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what pagan practices and evil arises during halloween

Today’s Verse: Pagan Practices and Evil That Arises on Halloween

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you.”

– Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Halloween is a Pagan Holiday

Halloween is a holiday that pagans hijacked from Christians. Halloween originally started as the Christian festival of All Hallows Eve, in which the word “hallows” stood for hallowed, which meant to be made holy, revered and honored, or consecrated.

It was a way of preparing for All Saint’s Day on November 1, a time when a number of Christian denominations honor all of the saints, known and unknown.

Somewhere along the way, the feast of All Saints was commandeered by the pagan religion and became the October 31 celebration of All Hallows Eve, which we now call Halloween.

The specific origins of Halloween are unknown, and it has been associated with the Samhain Festival, but many scholars dismiss this connection.

Satanic Activity Increases on Halloween

Facts speak louder than words. Statistically, crime rates rise on Halloween night. Occult practices increase on Halloween as those who engage in these dark arts believe the night of Halloween itself presents an opportune time to open doorways and introduce forces into the world.

Pastor Russ Dizdar, an expert in satanic ritual abuse and occult crimes who works with police agencies, says, “Halloween goes back to the ancient druids; this was the time of the seeking of Gods, Goddesses, and the Demons so everything was predicated on contacting the dead, summoning the powers, and sacrificing humans to gain favor of the God’s for the sake of the future.”

“Halloween is kind of like cotton candy wrapped around razor blades. It’s a holiday that’s been painted to look like a merry-go-round but it’s sitting on top of the worst, diabolical, bloodletting origins,” Dizdar adds. “Church festivals are survivals of old rites to the Sun.”

Dizdar doesn’t think Christian should celebrate Halloween and the modern celebration shows that “many times the Church has decanted the new wine of Christianity into the old bottles of heathendom.”

Satanists and Halloween

Satanists consider Halloween a satanic holiday.

They see it as a time to connect with the dark side, both inner darkness and the dark supernatural realm.

Witches and black magicians celebrate the holiday by performing rituals. Satanists be the day as a strong opportunity to make contact with the demonic realm – even the devil himself.

The church of Satan on its website says about holidays: “Satanism is a self-centered religion, the highest holiday of the year would be to Satan its own birthday.”

It says of Halloween: “A time when one’s inner-self might be explored through the use of a costume, or one might recall those of importance in one’s life who have died.” About Halloween, it adds: “We see this holiday as the night when the mundane folk try to reach down inside and touch the “darkness” which for Satanists is a daily mode of existence.”

But also remember, that Satanists are a secret society. And like all secret societies, they don’t reveal their secrets to the public.

What may be going on in private are dark rituals that they are necessarily going to openly talk about.

Mary Newman