Month 8:5, Week 1:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year 5935:205 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Monday 31 October 2011
An Unholy Gathering of Demons
All Hallows Eve, as it was dubbed by the Roman Catholic Church, was originally a Celtic Pagan festival in Britain and Ireland known as Samhain. It was celebrated in honour of their sun god and lord of the dead. It marked the end of the Celtic year, on 31 October. Huge bonfires were lit on hilltops to frighten away evil spirits. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and so the festival acquired a sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. In order to placate these demons, sacrifices were made of horses and human beings. It was the only day on which the help of the Devil was invoked for such purposes. It would not be in error, then, to actually call this DEVIL'S DAY. Satanists certainly view it as such.
The Catholic Church, adept at retaining pagan practices in order to persude pagans to convert to their religion, decided to rename the festival All Hallow's Eve, or All-Hallow Even as it was known originally. In his book, The Faith's of the World compiled in the mid 1800's, Rev. James Gardner noted:
At All Hallow's Eve it was thought by the superstitious pagan mindset to be the most favourable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. Eventually All Hallow's Eve became known as Halloween as it acquired a more secular observance, with many more new customs and observances being added to it. In Scotland young people assembled for games to ascertain which of them would marry during the year and in what order the marriages would occur. Many Halloween customs have become games played by children.
"All-Hallow Even - the vigil of All Saints' Day which is the first of November. Young people are accustomed both in England and Scotland to celebrate various superstitious ceremonies on this evening, and to amuse themselves by diving for apples and burning nuts. It is often found that festivals, which are now held on some alleged Christian ground, had their origin in some heathen observance. Thus it has been alleged that the 1st of November, which is now celebrated in Romish countries, more especially as All Saints' Day, was once a festival to Pomona, when the stores of summer and harvest were opened for the winter. Such practices among the heathen were usually accompanied with divinations and consulting of omens. In Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Account of Scotland, the following statement occurs in reference to Callendar in Perthshire:
"The All-Hallow Even fire seems to have been a relic of Druidism. Among Roman Catholics the lighting of fires on All Saints' Night has been suggested as indicating the ascent of the soul to heaven, or perhaps the lighting of souls out of purgatory. It was customary also in Papal times to ring bells all the night long" (Vol.I, pp.63-64).
'On All Saints' Eve they set up bonfires in every village. When the bonfire is consumed, the ashes are carefully collected into the form of a circle. There is a stone put in near the circumference for every person of the several families in the bonfire; and whatever stone is removed out of its place or injured before the next morning, the person represented by that stone is devoted or fey, and is supposed not to live twelve months from that day; the people received the consecrated fire from the Druid priests next morning, the virtues of which were supposed to continue for a year.'
Irish immigrants introduced Halloween customs to the USA that became popular in the late 19th century. Mischief-making on this occasion by boys and young men included overturning sheds and outhouses and breaking windows, and damage to property was sometimes severe. In later years Halloween has mainly come to be observed by small children who go from house to house, often in costumes, demanding 'trick or treat' (the treat, often sweets or candy, is generally given and the trick rarely played). Since 1965, UNICEF has attempted to incorporate into the Halloween observance the collection of money for the United Nations Children's Fund.
The best known symbol of Halloween is the jack o'lantern, a hollowed out pumpkin carved in the appearance of a demonic face with a lighted candle inside. In Scotland a turnip was used, but the native pumpkin was substituted in the USA.
Anyone with a modicum of biblical knowledge should instinctively know that there is nothing 'hallowed' or 'holy' about Halloween, at least not to Yahweh. Rather it is a festival of the devil, however modified, and should be totally shunned. This, and all pagan-derived festivals, are strictly forbidden:
We are strictly forbidden by El Elyon - the Most High - to have anything to do with "the abominations of the heathen" (2 Ki.21:2, KJV), the penalty for which in the Old Covenant was death, and the penalty in the New, spiritual death - for by means of these observances we not only commit an act of apostacy and idoltary against Yahweh but open doors to our souls for demonic mischief and oppression. It is the height of absurdity, as some liberal 'Christians' and 'Messianics' maintain, that Halloween is just a bit of 'harmless fun'. If you are not convinced that Halloween is dangerous for your soul and the welfare of your small children in particular, then please see the movie, The Truth About Halloween.
"Thus saith Yahweh, learn not the way of the heathen ... for the customs of the people are vain" (Jer.10:2-3, KJV).
Nobody calling themselves a Bible-believing Christian or Messianic has any business observing this disgusting, Yahweh-mocking festival in any way. It amounts to worship of the devil in one of the many ways offered by hell to ignorant and disobedient people. Many years ago as a teacher I nearly lost my job because I refused to participate in the school's observance of this festival, but I stood my ground and simply went and worked in my classroom. I hope you too will take a stand and honour Yahweh-Elohim, the only one worthy of worship according to His tavnith by means of His appointments or moedim. With one weekly festival, one monthly festival, and seven annual festivals occupying a total of 19 days - that's about 75 Yahweh-ordained festival days a year - we have more than enough to celebrate!
Today satanists and devil worshippers will be gathering in secret this Samhain to make child sacrifices and engage in perverse sexual orgies to worship the same 'god' that established All Hallow's Eve and Halloween. Halloween is just another guise for Moloch worship.
Say No! to all pagan observances and stay clear of the devil's Halloween!
 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropedia (15th edition: 1981), Vol.IV, p.862