In light of his new film "Saving Christmas," Kirk Cameron is also speaking out on Halloween celebrations, urging Christians to participate in the holiday this year.
"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" hits select theaters on Nov. 14, reminding Christians of the Biblical relevance of Christmas time. With explanations for the Christmas tree, Santa Claus and presents, the film helps put "the Christ back in Christmas." Furthermore, "Saving Christmas" attempts to debunk theories that Christmas is still rooted in pagan traditions. In a recent interview, Cameron addressed the same theories as they are applied to Halloween, clarifying why Christians "should have the biggest Halloween party on your block."
"The real origins have a lot to do with All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve," the actor told The Christian Post. "If you go back to old church calendars, especially Catholic calendars, they recognize the holiday All Saints Day, with All Hallows Eve the day before, when they would remember the dead. That's all tied in to Halloween."
Moreover, the "Unstoppable" star went on to cite what he believes to be the meaning behind dressing up in frightening costumes on Halloween, clarifying the meaning of Oct. 31.
"When you go out on Halloween and see all people dressed in costumes and see someone in a great big bobble head Obama costume with great big ears and an Obama face, are they honoring him or poking fun?" Cameron asked.
"They are poking fun at him," the actor said, answering his own question before comparing the concept of costumes to early Christianity.
"Early on, Christians would dress up in costumes as the devil, ghosts, goblins and witches precisely to make the point that those things were defeated and overthrown by the resurrected Jesus Christ," Cameron continued. "The costumes poke fun at the fact that the devil and other evils were publicly humiliated by Christ at His resurrection. That's what the Scriptures say, that He publicly humiliated the devil when He triumphed over power and principality and put them under his feet. Over time you get some pagans who want to go this is our day, high holy day of Satanic church, that this is all about death, but Christians have always known since the first century that death was defeated, that the grave was overwhelmed, that ghosts, goblins, devils are foolish has-beens who used to be in power but not anymore. That's the perspective Christians should have."
Lastly, the "Fireproof" star urged Christians to use Halloween as an opportunity to inform others about God with the biggest celebration around.
"You should have the biggest party on your block, and you should have the reason for everyone to come to your house and before anyone else's house because yours is the most fun," he told CP. "Halloween gives you a great opportunity to show how Christians celebrate the day that death was defeated, and you can give them Gospel tracts and tell the story of how every ghost, goblin, witch and demon was trounced the day Jesus rose from the grave. Clearly no Christians ought to be glorifying death, because death was defeated, and that was the point of All Hallows Eve."
Halloween arrives on Friday, Oct. 31 this year. For more from Kirk Cameron, stay tuned to The Christian Post, and look for "Saving Christmas" at theaters near you on the official website.
Watch the trailer for the film here.