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Beneath Halloween's candy coating is a history of diabolical evil, evil that is directly connected to the occult and Satanism, evil that you need to be warned of !
The History of Halloween
Where did Halloween come from? The original celebration was observed at the end of summer with sacrifices to SAMAN (Shamhain). He was "the lord of death and evil spirits". This marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year. You probably have seen a modern day version of SAMAN without even knowing it. He was shown as a ghostly, skeleton holding a sickle in his hand. Most commonly known as THE GRIM REAPER. Halloween's occultic roots were well known and celebrating Halloween was banned in America. until 1845.
Where did Halloween come from? Cont… The earliest celebrations were held by the DRUIDS in honor of Shamhain Druid priests led the people in diabolical worship ceremonies in which horses, cats, black sheep, oxen, human beings and other offerings were rounded up, stuffed into wicker cages and burned to death. The god whom the Druids worshipped was Baal. Baal worship is clearly condemned in the Bible.
The Name Halloween… Originally this Druid Holiday was called "The Vigil Of Saman." In early Britain it was called Samhain, which is pronounced So-wein. The name Halloween came from an attempt to "Christianize" this pagan worship day. In A.D. 800 the Roman Catholic Church moved "ALL SAINTS DAY" from May to November 1st. The new day was called All HALLOW'S DAY and it soon became the custom to call the evening before ALL HALLOWE'EN. It was shortened to HALLOWEEN.
What is the focus of Halloween today? 1) DEATH 2) FEAR & HORROR 3) EVIL, THE DEVIL & THE OCCULT. There is absolutely NO Christian significance to be found in Halloween. Halloween honors Satan, idol worship, immorality, demonic rituals and human sacrifice. Dressing up like witches, ghosts, or goblins is incompatible with a Christian's testimony Halloween is associated demons, witchcraft and superstition.
Can Christianity and Halloween co-exist? If we as Christian parents simply disregard the unchristian aspects of such practices as mere fantasy or superstition and then encourage our children to participate in them, we run the risk of communicating the message that the spiritual battle waged by the rulers of darkness (Ephesians 6:10) is not to be taken seriously."
Halloween costumes… Saman, lord of death, called together the wicked souls (Spirits) that within the past twelve months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals." Saman would then send these evil spirits to attack people on the eve before the November 1st celebration. The only way these people could escape was by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves
Trick or Treat… If you could not fool the demons by dressing in animal skins or other disguises, there was a way to exorcise them. You were to set out a TREAT of food and fruit, and provide the wandering spirit with shelter for the night. If the demon was satisfied with your TREAT, it was believed that they would not TRICK you by casting an evil spell on you causing havoc.
Trick or Treat cont… the Druids in Ireland would go through the neighborhoods and countryside on the eve of October 31st to collect offerings to Satan. They would carry lanterns, bags of money, and canes with very sharp points on the ends (currently known as leprechaun staffs, good luck horns, or fairies' wands). At each house, they would demand a specific amount. If the household would not or could not give the offering (penance or treat), the Druid would use the cane to castrate the male human or one of their prize animals."
Trick or Treat cont… There is absolutely nothing in Trick or Treat that honors the Lord. Considering the origin of Trick or Treat, why give out candy. Do we desire to reenact Druidic practices? That is exactly what is accomplished when goodies are handed out on Halloween. Participating in occultic worship rituals old or new certainly does not glorify God.
Jack-O-Lanterns… The lighted pumpkin face of `Jack-O-Lantern' is an ancient symbol of a damned soul. Jack-O- Lanterns were named for a man called Jack, who could not enter heaven or hell. As a result, he was doomed to wander in darkness with his lantern until judgment day." With this in mind, people began to hollow out pumpkins and turnips, placing candles inside to scare evil spirits from their houses.
Jack-O-Lanterns cont… There was another purpose for Jack-O- Lanterns, The candlelit pumpkin or skull... served as a beacon for the sabbat and as a signal to mark those farms and homes that were sympathetic to the Satanists and thus deserving of mercy when the terror of the night (Halloween) began.
