Many people believe that Halloween is a Christian holiday, but it is in fact rooted in pagan and satanic worship. Halloween was originally called as All Hallows Evening the day before all Saints Day. However, it has nothing to do with Christianity, the church or the saints. Halloween is actually associated with worshipping Satan, the Lord of the dead.

Halloween originated around 2000 years ago by the Celts who live in Ireland, Great Britain and France. The Celtics had an élite intellectual group known as the Druids, who served as satanic priests. Amongst all their religious festivals, the greatest was the Fire festival called Samhain, named after their Fire God Samhain, the Lord of the dead.

HalloweenIt marks the end of the old year October 31st and November 1st the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The Druids believed that Samhain gathered all the souls of those who had died in the past year. These souls were confined to bodies of animals to atone for their sins, and these animals were then sacrificed on Halloween. This practice takes place even today, where animals and humans are sacrificed as satanic rituals.

The witches consider Halloween as the most important day of the year because they believe the veil between the two worlds of the living and the dead is at it thinnest point. The witches find communicating with the dead easiest on Halloween, because they believe the souls of the dead come to the land of the living.

There are other traditions and rituals associated with Halloween, such as wearing demonic costumes, where people dress up as ghosts or demons to scare the evil spirits away. People carve pumpkins and turnips and light those up, associating with the custom of Jack-o-lantern. Kids go door-to-door to collect candy or play tricks. Traditionally, people would collect foods for the dead, and those that were generous were blessed and those that were stingy were cursed and had their properties or crops destroyed. The custom of gathering around bonfire during Halloween is based on occult practise and demonic worship.

Apart from Satanist and witches that celebrate Halloween, the rest of the general public that celebrate it, have no knowledge of the wickedness of Halloween. Children are naïve and they have no wickedness in their hearts. They celebrate it just so that they can collect candies and play tricks and have some fun. Adults celebrate it just as a holiday and most people just do stuff because everybody else seems to be doing it, while there are others that remember their dead relatives during Halloween. Some vandalisers may look at Halloween as their opportunity to get even with others, however they too probably are not Satan worshippers or witches.

Christians have different views about Halloween. Some think that this is a great opportunity to evangelise their neighbours, who come to their doors for candy. Others think that they should not overreact with the wickedness of Halloween and should celebrate it in a Christianised way.

I find this whole process of inculturation in Christianity very dangerous. I know the concept is to accept a pagan culture so that we could make the impression we are like them and then influence them to be more like us. The danger to this kind of thinking is, it really does not work. Instead of us influencing them to change, there are greater possibilities of us becoming more like them.

Compromising in any situation in life comes with a price that you pay in return. Compromising on your faith only proves that you are unfaithful. A Christian should never ever compromise with the devil. A Christian celebrating Halloween is a Christian celebrating death, darkness, wickedness and evil. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them (Ephesians 5:11 ESV).

Some Christians think they must sit on their front porch on Halloween and hand out candies so that their neighbours will think they are generous and take this as an opportunity to evangelise them. We cannot evangelise others by taking part in anything wicked. Do evil and good go together? Do darkness and light belong together? If we pretend we are the same as the world, whom are we fooling, the neighbours or the demons? Besides, isn’t it hypocrisy?

Some Christians know the evil of Halloween, but are concerned that their children should not be felt left out on Halloween and so they celebrate it in a Christianised way. Think about it, celebrating something that is evil, in a good way does not make it less evil. Your kids may not remember or care whether they dress up like angels or as demons. All they remember is they had fun celebrating Halloween. You may call it any other name, it would still be Halloween and it is not a day for Christians to celebrate like the world does.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them (1 John 2:15 NIV). Your children may feel left out and deprived from having fun, but that’s alright. You are to train your children not to have pleasure in anything that’s evil and wicked. Tell them the truth about Halloween, however be cautious not to lead them into fear but to let them know that we are called to live a life pleasing to God, and depart from all that is evil. Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it (Proverbs 22:6 NLT).

Some Christians think that Halloween is nothing but a man-made tradition and is totally harmless. They think there’s nothing evil or wicked about it. Satan is real and all the wickedness that goes around at Halloween is real. It is rooted in fear, death and the occult. Halloween is satanic and demonic and Christians should not take any part in it. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons (1 Corinthians 10:21 ESV).

Halloween involves all sorts of abomination involving necromancy, satanic worship and occult practices. It is dangerous for any Christian, especially children. Would you give your child a poisonous serpent or firearms to play and have fun with? Nevertheless, many people encourage their children to celebrate Halloween, exposing them to demons and evil spirits.

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV).”