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                                         “Righteousness exalts a nation,
                                  sin brings a reproach to it” --- Proverbs 18:34

      rick-or-treating on a Halloween night on a nice fall evening brings back memories of candy and

T     excitement for many people. If you have gotten this paper on Halloween, then you are probably someone
      who supports Halloween by displaying jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, witches and the like on your property,
      dressing your kids in Halloween clothes, or maybe you are a ‘trick-or-treater’ supporter. Some time ago I
promised just such a person like you that I would get them some information on Halloween. So, here goes!
 Many people do not realize that when they are taking part in Halloween festivities that they are honoring the
devil and all his demons. These are the same demons that would like nothing better than to help deceive you
into believing that the God’s loving message of redemption for the whole human race is not true. And through
their deception, and your willingness to reject the truth of the gospel, they would love to take you, and your
family, into hell, at death, for an eternity of torture.
 Let’s look at the history of Halloween and ‘uncover’ the deception behind it.
                                                Early History of Halloween
 Halloween has its roots in the Druid culture which existed in the lands of ‘Celtic peoples’. Evidently, Druids
were a priestly order in parts of northern Europe that dated back before Julius Caesar conquered parts of
Germany, France, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (This cult was especially powerful in the British Isle countries.)
They had an animistic and naturistic form of worship where nature was worshipped. And they held beliefs
such as; oak trees were sacred and fairies, leprechauns, ogres, trolls, and such inhabited the forests.
 These priests appeased demon gods during two main festivals through the use of human sacrifice. The first of
these two festivals was around May the 1st, and has since evolved into the May Day celebration that numerous
nations celebrate. And the second festival was around November 1st. According to the legend of their
‘demonic religion’, Beltane the God of the summer required a celebration on May the 1st to commemorate the
end of winter and the beginning of summer.
 They believed that the God of winter (and death) was Sumhain, who was in a constant struggle with Beltane.
As summer drew to a close and the days grew shorter, and darker, and plants and tree leaves began to die,
they believed that Sumhain was overpowering Beltane. (And the reverse would happen in the spring.)
                                                    Incredible Cruelty
 On the eve of November the 1st, these cruel Druid priests would make sacrifices to Samhain, the Lord of Death.
You have probably seen his picture before. It is the likeness of the ‘Grim Reaper’ holding his sickle in his hand.
 They believed that Samhain was going to take all the people who were ‘bad’ the previous year and turn them
into animals. To appease his wrath these Druid priests told the people of the lands that they must ‘round’ up
certain peoples and animals to make a sacrifice to Sumhain. They would take these people and stick them into
a giant ‘wicker-like’ figurine and set it on fire.
 (This is where we get the word ‘bonfire’ which is the shortened form of ‘bone fire’.) Among their cruelties,
these priests would stab their victims and examine the way they died and their blood and entrails spilled out to
predict the future. They also would examine the bones from the ‘bone fire’ in the same way.
                                       Appeasement to Demons (Trick or Treat)
 Obviously since there was no sensible law and order to protect them, the local Celts were scared stiff. (I am
sure that the people that the Druid priests felt were bad the year before were those that ‘crossed’ them.)
According to legend, ‘demon’ spirits would roam the land during this night looking for victims to attack. The
local peoples of these lands were told that if they would leave food and gifts out on in front of their houses that
this would help appease the demons so that they wouldn’t harm them.
 The Druid priests would take this time of the year to exact revenge on any enemies that they might have made
during the previous year. They would go from home to home asking for money and gifts to give to Sumhain and
his demons. As they blackmailed the local populace into giving them their goods, they would often perform
terrible acts on those who wouldn’t cooperate. This is the roots of the ‘trick or treat’ act, which to be exact, is a
sacrifice to demons.
                                                    The Roman Church
 In time these pagan lands were conquered by the Romans. They, of course, had their own demon Gods which
they worshipped and soon their own festivities got intermingled with those of the Druids. For instance the
tradition of ‘bobbing for apples’ was an act which honored a Roman goddess (demon) and was a way for
couples to meet.
 Around 313 B.C. the Emperor Constantine issued an edict for religious toleration for Christians. Soon the
Roman Empire recognized the ‘official’ Church of Rome. This Roman Church held sway over the continent of
Europe up through the 16th century.
 The Roman Church attempted to lessen the pagan effect of such holidays such as the holiday of Sumhain.
They decided to make November the 1st ‘All Saints Hallowed Day’ to honor and commemorate the Christians
which they decided to call saints, who had not previously been given a special day of honor on their Calendar
year. Thus the evening before this ‘hallowed’ day became ‘hallowed evening’. And the word ‘hallowed
evening’ became shortened, in time, to Halloween.
 The attempt to ‘smother’ the festival of Sumhain with a ‘Christian holiday’ failed miserably and only served to
incorporate certain demonic traditions into the Roman church and certain Church of Rome traditions into the

