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The Halloween Origin: 5 Mind-Blowing Reasons Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate It

RedeemerSavior.com has made it its personal mission to find out the truth about the Halloween origin, and the evidence discovered is astounding.

It is estimated that about 200 million people celebrate halloween each year in the United States. In this article, you will find out what the real Halloween origin is, 5 reasons why Halloween is the darkest day that exists in the world and a few additional secret things about Halloween that will shock your life.

So, let’s discover the 5 reasons why Bible-believing Christians should never celebrate this old pagan ritual, and where, how, when and why Halloween originated:

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1. The Ghoulish Halloween Origin

What is the Halloween origin?

Halloween began as a pagan ritual created by the ancient Celtic people in ancient Ireland’s Boyne Valley north of Dublin, thousands of years ago.

These Celtic people had hundreds of pagan gods, and inside this Boyne Valley, according to their pagan mythology, an important goddess had given birth there at a site that historians call the “Hill of the Ward”.

Later, historians argue, this site became even more important when the old Celtics first used it to celebrate a pagan festival called ‘Samhain’.

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The Hill of the Ward, the pagan site where the Celtic people first celebrated the firsts Halloweens.

This festival began on on the sunset of October 31 and ended on the sunset of November 1, a night of increased demonic activity which marked the beginning of winter and transition of a new year for them.

Aside from being merely a winter transition for them, they also believed that that night marked an essential spiritual transition: when the spirits of all who had died since the previous night of Samhain would move on to the next life.

2. The Halloween origin was and still is a night when demons become active

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Historians state that on this night, the ancient Celts felt that “Samhain was the point of the year in which the world of the living and the world of demons were closer together”.

This celebration continued for thousands of years until it started to fade when the Ireland’s conversion to Catholicism began in the early fifth century, when it should have ended, but it didn’t.

They built demonic fires on this night and offered all kinds of sacrifices, even human, to their pagan gods, according to Archaeology Magazine.

3. Halloween was disguised by the devil to look good and ‘fun’

The Catholic authorities wanted to avoid big issues with the Celts and gain ‘converts’, so the only thing they did was give the pagan festivity of Samhain a Christian name:

November 1 became “the Christian feast of All Saints”, and October 31 became the “Eve of All Saints” or “All Hallows Eve”, according to Regina Hansen, a master lecturer at Boston University.

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We must always remember that the devil will never come with a red tail, or red horns and looking ugly like popular depictions want to imply, but instead he will disguise himself in an effort to look good.

Because the devil wants to destroy every single Christian, no matter the cost, that’s exactly what happened with Halloween when it came to America:

Ms. Regina Hansen, the master lecturer at Boston University continues to argue that the “Halloween explosion in America” happened when the pagan Irish people immigrated to America and brought their festivity with them and it looked ‘fun’.

For this reason, we must never put our spiritual defenses down and always remember the exhortation from the great Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:11:

Ephesians 5:11: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them”.

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4. The Jack O’ Lantern symbolizes a deal with the devil

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As if all the historical reasons above weren’t enough, then comes the history of the Jack O’ Lantern.

Both Business Insider and History.com state that the story surrounding the carving of the pumpkin is a pagan one, when a guy named Jack in ancient Ireland carved a pumpkin as a payment to the devil for having done something for him.

Do we need any more reason to be terrified? Lord Jesus please protect us. Let’s take a look at the fifth and last but definitely not least reason to stay away from Halloween:

5. We are Biblically required to be salt and light

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Let’s take a look at Matthew 5:13-16:

Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”.

Some think that they’re celebrating a harmless holiday, performing harmless activities and some perhaps don’t care. Nevertheless, for all the reasons stated above it is a demonic festivity, so Christians should never participate in it, and we should be salt and light.

Some Christian moms state ask this questions: when would a better opportunity better present itself to preach the gospel in the neighborhood?

With all my love for those moms, this is not a valid excuse. If you want to preach the gospel in your neighborhood, building, or suburb you can do it, but do not choose to participate in a demonic night to do it.

You can preach the gospel any time of year if you really want to. Don’t make your kids participate in that pagan festivity that exposes them to the devil. Instead we should protect/warn our neighbors.

Christians shouldn’t participate in Halloween for the same reason why Christians shouldn’t watch Harry Potter either: it promotes the occult.

Because when people do that, people get possessed.

In conclusion, my dear Christian, these aren’t scare tactics, if they were then myriads of historians wouldn’t confirm how this macabre “holiday” originated as a pagan Celtic ritual(more references below).

By all means my dear Christian, let’s be salt and light and not get involved in the dangerous works of the darkness, just like the Apostle Paul warns us.

Use these 5 truths to warn your close family and friends and save them Halloween, what too much historians and other archaeologists argue originated from the pagan ‘Samhain’ festival. God bless you!

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Cain, Áine. “The Dark History behind Halloween Is Even More Chilling than You Realized.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 31 Oct. 2017

History.com, Editors. “History of the Jack O’ Lantern.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 27 Oct. 2009

Laskowski, Amy. “The History of All Hallows’ Eve | BU Today | Boston University.” Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) | Human Resources, Boston University Today, 31 Oct. 2013, www.bu.edu/today/2013/how-did-halloween-get-started/.

Mullally, Erin. “Samhain Revival.” Archaeology Magazine, Archaeology Magazine, 2016, www.archaeology.org/issues/232-1611/features/4940-ireland-halloween-roots.

Pon, Damira. “The Origins of Halloween.” Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (SIRMS) Laboratory – University at Albany-SUNY, University of Albany

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Joseph is a writer, videographer and founder of RedeemerSavior.com. He holds a B.A. from the University of Louisville and his biggest passion in life is loving Jesus above everything else.

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