Seriously. I would have been deeply offended if anyone told me so.
That was until I gathered and verified the evidence myself. Now, I really need you to correct me if I am wrong on my facts.
Historical Background *
Halloween was a ‘holy’ day to worship Samhain, the Lord of the dead.
He was the God of the ancient Celts in medieval Britain, Ireland and northern France. Their priests were called Druids, linked to Stonehenge.
Druids dabble with the pentagram and practice child sacrifice by fire. It was to summon their gods from the underworld to gain occult powers.
Celts believe that the dead and deceased will return to the earth as ghosts and ghouls on the night of #Halloween.
Today, this dreadful night of horror is also celebrated by Wicca, witches and Satan-worshipers. After all, it is their most important ‘holy’ day.
Religious Background *
By 43 AD, the Roman Empire had conquered most of the Celtic territory. Over the years, the Romans had combined their religious festivals with the Celts.
On 13 May, 609 A.D. Pope Boniface IV converted the Pantheon into a Roman Catholic church. Before that, it was a Roman temple to worship every god in the world.
Hence, the Pantheon was renamed the Basilica of Virgin Mary. It was dedicated in the honour of St. Mary and all Catholic martyrs.
Pope Gregory III (731-741) dedicated a prayer chapel in the Basilica of St. Peter to all martyrs and saints. He changed the celebration date to 1st November.
Revering St. Mary + martyrs + saints = All Saints Day/ All Hallows Day.
Pope Gregory IV (827-844) then commanded that the celebrations must be observed and practiced by ALL the Roman Catholic churches worldwide.
Name & Date Coincidence *
31st October 2017 is Halloween Night (Hallow’s Eve).
1st November 2017 is Hallow’s Day or All Saints Day.
2nd November 2017 is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead.
Catholics pray with candles at the graves.
According to Jewish tradition and Islamic practice, the evening is the beginning of a new day which lasts until the next evening.
Refer to Genesis Chapter 1 verse 5 ~ And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the ‘EVENING’ and the morning were the first day. (KJV)
Hence Halloween which was dedicated to the underworld gods had somehow connected to the Catholic ‘holy’ day – in both name and date coincidence.
Halloween Commercialized *
On the night of Halloween, children and adults alike would disguise themselves as goblins, ghouls and ghastly zombies.
They were hoping that the roaming demons and devils would mistaken them as one of their own. Hence they would not be disturbed.
A typical Halloween would be spent visiting horror house attractions, watch horror movies or attend costume parties.
Carving Jack’o’lanterns, set alight bonfires and telling scary stories. Provoking fear is the common element in these Celtic traditions.
Some local restaurants may even serve up secret ingredients and devilish courses for spirit cooking.
In the name of entertainment and ‘innocent fun’, this horrifying practice had spread to many countries in the world.
What Are The Issues?
Well you may ask – What’s wrong with dressing up as demons and devils?
Obviously your child (with his mask) just had a change of identity and did an impersonation of evil.
How do you know whether those same evil spirits had drifted (or not) into the soul of your children?
Satan’s rebellion against God = Children’s rebellion against their parents = ???
Trick Or Treat?
On Halloween, children in America would hope to collect candies and chocolates as they knock on their neighbourhood house doors.
‘Trick-or-treat’ meaning if you don’t treat us with candies, we will play evil tricks and pranks on your household.
TRANSLATED — If you don’t submit to us and do our bidding, we will curse you, haunt you and cast spells on you. Terrifying, isn’t it?
The world has gone mad. There were reports of candies being laced with drugs or having razor blades embedded in them. Collected by the children on Halloween.
In the first place, why would you allow your children to take ‘gifts’ from strangers? Ladies, do you take drinks offered to you from strange men?
Protest & Resistance *
500 years ago on 31st October 1517, another ‘coincidence’ happened on Halloween.
An Augustinian monk Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the door of Wittenberg Castle Church in Germany. Protesting the extra-biblical practices of the Popes.
The Augustinian order of monks were an evangelism arm of the Roman Catholic church in Europe.
This act of protest and resistance would spark the wildfire of the Protestant #Reformation that swept Europe and the rest of the world.
My Question To Christians
Has any Pope ever condemned the celebration of Halloween?
Has the Holy See ever explained the date and name coincidence of Halloween and All Hallow’s Day?
Has the Vatican ever explained the necessity of the practice of praying to (so many) dead people?
Therefore – Is the Reformation protest of 500 years still on or is it over?
To All My Christian Friends *
Let’s celebrate the real reason for the Christian Reformation on 31st Oct 2017.
We are a chosen people called to be children of light.
Happy 500th Reformation Day!