Halloween, why its wrong.

First, I am not going to tell you that you shouldn’t celebrate Halloween. I am not going to condemn you for celebrating this “holiday” and I wont tell you that you should start hating it. Though I AM going to show you that Halloween is about more than dressing up and getting candy, how it is incompatible with the Christian faith and the relation it has to Satanism. In the end though, you are going to decide what you celebrate in your home. My goal is not to personally assault you and your beliefs but to make sure you know what exactly it is that your celebrating.

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My family does not support Halloween, nor anything of the same nature, be it “fall festival” or otherwise. Why you ask? What is the harm in dressing up and getting candy? What’s wrong with carving pumpkins or scaring little children? (Because I know everyone wants an excuse to watch a kid pee their pants and scream like a girl) But really, let’s take a look at the History.

Many trace Halloween’s roots to the Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated from 31 October to 1 November. For the Druids, Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the commencement of winter. Winter was considered to be the darker part of the year, and Samhain was consequently considered the time in the year in which evil spirits could more easily enter the human world. The souls of dead relatives were generally invited to visit their family homes, but there was also great fear of malevolent spirits entering homes, and so certain practices were established in order to ward off these spirits. Bonfires, for example, were thought to have cleansing and protective properties and so were lit and sometimes used in divination rituals. [1]

Another tradition is the druidic belief that during the night of November 1, demons, witches, and evil spirits freely roamed the earth with joy to greet the arrival of “their season” – the long nights and early dark of the winter months. The demons had their fun with poor mortals that night, frightening, harming, and even playing all kinds of mean tricks on them. The only way,(apart from God) it seemed, for scared humans to escape the persecution of the demons was to offer them things they liked, especially fancy foods and sweets. Or, in order to escape the fury of these horrible creatures, a human could disguise himself as one of them and join in their roaming. In this way they would recognize the human as a demon or witch and the human would not be bothered that night.  Samhain remained popular until St. Patrick and other Christian missionaries arrived in the area. As the population began to convert to Christianity the holiday began to lose its popularity. However, instead of eradicating pagan practices such as “Halloween” or Samhain, the church instead used these holidays with a Christian twist to bring paganism and Christianity together, making it easier for local populations to convert to the state religion. [2]

So in summary, Halloween is the celebration of the dead and worship of evil spirits by way of offering the finest foods and fruit and disguising ones self as a servant of Satan. The christian church, rather than obeying God and abandoning all pagan practices, they adopted them, making excuses that they could “use it for God’s glory” and “as long as that is not where their heart is they were not worshiping the Devil.” In the words of Pennie De Witt;

Can I do pagan things if I just don’t think of them as pagan?

What if I dance naked around the fire for Jesus instead of for Hecate?

What if I get a new deck of Tarot cards, assign each of them a Bible story, and use them to get closer to God?

Why don’t I redeem orgies and abortion for Christ while I’m at it?

For that matter, why don’t I just open back up for business as a psychic and dedicate it to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

Isn’t it okay to do house cleansings with a rattle? Well, how about if I ditch the rattle and just wear the mask? Would it be better if I put a smile on the mask? And how about, while I’m wearing the mask I go reveling with my friends, but only for candy? How about if I just make a Talisman and put a cute, innocent, funny-face on it?
Of course I would never do such things!

It doesn’t matter if you change your intentions. If you read the Bible you’ll see, as I have, that the one thing that always ticked God off the most was when His people adopted the customs of the pagans. It was an abomination to Him.
He is the same yesterday, today and always. And it still angers Him today when we adopt pagan customs, even if we try to do them “with different intentions,” and “redeem them for Christ.”

So lets take a look at Pennie’s testimony.

Written Halloween, 2009…

Hi. My name is Pennie De Witt and I’m a recovering occultist. A former slave to Satan.

I spent 26 years in the occult. I started out with Wicca as an adolescent, and throughout the years moved on to every corner of alternative spirituality that I could find – Shamanism, New Thought, Rosicrucianism, Eastern Mysticism – you name it. At age 24 I became a professional psychic. I spent fifteen years serving Satan this way. I made a lot of money, got my own radio show and developed a world-wide following. I thought I was on top of the world.

