Deuteronomy 18:10-12

“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. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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.”


Halloween’s origins trace back to the Scottish holiday Samhain. It’s believed to have been started in Northern Britain, a celebration that honored one of the Druidic deities, Samhain, Lord of the Dead. Samhain was supposed to have called together all the wicked souls who had died within the past twelve months. Those souls had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals. The date of the celebration was the last day of October, the eve of the Celtic new year.


The practice of “Halloween”, as we know today, was tied into the Christian arena through Papal Rome. It was the practice of the organized church, after Rome became predominantly “Christian”, to incorporate pagan celebrations by “Christianizing” them. The idea was to give them Christian names and characters with the hope that pagan people would gradually become Christian. In A.D. 834 the church wanted to accommodate the recently conquered German Saxons and the Norsemen of Scandinavia, so they wedded the Roman holiday of praying to the dead, “All Saints Day”, to the newly acquired pagan culture that celebrated “Samhain” during the same time of year, a somewhat natural tie. Thus, “Halloween” was born.


Like most holidays, it originated as a totally pagan practice with a Christian veneer. How does Halloween differ from Christmas, you might wonder? It isn’t hard to figure that one out- the spirits and demons loose in this world take no rest for the fact that little children are involved. Ⅰ Corinthians 10:20 says, “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.”


Sometimes it is better to just say no to some things. Spirits and demons always look for opportunities to affect and influence us. Therefore, we must separate ourselves from those things which Scripture clearly defines as displeasing to the Lord and be sober about the things we participate in.


52-0715 - “Faith In The Son Of God”

That's the way it is. Shun the appearance of evil. Have this first thing in front of you: when it's evil, say, "No." Need to say that, "No." That settles it. Don't have a wishbone, have a backbone like that; stand out. See? When you know you're right, if you believe in God, if you're born again, you will do it. That's right. There's no question about that. If you're born again, it'll take care of itself.


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Luke 17-18