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First we must consider the origin of Halloween. This is an ancient celebration of death, its origin is in the occult and witchcraft. This info is from the Encylopedia.
"In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain eve was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. .... The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes."
"Samhain began at sundown on October 31 and extended into the following day. According to the Celtic pagan religion, known as Druidism, the spirits of those who had died in the preceding year roamed the earth on Samhain evening. The Celts sought to ward off these spirits with offerings of food and drink. The Celts also built bonfires at sacred hilltop sites and performed rituals, often involving human and animal sacrifices, to honor Druid deities"
Centuries later the Roman Catholic [harlot] Church attempted to adopt the celebration of "Samhain" and renamed it "All Saints Day". They simply incorporated many of the pagan rituals and customs into their religion. Which is against the BIBLE.
Now consider why this is wrong: WHO INVENTED SAMHAIN/HALLOWEEN? Who is ultimately behind this celebration? It originated in false religion, in the very occult. SATAN is the author of Halloween. He was the author of the celtic false religion and the author of witchcraft. It is his celebration. TODAY Satanist and Witches alike celebrate Halloween as one of their "holy Days', in fact the holiest of their 'holy days'.
Now ask yourself: CAN YOU HONOR GOD, THE HOLY, HOLY, HOLY GOD JEHOVAH, with a SATANIC holiday? Absolutely not! You may say, "I don't try to honor or glorify God with my celebration of halloween..." Then you are SINNING. Everything a Christian does is to be to God's glory. Sin is not glorifying GOD in our life.
I use to say that a BLIND GOAT knows that Halloween is evil. I don't want to seem harsh or mean spirited; but PEOPLE where is your discernment? When you think about Halloween, what do you think about?
When the average person thinks of Halloween, they think of jack-o-lanterns with candles inside to make the eerie faces look even more scary. There are thoughts of skeletons and ghosts, goblins and devils. Black is a favorite color of Halloween and rooms are made to be dark and scary.
Consider for a moment the symbolism of Halloween. What has that symbolism to do with the true God or Christianity? The symbols of Halloween are all blackness and darkness. There are also symbols of Satan. God is light and there is no darkness in Him (I John 1:5). Does the symbolism surrounding this holiday reflect what God would appreciate? Does this holiday, with itís dark symbolism, seem like something God would accept from us? Would Jesus Christ celebrate Halloween, considering its symbolism and images?
What about the whole concept of "trick or treat"? Halloween encourages wrong by suggesting that if you donít get what you demand, you are justified in causing harm or damage. Such a belief goes totally contrary to the scriptures.
Halloween is the very antithesis of Christianity. Jesus Christ tells us in John 8:12, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." God further tells us, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20).
There is nothing connected to Halloween that is even remotely Christian. Its images are of death, wtiches, demons, the spirit world, ghosts,
goblins and mysticism. All this is totally contrary to Godís word. Halloween is pagan in origin and it's symbols and practices are not of God. Halloween is about the dead. God is the God of the living.
Furthermore, we need to understand that Halloween is not just an ancient pagan festival of the past. It is still celebrated by the occult in our land today. One practicing witch writes the following in the Leaves Of Wonder Website.
Samhain... is the most important of the Wiccan Sabbats... The deities are in their darkest, most fearsome aspects... Though fearsome, he [the Lord of Death] is also comforter and teacher of the dead, preparing them for the next lifetime.
Speaking through the prophet Jeremiah, God admonished Israel to refrain from learning pagan practices and indicated that there would be severe consequences for failing to obey.
Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, "Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (Jer. 10:1-2)
Godís word is clear. Pagan practices, including Halloween, are to be rejected by His children. He not only forbids inquiring after false gods and practicing their ways, but He tells us that there are consequences for violating His command.
Do you think you can take your children, and sit them down at the devil's table, and let them feast upon his goodies, and they walk away unhurt? When you let your children participate in this wicked holiday, you are telling them: "A little bit of the devil doesn't hurt.... A little bit of the occult is alright.... a little darkness is fun" And that seed of corruption grows in side of these kids. No wonder there is an explosion of the occult today.... I know a very godly woman, who let her kids "trick or treat" and ignored the warnings of her husband. She let her kids listen to "Rock and Roll" and ignored the warning of her husband.... These seeds of rebellion and the occult were planted into her children. One grew up to be a pagan/devil worshipper. One grew up to be an agnostic.... You can't eat at the Table of Satan and come away unharmed! you will reap what you sow!
I know personally that Halloween, and these "harmless" games [like the Wiji board and dungeons and dragons,, and the rock and roll music] lead me down the path of rebellion and witchcraft, and demonic influence... i thank God for his grace that delivered me from these things! But I didn't have to go through this, I could have been saved from these soul destroying things in the beginning if my parents would have TAUGHT ME TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS DARKNESS. Your children's blood will be on your hands! You pastors who will not warn your flock, blood will be on your hands! My hands are clear.
"Babylon is fallen, is fallen.... Come out of her my people!" Revelation 14:8, 18:4 www.babylonforsaken.com
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