Halloween, also known as “All Hallow’s Eve”, was a celebration dedicated to remembering the dead. Halloween is the highest satanic holy day there is; also known as the devil’s birthday. This day marked the Celtics new year. The Celtics (Celts) were a group of people that lived 300 years before Christ. The Celtics had priests called druids. On October 31, the druids went from house to house demanding certain foods, and all those who refused were cursed. The people were tormented by means of magic. As they went, the druids carried large turnips which they had hollowed out and on which they had carved demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally led or guided that priest.
Those who practiced fortune telling and divination found that this was the night that they had the most success. They called upon Satan to bless their efforts. One form of divination was to put apples in a tub and bob for them. The one who first successfully came up with one without putting them in his/her teeth was to have good luck throughout the year. They would then peel the apples and throw the peeling over their shoulders and then quickly look around. They expected to see a vision or an apparition of the one they were to marry.
“Trick or Treat” originated when they would go from house to house demanding all sorts of foods to offer to Samhain (god of death). If the village people would not give them the foods, they would speak a curse over the home. History claims then that someone in the family would die within a year.
In the 8th century, the Pope, in an effort to get the people to quit the festival of Samhain (god of death), invented All Saints Day (Nov. 1). This was an attempt to get the people to turn away from the horrible observance of Samhain. All Saints Day was intended to honor the martyrs of the Roman persecutions. It did not work! It never works to Christianize a pagan holiday. Samhain was a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. This festival was celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1. Lighting bonfires on Halloween night was a ritualistic practice making it more easy for spirits or fairies to come into our world; also to guide the spirits to their own town and to ward off evil spirits. A fairy is a form of spirit, also known as a demon. There was much superstition associated with the belief in fairies, and that the spirits of the dead wandered around looking for bodies to inhabit. Since the living did not want to be possessed by spirits, they dressed up in costumes and paraded around the streets making loud noises to confuse and frighten the spirits away.
In the Middle Ages, there was a great revival of satanic practices and witchcraft and magic like there is today. During this time the belief developed that witches traveled on broomsticks to the black Sabbaths to worship Satan on October 31. They were guided by spirits in the form of black cats. The Druids worshiped cats believing them to be reincarnated evil people.
Halloween celebrated today whole theme is one of darkness, death, fear, threats, destruction and evil. There are witches, broomsticks, bats, owls, ghosts, skeletons, death, and monsters. You dress up your children as demons and witches and ghouls and monsters and werewolves and send them out into the street in the darkness to reenact the Druids’ practice of demanding food from people under threat of tricks (or curses) if they don’t comply. You take, not a turnip, but a pumpkin and carve demon faces in it and decorate with it.
Deut. 18:10-12, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD.” Jeremiah 10:2-3 tells us to not learn the ways of the heathen (unbeliever). We are warned not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices in 2 Corinthians 2:11.
The origin of Halloween was centered on conjuring up demons and spirits. This is a pagan custom that should never be practiced by Christians. It goes against the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 6:17 told us to come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” Deut. 18:9, “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.”
Paul posed a question in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “what communion hath light with darkness?” How can we honestly say that Halloween (darkness) is okay with God (light).
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