Halloween

Halloween, the Counterfeit “Last Great Day”

 

By Carl R. Dillenback  

November 1st is perhaps the most perverse day in a long line of perverse days that run throughout the “so called” Christian calendar year. Celebrated as All Souls Day or All Saints Day by not only the Roman Catholic Church, but in fact by most churches, this celebration begins traditionally, on “the Hallowed Eve” or Halloween. Christianity has adopted this day into its calendar to honor the departed saints, but its earlier origins and the civil politics involved are well known and well documented. 

When we think about the history of Halloween we generally trace its roots back to the time of the Druids in England, Scotland and Ireland. In truth, its roots go much further back than that and what the Romans saw when first landed in the British Isles was only the transplant of a system that had been flourishing long before. The celebration of the “Lord of the Dead” can be traced to ancient Babylon and before. To the trinity worship of Nimrod, the sun god and god of gods; his son Tamaz, the incarnate oneness of his murdered father the sun god, and the Queen of heaven Samarimas, wife of Nimrod, mother of Tamaz, the holy mother of the gods, intercessor and spirit of the gods. The priestly cast represented the only true power and authority on earth and were the only ones allowed to interpret the sacred writings, and signs of the triune god.

The Calendar year depicted a state of constant warfare between Nimrod, the sun god (lord of light and goodness), and Saman, (also known by a variety of other names including Samana, Shamhain, Satan and others), god of the underworld, death, sin and evil.

 On November 1st when the god of the sun was loosing the light battle with the god of the underworld, the ancient priests from Babylon to the Druids in the British Isles would roam the countryside demanding contributions from the people in an effort to appease the god of death and keep him at bay. Failure to contribute could result in virtually anything being done to you from the burning of your barn or the sacking of your home, to the sacrificial murder of your daughter, your son, your wife, your self, or all of the above. Nothing was out of bounds.  On the eve of all hallows, a gigantic fire was lighted to ward off the death god. Flames sometimes shot 40 feet into the air. In the midst of the fire large cages were suspended containing sacrifices to the god of the underworld. These sacrifices ranged from beasts, to children and adults both men and women. The priests would observe the writhing of the burning victims and make predictions for the future based upon the manner in which these poor creatures screamed and gyrated in their agony within the confines of those cages.

 When Julius Caesar entered the British Isles he was amazed to find that the Druids had adopted the complete Chaldean system in almost its pure form. Similar forms of human sacrifice could be found in other parts of the world as well, including many of the peoples of South and Central America, as well as Mexico. In these gruesome ceremonies the bodies of the victims where often eaten by the priests. It is interesting to note that the Chaldean word for priest is “Cahna”. The word for lord is “Baal” hence, “Cahna-Baal” or priests of baal from which we derive our English word for the eaters of human flesh, cannabal.

How did this day of evil ever become part of the Christian Calendar?

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    • In an effort to solidify his power, and establish the authority of the Catholic Church in the 3d century AD, Pope Urban combined the fall harvest festivals with the pagan belief that Saman (Satan) was winning the battle for light, now represented by God and Jesus (formerly Horus and Saturn in the Roman religion, now changed by Constantine in his bid to “Christainize” the Roman Empire). 
    • He moved “All Saints Day” from May to Nov.1St (celebrated in the evening of October 31 st.), combining it with “All Demon Night” in celebration of the yearly reign of darkness.
  • It all came together very nicely. The Pope was able to solidify his authority over all the European nations. Solidifying the establishment of Christianity was easily done because this new State Religion was so familiar. In fact, the people didn’t really change their religion at all. It was simply modified by changing the names of the gods.

What’s the harm? None I suppose, if there is no God. But if there is (and there is), maybe we should pay a little attention to what He has to say.

Jeremiah 19:3-5 “I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have know, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents: they have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind.” KJV

These were the exact ceremonies we have just discussed.

“Yeah, but we don’t do that stuff any more. Today it’s about kids, candy, costumes….no harm, right?” Wrong. 

Celebrating Halloween perpetuates an evil system that has always existed.  Of course Satan has to modify his approach in order to deceive a modern world. He isn’t stupid. Getting kids to believe in friendly ghosts, cute little witches, lovable trolls, sweet magical pet dragons etc., is the way he perpetuates his abominations generation after generation.

BUT, make no mistake about it; the face underneath the mask has not changed one iota in all these centuries. Druids, witches, and Satanists do exist, and do conduct these ceremonies. Somewhere, someplace, human beings are being ritually murdered each and every October 31st.

Perhaps worst of all is the fact that Halloween is a complete and direct counterfeit to that Last Great Day spoken of in the Bible and celebrated each year at the end of, and in conjunction with, the Feast of Tabernacles. It is that day which pictures the culmination of the wonderful plan of God for man.

Both Halloween and the Last Great Day are about death and the resurrection of the dead. But, that is where the similarity ends. 

Halloween is about death and fear. The dead raised in this depiction are gruesome, ghoulish, mindless, evil beings who haunt our nightmares and threaten our lives. The hateful, vengeful, evilness of Satan’s personality comes straight through.

In contrast the Bible depicts the resurrection of the dead as a joyous time when death and the grave are at last overcome. To get a good handle on this please read Revelation Chapters 20, 21, and 22. Now compare what you have just read with what you know about Halloween.

Some difference, huh?

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