October 31 is the most important day in the satanic year. It marks the Celtic New Year, and is always at the end of the harvest season, thus it became the “Festival of Death” because living things were harvested and eaten! The Celtics were the Gaelic peoples of England, Scotland, Wales, and North France. On this dark day, the god of the Celtics was to have called up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died during the past year. At the same time, other evil spirits arose and went about the countryside harassing the people. On October 31, the Celtics expected to be harassed by ghosts, evil spirits, and demons; and it was no fun and games to them! They would light bonfires to guide the spirits to their own town and to ward off evil spirits.
The Celtics had powerful satanic priests called Druids. On October 31, the Druids went from house to house demanding certain foods, and all those who refused were cursed. The people were tormented by means of magic. As they went, the Druids carried large turnips, which they had hollowed out and carved into them demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally led or guided that priest - his own little god. Costumes were worn at times to hide the identity of the Druid as he would threaten people with curses if they did not comply with the food he demanded.
Those who practiced fortune telling and divination found that this was the night that they had the most success. They called upon Satan to bless their efforts for the coming year.
Starting several centuries before Christ, sacrifices were made to pagan gods, especially the god of death: Sam Hain (pronounced Sah - win). Sacrifices all the way from vegetables to humans were offered. These sacrifices in some parts of the world still go on today – and you read about them almost yearly at this time of year in the newspapers.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory IV, invented All Saints Day (Nov. 1) to get the people to quit the festival of Sam Hain, and replace the Satanic holiday. This was an attempt to get the people to turn away from the horrible observance of Sam Hain. All Saints Day was intended to honour the martyrs of the Roman persecution. It didn’t work. The day before 1st November was known as All Hallows Eve, and commemorated souls suffering in purgatory. The problem with this belief is that it is just as satanic as black sabbaths and witches and spells. No wonder there is still much confusion about the holiday!
In the Middle Ages there was a great revival of satanic practices, witchcraft, and magic - like there is today. During this time, the belief developed that witches travelled on broomsticks to the black sabbaths to worship Satan. They were guided by spirits in the form of black cats. The Druids worshipped cats believing them to be reincarnated evil people.
This festival of death has survived all of the efforts of Christians to stamp it out. Today, even churches are joining the enemy by celebrating this Satanic festival. The devil has been very successful in invading Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter, providing counterfeits for the real thing. Halloween is different. It has always been satanic in nature. Satan has deluded the Christians into celebrating his festival.The bottom line is this: Halloween has been so diluted that many parents don’t even realize all the symbolism there is in trick or treating, wearing of costumes, decorating with jack-o’-lanterns, and all the rest that goes with this evil holiday. October 31 is the night that Satanists and occultists around the world look forward to for giving the most honour to Satan and praying to him intensely for the fall of the Church of Jesus Christ and the destruction of families. It is the night of even human sacrifice to Satan. It is the biggest day in the life of a Satanist. It is definitely NOT an innocent holiday!!
Isn’t the whole theme of Modern Halloween one of darkness, death, ear, threats, destruction and evil? There are witches, broomsticks, bats, owls, ghosts, skeletons, death, and monsters. Parents dress their children as demons, witches, ghouls, monsters and werewolves and send them out into the streets in the dark to re-enact the Druids’ practice of demanding food from people under the threat of tricks (or curses) if they don’t comply. People today carve demon faces in pumpkins and decorate their homes with it. At Halloween there will be apple bobbing, divination, fortune telling, haunted houses, candles lit, and spirits called up. There will be séances and Ouija boards in the name of fun and excitement. But there also will be sacrifices of dogs, cats, rats, chickens, and goats! You say, “We don’t take it seriously.” But the devil does and so does God! The children who have been entrusted by God to our care as parents can be terrified and opened up to invading spirits of fear, torment, and confusion at Hallowe’en. How this must grieve our Lord!Halloween has never been a Christian holiday and it has no place in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ. In fact it is an abomination to God and we should take our stand firmly against it and all it entails. As we look into its history, we find that its roots go deep into paganism, Satanism, and the occult; and the modern expression is no better! That’s why we reject Halloween, and instead preach the Light of the glorious Gospel to a world still lost in its sin!