“America is great because she is good. When America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” –Alexis de Tocqueville.
Grace and peace, Saints.
In five days, Americans will celebrate All Hallows Eve, commonly known as Halloween. Americans celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes, attending parties, and canvassing the neighborhood collecting candy. Halloween is probably the most popular of all American holidays, which is notable because, of the four most popular American holidays: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, Halloween is the only one that is not associated with God. This could be considered the greatest evidence of the depravity of Americans, and proves without a doubt that America is an evil nation.
It should first be noted that of the four principle American holidays, only Halloween has no ostensible religious connection. Ostensible, I say, because though all four holidays are descended from pagan European festivals, all but Halloween are widely believed to be Christian in origin. Christmas, celebrated by many as the anniversary of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, is actually the celebration of the end of the winter solstice. Easter, believed by many to be a celebration of the day the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected, is actually a reenactment of the pagan European spring fertility festival in honor of Eostre, the goddess of the dawn. And Thanksgiving, widely believed to have originated with the Pilgrims as a feast thanking God for bringing them through that brutal first winter, actually began in Europe as a pagan harvest festival. Only Halloween or Hallowed E’en (Hallowed Evening) makes no pretense to being a Christian holiday.
In that respect, one could say that Halloween is the more honest of the four holidays. But, though Halloween may not mock God by pretending to honor Him on the one hand, while paying homage to a pagan deity on the other, Halloween is still the most evil of all holidays, because the principle theme of Halloween is evil. A quick check of the Halloween costumes at your local Wal-Mart would quickly bear this out. Sure, one will find costumes of princes and princesses, super heroes, and cartoon characters; but they will be far outnumbered by monsters, vampires, witches, skeletons, ghosts, and zombies.
Now, it would be bad enough if only adults would be guilty of wearing these evil costumes; but the sad reality is the vast majority of the vampires, witches, skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies walking the streets on Halloween night will in fact be children, most of whom don’t know any better. And their parents will be responsible for purchasing their costumes and allowing them to dress this way! It is said that a nation’s treatment of and attitude towards its children is the best gauge of the moral condition of that nation. That America’s parents allow their children to go out at night dressed up as monsters and other evil creatures and go house to house accepting candy from mostly strangers is proof that, it’s pretense to being a caring and nurturing nation notwithstanding, America actually hates its children.
Think about it: if a total stranger walked up to your son or daughter and offered him or her some candy, or if a total stranger invited your child to come to his or her house to get some candy, you would freak out! Yet, you have no problem sending your child to a neighbor’s house to get some candy that you didn’t purchase. Does that make any sense?
And Americans don’t just celebrate evil by dressing up in wicked costumes; they also celebrate death. Starting as early as September, Americans begin transforming their homes into virtual crime scenes: littering their lawns with dismembered corpses, buckets of blood, knives, and crime scene tape as they enact famous murders such as the Manson slayings, or scenes from their favorite horror movies like “Freddy’s Nightmares,” “Carrie,” and “Scream!” Others turn their own homes—the place where their family is supposed to feel warm and secure—into haunted houses, funeral parlors, and cemeteries. And well-meaning parents all over America will place a grinning, snaggle-toothed pumpkin on their front porch, as ignorant of the origin of this tradition as they are of the true origin of Halloween.
You may find it interesting to know that Halloween is said to be the most important holiday on the Witchcraft calendar. Witches call it Samhain, and it is a most sacred holiday for them. For this reason, it was called Hallowed (Sacred) Evening or, in the Old English, Hallowed E’en, which was later shortened to Halloween. What I find most chilling about Halloween is that, on this night, witches are said to perform a blood sacrifice. That means that on Halloween, witches everywhere will kill a human being in order to consume his or her blood to gain power. According to John Todd, a witch who supposedly converted to Christianity, the blood sacrifice ritual is known in Witchcraft as the “Warrior on the Block” rite, and is performed by all high-level witches. You may also find it interesting to learn that the highly-regarded Masonic scholar, Manly P. Hall, himself a 33rd degree Freemason, wrote on page 47 of The Lost Keys of Freemasonry:
“When the Mason learns that the Warrior on the Block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands.”
