Halloween's Pagan Roots

Most of us know Halloween to be an American celebration. This is not entirely true. It's roots are in fact pagan and originate from the Celts. Today Halloween festivities have seeped into most first world countries as a fun time to dress up and go trick or treating. I used to think it something fun to do with my kids when they were younger, however, I have since learned the dirty truth about this seemingly innocent and fun activity and have spoken out about it ever since.

Since becoming a believer in Jesus Christ of Nazareth I speak out about it even more. It is essential we recognize how Satan so easily deceives people, especially Christians in the name of innocent fun. There's nothing innocent about it and it's certainly not fun for those who are impacted by the severe increase in demonic activity on this date.

It is essential as believers in Jesus Christ of Nazareth that we know what God rebukes and considers evil. Halloween is definitely one of these things. It celebrates death and there is nothing fun and festive about it. 3 John 1:11 says, "Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God." Halloween is a pagan traditional ritual, and therefore, evil. Below, I have included a great article written by the late esteemed Dr. Chuck Missler, one of my favourite teachers on Bible Study for you to read. It says it all and vital for every believer in Jesus Christ to seriously consider.

"This is always a difficult time for Christians, especially those with children. It has been suggested that for a Christian to be asked to celebrate Halloween is like asking a Holocaust survivor to celebrate Hitler's birthday!

It is also a dangerous time for some, since many of the seemingly "harmless" involvements associated with Halloween can also be "entries" for the occult, and can prove very tragic for the unwary.

Pagan Background

In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, the end of summer. November 1 was the new year for both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon calendars and was one of the most important and yet sinister calendar festivals of the Celtic Year.

Settling in northern France and the British Isles, the Celtic people engaged in occultic arts and worshiped nature, giving it supernatural, animistic qualities. (Much like our Federal government is attempting to enforce today.)

The ancient Druids were the learned priestly class of the Celtic religion. Many of thei