These quotes from scripture capture the spirit of our favorite spooky holiday.
As you're planning your Halloween festivities, with all of the Halloween costumes for kids and special Halloween treats, you may be wondering why we really celebrate Halloween in the first place. Halloween falls on October 31 because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, considered the earliest known root of Halloween, occurred on this day, and it also has connections to the Christian holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. These holidays came into existence centuries after the Bible was written, and Halloween as we know it today became popular in the 1930s. While the Bible doesn't mention Halloween specifically, it does, of course, have lots to say about the forces of evil.
Halloween, for some, is a time to reckon with the darker side of life—whether that means facing inner demons, braving a frightening future decision, or trying something fun and exciting that scares you a little bit. Ultimately, exploring internal or external darkness is a great way to better appreciate the light and happiness on the other side.
On that note, there’s no place that understands the dark, evil—and even the demonic—better than the Bible. Scripture is full of stories where good and evil are pitted against each other, as well as Bible verses that offer wisdom about facing darkness, deception, and fear in your own life. Here are the best Bible verses to read as Halloween approaches.