In light of what you have just learned, it doesn’t take a genius to know that the “dynamo of living power” is human blood. Witches, therefore, when performing a blood sacrifice on Halloween, are doing so in to gain power from Satan. (This is interesting, because witches claim that Satan doesn’t exist.) So, while you are busy playing evil on Halloween, witches will be busy doing evil; and while you are busy spilling fake blood, witches will be busy spilling real blood.
Do you have any idea where the tradition of dressing up in frightening costumes comes from? It comes from the medieval belief that on Halloween night, the spirits of the dead and evil spirits roamed the streets in search of the living. On this night, people locked themselves in their houses and did not venture forth unless it was absolutely necessary. Those who of necessity had to go outdoors would dress up like a dead person or an evil spirit so that the dead and evil spirits would believe the person was one of them. The custom of placing a pumpkin on one’s front porch also came from medieval Europe. On Halloween night, the dreaded witchcraft order known as the Druids are said to have gone in procession from house to house demanding that families give them their virgin daughters to use in their blood sacrifice ritual. It is said that if a family gave their daughter up to the Druids, they were given a pumpkin to leave on their porch as a sign they had cooperated. If a family refused to relinquish their daughter, however, the master of the house was either driven mad or killed by demonic spirits. The term “Trick or Treat” derives from the custom of the Druids querying a family whether or not they had a virgin to give. If they wanted to give up their daughter, then the family responded with “treat,” and relinquished their daughter. If the family had no virgin daughter to offer, then they had to perform some trick to appease the Druids. If the trick was deemed unsatisfactory, the master of the house would meet with the same fate as the master of the family who refused to give up their daughter.
Do you now see how evil Halloween really is?
That many Christians celebrate Halloween along with the world is just one more piece of evidence that the Great Apostasy is in full swing. Now, the Bible says that the whole world lieth in wickedness, so it is no strange thing that the unsaved would celebrate death and violence. But, those of us who name the name of Christ should in no wise take part in the Halloween festivities. The Bible says Christians should do everything in the name of Jesus. Is it proper for us to celebrate evil and death in the name of Jesus, who is Life?
And think of this: when we celebrate death, we actually celebrate Satan, who has the power of death. The Bible teaches that the Lord Jesus, through His death, destroyed Satan:
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He [Jesus] also Himself took part of the same, that through death, He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Why, then, would Christians honor Satan, the Destroyer, by celebrating death, fear and bondage, when the Lord Jesus gave His life to free us from death, fear and bondage?
This brings me to another point I wanted to make. In that Blacks are the descendants of slaves, a people who were all their lives subject to bondage, why on earth would Blacks celebrate evil by celebrating Halloween, a holiday that celebrates bondage? If you have a problem understanding why Blacks should not celebrate Halloween, consider slavery, America’s greatest evil. It was the fear of death that kept the African slaves in bondage. If the slaves had chosen death over slavery, there would have been no slave institution in America. True, every tree in the South would have had a slave hanging from it, but slavery as an institution would have collapsed overnight. Fear, then, kept slavery alive. Fear truly is bondage. Now, no one in their right mind would celebrate slavery. Why, then, do Blacks celebrate fear, which is slavery, by celebrating Halloween?
For blacks to celebrate Halloween is really a slap in the face of all those brave souls who labored and died to free the slaves from bondage. and, for the descendants of those slaves to celebrate bondage is actually a slap in the face of those African slaves. Yet, Halloween is as popular in the black community as in the rest of America. How can this be?
Sadly, many Christians don’t believe Halloween is an evil holiday, and merely suggest that Christians find another way to celebrate it. Those who make this claim are either completely ignorant of its satanic origin (which is not surprising given the state of the Church), or are totally aware of what Halloween is and are trying to influence the body of Christ to merely accept it and to not denounce this demonic holiday for what it really is–evil. Either way, that more Christians do not speak out against Halloween and even celebrate it along with the world is the greatest proof that America’s moral condition is a lot worse than most of us would like to admit.
America’s love affair with Halloween is proof that America is no longer good. That is why America is no longer great.