Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hell-oween

(Warning: not suitable for children)

I felt urged to write an article about Halloween. It is October and every store in America already has stocked up on Halloween candy and decorations. Halloween is fast approaching so I want to spread the word as quickly as possible. I want to make this clear. Halloween is not a Christian holiday and a follower of Jesus Christ should not partake in this holiday.

"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." 1 Corinthians 10:20-21

Kids love holidays because it is fun and scary, but to Satanists and witches, Halloween is no joke. October 31st is the most important day in the satanic year. It marks the Celtic new year. It is a festival of death where the god of the Celtics would call up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died that past year to harass other people. This is the day where the evil spirits are free to roam in the Earth.

"Neither give place to the devil." Ephesians 4:27
These things happened several centuries before Christ. These people made sacrifices to the god of death called Samhain (pronounced sah win). The sacrifices varied from vegetables to human beings. They had a feast and a festival to celebrate the god of the dead. This practice still occurs today in the world. It is not an ancient practice but this is a practice that is still occurring in the world today. I have listed the popular aspects of Halloween and how they originated below:


Trick or Treat- Celtics had priests called druids. The druids would go from house to house and demand a sacrifice. Whoever refused them would be cursed and tormented. History shows that someone in the cursed family would die within a year.


Jack O'Lantern- The druids carried large turnips with them and carved demon faces on it as their charm. There was a candle placed inside the turnip and the candle was made from human fat. It was believed that this charm contained a demon spirit that guided the priest. The spirit was called JOCK. When this practice arrived to America in the 18th and 19th centry, JOCK became Jack who lives in the pumpkin.


Witches- the middle age believed that witches traveled on broomsticks to the black Sabbats to worship Satan on October 31st. They were guided by spirits in the form of black cats. Witches are child murderers and often times they have babies specifically to sacrifice to Satan. Their living children are found traumatized and suffering from mental and physical torture.

Black cats- The druids worshiped black cats believing them to be reincarnated people.

Halloween- This name came from what was originally called All Saints Day which was a failed attempt by the pope to rid of the festival of the dead. It became All Hallows Day. Een is an abbreviation for evening so we started calling it 'Halloween.'

Costumes- In Ireland during the festival of Samhain, children would dress like IMPS and fairies to lead the evil spirits out of town after the feast of Samhain.

Monsters- In Druidism, the dead are raised as horrifying creatures of the night, hideous monsters, decaying skeletons, vampires, and so forth. They received not glorified bodies as Christ promises in our resurrection, but inhuman ones.

Look at today's Halloween. We celebrate the devil, witches, evil spirits, murderers, skeletons, death and monsters. We dress our children up like these evil beings and have them reenact the druid practice of demanding food and sacrifice. Instead of turnips, we use pumpkins and carve demon faces in it and decorate with it. At Halloween, we enjoy fortune telling, haunted houses, candles lit, seances, ouija boards in the name of fun and excitement. There will be sacrifices of animals and even humans! You say, "well, we don't take it seriously." But the devil does and so does God.

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
Maybe you might say that all of this happen a long time ago, but these practices still occur in the world today. Every year on October 31st, the high priest of all witch covens are required to make a human sacrifice. God condemns witches. Their power comes from the devil.

Churches have tried substituting Halloween with Harvest Day, but Halloween by any other name is still Halloween. We are still observing Halloween if we celebrate that day, even if we dress up as Bible characters.

Halloween is the most dangerous time of the year for our children. It is not child's play. Reports show that more small children turn up missing, injured, and are found dead from Halloween than any other time of the year. Farm animals and pets are often slaughtered by Satanists and they drink the animal and human's blood and urine and digest their entrails and perform orgiastic rituals.

Satan loves Halloween because it lures more kids into his fold and it is paying off. Witchcraft is exploding amongst teens today and psychic hot lines are making millions of dollars everyday from adults! It is rapidly growing all over the world and we can see popular movies such as Harry Potter and television shows that praise witchcraft. Witchcraft books are rapidly and furiously being sold off the counters more than ever before.

