many dress as witches and goblins
Adults send their
children door to door asking for treats
Seems strange, doesn't it? Yet millions do it every
year. . .WHY?
The celebration of HALLOWEEN is an
established observance in the United States, British
Isles and various Scandinavian countries.
Come early October the stores will be full of
merchandise directly related to Halloween observance.
Costumes, candy, and various decorative items will fill
the shelves of most every retail store.
On October 31, as the sun fades and darkness begins to
spread across our neighborhoods, the footsteps of
America's children can be heard scurrying down the
sidewalks. "Trick or treat!" they cry as each door is
opened. Of course, most adults play right along,
dropping candy and various other treats into the little
Halloween bags the children hold open.
Even our public
schools get into the act with decorations, parties and
plays. Townships and clubs sponsor "haunted houses" for
a scary sort of fun.
It seems as
though the celebration of Halloween is growing in
popularity with each passing year. But Why?
Why do we in
America observe this festival?
Just where did it
come from anyway?
What does it
commemorate to us?
Every holiday you keep you probably have an idea of what
it commemorates. If you were asked WHY you observed
Christmas, you would probably say,- "To
honor the birth of Jesus Christ." If
you were asked WHY you observed Easter, you would
probably say,- "To
acknowledge the resurrection of Jesus."
Now I don't observe Christmas or Easter, because
frankly, their roots and observance PRE-DATE Jesus
Christ. But I do observe Thanksgiving Day. And probably
for the same reason you do, to commemorate the landing
of our forefathers at Plymouth Rock, and to give
thanksgiving to God for the wonderful blessings He has
bestowed upon this country and its people. But think for
a moment. . .WHY HALLOWEEN? Just what does its
Notice this quote from Encyclopedia
Americana,- "Halloween, a festival of Scottish-Irish
origin, held on All Hallows Eve, the night of October
31. Elements of the customs connected with Halloween can
be traced to a Druid ceremony in PRE-CHRISTIAN times."
Notice this quote from The
Book of Holidays, by J. Walker McSpadden, pages 149-153-
"Halloween, in spite of the fact that it takes its name
from a Christian festival (All Hallows or All Saints
Day), it comes from PAGAN TIMES and has never taken on a
The Roman Catholic Church established All Hallows Day to
be observed on November 1. But this was after AD 900!
Clearly 900 years after the establishment of the
But we see that the CUSTOMS connected with this
holiday, and its celebration were taking place at the
very least, 1500 years earlier. WHY? If Halloween is not
to honor the God of Christianity, then WHAT, or WHO was
it established to honor?
From the Encyclopedia
Brittanica,- "Samhain (Halloween), one of the most
important and sinister calendar festivals of the Celtic
year. At Samhain, held on November 1, the world of the
gods was believed to be made visible to mankind, and the
gods played many tricks on their mortal worshipers; it
was a time fraught with danger, charged with fear, and
full of supernatural episodes. Sacrifices and
propitiations of every kind were thought to be vital,
for without them the Celts believed they could not
prevail over the perils of the season or counteract the
activities of the deities."
Yes, this was a time of fear, of great concern for the
Celtic peoples. Their priest, the Druids instructed them
to observe two important festivals each year, one in the
spring called "Beltane" and this one in the fall called
"Samhain". Beltane is the Druidic assembly marking the
opening of Summer, the meaning of the word "Samhain"
reveals the purpose of its observance, it means "end of
Dictionary of Non-Christian Religions, by Geoffrey
Parrinder,- "Samhain is an ancient Celtic feast, held at
the end of October and beginning of November. In Ireland
it was celebrated on the shores of lakes. Samhain marked
the beginning of winter, as Beltane marked the onset of
summer. Samhain meant "summers end", and bonfires were
lit to strengthen the powers of the WANING SUN. These
are perpetuated in the bonfires of November, still
popular in Britain. In the Christian calendar, Samhain
was merged into All Saints Day on November 1."
Little by little we see that the seemingly
harmless activities associated with halloween today have
sinister roots that go deep into PAGANISM and
superstition. You may still think this is all harmless,
but let's examine some of the fruits of the observance
One of the gods
that was feared and worshiped on this day was CROMM
Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and
Legend,- "Cromm Cruac, a HUGE IDOL which stood on the
plain of Mag Sleact in County Cavan, in Ulster, near the
present village of Ballymagauran; also call Rigiodal h-Eireann,
the KING IDOL of Ireland. Around him were twelve idols
made of stone but he was of gold and to him the early
Irish SACRIFICED ONE THIRD OF THEIR CHILDREN ON SAMHAIN.
(Halloween) The idol and sacrifices are mentioned in the
Dinnsenchus in the Book of Leinster. Cromm Cruac was
held in HORROR for his terrible exactions; it was
DANGEROUS TO EVEN WORSHIP HIM, for the worshipers
themselves often perished in the act of worship."
