Halloween seems so innocent and fun. With a little spookiness mixed in that gives us a sense of mystery and risk, feeding our flesh desires and lures us into celebrating one of the most pagan holidays in the west. No one should be celebrating Halloween. Especially true Christian believers. Lets find out why.
Halloween – What Does It Really Mean?
The word Halloween actually is a shortened word for “Allhallow-even” which means “All Holy Evening”. It falls on October 31st and is the eve of All Saints Day which falls on November 1st. Funny how no one is celebrating All Saints Day. Pope Gregory III began this feast and Pope Gregory IV made it universal for all Catholics to observe, on November 1st. The eve of November 1st being the “hallow eve” or “holy evening”. This sounds all wonderful does it not? It sounds like Halloween is a wonderful christian celebration, but that could not be further from the truth.
Halloweens True Origins
The true origin of Halloween is found in the festivals of the Celtics. It was called the festival of Samhain which means end of summer. Samhain even was considered a night of terror. (National Geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626)
Because of the season change, which was celebrated by the Celtic, as being on November 1st, they marked the eve October 31st as the transitional night from light into dark. This is where the pagan roots begin. Druids, priests, seers, witches would perform their rituals of sacrifice to their gods. What type of sacrifices? Animal, food, and human sacrifices (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 17) which God hates.
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcererDeuteronomy 18:10
“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.Exodus 23:13
Halloween Ghosts, Goblins, And Ghouls
During Samhain the Celtic people believed that the wall between dark and light, death and life. The teaching was that the spirits that came up out of the dead realm, that came up out of the veil, were looking to take over or possess someone. This is why the Celts would dress up as evil spirits, demons, witches, and wizards, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls so that they could convince these evil spirits that they were evil as well and had no reason to be possessed by the evil spirits from the dead. The second option to avoid any interaction by these evil spirits was to treat them. So meals were made, which I am sure were delicious, to treat these evil spirits so they would not place tricks on their targets. Trick or Treat.
Don’t you find it amazing that even today we hear these very words trick or treat and don’t understand the true meaning? First born children were sacrificed and druids would perform heinous acts (incest, canibalism, and blood drinking) (Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p.167) & (National Geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626) But we delight in tricking or treating, dressing up our children as little demons, and creating an atmosphere of satanic worship in our homes, churches, and public spaces. Where do all the
We know that child sacrifices were made to Baal, and this is the same Baal that has been worshiped throughout history. It is the same Baal that we can see depicted in satanic Disney movies. This Baal can be traced back to Nimrod, Tower of Babel, and Easter (Ishtar). Oh we have so much to talk about don’t we.
and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger. So they forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.Judges 2:12-13
God hated Baal worship and He hates Halloween. Halloween is a celebration of death like it was so many years ago. When someone asks us if we celebrate Halloween I simply respond that we do not celebrate death. It is amazing seeing the different reactions you get when laying it all on the table. For those believers that find Halloween safe and fun, on what grounds do you stand? Lets hear the argument:
Halloween And The Catholic Church
Catholicisms ambitious goals to convert the entire world required creative thinking. This meant finding a way to take complete control over the Samhain celebrations. They were able to change Samhain into the celebration of All Saints day, which is also not biblical. This festival was a time to pray to dead saints.
Here is the problem. The Catholic church did not completely remove the customs of the Samhain festival, they compromised and offered a Christianized version.
Rather than extinguish old customs, the church leaders provided Christian versions of them: from the Middles Ages on, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day replaced the ancient Celtic celebrations of the dead.(Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt, Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History, Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1990 p. x)
The Catholic church, through Pope Gregory IV blessing the Halloween day, making it a “day of obligation” actually made the Samhain festival relevant to the average Catholic person, and because it was not destroyed completely but rather compromised with, it was able to exponentially expand across nations.
Another important note about the name “Hallow” in itself. The goal of the Catholic church was to name the night the Eve Of All Saints or the Eve Of All Hallows. But we know through scripture that the Lords name is only to be hallowed.
Halloween Symbolism Today
The things people do today while celebrating Halloween may be done through naivety or ignorance, but these things have been passed on for generations. The things you do when celebrating Halloween were done for a reason in the past, and you are re-enacting those satanic deeds.
Witches – they worship the devil, they sold their soul to the devil, their god is baal, lucifer, baphoment. We dress as witches, thinking its cute, while God commanded his people to “kill all witches” in Exodus 22:18.
Apple Bobbing – related to magic rituals (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch, p. 42)
Costumes – when wearing a mask the person is acting as the person he or she is depicting. We know that the Celts would dress up as demons, and evil apparations so they themselves would not be possessed.
*the mask wearer* feels internally transformed and takes on temporarily the qualities of the god or demon represented by the mask. (Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism, p. 218)
Not to mention the completely inappropriate costumes that promote sexual immorality, lustful desires, evil fantasies, and all that scripture teaches us not to partake in.
3 I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.Psalm 101:3
That Was In The Past – Halloween Is Different Now
No it is not.
Some say that Halloween brings out the evil side of human nature in certain individuals. The number of vandalism acts committed each year on Halloween certainly seems to support this. . .Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 23)
Halloween is unquestionably a night of inversion.Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 137
Halloween has always been a night of misrule and the outrageous. In recent years, it has been adopted by the gay community in America. . .Morgan, Sheena. The Real Halloween, p. 42
The Halloween machine turns the world upside down. One’s identity can be discarded with impunity. Men dress as women, and vice versa. Authority can be mocked and circumvented.Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween p. 17
Halloween practices open the door to the occult and can introduce forces into people’s lives that they do not understand and often cannot combat. . .Parker, Russ. Battling the Occult, p. 35
Halloween is an excuse to celebrate and partake in evil. A pagan celebration that never ended. Was exponentially advertised through the Catholic church that did not exterminate it rather compromised with it, and is now being introduce in churches through America.
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God help us all.
Stay away from Halloween, seek the light, Jesus Christ, the Word. Seek the truth, challenge your soul on this celebration, put Halloween up against scripture. The Word will remain standing.
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