Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Children of Light on the Darkest Night of the Year

A Traditional Celtic Jack-o-Lantern
Is Halloween just a time of fun dress up for our children? I struggle with this "holiday" every year as many of our friends celebrate it and my children often ask me why we don't. We cannot participate in a real celebration of the dead that involves communing with spirits, and is celebrated around the world on Halloween. The Wiccan religion considers Halloween, or Samhain, one of it's biggest spiritual days, where the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest. THIS IS REAL PEOPLE!

Jack-o-lanterns were originally made to look like the spirits of the dead, carved out of turnips. Later, in America, the pumpkin became the vegetable of choice. The dead are invited to attend Samhain services to commune with the living. The spirit world is believed to be most active on this night. And we send our children out to participate during this night?

If you claim to be a child of God, please consider the following quotes, many are first hand accounts from people who worship on Halloween. Please consider the concluding Bible verses. Let the Holy Spirit work in your heart to see if this is something even worthy to be participating in. Satan is real, his demons are real, evil is real. God is holy and jealous. He has called us out of darkness.

"Halloween, plain and simple is our favorite time of year. A true time for witches, Witchcraft itself, and Wiccans alike who feel that on this night the separation between the physical and spiritual realities is it's least guarded and it's veil the thinnest. It is a time for dimensional openings and workings, it is a somber holiday, one of dark clothes and thoughts for the dead, it is said to be the time when those of necromantic talents can speak with the dead and it is certainly a time to remember ones own dead. Witches believe it is a time of endings of relationships and bad situations and it is the time when one can see the glimmer of hope in the future. There are as many concepts attached to this holiday as any other, truly a time of remembrance of our ancestors and all those who have gone before." From Witchway.net

"Wiccans celebrate a variation of Samhain as one of the yearly Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. It is deemed by most Wiccans to be the most important of the four "greater Sabbats". Samhain is seen by some Wiccans as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have died, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. In some rituals the spirits of the dead are invited to attend the festivities. It is seen as a festival of darkness, which is balanced at the opposite point of the wheel by the spring festival of Beltane, which Wiccans celebrate as a festival of light and fertility.

Wiccans believe that at Samhain the veil between this world and the afterlife is at its thinnest point of the whole year, making it easier to communicate with those who have left this world." From Wikipedia

"October 31st is the midway point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. As such it is considered the end of the harvest time, when everything has stopped growing and the earth goes back to sleep. On the Wiccan calendar, known as the “wheel of the year” it is also the day when the god dies, to be reborn again on the Winter Solstice. Samhain is therefore the day when the veil between the living and the dead is considered thinnest, and is a time to remember people in our lives who have passed away." From "I'm Wiccan and this is what Halloween means to Me"


1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Corinthians 10:21
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

Ephesians 5:11
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ephesians 5:6-12
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. ...

Romans 13:12
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 12:9
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Ephesians 5:7-12
Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. ...

Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

See here for more Bible verses related to celebrating Halloween.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting and very concerning. I always Halloween even as a child maybe this is why.

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