Figures that simulate a head are exhibited, made with a hollowed-out pumpkin, from which parts are removed to simulate the eyes, nose and mouth. It is common to see that they add a light inside, so that those parts take center stage.
It is a non-Christian holiday and has negative implications in the spiritual realm of the people who practice it; since, regardless of whether they believe it or not, they are spiritualistic experiences. Spiritism is a doctrine or teaching of those who believe in the evocation of spirits, and includes the supposed communication with the spirits of dead relatives.
Halloween is of Celtic origin, and is celebrated on October 31 of each year. It is considered Celtic to: Brittany, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All of them strongly linked in their origins with religious paganism; that is, with people who worship false gods, and therefore placed on the opposite side of Christianity.
Satanists, occultists, and devil worshipers celebrate it as the New Year’s Eve of Witchcraft. According to Celtic myths, it was believed that during the pagan festival of Samhain, the god of death, whose celebration dates back two thousand three hundred years, spirits from the afterlife could roam the earth and humans had the chance to visit the dead’s world. A long time ago, that celebration has passed to Halloween.
WHAT GOD SAYS
As we always affirm, when we want to know God’s opinion regarding something in particular, we only have to resort to the Bible, considered by genuine Christians as “his word”.
In Medieval Europe, the faithful pagans (non-Christians) got used to dressing up in these celebrations and going out, house to house, asking at each door for candies or sweet things in exchange for a prayer in favor of a dead relative; However, with respect to those who have already died, God says to his people: “Let not be found among you who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, nor who practices divination, nor a soothsayer, nor a sorcerer, nor a sorcerer, nor a nor a soothsayer, nor a magician, nor one who consults the dead…for because of doing this, God drives out these pagan nations before you.”
Regarding the current state of the dead, God clarifies that: “There is still hope for everyone who is among the living; for better is a living dog than a dead lion. For those who live know that they must die; but the dead know nothing, nor do they have more pay; because their memory is forgotten; also their love and their hate and their envy have already succumbed; and they will never again have a part in everything that is done under the sun “.
THE DEAD CANNOT HELP OR HARM
As we said, according to the biblical text, the dead cannot do evil and neither can they do good, because they no longer have a part in anything that is done on earth. All the people who died from Adam and Eve to here, including our loved ones, cannot harm or help the living, no matter what they were called or who they were.
As Christians, our job is to fight demons, not party for them. You may say, “I didn’t know Halloween was a party for demons.” Well, now you know. They should make a decision about what to do next, especially with adolescents and young people.
The dead are powerless to help. We reiterate, from the biblical point of view, no one who has died can help us, since this theory is a story that corresponds to a fiction to deceive and distance people from Christ.
Always in accordance with the Scriptures, the central truth of Christianity is that the only one who can help is Jesus, because he died but rose again, and therefore is alive, seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for believers.
Juan Carlos Tuyare