This article was written by my cousin, Edward Jeffries:-
Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? Can anyone answer that question.
Is Halloween a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless reminder of something no longer present as some pagan ritual?
The Bible does not mention Halloween. However, both the ancient origins of Halloween and its modern customs show it to be a celebration based on false beliefs about the dead and invisible spirits and demons.
The Bible warns the following from the Book of Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy 18:10-11 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or sorcerer, (11) or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spirit, or one who calls up the dead.
1 Corinthians 10:20-21 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. (21) You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
Brothers and sisters, pagan worship is a violation of the Believer’s union with Christ. V.21
In North America, this yearly observance of Halloween amounts to multi-billion dollar industry, second to Christmas. Selling costumes, candy and food items, party supplies, greeting cards, tours of so-called haunted houses, and other forms of “entertainment.
More than two thousand years ago, a people called the Celts (Kelts) lived in what is now called Ireland, Great Britain, and France. Among the Celts people was an elite intellectual class known as the Druids, who served as Religious Priest, Judges, Lawmakers, and Scientists. They had an elaborate Pagan Religious Festival, along with certain rituals. Chief among these was the Fire Festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-en), observed at harvest time to mark the Celtic New Year. The Roman Catholic Church brought Christianity to the Celtic people in the seventh century. Some of their traditional fold customs were christianized in 835 A.D. Pope George IV moved the church’s “Feast of all Saints” from the spring to November 1, to replace the observance of Samhaim. All Saints Day, is still observed today by many Christians, Honored believers, who had died. The night before (31 October) which featured a sacred vigil in church, became known as “All Hallow’s Eve,” or “Halloween.” The old practices of the Druids died hard and were denounced by the church as witchcraft. This is how Halloween became known as a witch’s holiday.
1.Dressing in costumes and going door to door comes from a later tradition in the British Isles.
- Trick-or-Treat we know today is thoroughly American in origin.
- In recent decades, a renewed interest in the old pagan beliefs has blossomed in North America. Popular entertainment, including television shows, like (a) Buffy the Vampire Slayer,(b) Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, make occult themes and witchcraft seen fun and acceptable.
Brothers and Sisters, Satan is no joke, He’s real. Though the Bible clearly states that God is the world’s highest authority. He gave Satan a certain amount of power. With God’s permission, the evil in the world is under Satan’s control. This is why Apostle Paul said Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Satan was the first one in history to openly defy God. He also started a way of life that was self-centered and rejected God’s authority. That marked the Birth of Sin, which is nothing more than rebellion against God. Today sin affects the entire human race. We are all guilty, and therefore all deserve sin’s penalty. “For the wages of sin is death.
- Why Should believer’s not celebrate Halloween?
- Because it glorifies death. Death does not come from God. Death is a result of man’s own choosing. Genesis 2:16-17 Death is a Spiritual death not a physical death.
- What we must hold onto, is that death is an enemy. Because death destroys life. 1 Corinthians 15:26, Isaiah 25:8, Hosea 13:14 , 1 Corinthians 25:54, Rev. 20:14, Rev. 21:4
- Death honors Satan and Demons. 1 Peter 5:8, 2d Corinthians 4:4
SIN WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN YOU WANT TO GO, KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU WANT TO STAY AND COST YOU MORE THAN YOU WANT TO PAY.
Accept Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.