Black Cats Druid priests believed that cats were once human beings but were reincarnated as punishment for evil deeds. Because of this they held cats sacred and involved them in their idol worship of October 31st Even after Christianity spread to Europe...oxen were sacrificed on October 31st...and, black cats were chosen in the belief that they were witches in disguise and were burned on Halloween. BLACK CATS were thought to represent EVIL. And were symbols of REINCARNATION. Presently The Humane Society will not release black cats around Halloween for fear that they will be mistreated or sacrificed.
Bobbing for Apples… In A.D. 43 the Roman Empire was in solid control of the Celtic people. As a result of this control the idol worshipping Romans introduced another ceremony honoring their false gods to the already demoniacal Druid New Year's celebration. It was in honor of their goddess of fruit trees. They would try to grasp fruit, floating in water, without the use of their hands.
Summary of Halloween’s History… Is there any doubt that the day is occultic? Halloween has not lost that influence in our day. It is probably the only day that the devil, witches, ghosts, skeletons and other perversions in your house. Why then? Why honor Satan the demon of death at all. Deuteronomy 32:16-17 tells us that God is provoked when demons are honored and not him..."They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up..."
The Hero's of Halloween
The Witch… The first famous witch in history is the Witch of Endor. I Samuel 28 relates how King Saul went to her in an effort to get in touch with the dead prophet of God, Samuel Exodus 22:18 prescribed being a witch as a capital crime, punishable by death. The New Testament (Revelation 21:8 Galatians 5:20 KJV) lists the practitioners of witchcraft as being excluded from God's kingdom.
The Witch cont… Witches would have you believe witchcraft is different from Satanism Satanism is basically a reversion and perversion of Christian symbolism. Worshiping Satan not Jesus. Witchcraft, is not a reaction to Christianity but pagan worship of the Mother Goddess and the Horned God The name of the horned god was Lucifer. The sign of the second degree was an inverted pentagram...symbolizing the horns of Satan. Both Ultimately worship the same false god.
The Witch cont… Though witches like to make a distinction between themselves and Satanists, there really is NO DISTINCTION biblically speaking. They might play little word games masking the connection between Lucifer and Satan but the power behind Satanism and Witchcraft is the same-Satan, (formerly called Lucifer before his rebellion against God ) and his demonic hords.
The Witch or The Occult… When the Bible makes reference to witchcraft it means anyone who is involved in some form of the occult. Form of the Occult can be… DIVINATION -- Seeking to know the past, present or future by astrology; horoscopes; channeling; tarot; etc. SORCERY or MAGIC(K) -- Seeking to control or manipulate reality for ones own purposes. Including animal or human sacrifice to accomplish that end. SPIRITISM -- Seeking to communicate with the dead or other entities through a medium. Including animal or human sacrifice to accomplish that end.
The Witch or The Occult… ANIMISM -- The belief that all objects (rocks, trees, wind, plants, mountains etc.) are alive and have a soul. PANTHEISM -- The belief that everything is divine (god). Divinity is inseparable from and immanent in everything such as nature and humanity. In fact we are divine or gods. POLYTHEISM -- Belief in many deities (gods). They also believe in multi-levels of reality There are 4 distinguishable levels of participation.
The Witch or The Occult cont… 1. DABBLERS -- experimenting or playing around with the occult. 2. ECLECTIC or SELF-STYLED OCCULTISTS -- They have moved from the dabbling into deeper involvement. Developing an individualized beliefs and practices. 3. RELIGIOUS OCCULTIST -- belong to an official occult group. Their group is often tax exempt and is protected by the first amendment. They seek to present their beliefs as a legitimate religion. There is the Church of Circle Wicca; The Witches International Craft Association and numerous others. 4. INTRA-GENERATIONAL OCCULTIST -- These are clandestine (secret), family religions that pass their occultic practices from one generation to another. This category of occultists seems to be well organized, very secretive and are often very dangerous.