This is one of the pagan gods the observance of
Do you really want to participate in a festival
that has its roots in DEMONISM, demanding HUMAN
The Druidic Priesthood demanded that each Celtic family
offer one of every three of their children to be burned
alive in the bonfires of Halloween!
Just imagine how difficult it
must have been for parents to choose which of their
little ones would be offered to this bloody idol.
To make light of Halloween today is to make light of its
sinister past. It dishonors the memory of God's precious
and defenseless little children who suffered an
agonizing death to honor demons masquerading as God.
1 Corinthians 10:19-21,-
"What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols
is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say
that the THINGS WHICH THE GENTILES SACRIFICE THEY
SACRIFICE TO DEMONS, and not to God; and I do not want
you to become SHARERS IN DEMONS. You cannot drink the
cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot
partake of the table of the Lord and the table of
Although the Roman Catholic Church tried to
"Christianize" the observance of what we call Halloween
today, the Holy Scriptures clearly show that one cannot
straddle the fence and "whitewash" what to God is filthy
and profane! If you want to be a true Christian, you
cannot observe PAGAN FESTIVALS that honor demons!
Many today claim to be ministers of God, and claim to
follow the Scriptures, yet they are afraid to condemn
these pagan practices. But there are no Scriptures
supporting these ancient practices, and the Bible is
full of warnings against them.
Deuteronomy 4:2-3,- "You
SHALL NOT ADD to the word which I am commanding you, NOR
TAKE AWAY FROM IT, that you may keep the commandments of
the Lord your God which I command you. Your eyes have
seen what the Lord has done in the case of Baal-Peor,
for all the men that followed Baal-Peor, the Lord your
God has destroyed them from among you."
There are NO BLESSINGS from God for participating in the
PAGAN WORSHIP of DEMONISM! God blesses those who obey
Him. And He does pronounce curses for disobedience.
6:16,- "Do you not know that to whom you YIELD
YOURSELVES as servants to obey, whether sin, which leads
to DEATH, or of obedience, which leads to
Just WHO are you obeying in commemorating the observance
of Halloween? It certainly is not a commandment from the
true God. But it is a commandment from the Roman
Catholic Church. And it is a commandment from the Druid
Priests! An observance to honor CROMM CRUAC, whose very
name means "bloody bent one." The Bible reveals WHO is
really behind this holiday,- the entity is the bloody,
twisted one God calls the Devil.
In Greek, "Devil"
means "deified spirit."
To deify means to be extolled to supreme rank. Satan and
his demons continually pass themselves off as gods
through pagan idolatrous worship. And as Paul said, one
cannot mix the cup of the Lord with the cup of demon
Although some may argue that they no longer offer up
their children as sacrifices, the fact still remains
that it does commemorate those times. And it does take
some sacrifice to observe Halloween.
The act of buying the decorations, costumes and even the
treats are all financial sacrifices made at the altar of
Cromm Cruac. In effect, these are offerings given, to
give honor to what is dishonorable.
Be honest with yourself, just what do you really think
your Creator thinks when He sees His little ones dressed
so grotesquely and practicing this evil festival?
For a moment, examine your memories of observing
Halloween. You probably have FOND MEMORIES of it. It may
bring to remembrance the excitement of dressing up as
someone or something, or the joy you felt as your bag
became ever full of all sorts of candy and treats. You
may remember visiting a "haunted house" exhibit, or
staying up late with friends watching horror movies. It
was FUN, wasn't it?
But is it really
right to ignore the true meaning of Halloween?
Even today there are HUMAN SACRIFICES offered on this
evening by some Satanic worshipers! Some of the missing
children whose pictures you may see on America's
bulletin boards at your local grocery store, may have
been abducted for the purpose of serving as a sacrifice
to demons, masquerading as gods.
And what would be the memories of the ancient
Celts of this observance? Wouldn't they be memories of
extreme fear? And the painful memory of the reality that
thousands of their little children perished in the fires
of Cromm Cruac on this very day each year? Wouldn't
those Celts be shocked and offended if they were to see
this festival taken so lightly today?
WHAT ARE GOD'S MEMORIES of the OBSERVANCE OF HALLOWEEN?
The Bible says a thousand years is as a
single day to God. You see, to God it does not seem so
long ago that He watched people He loved take their own
trusting children by the hand and lead them to the altar
of demons to perish in the fiery flames of Cromm Cruac.
Rivers of tears flowed in heaven as the Heavenly Host
observed this yearly holocaust.
My friends, as the Apostle Paul
said, you cannot mix the cup of the Lord with the cup of
demons,- choose the Lord's cup.
"Hear the word which the
Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the
Lord, "Do not learn
the way of the nations. And do not be terrified by
the signs of the heavens, although the nations are
terrified by them; For the customs of
the peoples are
delusion." Jeremiah 10:1-2