Ever since the time of Constantine, who made Catholicism the state religion, the Roman Emperors realized how essential it was to have a unified empire, where as many as possible would have one mind. The Celtic druids revered it as the biggest holiday of the year and emphasized that day as the time when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living.
Other things that lure children into the occult -- 1. These pagans brought with them many pagan practices and celebrations. Superstition has it that the "eve" before the feast was then a time to ward off any evil spirits which they believed were cast out or released from the spirit world realm into their physical world and who would come to attack the feast celebration.
I believe it is fair to say that they get them from movies or TV. To add to the trauma, more personal property is defaced and public buildings damaged at this time than any other time of the year.
It is probably based upon a celebration of the Roman goddess Pomona, to whom gardens and orchards were dedicated. It was not widely observed until the twentieth century. If Halloween is just an innocent day of having fun, why does it draw the immoral nature of people?
What Does Halloween Mean? Fruits and nuts also seem to be related to the Roman harvest feast of Pomona, apparently the goddess of fruit. There is no question in my mind that to those who believe and follow the practices of witchcraft, Halloween represents an opportunity to embrace the evil, devilish, dark side of the spiritual world.
What type of future do you think this child is going to have in the future? Slasher and horror movies Get a group together and go from door to door and pass out Gospel tracts then meet for a time of fellowship afterward. To exorcise these ghosts, that is to free yourself from their evil sway, you would have to set out food and provide shelter for them during the night.
Today costumes take the place of disguises and candy has replaced fruits and other fancy foods as children go door-to-door trick-or-treating. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes.
People feared terrible things might happen to them if they did not honor the spirits. This pastor does not celebrate Halloween and neither does her church. In Ireland especially, people thought that ghosts and spirits roamed after dark on Halloween.
The only way, it seemed, for scared humans to escape the persecution of the demons was to offer them things they liked, especially fancy foods and sweets.
In fact, it is one of two high and holy days for them. I also searched various websites such as christianitytoday. I have no desire to enter into the worship of false gods nor honor the devil. Leading Christian thinkers have disparate views on Halloween and how Christians should respond to it.
On the contrary, the Bible makes it clear that these practices are an abomination to the Lord. Who or what inspires these "actors"?
Why would I continue to do so with even a lingering thought that it is wrong?Christian History of Halloween – Missionary Involvement The Lord had different plans for the Celt’s and during the second century He sent a few missionaries to England and Ireland to convert the people to Christianity.
Halloween and Christianity. CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN asking questions about Halloween for a long time: Is Halloween anti-Christian? Should I celebrate Halloween? Should I let my kids celebrate Halloween? Is there really any harm in it?
A Christian celebrating Halloween would be like a Satan worshiper putting up a nativity scene at Christmas while singing, "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" The two just don't go together.
Jesus has nothing in common with Satan (2 Cor. ), and neither should we. However, in early American history, Halloween was not celebrated due to America’s strong Christian heritage. It was not widely observed until the twentieth century.
Initially, it was practiced only in small Irish Catholic settlements, until thousands of Irish migrated to America during the great potato famine and brought their customs with them.
Believe it or not, most of our Halloween practices can be traced back to these old pagan rites and superstitions.
But what about today? Perhaps we can still learn from history. In the fourth century, Christians attempted to co-opt the holiday by celebrating the lives of faithful Christian saints the day before Halloween.
by Travis Allen Halloween. It's a time of year when the air gets crisper, the days get shorter, and for many young Americans the excitement grows in anticipation of the darkest, spookiest holiday.Download