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The True Meaning of Halloween; Part 1

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

The Bible does not mention Halloween. However, the ancient origins of Halloween and its modern customs shows it to be a celebration based on false beliefs about the dead and invisible spirits, or demons.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (NIV)

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their 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 spiritualist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.

The Bible warns: “There must never be anyone among us who consults ghosts or spirits or calls up the dead.”

While some view Halloween as harmless fun, the Bible indicates that the practices associated with it are not.

The Celtic Religion believe that the last day of the year is October 31st and the beginning of the new year, (November 1st.)

Halloween history and customs

1. Samhain: The origin of Halloween can be traced to this “ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago,” “The Celts believed that the dead could walk among the living now. During Samhain, the living could visit with the dead.”

However, the Bible clearly teaches that the dead “are aware of nothing at all.” Thus, they cannot contact the living.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 Good News Translation (GNT)

Yes, the living know they are going to die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward; they are completely forgotten.

2. Halloween costumes, candy, and trick or treat

Some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone. Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them. In medieval Europe, the Catholic clergy adopted local pagan customs and had their believers go from house to house wearing costumes and requesting small gifts. The Bible, on the other hand, does not permit merging false religious practices with the worship of God.

2 Corinthians 6:17 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord says, “Get away from unbelievers. Separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.”


3. Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Zombies

These have long been associated with the evil spirit world. The Bible clearly states that we should oppose wicked spirit forces, not celebrate with them.

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

4. Halloween Pumpkins, or Jack-O-Lanterns

In medieval times Britain, “beggars moved from door to door asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead,” and they would carry “hollowed-out turnip lanterns, whose candle brought a soul trapped in purgatory.” Others say that the lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. During the 1800’s in North America, pumpkins replaced turnips because they were plentiful as well as easy to hollow out and carve.

The Celtic priest where called Druids, a source or wise man, they dabbled in darkness they were evil and it was said that they drink human blood and where involved with human sacrifices. It is believed that Stonehenge in England was billed by this these Druid priests there they made human sacrifices. Legends and historical facts have these Druids on the Eva of Samhain they take wicker baskets and put humans in them and start a blaze and burn humans and just listen to them screaming that was as a sacrifice to the god of the dead Samhain the reaper of deaf.

These evil Druid celebrated Halloween with great excitement, as it was a time to set all evil and wicked spirits loose, they would come out of there darken abode to walk on earth tormenting humans. So, these Druids had the Celtics people dress up in weird ghoulish outfits and put out little fruits and vegetables on their porches. They dressed up to look like evil ghouls and spirits so no harm would come to their home or attack their livestock.

It was almost like a treat and a trick so that this spirits would spare them.

Every time your child chants trick-or-treat he or she is again repeating an age old pagan ritual, he or she is partaking in the age old pagan festival death.

These spirits were called up and once the Samhain god was satisfied it would return to the spirit world. For a while the people were able to appease these spirits but after a while these offerings would be too little and these little treats were not enough. But these Druids became more, more wicked and asks for bigger sacrifices.

The Druids would demand a larger sacrifice, so the townspeople would begin to bring animals to be sacrifice. They sacrificed cats, dogs and tiny little lambs, these Druids would literally take goats and slaughter it and take the head and put it on sticks to be seen by everyone as a sacrifice to Samhain.

It is also believed that on 31st that was time that Diana a goddess that they worshiped would go into a deep sleep. In witchcraft, they believe in different gods Diana being a major god and is thought as she slept so they could come in great communication with the dead it was said on this one day that the screen between life and death was very thin.

As wickedness grew in those days and Samhain was celebrated, the demand grew greater and now human where demanded.

The Druids would come in gruesome customs to entertain the wicked evil spirits to partake in evil with those spirits. And they would go to the homes of these villagers and they will come up demanding a virgin as a sacrifice on the new year celebration October 31.

They would tell these frightened families if they did not give them a virgin sacrifice to appease the wicked spirit someone in your household will die, bye morning that virgin must be offered, and they will go off in these goose outfits.

If a child was not produced by daybreak a blood hexagram was put on the home with the evil face carved into a squash or pumpkin and set on their porches with burning coal inside lighting up this gruesome face, and if a virgin was not produce the family would die.

Ask yourself do you want your children out there celebrating a holiday whereas you have the highest break-ins in animal shelters, and the highest number of animals that have been dissected and mutilated. Where murders and sacrificed are at a frenzy, this is not a time of celebration. Do you want your children out there walking around partaking of this celebration, a holiday of the god of the dead?

Can you absolutely with a clear mind, after hearing these things and knowing the brutality that is associated with this holiday can you absolutely say that God doesn’t mind.

God Bless, Israel

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