The word Halloween appears to be of Christian origin according to Wikipedia’s Etymology. It means ‘hallowed evening’ or ‘holy evening’ from a Scottish term for All Hallows’ Eve. However, history says that it has been greatly influenced by pagan roots and evolved into how people celebrate Halloween these days.
For this reason, it has become a big issue to many Christians. Many speculate it is evil and thus, shouldn’t be considered a special day for Christians, but what does a former devil worshiper say about this?
John Ramirez, the Author of Unmasking the Devil and a former Satan worshiper reveals a covert piece of information about Halloween that Christians should be aware of.
John is very straightforward and describes Halloween as an evil practice.
“As devil worshippers, Halloween was very special to us, and we looked forward to celebrating it because we knew the implications and the dark power behind the night. It is very different from every other night in the witchcraft world. It would be like me saying to believers today, “How important to you are Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday?” Halloween has that much weight and importance to those who dwell on the dark side.
I remember the days leading up to Halloween, we devil worshippers had our instructions from the demon world about what had to be done, and we knew it was going to be a long night. I would sleep all day to be rested up and ready for midnight so I could unleash hell on the world into the wee hours of the morning,” states John, based from his own personal experience.
This liturgical time of the year is supposed to be celebrated in honor of the saints, martyrs and faithful ones who have departed through remembering them. Yet in the end, nothing is holy about it. It lost its real purpose, resulting in mere ritual and tradition for self-gratification. It has deceived people to join in celebrating the devil’s holiday and sadly it has become a normal thing.
John added, “I am surprised at how the world embraces this holiday, because the title of All Saints’ Day is a deceiving one. We have a picture in our minds that it seems holy, but there is nothing innocent about it.”
Moreover, he commends how to counter this work of darkness as faithful followers of Jesus.
“As a minister, I would use All Saints’ Day to turn the tables on the devil and to celebrate my salvation and the salvation of my family and loved ones. I would use it as an evangelistic opportunity at my church to bring in unsaved people to hear testimonies of God’s goodness and how He can transform their lives, too. And that night, I would give the devil a black eye in Jesus’ name, because many souls would be saved.”
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
Now that you know the truth, how will you celebrate Halloween as you move forward?
Source: Charisma Magazine