Halloween is for the Bats!
“All of today’s seemingly innocent Halloween customs and symbols
have their origins in the ancient Celtic day of the dead. For
example, the practice of ‘trick or treat’ is from Celtic
traditions where people gave food in return for blessings from
spirits of the dead. Failure to supply treats would result in
demonic retaliation. Jack ‘O’ Lanterns grew out of the Celtic
traditions of carving the faces of demonic spirits on turnips and
later on pumpkins. The World Book Encyclopedia says the
apparently harmless likeness of a pumpkin face on a Jack ‘O’
Lantern is actually an ancient symbol of a damned soul. Candlelit
pumpkins or skulls at a home signifies the occupants were
sympathetic to safety and would therefore receive mercy by
spirits and ‘trick or treaters’ on their halloween runs.
Perhaps the most sickening of all druidic practices were the
human sacrifices that occurred at midnight. Adults and children
alike would be thrown into huge fires while the celebrants danced
in demonic fits of abandon. At mornings’ light only ashes and
bones would remain. These were called ‘bone fires’, which is
where we get the tradition of ‘bon fires’ today.
The druids believed that black cats were reincarnations of the
evil dead and were possessed with super-natural power and
knowledge. Bobbing for apples was part of the druidistic new year
sexual divination ceremony of fertility. The broom stick and
witches’ hats were originally considered phallic symbols. When
used in the rituals of witchcraft those objects supposedly
transferred sexual energy released during orgasms into psychic
energy. By understanding the pagan origins of halloween, we can
no longer claim ignorance.(1)”
“One of the biggest promoters of halloween is the public school
system. School sponsored halloween activities often include
dances, costume contests and arts & crafts projects. Education
officials admit that more effort is usually put into the
celebration of halloween than any other holiday including
Christmas and Easter.
"For many entrepreneurs halloween is big business, a major
promotional event used to bring in billions of dollars worth of
revenue. One well-known department store will sell more than 1/2
billion dollars worth of halloween [junk] this year, that doesn’t
include revenue from the sales of trick or treat candy. Costume
shops can stay in business year round as the result of tremendous
sales and rentals they receive during the halloween rush. Farmers
also view halloween with the eye towards making big profits.
Pumpkins are a traditional halloween accessory used by households
nationwide as Jack ‘O’ Lantern decorations. One southern
California field with 164 acres will yield nearly a quarter of a
million dollars to its owner.
"Halloween is a major marketing opportunity for video
producers.. Horror videos... account for nearly 20% of all the
revenue received by feature film producers and distributors.”(2)
Over and over it has been shown that what we watch, feed on
affects us and we tend to act it out. The word says, “[F]or as he
thinketh in his heart, so is he..” Proverbs 23:7. Jesus said, “A
good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his
heart bringeth forth evil things” Matt. 12:35.
In computer language that’s “Garbage in, garbage out.”
“Most of halloween customs are the reminder of pagan
superstitions in relation to salein, ‘the Druidic new year’. The
Druids were the influential priests, magicians, and sorcerers of
the nature religions that prevailed in early northern Europe.
This belief permeated Celtic culture for about 2,000 years until
the introduction of Christianity. Today a revival of the
practices of Druidism along with various forms of witchcraft are
sweeping across Europe and North America.
"Halloween is often confused as a Christian holiday because of
its association with Christian “All Saint’s day”, or
the Eve of St. Hallow’s “All Soul’s Day.” The original Christian
celebration use to be celebrated in May and was intended to honor
those Christians who died for their faith. By the 9th. century,
the influential Roman Catholic Church changed the holiday to
November and the Protestant Church soon followed. Today, a thin
veil attempts to disguise an ancient pagan festival of the dead,
which has become, not only its secular observance but notorious
as the most famous holy day for witches, sorcerers, and devil
In America, the founding fathers forbade Halloween. It was not
celebrated until the 1900’s when Irish immigrants brought it
over. Something once forbidden has now become part of our
It’s sad but true. Think about all the kids who have eaten
candy with needles, razor blades, and other junk in them. Witches
put evil spirits in the candy they give out hoping that the child
will be affected. Do you really think that Halloween has anything
to offer except fear, hate, confusion, and big time money to the
stores who are taking advantage of your ignorance.
God says that his people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
(Check Hosea 4:6) and to the world that don’t know him, he
says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). The word says, “But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:” He died for sinners and
death didn’t hold him, He is alive and in the world today. Come
to Jesus, He is the answer to this life’s problems and the door to
the next life at its best.
(1) Halloween, Trick or Treat- The Pagan Invasion, Vol. 1;
(4) Halloween: Tis the season to be evil...- William J.