IT all started with this post…
So, my research began last year, before I became a Born Again Christian. I was struggling with the idea that Halloween was something “worth” partaking in. Not sure why my heart felt like it just didn’t seem justified yet because the entire neighborhood, all his classmates and even some of my friends were celebrating, I almost felt obligated to dress my 3 year old in a costume and take him out trick or treating.
Fast forward one year (yesterday): I made this post to genuinely gauge what my fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ think of this tradition and I’ll be honest I got exactly what I expected, however, what I DID NOT get was 1 Christian that said they didn’t celebrate it. That was kind of shocking to me. Now the results aren’t all in of course but I don’t expect much more to change.
As I wait, I continue my research (for anyone who knows me, they know I don’t just jump to conclusions, I need to do a lot of digging) into the truth about various PAGAN traditions & I have formed my personal opinion….
First, let me start with what HALLOWEEN a*k*a All Hallows Eve really represents historically:
- Started in Ireland by Celts and Druids
- It’s origins comes from the festival of Samhain in which “the souls of those who had died were believed to return to visit their homes, and those who had died during the year were believed to journey to the otherworld.” (Britannica.com)
- People set bonfires to ward away evil spirits
- People wore masks to avoid recognition by ghosts
Now around 1 Century CE – the Romans (the same ones who created the cruxificion) conquered the Celts and added their own festivals such as Feralia (commemoration of the passing of the dead) and Ponoma (the goddess of the harvest).
(Here is where it goes kind of haywire)
Move to the 7th century in which “Pope Boniface IV established “All Saint’s Day” which was originally on May 13.”(Britannica.com)
Because the Catholic (also mistakenly called Christian) Church wanted to supplant the pagan holiday into their observances they changed the date to November 1st. The evening before the “Saint’s” became a holy day, or hallowed was shortened to Hallows Eve = Halloween….
Okay, so with all that being said, so far we have a Celtic tradition of warding away demons, spirits and ghosts and a day that is believed to be the day in which the veil between the dead and the alive is very thin and spirits can come out mixed with a day that is deemed by a man to be “holy” yet the date was changed to combine the holidays (holy-day)… Doesn’t seem like it would truly be glorifying God at this point.
Now, I want to look at the traditions of Halloween and break those down, maybe there is some reason why I should consider it?
1. Bobbing For Apples-
Dates back to the Roman invasion of Britain, Romans brought an apple tree, a representation of the goddess of fruit trees Pomona. (Definitely not glorifying God)…
Also note that many occultistwill cut open an apple to reveal the “most potent symbol” within it – the pentagram.
2. Carving Pumpkins / Jack-O-Lanterns –
This was a tradition done with beets or turnips and left at the door to ward off evil spirits. Once again dealing with spirits and evil forces.
3. Costumes –
Also called “guising” – were worn to ward off, but also to appease evil spirits. Witches do exist, warlocks do exist, demons do exist so is it unfair for me to say that when you put these things outside of your house or dress up as something else you are inviting evil in?
4. Trick-Or-Treating –
This came from the ritual of children knocking on doors and asking for soul cakes. This was to commemorate the dead.
Did you know that human sacrifice happens the most on this day as well? This is something that I think all Christians should consider when deciding if some candy and being of the world is more important than what the Bible says.
1 Corinthians 10:21 – “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
Ephesians 5:11 – “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
I pray that this incites some curiosity in my fellow Brother’s & Sister’s in Christ. Our children should not be appeased just for some candy. They should be taught the TRUTH and as a parent I intend to expose my son to both good and bad so that as he grows he can fine tune the gift of Discernment that God has given me. I don’t care what others think, or how anyone else justifies it – there is simply No reason to partake in it. If you do, in my opinion, it’s only to be of the world & follow with what those of the world do.
I’m sure many of you will be offended, and for that I apologize, this is mainly for the newer Christians, like myself that aren’t sure why certain churches and certain believers continue to follow things that are not of God. God Bless you all 🙏🏼
Please watch a few of these videos, made by former witches, former Satanists/Warlocks & see what they experienced during Halloween….