off on the night of Halloween, and go to bed early. If the doorbell rang, we would ignore it, and pray that the kids dressed as demons would go away.
However, one year we decided that we would let our light shine in the darkness. We purchased some candy and placed them and some tracts in plastic bags. That night, over one hundred people came to our door and took Gospel tracts—over one hundred people! The experience was so much easier than going door to door. There was no feeling awkward as I stood on someone else’s property. Neither was there the fear of having a door slammed in my face—because the world came to my door, and I closed it when I wanted to.
Turn the tables on the enemy this Halloween. Make the most evil night of the year into the most evangelistic. Think about it. Isn't the hardest thing about giving people tracts having to approach them? On October 31st, the world will come onto your property, to your door, and they will gladly take tracts from your hands. So put a welcome sign on your lawn. Put the porch light on, and make sure you take advantage of this God-given chance to reach the lost.
We have a variety of great Halloween tract options to help you:
- A Friendly Reminder: A Christian's Enemy is His or Her Mission Field!
- Arthur W. Pink on Bare Justice
- Christians Can Be So Full of Yesterday's Junk
- Continuing the Reformation Daily Also Means to Keep Preaching Against Those Sin-Loving False Converts!
- Continuing the Reformation Daily Also Means Upholding Sola Scriptura!
- Crucifixion and Stoning Didn't Stop the Early Christians From Loving Their Enemies
- Dear Christian, Are You Making Too Much of a Fuzz Over Somebody's Act of Offending You?
- Does Forgiveness Mean Condoning Wrong Actions and Having Fellowship with Sinful Men?
- Explaining What Jesus Emphasized in Eye for Eye and Tooth for Tooth
- Loving Christ Enough to Loving People Enough Enough to Tell Them the Truth That They Are Lost!
- Part of Continuing the Reformation is Maintaining Peacefulness While Preaching the Truth!
- Part of Continuing the Reformation is Sorrow For the Lost!
- Reflecting on Charles Spurgeon on Preaching the Wrath of God the Wrong Way!
- Sin's Wages Aren't Always Paid Immediately
- The Call Not to Render Evil for Evil But to Overcome Evil with Good
- The Solution Against Witchcraft This Halloween is Soulwinning, NOT Witch Hunting!
- Why Does God Forbid Humans to Enact Vengeance for Offenses Done Against Them?