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The Dangers of Halloween

and the Occult

A gentle word of warning

"There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way of death."

Proverbs 14:12

The word Halloween means 'All Hallows Eve.' This is the night before the
feast in the traditional church calendar known as All Saints Day. Halloween
expresses the fury of the fallen angels ("demons") who hate the salvation of
souls. For this reason October 31
is a high sabbath in witchcraft, and often
involves Satanic ritual abuse and even child sacrifice. Only three other days
in the year are as important as Halloween for people who practice the occult.

It celebrates the forces of darkness and the corruption of all that is good. So,
when we mark Halloween in any way, for example by dressing up, holding
parties or placing the symbols of halloween in our home, we are actually
giving honour to the destructive supernatural forces which bring so much
pain and unhappiness into the world.

Halloween seems to be a happy time on the surface, but if we could see (and
fully understand) the demonic forces behind it, we would not celebrate it or
dignify it in any way.

We should not dismiss these concerns by claiming that Halloween is "only a
bit of fun." Darkness attracts darkness and we blight our lives by associating
with it in any way. There is a real connection between the forces that lead to
suicide, addiction, depression and violence, and the huge fascination that we
see today with the occult and the supernatural. Just like the umpteen movies
and television programmes on the supernatural that have become so popular,
Halloween is nothing more than the clever use of 'entertainment' to open our
our hearts and minds to harmful occult influences.

The LORD has asked us to avoid all activities of this kind. He did so to
protect us, not to limit us. We should give serious thought to His warning
and shield our children from all such influences.

"When you come into the land which the LORD
your God is giving you, you shall not learn to
follow the abominations of those nations. There
shall not be found among you anyone who makes
his son or his daughter pass through the fire [known
as Moloch worship], or one who practices
witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets
omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells,
or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the
dead. For all who do these things are an
abomination to the LORD, and because of these
abominations the LORD your God drives them out
from before you. You shall be blameless before the
LORD your God."

Deuteronomy 18

We live at a time when most people are far from God, who reject or ignore
the Bible, and who, generally speaking, live as they please. Even most of
those who profess to be Christian have little or no understanding of the
Word of God. How can we protect ourselves and our children if we continue
to live like this? Television offers countless programmes for both adults and
children which make the occult and the supernatural seem 'normal.' But they
are not normal! Halloween is one of many ways to access the supernatural,
often unwittingly, and to entice people especially children to explore it
more deeply.

Anyone who truly cares about our youth and the next generation should be
fully aware of the dangers of the occult, in all its forms, and take immediate
steps to eliminate it from their lives.


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