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Should You Observe Satan's Holy Day?

A lady in the United States invited me to be a guest (by telephone) on her Public Radio program about this time last year. I didn't accept the offer, not just because she only made her invitation by email a few hours before the program was to begin (and I didn't read the email until about an hour before "show time") but because from her email I could see that the lady assumed that I was a Christian who went along with Halloween. Out of consideration for her, there was no time to explain to her that her last-minute guest would have surprised, and perhaps embarrassed her, by my speaking on her program, not about how Christians should observe Halloween (as she requested, as the topic of her show), but that Christians should have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween.

I realize now that I should have accepted the offer anyway. Perhaps she would not have asked me to be on her program for anything after that (as she hasn't anyway, perhaps because I didn't accept her offer the first time) but at least for that one program the host and her audience would have heard the Biblical Truth about Halloween, if they weren't already aware of it (as many people actually are). Henceforth, whenever asked, by anyone, anywhere on earth, I will be there, not because I've become less considerate over the past year, but because now more than ever I realize that nothing is more important than the Truth, regardless of who likes it or not.

This study is published well before Halloween not only for that reason, but also to give time for people to make other arrangements for themselves (surely you aren't going to any Satanic Halloween parties, are you?) or their children (parents who do not want their children to participate in Satanic Halloween activities, but at the same time not have the little ones feel "left out" have some other activity that night that the children will very much enjoy but which is not evil - Satan has been making substitutes for the true Biblical Holy Days for thousands of years, so substituting something good for something bad on his "holy day" is a reasonable turnabout).

"The only day on which the help of the devil was invoked"

As many already know, but who observe it anyway (sometimes even in church buildings), Halloween had its origin and basis in evil paganism, which God condemns (see Witchcraft). Halloween may perhaps best be described by its associated name, Devil's Night.

Dragon The respected and authoritative Encyclopedia Britannica has a startling account about what's behind Halloween i.e. "the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked":

"Halloween, in medieval times All Hallows Eve, a holy or hallowed evening observed on October 31, the eve of All Saints Day [Author's note: "a tradition of men" religious observance that is not found anywhere in God's Word]; in modern times, it is the occasion for pranks and for children requesting treats or threatening tricks."

"In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, the end of summer. The date was also the eve of the new year in both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times and was the occasion for one of the ancient fire festivals when huge bonfires were set on hilltops to frighten away evil spirits. The date was connected with the return of herds from pasture, and laws and land tenures were renewed. The souls of the dead [see What Happens When You Die? and Where Is Your Soul?] were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes." (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, volume 4, page 862)

And what does God's Word say about participating in activities based on paganism, witchcraft, demons, divination, and "seeking the help of the devil"? From the pages of The Bible:

"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 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." (1 Corinthians 10:20-21 KJV)

"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" (Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJV)

Fact Finder: Does Satan masquerade, not only on Halloween, but on every day of the year?
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