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Halloween an occult practice

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The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco

Majority of the Christians are unaware of the celebration of Halloween on the eve of All Saints Day on October 31.


In the United States this is so popular that even believers have participated in this tradition to scare their children or just make it out of fun.


Even here in our nation and tri-media or social media, especially TV shows, are portraying haunted houses, presence of evil spirits or demons without letup.


They don’t exactly know that these practices are an abomination to God and God has a stern warning to all genuine believers not to indulge in such devilish practices.


What God hates we believers should hate and God tells us to separate ourselves from the world system ruled by Satan and his minions over the sons of disobedience.


The Halloween celebration can be traced to “The Festival of the Dead,” of which the Celtic tribes and their priests the Druids celebrated this day as a marker for the change from life to death.


Halloween today is performed usually by adherents of witchcraft who use the night for their rituals of which witches celebrate it as the “Feast of Samhain” the first feast of the witchcraft year.


Being a festival of the dead, Halloween is a time when witches attempt to communicate with the dead through various forms of divination.


The findings about the origin of the Halloween Feast, there are personal characters we have to consider namely, occult, witchcraft, witches and divination.


When we say occult it means hidden giving thank, praise and worship to the devil; witchcraft means evil practices which involve intimidation, manipulation, and domination; witches are those who practice witchcraft; divination are those who practice fortune telling, card reading, diviners and the like; and sorcery are those who use object, potion, among other objects to harm, hypnotize, and take advantage of the people whom they have to victimize.


The Bible is clear that God hates all these works of darkness which belong to the devil as He prohibits the Israelite (Jews), the people whom He chooses for Himself, and the Church, the people (Gentiles) whom the Lord Jesus Christ redeems for Himself.


In Deuteronomy 18:9-14 God instructed the Jews through Moses that they should not practice all these things as they were practiced by the seven nations called Canaan or other nations all over the world for these things are an abomination to Him.


This is the reason why God has to punish all the inhabitants of Canaan which is now named Israel because of their evil practices and they all had to be banished from the face of the earth or what we call genocide killing of all inhabitants starting from infants and to adults and no one is to be spared.


The celebrations are focusing only on the significance and godly meaning of paying homage to our King, Lord, God, Savior and Judge Jesus Christ.
Like the Communion or Lord Supper, or Eucharist or Lord’s Table we do celebrate weekly, monthly, daily depending on church practices but as its entirety we do it in commemoration of the Lord’s Death till He comes.


All the adherents of Halloween celebration have to wear scary masks or costumes for the purpose of driving out the evil spirits or demons. Their invitation is through catch words like “Trick or Treat” to let the youths and even adults observe or commemorate it.


And what is worse, the parents are using their children wearing scary masks or painting their faces through facial colors or other scary objects that they bring when they enter into business establishments who in turn are asking for gifts or something for that occasion.


It is good at this time because of the pandemic, they are prohibited to enter into business establishments and observe joyously in areas they usually use them.


Those ignorant Christians, who likewise indulge in this event, are actually inviting demons or evil spirits to come to their lives and possess their bodies and as a result many of them are oppressed or harassed by demons.


The unbelievers who do this are possessed by demons. Reported deaths were published in the media when people celebrated this feast of the devil.


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