The Pagan Roots of Halloween
The occult and pagan practices have been around historically for thousands of years that have spread from Ancient Babylon> Egypt> Mesopotamia> Persia> Assyria> Rome and into the British Isles. One of the noted wonders of the world is Stonehenge, which is found on the Salisbury Plains in the southern part of England. The stone circle consists of large blue granite rocks. Archaeologists have dug up over 4,000 human skeletal remains that have been confirmed as human sacrifice offerings on this site.
Circle of Avebury and Stonehenge
The Circle of Avebury is another stone circle which is over a mile in circumference and consisted of multiple stone hedges. These sites throughout Britain were constructed for the worship and sacrifice to pagan gods. From around 900 BC to 900 AD there lived a nomadic tribe of people known as the Celts. Within this tribe were priests known as Druids who had power and authority over the people and their activities.
In these historic places (Stonehenge and the Circle of Avebury), the Druids prepared and dictated the worship of pagan gods and human sacrifice on eight occult holidays during the year. On one particular series of nights known as the nights of Samhain or what is called Halloween today (Oct. 29-31) were the highest nights of human sacrifice of all the other occult celebrations during the calendar year.
Druids and Human Sacrifice
Within the stone circles, the Druids would light huge fires and fill large cauldrons up with a mead like substance and bring it up to rapid boiling temperature.
During the evenings, the Druids would leave the stone circles and go trick or treating throughout the local areas and the countryside to places of nobility and knock on their doors. A treat was given to the owner of the property only if someone was given over to them from their household for human sacrifice to their pagan gods. The treat was a pumpkin, gourd or turnip that was filled with human fat that was lit and placed at the entrance of the castle, manor or house as a means fof protection from the demonic forces that they would summon.
The trick was performed if the owner was not compliant with their demands. The Druids would paint a six-pointed star with a circle around it in blood on the door which would allow all the summoned demonic forces to enter into the household and kill with fright.
As the nights progressed, the many people that were rounded up for sacrifice were put into a large wicker reed figure that had a head, arms and legs. This figure was built up to 35 feet tall and was made from reeds that the Celtic warriors had gathered the week in advance. Inside the wicker man were cages where humans, animals and food offerings were placed. During the evening ceremony, the Druids set the wicker man on fire as an offering to the god of fire, Konanos and the Celtic lord of the dead, Samhain.
Once the wicker man was to capacity, the Druids had a game that they would play with the extra ones who were left out. Inside of the cauldrons there was a liquid substance had been rapidly boiling for hours. In order for those to earn their freedom, apples were thrown into this boiling liquid and they were told that if they could bob for the apples with their heads and grab the apple, they would go free. Otherwise, those who refused were beheaded. Unfortunately, those that chose to bob for the apples became so physically burnt from the liquid that it melted their flesh, blinded their eyes, caused respiratory and ear canal damage along with hair loss.
The Druids wore masks with hooded robes with occult symbols that they had painted on them. During these nights they believed that the boundary or veil between the physical and spiritual was at its thinnest. The symbols and masks they used were for magical protection to control the demonic malevolent spirits that crossed over from the other side.
Today, Halloween is celebrated with costumes and outfits, people go out and trick or treat, carve pumpkins and play games such as bobbing for apples, but they are ignorant of its origins and practices.
Many who call themselves 'Christians' celebrate Halloween traditions somehow think they are glorifying Christ by involving themselves in pagan customs and rituals. Unfortunately, many do not realize that engaging in this occult holiday does not align with Scripture, but is exactly the opposite.
So then because THOU ART LUKEWARM, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. - Revelation 3:16
It’s time to wake up stop walking the fence and make a wholehearted decision to research, learn and abstain from the traditions of man and the appearance of evil.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL. – 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, NEITHER BEAR THE SHAME OF THE HEATHEN NO MORE. – Ezekiel 34:29
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because thou hast rejected knowledge… - Hosea 4:6
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORD'S TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS. – 1 Corinthians 10:21
Many will make claims that Halloween is simply a harmless innocent tradition. They try to make holy something that is Satan’s invention with supposed 'evangelism' celebrations by conforming to and becoming friends with the world by doing what they are doing rather than calling them to repentance. 'Evangelism' is their favourite word they love to use to 'sanctify' their celebration of Halloween, but really it is compromise as they too will dress up, give away candy and appear no different than what the rest of the world is doing.
The Druids esteemed this holiday and no amount of religious alternatives like 'Holy-ween,' or 'Trunk-or-Treat' are going to change that. Participating in any of the Halloween rituals all have their origins in Druid occult ritual.
Halloween is a night where Satan is glorified as the masses pay homage to what costume they wear.
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or WHAT FELLOWSHIP DOES LIGHT HAVE WITH DARKNESS? – 2 Corinthians 2 :14
Satan’s deception is to make evil look good and fun. Followers of Christ are to not fit in with pagan traditions, but avoid and expose them by standing up for truth. A true believer will have absolutely nothing to do with partaking in any celebrations that are considered to be an abomination to God.
Do you believe there is any Scriptural precedence that gives followers of Christ freedom to celebrate pagan holy days.
For further evidence based on Scripture concerning Halloween please watch the following informative videos and read the article in the link below, 'Halloween and the Misuse of Romans 14.'
- Halloween and the Misuse of Romans 14
Many Christians twist Romans 14 as justification to celebrate Halloween.
- The Christmas Story You Don't Want to Hear
This article will investigate the concepts of Christmas. Under the gloss and glow of this celebration is a deception that is steeped in the traditions of man.
- The Pagan Easter Tradition in the Modern Church
When Jesus Christ is applied to a date that has nothing to do with Him, it means that the dates are significant to someone else. The facts are that Christmas and Easter are about a counterfeit Jesus.
- The Pagan Tradition of Christmas
Christmas is a pagan celebration. Christians have no basis to celebrate this tradition that has its roots in idolatry.
- Easter and the Crucifixion of Christ are not Compatible
Easter is not the Passover and has nothing to do with Christ. The traditions and timeline are pagan in origin being observed long before the birth of our Saviour.
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