commonly spelled without the apostrophe today, is utterly PAGAN!
All its symbols and customs stem from ancient heathen mythology.
Why should any Christ-centered, Bible-believing person revel in
ghoulish death? What place have witches, goblins, demons, skeletons,
“Jack o' Lanterns,” black cats, and the worship of “Samhain,
the Lord of the Dead,” in a Christian society? Millions use
“Halloween,” as it is commonly misspelled today, as
an excuse for wild revelry. Little do they know that it is the ghoulish
“New Year” for Satanists!
you a slave to custom? Do you blindly accept whatever “society”
imposes upon you, blissfully ignorant of the origin and meaning
of commonly observed customs?
October, like so many dupes or slaves, hundreds of thousands of
shopkeepers and clerks labor to install their usual “Halloween
decorations” each October. Each autumn, thousands of markets,
drugstores, department stores and millions of houses and lawns become
scenes of “jack-o'-lanterns,” witches, broomsticks,
black cats, leering skeletons, weird, bleeding skulls, knives, daggers,
spears and swords, bloody masks, fake spider webs and other symbols
of the devil and his demons, and macabre death.
of yards of black and orange crepe paper is strung up on walls and
ceilings. Replicas of corpses hanging from a gibbet dangled from
chandeliers. Leering death's heads and grinning skeletons festooned
displays of masks and costumes.
my neighborhood, people take a sheet, wind it around a fence post,
or hang it in a tree, or drape it over a shrub, and pretend it is
a ghost. Some merely place some pumpkins on their porches. Millions
of pumpkins are destroyed, as vast numbers in third world countries
starve, so neighborhoods can be in the spirit of Hallowe'en.
What's it all about? Where did we get it? Should a Christian be
observing such customs?
A “Ready Made World”
were born into a “ready-made” world. You had no say-so
in the customs, traditions, annual holidays and celebrations which
are faithfully and continually marked on the yearly calendar. From
your earliest childhood, your parents repeated the myths, lies,
superstitions and silly folly they, themselves, had been taught
“tooth fairy” will deposit money under your pillow if,
when you lose a baby tooth, you sleep on it. The “Easter bunny”
will lay candied eggs in your nest if you are good, or a licorice
whip if you are bad. “Santa” will squirm down the chimney
(even if it is a tiny stove pipe!), and leave you some goodies from
his bag of toys. And “bobbing for apples” and playing
“trick or treat” on neighborhood families is such fun!
Hunting for “Ishtar” (pronounced “Easter”
today) eggs, which are nothing less than symbols of sex and fertility,
is fun and exciting for children. Pretending to be a ghost or demon
is very attractive to imaginative little children.
is it that, as the generations pass, millions of little children
are gradually introduced to the myths, superstitions, lies, fairy
tales and demonic observances of their parents and preceding generations.
God approve of such man-made holidays? Churches conduct Hallowe'en
parties; freely sanction revelry on October 31st. And why not, since
the Roman Catholic Church adapted the pagan customs to its “All
Saints' Day,” or the “Evening of All Hallows?”
did not invent “Hallowe'en.” You did not invent “Easter”
(wich is a celebration of Ishtar of ancient Babylon and
Oestara of the Nordics, and nothing short of sun worship)
with its bunnies and eggs. You did not “invent” Christmas
and its myths. They were just “there,” waiting for you
to be introduced to them as wide-eyed little children; to be inculcated
into your mind and memory by yearly repetition; by school classrooms,
family gatherings, and church services.
did you know that a very ancient, apostate church followed the practice
of adopting pagan ceremonies, then “adapting”
them to “Christian” customs. Thus, even though Christ
was actually resurrected on a late Sabbath afternoon, and put to
death on a Wednesday afternoon, the “Good Friday/Easter Sunday
Morning” tradition was imposed. Christ was most likely born
in September, on the first day of the “Feast of Tabernacles,”
but since the pagan sun worshipers appealed to Solis Invictus
their “invincible sun” god to begin his northern journey
once again at the winter solstice on December 25th, the “Mass
of Christ” was imposed, instead.
pagan Druidic superstitions about death, Satan, Samhain, wandering
souls, weird demons and headless “Jacks,” Jicks,
or Jokers (symbols of Satan), black cats, witches, goblins,
ghouls, ghosts, poltergeists, trolls, mummies, and other symbols
of death and Satanism have been superposed over “The
Evening of `All Hallows,'” or “All Saints,”
which is therefore dubbed, “Hallowed Evening,”
or, for short, “Hallowe'en.”
