HALLOWEEN The Devil's BirthdayBy DR. D.A. WAITE
as we now know it, originated in Europe on the eve of "All Saints
Day," when witches and ghosts were free to roam. So we Americans
continued that fall festival of corn shucks and pumpkin faces, cider,
donuts and "trick or treating." The truth is, it was brought
over from the Satanic Druid culture of the Celts.
- The Devil's Birthday:
tend to overlook the reality of Satan worship, for it is becoming more
and more open and accepted. There are real witches, real spells and
real rituals. As we buy cards about witches and other Halloween symbols,
are we unconsciously approving of such worship? Personally, I believe
that we are partaking in that which is evil.
on Halloween or "All Halloween eve," as it's called, that
the witch covens have their great annual worship service and offer a
blood sacrifice to Satan. All through the year the Satanists sacrifice
cats, dogs, and other animals, but on the special day they offer a human
being - one of their own children - which they select for this ghoulish
murder! This is shocking! It is the Devil's birthday. Instead of "Halloween,"
perhaps it should be called "Hell-o-ween."
Influence On Halloween:
ancient Celtic empire extended to Europe, England and Ireland. The Druids
were Celtic priests. The Celts and their Druid priests chose October
31st for their New Year's Eve, and "intended it as a celebration
of everything wicked, evil, and dead. During their celebration they
would gather around a community bonfire and offer as sacrifice their
animals, their crops, and sometimes themselves. The celebration remained
much the same after the Romans captured the Celts (43 A.D.)," (World
you know that the Druid priests held sacred the hours of midnight and
noon? The Gaulish (French) word, druides, might be derived from the
word druvides meaning "those who know the oak." The oak tree
and the mistletoe were considered to be sacred, also. The Druids forecasted
events both by interpreting the flight of birds and by examining the
markings on the entrails, the liver, and other inner organs of sacrificed
folklore of early Ireland depicts Druids as a priesthood, offering human
sacrifice. One of the chief Druid doctrines which is prevalent today,
according to the Encyclopedia Americana, was their decisions "to
inspire a belief that men's souls do not perish but transmigrate after
death from one individual to another." This is a very serious Satanic
practice. Many people today believe in the transmigration of souls.
We hear them interviewed on radio and television shows. They believe
they existed in a former life.
Druids were Satanic to the core in their worship and pagan practices.
Halloween is a Druid holiday that we in America have received from Satanic
paganism. It was "baptized" so to speak, and accepted by the
Roman Catholic church in the early A.D. 700's. Its name was changed
into "All Hallow's Day" which means "All Saints Day."
That's November 1st. And "Hallow's Eve," the evening before
the "Hallow's Day," is October 31st or "Hallow'en, "
Hallow evening," or "Halloween."
you ever wondered about the "bonfire?" Strictly speaking,
the bonfire is of pagan origin. We may call them "camp fires"
today. But the bonfire was used in conjunction with worship by the Druids
under the oak trees. The oaks were a very sacred symbol to the Druid
priests and the bonfires were an important part in the worship of the
oaks and mistletoe.
and Samhain, Lord of Death:
of the evil practices of the Druid priests relating to Halloween concerns
a festival known as Samhain. According to the World Book Encyclopedia:
"The Druids had an autumn festival called Samhain, or summer's
end. It was an occasion for feasting on all the kinds of food which
had been grown during the summer. The custom of using leaves, pumpkins,
and cornstalks as Halloween decorations comes from the Druids. The early
peoples of Europe also had a festival similar to the druid holiday."
The Druid priests believed that on Halloween "Samhain, Lord of
death, called together the wicked spirits (souls) that within the last
12 months had been condemned, and allowed them to inhabit the bodies
and Trick or Treating:
what Mildred Arthur in her book, Holidays of Legends had to say about
the origin of "trick or treat": "The modern custom of
trick or treat began in Ireland hundreds of years ago. A group of farmers
went from house to house begging food for village Halloween festivities."
(p.87). This quotation is in the article, "Should A Christian Celebrate
Hallowe'en?" The food was believed to placate the evil spirits
that were thought to come out to haunt people on Halloween. If these
evil spirits were given food, the people believed that the spirits wouldn't
scare people as much as they would otherwise.
the faces of the Jack-o-Lanterns might be pleasant to look at they too,
have background of superstition connected with them. The World Book
Encyclopedia gives some information to us about the history of the Jack-o-Lantern.
It was taken from "a man named Jack, who could not enter heaven
or hell. As a result, he was doomed to wander in darkness with his lantern
until Judgment Day."
is certainly false theology. If we're trusting the Lord Jesus as our
Saviour who died for us, who shed His blood to forgive our sins, we
are saved and we're safe. We don't have to wander, or wonder, either
one, until Judgment Day. The Bible says: "There is therefore now
no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus..." (Romans 8:1).
The Jack-o-Lantern is an ancient symbol of a damned soul. Yet people
began "hallowing" him like many other things in the Halloween
and The Devil's Colors:
Good Housekeeping Book of Entertainment on page 168 says: "Orange,
black, and red, the Devil's colors, are the colors associated with Halloween."
The book also says that "this scheme should be carried out as far
as possible." It is interesting that the Good House Keeping Book
of Entertainment which had as its main purpose to tell people how best
to decorate their houses for Halloween, makes a theological comment
to the effect that "orange, black and red" are "the Devil's
Bible Verses To Consider With Halloween:
have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather
reprove them." (Ephesians 5:11)
from all appearance of evil" (I Thessalonians 5:22)
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. There
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
time, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with
familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For 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 before thee." (Deuteronomy
18:9-12) This Scriptural injunction in Deuteronomy 18 strictly forbade
the people of Israel from having anything to do with the Satanic practices
of their Canaanite neighbors. This is a Scriptural principle to follow.
not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to
be defiled by them; I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 19:31)
many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many
of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and
burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and
found it fifty thousand pieces of silver." (Acts 19:18-19)
is my conviction that true Bible loving Christians should not be a part
of the evils and wickedness of Satanic things. We must realize that
Halloween is the Devil's birthday. On that day, Halloween, October 31st,
the witches and Satan worshipers make a human sacrifice by slaying a
child. We seek to enlighten people about the Satanic origins and practices
of Halloween. That's what we are endeavoring to do in this article.
you would like to write for more of these tracts (5/$1.50); quantity
on request) and a listing of other materials we carry about Halloween.
We would especially urge you to order "Should A Christian Celebrate
Halloween:" (BFT #164 one for $1.50). In addition to that title,
we have included articles from both the World Book Encyclopedia and
the Encyclopedia Americana on Halloween and the Druids which give additional
information on this important subject.
this verse in all of your considerations about Halloween: "Whether
therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory
of God." (I Corinthians 10:31)
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