This work given is in full acknowledgement of GOD and directed by Holy Spirit. Any and all use of the facts of the dark side are not an avenue meant to give any credit to them. In fact, all work is directly attributed to GODs Plan and to give HIM all the glory. Amen
Some Halloween FACTS! Would you believe the Church is involved?
An old proverb says, “When you sup with the devil, use a long spoon.”
We are commanded not to become involved with the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph. 5:11).
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes.
Day of the Dead
Today’s Day of the Dead festivals are a blend of old Aztec tradition merged with modern Catholic beliefs.
Author Sheena Morgan says in The Real Halloween that the original, pre-Christian celebration took place in late August, and coincided with the migration of Monarch butterflies. The Aztecs believed that the Monarchs were the souls of the dead, returning to their homes. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, celebrations were moved to early November, and blended indigenous customs with observance of Christian holy days.
What the parallel? Well, of course any witch will tell you, “If you’d like to celebrate the Day of the Dead in your own family, you can either incorporate it into your Samhain festivities, or hold it as a separate event.” In fact they will give you instructions on “how to” combine them.
Samhain (pronounced Sow-en), dates back to the ancient Celts who lived 2,000 years ago. As the pagan holiday of Samhain is on November 1st. But their celebrations did and still do, start at sunset on October 31st, on Samhain Eve, in which they celebrate the lord of the dead.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, and danced around the bonfire. Many of these dances told stories or played out the cycles of life and death or commemorated the cycle of Wheel of Life. These costumes were adorned for three primary reasons. The first was to honor the dead who were allowed to rise from the Otherworld.
There were accounts within history which reveal that Druids culture originated from Greek demigods of Atlantis. Some archaeological have uncovered evidence of their pagan the religious practices and possible reports of human sacrifice. Other cultures regarded them as heretics, accusing Druids of practicing pagan witchcraft and the occult.
Their legend can be seen the practices of the elitists in Britain, where you have a Council of British Druid Orders. The former Archbishop of Canterbury , Dr Rowan Williams, was himself inducted as an honorary white druid during a blue-hooded, open-air ceremony of the Gorsedd of Bards, in Wales.
Archbishop in waiting becomes druid
By Richard Savill 12:01AM BST 06 Aug 2002
The next Archbishop of Canterbury was inducted as an honorary white druid yesterday at an open-air ceremony in Wales reminiscent of a scene from a Monty Python sketch.
Dr Rowan Williams, dismissing suggestions that he was dabbling in paganism, joined blue-hooded druids ranked behind a golden harp to be admitted into the Welsh Gorsedd of Bards.
Council of British Druid Orders
More About Druids here…
Some would be horrified to find out the church is behind Halloween. In fact, I believe that not only was the RCC Church involved BUT I think they continue to worship the “dead saints” on the day of Halloween as a commemoration.
There was a pantheon in Rome. A pantheon is a temple dedicated to all gods. “On May 13, 609 or 610, Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Roman Pantheon to the Virgin Mary and all the Christian martyrs.” In 835 Pope Gregory IV expanded the feast to include “All Saints” and changed the date of this feast of “All Saints” to line it up with the Celts new year of November 1st. (Remember the Druids were already celebrating this day). “All Saints Day” started being called “All Hallows Day” (hallow means to respect or honor greatly). Thus the day before “All Hallows Day” was called “All Hallows Eve” from which we get the name Halloween. Praying for the dead was to occur the next day on November 2nd, “All Soul’s Day.” “All Soul’s Day” got its start around a couple centuries later when the Catholic Saint Odilo (Abbot of Clugny claimed to have had a vision of great suffering in purgatory and decided that there needed to be a day that masses were said on their behalf.
[EDITOR: The ancient Irish texts say little about human sacrifices, but detail the Druids’ use of magic to raise storms, lay curses on places, kill by the use of spells, and create magical obstacles.
Irish records tell of the fascination the Catholic monks had with the powerful Druids, and Druids soon became important members of their monasteries. Pope Gregory the Great decided to incorporate the Druids’ holiday into the church. He made the proclamation, “They are no longer to sacrifice beasts to the devil, but they may kill them for food to the praise of God, and give thanks to the giver of all gifts for His bounty.”]
The practice began in churches associated with Clugny and then spread to others. Purgatory is an unbiblical concept which attacks the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as the sole payment for sin. The sole sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for the payment of sin is a bedrock doctrine in Biblical Christianity. (See ft. nt. 17 regarding a couple words on purgatory). The U.S. Catholic states, “By the end of the 13th century, All Soul’s Day on November 2nd had become a set feast day to pray for our dead throughout the Latin church.”It must be remembered that the Druid Samhain was a 3 day event. Again, All Soul’s Day, falls within that Samhain festival time period.
Druids believe that the spirits of the dead could be contacted in a necromancy ritual for the purpose of divination and fortune telling. The powers of darkness were conjured up during this celebration, and the devil himself (a.k.a., the god of Samhain-also known as the lord of darkness) would be called upon to foretell future events. Among the common forms of divination had to do with marriage, weather, and coming fortunes for the following year. These occult rituals included such methods as ducking for apples and apple peeling. Ducking for apples was an early form of marriage divination. the first person to bite the apple would be the first to marry in the coming year. The longer the unbroken apple peel, the longer your life was destined to be. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of apple bobbing on Halloween.
Ps 106:28 (KJV)
” They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.”
Some churches even sponsor “haunted houses” and similar events on what is the Number One Satanic holiday of the year!
Halloween is an occasion when the ancient gods (actually demons) are worshiped with human sacrifice.
The apostle Paul warns us: “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils” (1 Cor. 10:20).
By allowing your children to participate in these events you are opening up doorways into their young lives for evil by bringing them into a kind of communication with these ancient “gods.”
What does the Bible have to say about the idea of Halloween, and the activities often associated with this pagan festival? I refer you to Deuteronomy 18:9-13; (KJV)
9 When 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.
10 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 times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 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.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantaility of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.