God-fearing Christians be found observing celebrations of the devil
“The Day When Columbus Discovered America”
shall never forget the Halloween night when I attempted to find
out whether the marauding little band of “trick or treaters”
who came to my doorstep had the slightest inkling of what they were
about. My wife and I, in self defense (for we didn't want the “tricks”
and so, out of fear, as in a protection racket, we had to pay the
blackmail to avoid our windows and screens being soaped, our trees
“papered” or our dog strangled) decided to buy a box
of apples. Not candy, or junk food, but healthful apples. We didn't
know, then, that apples became one of the most suspicious and dangerous
of all “treats,” since evil, perverted persons began
delighting in placing needles or razor blades in them.
large band of giggling “monsters” came to our
door. When I opened the door, it was to see a group which
looked like they included a member of the Ku Klux Klan in
a hooded sheet, a grotesque little monster in a Nixon mask,
some skeletons, ghouls, witches, and death's heads.
was much giggling and shuffling of feet as they all chimed,
“Trick or Treat!!!”
said, “I've got something for each one of you but first,
you have to tell me what is the real meaning of Hallowe'en!”
More giggling. The masks look at each other without changing
on,” I prompted, “Surely you know why you're
out dressed like demons and goblins, going to people's houses and
demanding food or candy?”
said “I don't know.” Taken aback, they didn't know what
to say! Obviously, they were completely ignorant of the meaning
of the night; didn't know WHY they were doing what they were doing.
They were just “having fun!”
a little boy in the back of the group piped up, “I know! It's
the day when Columbus discovered America!”
he had heard somewhere of “Columbus' day,” and, not
knowing when it fell on the calendar, improvised. I chuckled, and
then, in a very brief thumbnail sketch, told them, “No, this
is the evening before `all saints' day' of the Roman Catholic Church.
You see, they assigned one day of the calendar to each one of their
`saints,' and when they had more saints than three hundred and sixty-five,
they simply lumped them all together on November 1st, and called
it `All Saints' Day.' They chose November 1st, because this was
the day celebrated by the pagan Druids of Ireland, who believe that
`Samhain,' the lord of the dead who is like Satan, the devil would
consign the souls of their departed loved ones to the bodies of
animals, and they sought a lighter sentence. To do this, they would
placate the evil spirits by offerings of food, or even by sacrificing
cats. They put jack o' lanterns in their windows to frighten away
evil spirits, and lit bonfires, and had all sorts of superstitions
associated with that night especially their belief that witches
and demons were abroad. It's called `Hallowe'en' because it merely
means `hallowed evening,' or the evening of `All Hallows.'”
grotesque masks simply leered at me. They then leered at each other.
More embarrassed shuffling of feet and some giggles. I then handed
each of them an apple I know that must have been a really “yucky”
kind of treat to them; they would far more have preferred a big
fat Baby Ruth candy bar, and they fled.
couple of station wagons with mothers anxiously awaiting them with
the motors running then received the little horde, and off they
went to the next neighbor's driveway. Could it have been that, with
my brief speech, I was more frightening to the little children than
they were to me?
would I do such a thing? After all, as a little boy, I had delighted
in Halloween. My parents didn't believe in it, and told me I should
not participate, and told me exactly why I should not,
but, to a little kid of about 8 or 10, such lectures are to be shrugged
off. There is something much too exciting about wearing a mask.
And then, there is all that free candy!
to conform, and do the things everyone else is doing is
a very powerful force.
Have You Ever Wondered About Hallowe'en?
you ever decided to look up the origins of Hallowe'en in encyclopedias
and the history books, here is what you would find in the Eleventh
Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica: “HALLOWE'EN,
or All Hallows Eve, the name given to the 31st of October as the
vigil of Hallowmas or All Saints' Day. Though now known as little
else but the eve of the Christian festival, Hallowe'en and its formerly
attendant ceremonies long antedate Christianity. The two
chief characteristics of ancient Hallowe'en were the lighting of
bonfires and the belief that of all nights in the year this is the
one during which ghosts and witches are most likely to wander abroad.
