Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween: Part I

God's Stance on Celebrating Evil:
Scriptures from The Holy Bible

Ephesians 5:11 
New International Version (NIV)
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them."

3 John 1:11 (NIV)
"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."

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
A Brief History:
While some consider October 31st to be a fun, family friendly holiday of costumes and candy, few are aware of its darker origins. Many pass off the history of Halloween as some well-intentioned village celebration of fall and the harvest, not realizing its dark spiritual legacy. The term “Halloween” is derived from the celebration of All Hollow’s Eve, an event referencing an ancient Druidic festival dedicated to the dead. This event was titled Samhain, and it was believed that on this night the spirits of the dead were free to wander among the living. This was accompanied by sacrifices and other ceremonies to honor the wandering spirits, who were thought to be accompanied by all manner of mythical creatures...

The Druids delved into very dark occult practices, including human sacrifice, and other highly demonic activities. Many cases of exorcism that we have dealt with trace ancient curses back to druidic ceremonies. Any holiday that commemorates their practices is no laughing matter. Many modern Christians have embraced the celebration of Halloween, justifying their behavior with the classic claim, “well, I don’t really believe in it, and it’s all just fun and games!” While that may very well be true, the entire premise of Halloween is rooted in a highly demonic historical event that should not be affirmed by the Body of Christ. Not to mention, the fact that this type of ideology makes light of demons, possession, magic, and witchcraft, which are very real and very dangerous issues that are rampant in the modern age.   

Now that you are aware of the ancient evil that lurks at the root of this "holiday", 
be on guard as we approach Halloween!
Check out our next blog to see how the ancient history of All Hallows Eve is being reinforced in today's media! 

In Christ, 
The Teenage Exorcists

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