Worshipping the Lord of the Dead

From the September-October 1999 Trumpet Print Edition

Lurking in the shadows of our culture is an evil history of a holiday disguised as a time of frivolity and games. Of course, when else is the supernaturally sinister celebrated? When else are superstitions fashionable? When else would a special episode of every one of our favorite sitcoms turn into a pseudo-psycho-horror flick?

The celebration is Halloween (or hallowedevening), contains a name just as “sacred” as Christmas, yet depicts our society’s rank idol and devil worship!

Halloween can be traced back long before Christian times, to pagan Scottish and Irish folk customs celebrated first by the “Druids in honor of Samhain, Lord of the Dead, whose festival fell on November 1”(Ralph Linton, Hallowe’en Through Twenty Centuries, p. 4).

Modern Christianity, however, would have us believe that November 1 is the day we honor those saints who have died and gone to heaven. The Catholics, until the third century a.d., had been venerating martyred saints, each on a separate day. But so many saints had been martyred that the Church decided to honor them all on one day. Which day did they choose?November 1—conveniently corresponding to the day when the lord of the dead was worshiped. And it was to be a day to honor all the dead, not only the martyred saints. Why? Because the pagans used November 1 to honor the dead in general. But why appease the pagans?So the church could gain more heathen converts! Thus came All Saints Day and its eve: All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. But it purports the worship of Samhain—actually Satan!

God and true Christianity stands for the exact opposite of death and darkness—for light and life (John 1:4-5). No matter how much of a joke we make it out to be, Halloween is Satan worship—plain and simple!

There are days, however, which worship the great God—days He instituted with ancient Israel which are still to be kept in our modern society. Write for a free copy of Pagan Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which? to understand more about the inspiration and peace these annual festivals of God will fill your life with!