Now on or about the first of November the Druids held their great
autumn festival and lighted fires in honour of the sun god in thanksgiving
for the harvest. Further, it was a Druidic belief that on the eve
of this festival, Saman [Samhain, or Satan the
devil], lord of death, called together the wicked souls that within
the past twelve months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies
it is clear that the main celebrations of Hallowe'en were purely
Druidical, and this is further proved by the fact that in parts
of Ireland the 31st of October was, and even still is, known as
Oidhche Shamhna, “Vigil of Saman.” On the Druidic
ceremonies were grafted some of the characteristics of the Roman
festival in honour of Pomona held about the first of November, in
which nuts and apples, as representing the winter store of fruits,
played an important part. Thus the roasting of nuts and the sport
known as `apple ducking' attempting to seize with the teeth an apple
floating in a tub of water were once the universal occupation of
the young folk in medieval England on the 31st of October. The custom
of lighting Hallowe'en fires survived until recent years in the
highlands of Scotland and Wales. In the dying embers it was usual
to place as many small stones as there were persons around, and
next morning a search was made. If any of the pebbles were displaced
it was regarded as certain that the person represented would die
within the twelve months” (Encyclopedia Britannica,
Eleventh Edition, Vol. XII, p. 857,858, emphasis mine).
is a vast amount of literature available to prove the absolutely
PAGAN origins of the customs surrounding “Hallowe'en.”
is fascinating that the term “Shaman” was used to indicate
a communicator with spirits in cultures all over the earth; from
the vast Siberian forests to the North American plains, where many
of the “Indian” tribes referred to their “medicine
man” as the “Shaman.”
Linton, in his book, “Halloween Through Twenty Centuries,”
wrote, “The American celebration rests upon Scottish and Irish
folk customs which can be traced in direct line from pre-Christian
times. Although Halloween has become a night of rollicking fun,
superstitious spells, and eerie games which people take only half
seriously, its beginnings were quite otherwise. The earliest Halloween
celebrations were held by the Druids in honor of Samhain, lord of
the dead, whose festival fell on November 1st.”
author, Ruth Kelley, in her book “The Book of Halloween,”
wrote that the Druids believed souls “....passed from one
body to another at death...they believed that on the last night
of the old year (October 31st) the lord of the dead gathered together
the souls of all those who had died in the passing year and had
been condemned to live in the bodies of animals, to decree what
forms they should inhabit for the next twelve months. He could be
coaxed to give lighter sentence by gifts and prayers.”
Druids, like many a religious leader today, managed to concoct a
doctrine which repulsed and frightened their adherents about the
fate of loved ones; a doctrine which inevitably caused an outpouring
of “gifts” into the coffers of the priests, the Druids.
is forcibly reminded of the beliefs commonplace among modern nominal
“Christians” that gifts to their church help to alleviate
protracted suffering or interminable anxiety as the souls of their
dear departed allegedly progress through various stages of spiritual
“Let's Have Ourselves An Orgy”
I was writing this article, I heard the announcer on television
say a segment of their program would be “how to protect your
children on Halloween.” There was not the slightest hint that
children should not be participating in such a Satanic
ritual, but, instead, cautions for parents because of many potential
dangers are many. After all, modern-day Satanists and self-professed
witches and believers in “wicca” regard the evening
of October 31st as their “Samhain,” or “New Year's.
It is a very important date for Satanists. Kidnapping and ritual
murders are not unknown in our lands; the ritual slaughter of animals
and evisceration is also not unknown. In past decades, children
have been horribly injured, and some have died, as a result of needles
and razor blades in apples, drops of LSD on candy, poisons, such
as strychnine, arsenic, and acid have been injected into the goodies
children collect and eat.
regardless of the utterly pagan origins of the practice, allow
their children to enact the ancient rituals, pretending to
be demons; agents of Samhain, demanding gifts and “treats”
in exchange, in the modern version, for protection from harm
to persons or property.
in thousands of cities and towns are the scene, not just on
the “Eve of All Hallows,” but for two or three
nights in a row of automobiles crowded with children
as their mothers shepherd them about, hoping to load their
big shopping bags with all kinds of goodies which they haven't
earned, don't deserve and shouldn't eat, and which will, aside
from the pimples, bad teeth, and assorted diseases they might
cause, quite possibly kill them.
murderers of dozens, who placed deadly poisons in various consumer
products are still “out there,” never having been found.
The American bottling and packaging industries have had to spend
billions of dollars to invent tamper-proof packaging on practically
everything consumers eat or drink because of such evil, depraved,
vicious killers. Why send one's children out among them?
like a cold front from Canada, inevitable, inexorable, the spirit
of conformity demands, “Do it!” The spirit of docile
following of the masses cries, “Be `in,' take part, celebrate!”
