Is Halloween A Holy Day?
With the smell of autumn in the air and seeing the trees decked in such breathtaking splendor, we are made aware that fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. In the past, mainstream Christianity has been very passive concerning this, so called, holy day, with its strange customs and traditions. Now that the occult and satan worshippers are intruding on holy ground, we, as dedicated Christians and concerned parents, should become actively involved and show Christ-like resistance to this evil that is being thrust upon our innocent children under the guise of child play and trivial mischievousness.
Halloween activities have always been promoted as harmless; as a day for children to mimic witches, demons, ghost, fairies, elves, or satan himself, while they frolic about indulging in childish imaginations and petty mischievousness. But history and the present day activities connected to Halloween should convince those of us who adhere to the Gospel of Christ that the original setting aside of this day was not nor has it since become Christian oriented. Neither has it ever promoted God-like faith and principles in our children, especially now that the satanic forces present a real threat to many of our unsuspecting youth.
I am aware that the very breath of opposition to the heathenish customs of Halloween stirs strong spirits, especially within the religious system. But Halloween has never appeared to be an acceptable day for Christian indulgence. Now that it is so obvious that satan worship is being practiced in our vicinity, we feel it is time to do some serious research on the subject. Being unable to find much information in updated materials, I turned to the 1972 addition of the World Book Encyclopedia, the 1963 and 1962 additions of Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Reference Encyclopedia, and the 1922 addition of Compton’s Encyclopedia and found this information. Halloween dates back to the era when day’s ending and beginning were in the evening. In those days, the first day of November began on the evening of October 31st. Halloween, being a primitive festival, was celebrated from the evening of October 31st and lasted throughout November 1st, which is known as All Saints Day.
The name Halloween means holy or hallowed evening, as designated by ancient Rome in honor of Pomona, the goddess of fruit and gardens. It was also sacred to the Druids, an order of priest in ancient Gal and Britain, as a day to honor their gods. After it was decided that the days were to begin and end at midnight the hallowed day had to be divided also. Later in the eighth century it was renamed by the religious leaders in Rome. October 31st was retained as Halloween as a day to honor the pagan gods. The pagan customs and festivities were kept intact and November 1st became All Saints Day.
The Druids believed that on Halloween ghost, spirits, fairies, witches, and elves came out to harm people. The cat was believed to be sacred and was also reverenced on Halloween. The use of witches, ghost, demons, fairies, and cats that are so common in our present day Halloween festivities came from the Druid’s customs.
History gives us very little about Druid rites and activities, because the priest handed down their doctrine by word of mouth and swore their members to secrecy. The Druids held the hours of midnight and noon as sacred. Could this change have influenced ancient Rome to begin the new day at midnight instead of at even (evening)?
The oak tree and mistletoe were held sacred. The Druids forecasted events by interpreting the flight of the birds and the markings on the liver of their sacrifices. The Druids are associated with religious ceremonies involving human sacrifice.
The festivities connected with Halloween are believed to have originated among the ancient Druids, who believed that on that evening Saman, the lord of the dead, called forth hosts of evil spirits.
The Druids customarily lit fires on Halloween. Lighting fires on Halloween survived until modern times. Traces of the Roman Harvest Festival survived in the custom prevalent in both the United States and England. They played games involving fruit, such as ducking for apples in a tub of water and decorating pumpkins.
Rock hedging was also used in connection with the Druid’s sacrificial ceremonies and is similar to those being used in satanic worship today.
It is common knowledge that many faithful Christians were murdered for resisting the Roman authority that forced the change from Saturday to Sunday worship and the corrupting of the other Holy Days. I am made to wonder how many of our Christian predecessors died in Rome’s effort to keep Halloween customs in tact for the modern Christians to enjoy.
If you do not believe this, do you care enough about the truth to prove it is false?