The last day of this month (Oct. 31) is set aside to honor several pagan gods and goddesses, including Feralia, Roman “god of the dead,” and Pomona, who was the Roman divinity of Fruit Trees. She was also known as the “Apple-Mother” – the dispenser of the “apples of eternal life.” Every Roman banquet ended with apples, as an invocation of Pomona’s good will. Traces of the worship of this pagan goddess can be found today rooted in the practice of “bobbing for apples” on Halloween.
As with the holidays of Christmas and Easter, we can trace the roots of Halloween far back into the pagan past. The Encyclopedia of Religion says, “Halloween, or All hallows Eve, is a festival celebrated on 31 October, the evening prior to the Christian Feast of All Saints Day (Nov. 1, and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). Halloween is the name for the eve of Samhain (Summer’s End), a celebration marking the beginning of winter as well as the first day of the Celtic New Year among the peoples of the British Isles (Britons, Irish, Scots and Welsh). It was also known as the Celtic Festival of the Dead.” (1987, p. 176, “Halloween”)
On this holiday, the souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes. and hence it was said that ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, bats, fairies, and demons of all kinds roamed about seeking whom they could control. As a result, these people put on grotesque masks and animal skins and offered sacrifices in the bonfires to ward off the evil. They also carved eerie images out of pumpkins and placed lighted candles inside to scare them. “It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th ed. Micropaedia, Vol. IV. P. 862, “Halloween”). Church leaders adopted this ancient celebration to serve their own purposes. “The Samhain remained a popular festival among the Celtic people throughout the “christianization” of Great Britain.” (The Encyclopedia of Religion, p. 177, “Halloween.”) Still today, its festival is alive and well here in America! If you don’t believe me, then ask yourself why do people dress up in grotesque images, make “Jack-O-Lanterns,” and decorate their homes and churches with symbols of the dead such as skeletons, ghosts, witches and black cats on the evening of October 31? How many times have you yelled “Trick or Treat,” gone bobbing for apples, or went on hay rides to a place where huge bonfires were built? This night is said to be one of Lucifer’s great “High Days” . So — if you want to continue celebrating Halloween — do so at the risk of your own eternal life in the Lake of Fire!
As popular society begins to rev up for this year’s Occult celebration … let’s look at Halloween’s pagan history :
Samhain… marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the ‘darker half’ of the year….Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were left outside for ‘spirits’. The souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes …. “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin”. … festivities included rituals and games intended to foretell one’s future… Apples and nuts were often used in these divination rituals. They included apple bobbing, … mirror-gazing… Special bonfires were lit …. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
Séances are often conducted on Halloween… A séance is an attempt to communicate with spirits (dead people as well as demons). … Perhaps the best-known .. were those of Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln’s wife) who, grieving the loss of her son, had séances in the White House … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9ance
Every Halloween many people attempt to contact dead magician Harry Houdini at a séance since 1926 … http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/travel/houdini-seance/
But there is truly nothing new under the sun … because nations and disobedient Israelites were committing these same types of sins during biblical times. The Most High God, Yah commanded that this should not be done.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ” … thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD…”
Necromancy—practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy
The Harvest goddesses! That’s who!
Pick a society, any society, they have grain goddesses, just different names, here are just a few:
All of these pagan goddesses are just figments of man’s imagination, MYTHOLOGY.
Celebrating Thanksgiving honors these grain goddesses, not the Most High God, Creator, & Father, YHWH (Yahweh)
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Taking part in Halloween festivities is not harmless fun; it is Satanic, pagan and of the traditions of man.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you… after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Its mid October and the advertisements, sales, and peer pressure is in full stride. But exactly where does the push for taking part in this DEVIL-ishly sinister ritual come from? Well, the Most High warns us NOT to take part in these sacrificial offers to the dead and to the gods that are honored for this holiday!
What was the Most High God’s first commandment?