Summary of the Witch or the Occult… It is obvious that God does not want his children to have anything to do with witches or witchcraft. I Thessalonians 5:22 states "Abstain from all appearance of evil." Certainly that would include dressing like, entertaining, watching, reading, or playing a witch, wizard or sorcerer.
Dracula/Vampires… Dracula was a real person. He was maniac monster, the Hitler of his day. Vlad the Impaler, Dracula massacred 100,000 men, women and children before Vampires stem from cannibalism, Canna (druid Priest) and Bal ( Baal worship the practice of eating bloody sacrifices) and the concept of putting someone's body inside your own to obtain more life. Today there are actually some cults of "vampires" that exist. These people drink small amounts of blood from willing victims in keeping with the ancient belief that it will bring power and life.
Summary Halloweens Hero’s… Witch Coven and Occult members practice many immoral and perverted practices as a part of their rituals. Dracula was a demon possessed madman Would you let your child be associated with mass murderer Jim Jones? Would you dress your child like cult murderer Charles Manson? child killer, pedophile John Wayne Gacey? Then why let them dress up like some pervert of old like Dracula or any other ungodly, demonic or distasteful character
Summary Halloween’s Hero’s… Paul's admonition in II Corinthians 6:14-17 certainly applies when it says "...What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness...what communion hath light with darkness? And what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?...Come out from among them and be ye separate."
The Harm in Halloween… The teacher of a fourth grade class asked her students to write a short essay on what they would like to do most to celebrate Halloween. Eighty percent of her 9 year-olds expressed the wish to `kill somebody.‘ Halloween is desensitizing our children by its glorification of violence, death, mutilation and gore. Consider for a moment the "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Halloween", and "Friday the 13th" film series. They are popular viewing fare during Halloween season.
The Harm in Halloween cont… "Every year film violence and real-life violence continues to get worse. We must protest and stop this growing sadism in our homes, schools, and on our streets." Obviously, the problem is wider than just on Halloween. But TV programming and video rentals of violent horror films is at its peak at Halloween. Halloween is harmful because of its emphasis on violence, death, horror, fear, witchcraft, and the occult.
The Harm in Halloween cont… Halloween is harmful because it lures people into the occult. Many Teenagers are introduced to occultic practices at Halloween parties. Many see their first occultic horror movies at these parties. After the initial exposure to the occult some children are attracted to the occult because of the power it offers them. Others see it as the ultimate means of rebelling against their parents. People who would not ever involve themselves with the occult at any other time will experiment at Halloween parties with seances, Ouija boards, levitation, rituals.
The Harm in Halloween cont… Other things that lure children into the occult Black & heavy metal music 2. Fantasy Role playing games 3. Slasher/horror movies & sadistic pornography 4. Reading occult & satanic literature
The Harm in Halloween cont… Holloween is a sinister day with occultic roots. As we move along in the last days an increasing number of people are realizing that Halloween is a pagan worship day. It is day that honors false gods, demons and Satan. I have no desire to enter into the worship of false gods nor honor the devil. I hope after considering this study you will agree and decide NOT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. Put Ephesians 5:11 into practice, "...have NO fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose) them." More personal property is defaced and public buildings damaged at this time than any other time of the year, increased crimes such as arson, rape, and murder occur on Devil’s night(Oct.30 th ) and Halloween than any other two nights during the year.
Summary: The Harm in Halloween cont… Holloween is a sinister day with occultic roots. As we move along in the last days an increasing number of people are realizing that Halloween is a pagan worship day. It is day that honors false gods, demons and Satan. I have no desire to enter into the worship of false gods nor honor the devil. I hope after considering this study you will agree and decide NOT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. Put Ephesians 5:11 into practice, "...have NO fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose) them."
Halloween Alternatives… Christ is not honored by celebrating Halloween. shared this information with your family. Replace the celebration of Halloween with something completely unassociated to it. Make it a family night and do something special together. Romans 12:21 teaches it. "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Remove the bad. Explain to your children why you are not celebrating Halloween any more. BUT then replace it with something that will glorify God (I Corinthians 10:31). Be creative. Prayerfully consider what Christ would have you to do. My your desire be that of James, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:7-8).