Slowly, my world started falling apart. Before it was over, I was being evicted from my home, and my daughter was writhing on the floor, growling, hissing and clawing at the carpet on a daily basis. I sought answers. I tried all my techniques. I reached out to others and, eventually, I started praying. I told God that if He didn’t give me some answers soon, I was going to kill myself so I could stand before Him and get them myself.

Then one morning I was hiking behind my house, and I noticed something moving next to my shoe. I took a couple steps past it and turned around. It was a rattler, coiled, and ready to strike. I looked around and realized I was alone on that mountain. If I got bitten, I could definitely die. Suddenly, as I stood frozen in front of that snake, it was like the sky opened up, and I saw the King of the Universe sitting on His throne. And for the first time in my life I feared Him. He was so perfect. I thought, “I could never measure up to that perfection. No matter how perfect I made myself, I could never come close to that.” His purity was like a clean fire. It would burn me up in an instant. That’s when I started thinking, “Maybe those Christians have a good idea with that redemption thing.”

So, you know what I did after that? I went home and did the only thing I knew to do. I looked up “snake” in my power animal dictionaries. In dictionary after dictionary, the message rang loud and clear: “Give yourself over to transformation, let the old die so that the new may be reborn, let go, new life, new spiritual path…” It would have been almost spooky if it hadn’t been so precious. He met me right where I was, and he spoke to me in MY language. I wouldn’t have listened to anything else. I knew those terms, “reborn,” and “new life.” I knew those were from the Bible. I wondered if perhaps the Christians could help me, so I went to church and started investigating Christianity. It took several months of reading and studying, seeking answers to my questions and facing my fears.
Finally, as I sat on my bed one night, reading “The Case for Faith” by Lee Strobel, it finally hit me! That twisted, tortured figure on the cross was there out of compassion for ME! Jesus died for ME! God cared about me so much that He came to this planet in human form and did this for ME. He saw me, He knew me, He understood my pain and my suffering. He felt it, and He wanted to carry it for me. My whole life culminated in this one moment, and I could see that it had all happened for a reason, that God had been pursuing me through it all. I mattered. I curled up in a little ball and just sobbed. I was ready to give it all up to Him and let Him take care of me.

That Sunday, Sept 9th, 2007, I got saved. I admitted I was wrong, that I had disobeyed God. I renounced all my occult practices and was set free. The following Saturday I burned all my occult books and paraphernalia, and eleven decks of Tarot cards, per Acts 19:19-20. Sunday, Sept 16, 2007, I was baptized.

A few weeks later, my sister got saved and left prostitution and the porn industry. I sit here watching some of my loved ones turn away from the occult, and yet I see many others still entrapped – people dying in sweat lodges, for example. And then I see the very people who threw me the lifeline now turning toward what nearly destroyed me.

So after reading Pennie’s story, I hope you recognize the connection between Satan and Halloween. Still we ask the million dollar question. Is it that important? To answer that question you have to ask yourself another question; how important is your faith to you? Do we have to obey ALL of Gods commands or is it okay to tiptoe around some of them?

Jeremiah 7:23 says, “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’

There are millions of examples of where Christians have ‘beat around the bush’ on the matter of Halloween. “We use it to draw in unbelievers so that we can witness to them”. Don’t you think it would be more logical to witness to them when you’re not dressed up as a zombie worshiping the Devil himself?

Exodus 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” 

“That’s not what Halloween is anymore that’s just history.” My friend, history is simply the story of how things begin. And what begins as a worship practice continues to be a form of worship, whether you know it or not.

Deuteronomy 12:4; “Do not worship the LORD your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods.”

The truth is hard to swallow sometimes. But the facts are there, in the bible, all you have to do is take the time to study it. I hope to have a awakened a spark in you. Halloween is wrong. It completely opposes Christ and most people just do it because their friends are doing it. But I beg of you, pay attention! Make sure that you know what your doing. Be a true rebel and go against the crowd. Do what you know that Christ would do, and He will walk with you.

candy

[1] Hstry of hllwn, prt 1[2] Hstry of hllwn prt 2,

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