Origin Of Halloween
Celebrators should know the origin of Halloween before hosting or partaking in what seems like innocent party fun. Some have been taught that the origins of Halloween came from a Christian holiday called All Hallows Eve. However, with a closer look, we learn that the real roots of this holiday stem all the way back to the 800's. It seems that some of the traditions and festivals that modern society celebrates today are tied to an old Celtic Druid religion. On October 31st, the Celtics would honor their god, Samhain, the Lord of the dead. The Druids believed this god had complete command over all of the darkness including the winter season. On the day that this lord of the dark was celebrated, evil spirits were able to enter the world of the humans.
There are those who believe that the celebrations of October 31st are innocent festivities that are for children. But, the origins, though debated over many years, stem back to a holiday of the dead. Many of the practices, such as dressing in costumes that represent the dead, are still practiced today. There are other cults that have rituals and specific purpose on October 31st that have inter-mingled with the ancient traditions passed down through the generations adding to the origin of Halloween. To learn more about the origins of Halloween, take this cool quiz.
Sacrifices were also practiced back in the days of the Druids, and today's Satanic cults take part in this type of activity, as well. The Druid priests would sacrifice humans in order to keep the spirits of the dead happy. The origins of Halloween are gruesome, indeed. This means that the holiday that has been celebrated for so many years, really stems from a practice of killing others and is still in practice today with cults that are actively meeting. When looking at the origin of Halloween, one must be aware of the way that it has shaped our culture since then. "But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves." (Jude 1:10)
Finally, Christians must evaluate their place in this holiday. As Christians should we support a holiday that has such evil roots? The origins of Halloween speak for themselves. We should not need to be convinced anymore about taking a step back from this holiday. It is of great importance that we recognize our place in honoring Christ. "I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars." (Revelation 2:2)