Although the devil is real and very powerful, God is the Creator and all-powerful! Persons who invite Jesus Christ into their lives as their
personal Saviour receive the Holy Spirit and His power within them, (See Romans
8:9, 11; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Acts 1:8). The Bible says, "He (God) Who is in
you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world." (1 John 4:4b). Also,
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us."
"God demonstrates His own love
toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
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Fall ceremonies for honouring the dead were known
to all ancient cultures. They all believed that the period October-November
was the time of ghosts. The Biblical flood story gave rise throughout
the world to stories about the dead returning to haunt the living.
It was believed that, on this day, Samhain (the
lord of the dead) would call
together all the recently departed souls of the wicked. Then they returned to
the homes of their families to be entertained by the living. If the spirits
did not receive an acceptable welcome they would cast evil spells on the living.
To avoid this the Celts would disguise themselves. By doing this the
spirits would not know who wanted them to leave, and therefore could not cast
a spell on them.
Naturally then, the Celts chose November 1st as the date of the New Year.
November 1st is also All Saint's Day, the day set aside by the Catholic
honour the dead souls of holy people. The Mass said by the Catholic
priest on All Saints Day was known as Allhallowmas. In medieval England
the festival was known as "All Hallows;" hence the name Halloween
(Hallow' eve) stood for the preceding day (October 31st).
The background of All Saint's Day is also revealing. While the
Celts (Druids) were worshipping their gods in Gaul and Britain, the Romans were worshipping their own gods in Rome. They came to the Pantheon to pray for the
dead and worship various deities. Later Rome fell to the barbarians and the
Pantheon was neglected. In 607 A.D. it was recaptured by the Roman Emperor
Phocas who gave it to Pope Boniface as a gift. He consecrated it to the
Virgin Mary and other saints. So, now instead of worshipping the pagan gods and goddesses, the people were honouring the Virgin Mary and other saints.
They worship gods and goddesses that are no different from those of the
Greeks, Romans and Celts. Lucifer (Satan) is one of their main gods. He is
considered to be the most beautiful and intelligent one. He is also called Pan. Halloween is Satan's high holy day.
Satanists believe that it is the night when the spirit world can exercise
special powers. White witches do not like to be called Satanists, yet they
worship him. They claim that they do not harm anyone while Satanists do.
However, all witches whether black or white are condemned by God's Word,
the Bible. Exodus 22:18 says, "You shall not permit a sorceress (witch) to