Dutifully, millions of parents say “Yes lord” to Samhain,
who is Satan, and cheerfully indulge themselves in his ready-made
celebrations. It all seems so “harmless,” somehow
just “innocent fun,” like going to see “The Exorcist,”
or some other demonic horror movie. Where's the harm? At least,
this is the way God-rejecting, carnal-minded people reason.
was when Hallowe'en was viewed as “for the children.”
Most adults only performed the rite of handing out the “treats”
to avoid the “tricks” of having their outhouses turned
over, their cattle run off, or tied to the front door knob, their
cats strangled, their trees papered, or their windows soaped. Not
any more. Now, Hallowe'en is orgy time. Now, millions of adults
seize upon Hallowe'en as an excuse to act out every ghoulish fantasy
ever imagined. Dressing up in the weirdest, most threatening or
horrendous garb they can find or manufacture; mummies, ghosts, goblins,
sado-masochists, murderers, demons, devils, cats, witches or skeletons,
they booze, pop drugs, and cavort to heavy metal in a wild orgiastic
abandon called a “Hallowe'en party.”
tens of thousands of bars, lounges, clubs and private homes, orgies
reminiscent of the Bacchanalian orgies of ancient Rome are conducted.
with the influence of all the “splatter movies,” the
costumes are increasingly bizarre. Many feature blood and dismemberment,
and, inevitably, one will see a weirdo wrapped in bandages which
conceal his head, carrying a lighted “jack-o'-lanterns”
instead, as he masquerades of the headless “Jack,” “Jick,”
or “Joker,” the capricious, wanton trickster who in
turn is a type of Satan.
do people do it?
it's “FUN”, they say!
“So What? What Difference Does It Make?”
course, all of this makes no difference whatsoever if there
IS NO GOD! Are you willing to bet your eternal life there is
not? God's existence can be PROVED, and proved scientifically! For
many years, I taught college classes on the proofs of God from paleontology,
geology, biology, archaeology, and the Bible. In those classes,
students were taught the scientific PROOFS of the existence of the
Creator; proofs which can be seen every day by any one of us.
you have not yet written for it, send immediately for my brochure,
EVOLUTION: A WHALE of a Tale, which shows how symbiosis
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Bible is the word of our Creator, Who gives us every breath of air
we breathe, and Who has the power to either save us or condemn us
to eternal destruction in Gehenna fire.
thunders at His people, “LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN!”
(Jeremiah 10:2). When God called His people out of Egypt, which
is a type of Sin; Pharaoh being a type of Satan, He said, “When
thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his
daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or
an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits [demons], or a wizard,
or a necromancer [one who claims to communicate with the dead].
all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because
of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from
shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God” (Deuteronomy 18:9-13).
are completely IGNORANT of just WHO it was who issued this command.
it or not, it was the member of the divine Godhead, called “Elohim”
in Genesis who became Jesus Christ of your New Testament!
the proof! “In the beginning was the Word [Greek: Logos,
meaning Spokesman”], and the Word was with God [Theos, the
Greek equivalent of Elohim, meaning more than One] and
the Word was God.
same was in the beginning with God.
things were made by him [He was the CREATOR of Genesis!]; and
without him was not any thing made that was made.
him was life; and the life was the light of men.
the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all
men through him might believe.
was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the
was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the
world knew him not.
came unto his own [the Jews], and his own received him not.
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
is no possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpreting these verses
of your Bible! Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT!
He said to the Jews, “Before Abraham was, I AM” (John
churches will not accept this truth, and therefore stand
condemned of God! Why? Because they know it leaves in a shambles
their commonly assumed doctrines that God's laws are “done
away”! Faced with the incontrovertible truth that the One
who wrote the Ten Commandments with His own finger is Jesus Christ
of the New Testament; that the One who called Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob; the One who said “Let there be light” is Jesus
Christ, they quickly hide behind their traditions, and refuse to
admit the truth.
same Person of Elohim says, “Let US make man in OUR
image, and after OUR likeness” (Genesis 1:26).
says, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons
of Jacob are not consumed” (Malachi 3:6). Your Bible says,
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and
for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).
knowing that it was the Divine Member of Elohim, JESUS
CHRIST, who spoke to the fathers, notice! “When the LORD thy
God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest
to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their
heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after
that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not
after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their
gods? even so will I do likewise [God's people are NOT TO FOLLOW
shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to
the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods;
for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire
to their gods.
thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add
thereto, nor diminish from it” (Deuteronomy 12:29-32).
person deciding to delve into the “black arts” and become
a “witch” was to be put to death in ancient
Israel, ruled by the Member of Elohim Who became Christ:
“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18).
you a part of this present society; conforming, going along with
its ways? As stated earlier, if there is no God, then none
of this makes any difference. But since GOD DOES EXIST, and since
Jesus Christ is soon coming to JUDGE this world, and rule it with
a rod of iron (Revelation 2:26; 3:21; 20:4), it behooves each person
(the One who became Christ) said, “See, I have set before
thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in
his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his
judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy
God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt
be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that
ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest
over Jordan to go to possess it.
call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose
life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy
Witchcraft, Wizardry, And The “Harry Potter”
a female British author, J.K. Rowling, is filthy rich. The term
is an accurate assessment for her new-found wealth, for she obtained
it by writing a series of books about a little boy who spent the
first 20 years of his life sleeping under the stairs in a house
where he is hated by his parents. His parents are killed by an evil
“Voldemort,” and Harry escapes with but a lightning-bolt
scar on his forehead, and then discovers that he has mysterious
joyously acclaim the books, saying that the Harry Potter books
are the “first books that a child reads `just for the
fun of it,' and therefore the books are hailed as a wonderful
incentive for the age group of from 9 to 12 to learn to read!
first book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone;
No. 2 is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets;
No. 3 is about the Prisoner of Askaban, and number
4 is about the Goblet of Fire. Children can buy “Harry
Potter related products available just in time for Halloween”
according to one major web site, which lists “Kids Wizard
Hat in Black and Gold; a “Crimson Wizard Children's
Costume,” and a “Small Miracles Iridescent Star
literally millions of our youth are taught that wizardry, “magic,”
witchcraft, and all assorted forms of demonism and Satanism are
“fun,” and exciting! In her fourth book, the author
writes about Harry's vision in which his scar burns, and how he
returns to the “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”
The book says that “happily, the prospect of attending the
season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough
to make Harry momentarily forget that `Lord Voldemort' and his sinister
familiars the `Death Eaters,' are out for murder.”
books were being snapped up faster than cabbage-patch dolls, beany
babies, or the “Pokemon” toys! Again, it shows the alacrity
with which unthinking human beings flock to the siren song of Satan;
how eagerly they wish to look into the bizarre, the mysterious,
the demonic occult.
about Jesus Christ or God would not even begin to compete with books
about witches, demons and “death eaters.”
such materials were to have been produced during God's rulership
over Israel through Moses and Aaron, or during the period of the
Judges or any of the very few righteous kings, the producers of
such trash would have been stoned to death. Today, they become multi-millionaires!
sets before every individual TWO OPPOSITES: The WAY of life, good
health, peace of mind, prosperity, happy marriages, obedient children
the way to everything we want, or the WAY which leads to rebellious
children, broken marriages, disease, drug addition, crime, violence,
insanity and DEATH!
unconsciously CHOOSE the wrong way!
commands us, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies
of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable service.
be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1,2).
Peter said, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted,
that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing
shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). To
be converted means to become CHANGED. It means “turning around
and going the other way.” Any old dead fish can float downstream,
but it takes a lively one to swim upstream, battling rapids and
said it is the BROAD way; the dazzling, lighted, glitzy, attractive,
wide, wide way of the world that leads to DEATH, but the narrow,
rocky, difficult way which leads to LIFE, and “few there be
that find it” (Matthew 7:13,14).
inspired John to write, “Love not the world, neither the things
that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him.
all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of
the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of
the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.
the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because
ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you (John 15:18-20).
like pagan Easter (Ishtar, with a silent “h,”
pronounced “Easter”) and Christmas, are all PAGAN TO
THE CORE! They CONCEAL God's true annual Holy Days, which reveal
His great PLAN year by year. Christmas, with its pagan tree, bulbs
and orbs, and mythical “Old Saint Nick” is laden with
pagan symbolism. Just as Hallowe'en is replete with pagan symbols,
yet masquerading as a “Christian” holiday, Easter, with
its symbols of sex and fertility; rabbits, eggs, and rituals of
Spring, with “hot cross buns” in honor of Horus, also
masquerades as the resurrection of Christ.
our God thunders at us, “LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN!”
leaves the choice with us. Which way will you choose? AG