Why is Halloween Not Good For Us?
Wikoff October 7, 2010
5:22, tells us to “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” So please wake up Christian Church, listen to
God’s Word. This is a night of evil and
those who love the Lord should have nothing to do with it. But the church and its members have embraced
it as a fun time and do not see it for what it really is.
has never been a Christian holiday, and has no place in the life of a born
again Christian. As we study the history
of this day we find that its roots come from paganism, Satanism, Heathenism,
and the occult. The current modern view of this day is no better than its
of death marks the Celtic (pronounced KEL’ tic) New Year and goes back to a
time when celebrating the end of the growing season was important to everyone
in Ireland. So the god of the Celtics
was to call up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died during the past
year. It is reported (either true or
false) that other so-called evil spirits arose and went about the countryside
harassing people. So history teaches
that the Celtics expected to be harassed by evil ghosts and demons on October
31st. Bonfires were lit to guide these so called demons to their own
towns and of course to ward off evil spirits.
It was not
fun and games to them. Our modern view of this evil day is represented in
stores and television by ghosts, witches and all sorts of displays of
does our trick or treating get its start?
Let’s talk about the Druids, who were the priests of the day for the
Celtics and members of pagan orders in Britain, Ireland and Gaul. From these Druid priests who went from door to door demanding certain
foods and anyone who refused was then cursed by them for the next year. So as it went, the Druids would hollow out
large turnips and then carve demon faces on them as charms to protect them from
the evil they would summon. Each Druid
priest assumed that a demon spirit guided them personally and they resided in
these turnips. It was his little god, so
tellers and those who practiced divination found that they had their greatest
success on these nights as well. They
even called on Satan to bless their efforts.
centuries before Christ, sacrifices were made to the gods, especially the god
of death, Sam Hain (pronounced Sah Ween).
Sacrifices all the way from vegetable to human were offered. This was a very gruesome event that many in
that day thought would protect them from evil and the demons. This practice
still goes on in some areas of the world today.
They believed Samhain was a time when the division between the two
worlds became very thin, when hostile supernatural forces were active and
ghosts and spirits were free to wander as they wished.
Celtics, the bonfire represented the sun and was used to aid the Druid in his
fight with dark powers. The term bonfire comes from the words "bone
fire," literally meaning the bones of sacrificed animals, sometimes human,
were piled in a field with timber and set ablaze. On Samhain, all fires, except
those of the Druids, were extinguished and households were levied a fee to
relight their holy fire which burned at their altars. During the Festival of
Samhain, fires would be lit which would burn all through the winter and
sacrifices would be offered to the gods on the fires. This practice of burning
humans was stopped around 1600, and an effigy was sometimes burned instead.
Christianity spread to parts of Europe, instead of trying to abolish these
pagan customs, people tried to introduce ideas which reflected a more Christian
world-view. Halloween has since become a confusing mixture of traditions and
practices from pagan cultures and Christian tradition. Even today we find many churches who have
decided to do some type of anti-halloween event such as fall festivals at their
churches and even let the small children dress up as Bible characters. Such confusing activities tell our children
this practice is okay. When they go out to their schools and homes, it is hard
to tell the difference from church practices and the October 31st
event. (Jeremiah Project web site)
of death has pretty much survived all the efforts of the church to stamp it
out. A counterfeit for this time of the
year is giving in to the time of halloween.
Satan has deluded the saints into believing they can somehow circumvent
the evil by playing along in some small ways.
present day celebration is bigger than Christmas in stores and in the minds of
most children. Isn’t the theme of this
day one of evil, death, fear and threats?
We see the stores with supposed fun stuff like witches, ghosts,
skeletons and monsters and we just take it all in stride as just plain
fun. Since when have these things ever
really been fun? Many will say, “We
don’t take it seriously.” But satan does
and so does God. What about churches who
build house of horror in the fellowship halls and think that this does not lead
to confusion on the parts of our children?
So wake up
church, and let us never, ever embrace anything, other than the Church of God
and the precepts of faith set up by our Savior Jesus Christ.
Reference Work; Collier’s; Illustrated Work Book; The Columbia Encyclopedia and
references from Jeremiah project dot com:
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