Is it Halloween or Samhain? 🎃👻😈🚫
I wanted to shine some light on something that many "Christians" don't know about the holiday known as "Halloween". Why are myself and others stating that Halloween is evil, demonic, and the worst form of paganism? Because it is, and there is much proof to show that, even if many do not want to believe it.
In Hosea 4, the Lord says, His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. This information is something that churches, leaders, and indeed all who name the name of Christ, need to know. Just because it is something that has become accepted in society, and even accepted in many Christian circles, does not mean it is good or even okay. It is time for us to know the truth and walk in the light...not in darkness! The Lord is and always has been, very serious about witchcraft, occultic behavior, and works of darkness. The word tells us we are to have no part in these things. Let me be clear, Halloween is an evil holiday, connected to and 100% rooted in the Samhain celebration, which is all about communicating with the dead & other "spirits", and appeasing the "god of the dead". Please read from below about this celebration, and see exactly where the roots of all Halloween traditions come from. In the 9th Century AD, "All-Souls"/"All-Saints" Day within the Catholic Church was merged with Samhain to create Halloween. (You can read about "All Souls/All Saints" day in some of my other recent posts. All of these celebrations are rooted in pagan practices of communicating with the dead, and none are things we should be doing as followers of Christ...no matter how innocent we try to make it. To celebrate it at all is rebellious and turning away from clear teachings in scripture that speak about how much the Lord dispises these things.
"For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?" ~2 Corinthians 6:14-15
Samhain (pronounced 'Sow-in') is a pagan "holiday" that is celebrated by most all in the occultic realm, including witches and warlocks in Wiccan, as well as many other who practice neopaganism. It begins on the evening of October 31st and goes through the next evening of Nov 1st. We need to know what this is, and what is happening in this season. Do it's practices sound familiar to you? Should you participate in a pagan celebration appeasing a death spirit? From Wikipedia: "Samhain is believed to have Celtic pagan origins and there is evidence it has been an important date since ancient times. It is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and many important events in Irish mythology happen or begin on Samhain. It was the time when cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and when livestock were slaughtered for the winter...these were deemed to have protective and cleansing powers and there were rituals involving them. Samhain was seen by Celtics as a "liminal" time, which is when the boundary between this world and the Otherworld could more easily be crossed. This meant the Aos Sí, the 'spirits' or 'fairies', could more easily come into our world. Most scholars see the Aos Sí as remnants of the pagan gods and nature spirits. At Samhain, it was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left outside for them. The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes seeking hospitality. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. Mumming and guising were part of the festival, and involved people going door-to-door in costume (or in disguise), often reciting verses in exchange for food. The costumes may have been a way of imitating, and disguising oneself from, the Aos Sí. Divination rituals and games were also a big part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples. In the late 19th century, Sir John Rhys and Sir James Frazer suggested that it was the "Celtic New Year", and this view has been repeated by some other scholars. In the 9th century AD, Western Christianity shifted the date of All Saints' Day to November 1st, while November 2nd, later became All Souls' Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints'/All Souls' merged to create the modern Halloween. Historians have used the name 'Samhain' to refer to Gaelic 'Halloween' customs up until the 19th century. Since the later 20th century, Celtic neopagans and Wiccans have observed Samhain, or something based on it, as a religious holiday."