(Note from Marc: the bloody
picture here was reportedly taken during an FBI raid of a house in
western America where human sacrifices were being performed.)
As Halloween approaches once
again, I am amazed as always, at how many Christians either don’t
understand this very religious holiday, or just choose to ignore what
they know. It makes no more sense to celebrate Halloween “just for fun”
than it would to celebrate Ramadan.
I spoke to one Christian Bible
teacher and seminary student who thinks nothing of allowing her children
to celebrate Halloween. I was shocked and when I voiced my surprise
she conceded, “Well, I don’t really like how much candy they consume.”
“I can deal with the candy,” I responded, “It’s the human sacrifices that get to me!”
That’s right, human sacrifices
in America. It happens every year. Satanists, or Lucifereans, as they
prefer to be called, celebrate Halloween from October 13 through
November 4, with sexual rituals on several dates and the sacrifice of an
animal or human on the 31st.
According to Pastor Russ Dizdar of Shatter the Darkness, the victims for these rituals are usually abducted before the 13th
of October. Pastor Russ has helped over 150 victims of Satanic Ritual
Abuse, spending hours with each of them, sometimes over a period of
several years. All of them report having been used in ritual
Halloween is not fun and games to them.
For these people, many of them
wholly devoted to the Lord Jesus, watching people celebrate Halloween
would be like Jews having to watch people celebrate Hitler’s birthday!
What is so confusing about this holiday for so many Christians?
Pastor Russ says, “They (the
witches, Satanists, etc.) know what the date is for. They are not
confused. They see it as a time to draw power from the spirit realm.”
Witches and New Agers and
pagans of other types also celebrate Halloween, although they do not
worship Lucifer, nor do they perform sacrifices. One witch interviewed
by Jill Pearson of the Iowa State Daily reported, “We ritualize to honor
the changing of the seasons, the movements of the moon and sun in
relation to the earth,” she said. “We believe in magic, the art of
changing consciousness at will.” Many also use this as a time to
correspond with the dead.
All of these practices are forbidden by God.
Deuteronomy 18:10 Let no one be
found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in [ Or who makes
his son or daughter pass through ] the fire, who practices divination or
sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft
At the very least, the concept
of Trick or Treat is the opposite of Christ’s command to “Do unto
others…” Even if there weren’t real pagans performing rituals to draw
demonic power, the thought of celebrating death, fear and gore should be
enough to cause Christ Followers to want nothing of it.
The fact is, though, Satanists and witches are real. The spirit realm is real. There are only two sides. There is no middle ground when it comes to Halloween.
A leading member of Britain’s Pagan Federation had this to say in an
MSNBC article by Jennifer Carlisle about Americans who celebrate
Halloween “I think it’s wonderful how the Americans celebrate it; it
keeps the tradition alive, but I wish there were more factualization
about it.” How can we please Pagans and a Holy God at the same time?
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not
unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of
God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath
said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be
ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will
receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.