festival of Sumhain. Probably the most obvious change is that of the name change from the festival of Sumhain
to Halloween.
                                            Halloween spreads like wildfire
 Soon this festival to honor the demon ‘god’ of death grew to include other European demonic cultures as well.
This is actually in keeping with the initial spread of Druidism.
 The principle worshipper of Satan, in these European religions, are those persons that go by the name of
‘witch’. Witches have traditionally been cruel all through history. There is a fascination with witchcraft in our
American culture with the advent of books and movies about ‘Harry Potter’ who is a teenage ‘warlock’ (the
gender opposite of a witch.)
                                                 Children and Witches
 One of the principle demonic deceptions in the Harry Potter series, is that children and witchcraft are
compatible. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Down through history babies and children have been
sacrificed by cruel torture to the devil by witches and warlocks during Halloween. Halloween has evolved into
the ‘Christmas’ of the demonic world. Witches report that this is their major holiday!
 Most children who are lured or forced into the world of the occult are both physically and sexually abused.
This ends up leaving tremendous emotional scars on these children as they grow into adulthood. This is all the
work of the devil, who many people honor on Halloween.
                                                  Cruelty to Animals
 In many large and small cities the animal shelters will put out a warning to watch out to protect your pet during
Halloween. They will not allow any cats to be adopted, which are black in coloration, during Halloween.
 It is so sad that Americans who are raised in a country dedicated to God will stoop so low as to become
witches and torture and sacrifice innocent animals. And then to dress up our children in witch and other occult
costumes is so senseless.
                                                   Jack o Lanterns
 As I take my morning walk, in my neighborhood, during the month of October, I usually see houses along the
way that display Jack o Lanterns, ghosts, and witches on their doors, windows, porches, and lawns.
 The legend of the Jack o Lantern goes like this. A mean drunkard named Jack tricked the devil into climbing
up an apple tree for an apple. Then he marks a cross on the trunk and the devil is stuck up in the tree. As an
agreement to help him get down, the devil promises not to take him to hell at his death.
 When ‘Jack’ dies, God will not take him to heaven because he is a drunk and the devil honors his word and
doesn’t take him to hell either. However, in anger the devil throws a burning coal at him. Jack picks it up and
puts it in a ‘turnip’ to help light his way. As time passed, a pumpkin has replaced the turnip. Jack is left to
wander to Earth with his ‘jack o lantern’ looking for peace, but not finding it.
 This tradition evolved into the common folk having to display ‘jack o lanterns’ at their homes to let the local
Druid priests know they were sympathetic to the Druids. That way the Druid priests would know not to go their
house (where the jack o lantern was displayed) and extort money, food, and gifts from them in exchange for
protection. Certainly this is not an honorable tradition to keep.
 These were worn by the common folk to supposedly disguise and protect themselves from the capricious
spirits (demons) which wandered through the land in great numbers on Halloween night.
                                                 Halloween in America
 Until 1845, celebrating Halloween was against the law in America. (Our godly forefathers certainly knew what
was good for America.) With the great potato famine in Ireland during the 1800’s we saw a huge influx of Irish
peoples to the United States. They brought this celebration with them. In time it has grown into the festival as
we know it. Because of the love of money many ungodly merchants push this occultic holiday.
                                       What does God think about all of this???
 When God rescued the Jewish people from Egypt and gave them the land of Canaan, he gave them this
       “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the
 abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter
  pass through fire (human sacrifice), or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets
 omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For
 all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God
                                      drives (vomits) them out from before you!”
                                                 Deuteronomy 18:9-12
 If you are reading this and you are unsaved and participate in these ‘works of darkness’ then you are ‘defiling’
the land and are helping to bring God’s judgment on America. God’s Word says in Galatians 6:7
  “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows, that they will reap also.”
 A Christian woman named Mary Kathryn Baxter wrote a book “Revelation of Hell” by Whitaker Publishers.
In this book she chronicled how Jesus took her to Hell for thirty nights during the 1970’s and showed her the
activities through the length and breadth of hell which exist below the Earth.           In it, she interviewed many
witches who were burning in flames with worms working their way in and out of their bodies. These witches
who were deceived by Satan were weeping uncontrollably and in great torment. In this book, Mary describes
how Jesus wept for them and described that they would be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment
                Cry out to God and ask Him to save your soul and repent from works of darkness!!!
 For Christians we have this admonition from the Bible:
    “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them!” --- Ephesians 5:11
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    Remember, that Jesus shed His precious Blood to save you from the consequences of following the devil.