"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. For the customs of the people are vain." Jeremiah 10:2-3

Here is an excerpt from an article in Moody Magazine by Joy A.
Sterling called "We Should Unmask Halloween":

"We evangelicals cringe at the descriptions of Satan worship in books and shudder at occult rites. But we dress our children as witches and devils and send them out to trick or treat…. Whenever the apostles met persons connected with fortune-telling, witchcraft or the occult, the Holy Spirit dealt firmly and swiftly with them. When revival came to Ephesus, the occult books were the first to go (Acts 19:18-19). Anything that conjures up the spirits of evil has to go. And I believe that the symbols of Halloween do conjure up the spirits of evil. Not deliberately, not openly perhaps. But the devil never has been noted for working openly. He tries to convince people that he doesn't exist. And what better way to deny his power and identity than to tell children and their parents that witches, ghosts, fortune-tellers and devils are 'just for fun?'"

I grew up going trick or treating just like every other kid in America. Halloween was my favorite time of the year. I loved the thrill of being terrified. A pastor told me the truth four years ago and it changed me forever. I realized that I was disillusioned about Halloween and that it was mere fun but that is a big lie! It took a while for me to adjust because I was used to celebrating Halloween. I can now see clearly with the truth and it amazes me how blind we all were to Halloween. I made a conscious decision to remove Halloween from my life and my children's lives. I will have no part of it. I want to educate as many people as I can about Halloween so that we can make wise decisions. Satan is a great deceiver and he is the father of lies. Let us ask God to reveal the truth in us today and to lift the veil off our eyes.

"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:1, 11





A Voice in the Wilderness


7 comments:

M said...

Another excellent post! Before I was saved, Halloween was also my favorite holiday. Once I became born-again, the Lord took that desire to celebrate it completely away though, as thankfully I understood the evilness of it. My children hate this time of year because whenever we go to the store they see scary stuff! I'm thankful they can grow up knowing the truth instead of believing a lie. Thanks for spreading the truth!

Martha said...

I wholeheartedly agree!

I even wrote a post recently from a 'non-biased' source and I am surprised to see that so many people (including Christians and churches) still turn a blind eye to the true history of Halloween :o)

Here is the post I was telling you about: Halloween

Wonderful message Charlene!

Goose Hill Farm said...

What a great post, Charlene! We have not done Halloween now for 4 years. We have a Fall Festival at our church. We have a chili cook-off, a cake walk, and games for the kids. It's a lot of fun for them and keeps them out of the celebrating that goes on outside!

"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:1, 11

Miss Charlene said...

Thanks :) Emily, I was the same way. I loved Halloween growing up and now I cringe at this time of the year. Instead of dreading Halloween every year, we can invent our own family day and our own traditions. I was thinking of Candy Day with my kids instead of Halloween and to do our own thing at home!

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

My daughter understands about halloween, but my son just doesn't get it. (He's 5) No matter how often i try to explain that God doesn't like halloween and how it's bad he is unaffected. THANK GOD when they are watching tv and a halloween commercial or song comes on, my daughter runs to change it! (I love her taking responsibility of looking out for her brother)

Today's Christian Mom~ said...

WOW!!! That's awesome thanks for sharing. I never knew any of this. I am going to share!

Georgiamom said...

wow your post is overwhelming true!! We do hay ride and bonfire.. playing football outside with church group at someone's house the different day instead of Halloween.. it s sad to celebrate on beautiful colorful season day.. I encourage kids to look forward to Thanksgiving instead of Halloween.. ofc, it s all about pumpkin, colorful leaves, pilgrim/indians. We carve the pumpkin with Jesus' name and cross as my daughter Lisa asked for. it s good way to celebrate Fall month after Farmers are done working with their harvest. My grandpa and dad was farmers and now I appreciated their farm works.

 

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