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Beloved, follow not that which is evil but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God – 3rd John Verse 11.

Did you know that Halloween is a tradition that goes against our Christian faith? Some traditions are good, but others can be harmful.

Whether you believe in it or not, the spiritual realm is real and exists; if someone didn’t believe in the microscopic cellular world because they can’t see it, it doesn’t mean that it ceases to exist or that it no longer has an effect on our body.

The same thing occurs in the spiritual realm; we can ignore it, but it’s still there and affects us even if we don’t believe it does. In the spiritual realm, there are only two powers, good (God) and evil (Satan). In fact, the spiritual realm is so real that there are people who move in it; they read the future with tarot cards, coffee beans, the hand, etc., and other practices spiritual cleansing rituals, like on Halloween, they belong to the kingdom of darkness.

How can it be believed that in a party where everything revolves around devils, witches, monsters, and demons, skeletons representing death will be pleasing to God? Popular Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling). Attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror or Halloween-themed films.

Some practices are attending church and lighting candles on the graves of the dead. Jack-o’-lanterns carved from pumpkins are a yearly Halloween tradition developed in the United States when Irish immigrants brought their root vegetable carving tradition.

The lanterns represented either spirits or supernatural beings or were used to ward off evil spirits. For example, sometimes they were used by Halloween participants to frighten people, and sometimes they were set on windowsills to keep harmful spirits out of one’s home. It has also been suggested that the jack-o’-lanterns originally represented Christian souls in purgatory.

The 31st of October is the most important date for witches and Satanists. If you don’t believe these people exist, you’re wrong. In fact, there are countries where Satanic churches are registered. This is the case in the United States, where in the ’60s, the first registered Satanic church was approved.

As if this were not enough, national and international associations of witches and sorcerers exist. It is even known that some of their international “conferences” have been held in the city of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The followers of the forces of evil have two major events celebrated on the last day of October, and lately, the two have been fused together in one tradition, “Halloween.” These celebrations are known as the Sabbath and the Samhain Festival.

The origin of Halloween, the Samhain festival, was celebrated every 31st of October by the Celts, former residents of today’s United Kingdom. Samhain was their god and “Lord of the dead.” They worshipped him that day by sacrificing their harvest, animals, and humans. The Druids priest of the Celts urged the population to offer a baby or a virgin girl to be sacrificed that night because the “Lord of the dead” would visit them along with his demons.

Whoever refused to give them a victim was marked with a sign on their front door, meaning they would be destroyed by demons that night. However, those who cooperated would be protected from evil spirits by placing a candle inside a vegetable.

During this ceremony, the Druids would dress up using the skins of sacrificed animals to free the town from the demons that had visited them that night and to bring everything back to normal the following day. With the ashes and the remaining sacrifices, the Druids would perform a ritual to know the future of the next 12 months.

Today Halloween celebration has nothing to do with that, but don’t forget that there are people involved with the forces of evil who still celebrate it. Children celebrate it innocently, but do you think it’s okay for a Christian family to celebrate a Satanic tradition?

The fact that the majority of people practices something or because it’s a tradition or custom doesn’t mean that God approves of it. Everything that is against God is not black and white in the Bible; it’s not literally written. This is why professing Christians should have a consistent prayer life; read and study the Word of God.

When you connect with God, you will know what is acceptable to God and what is not within your heart and spirit, even though it’s not written in the Bible. Your mind and spirit are connected to God and will discern what is evil and what is good.

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