Dr. Thomas Horn On “The Original Halloween Witch”

September 27, 2018 by SkyWatch Editor

By Dr. Thomas R. Horn

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On October 31, spooky beings and superheroes, cartoon characters and rubberized celebrities will line the streets and mall hallways of America, anticipating sugary rewards. Compelled by shouts of “trick or treat,” children of all ages will tote receptacles of various size and weight harboring the result of the night’s hunt. It’s called Halloween, and while for most it is a harmless annual activity, its roots run deep in ancient paganism.

All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween, originated in the 7th century AD. It was celebrated on May 13 and was a night for remembering deceased saints and martyrs. The date was later changed to November 1 in order to Christianize the pagan holidays Beltane and Samhain—festivals of summer, winter and fire.

James Frazer, in The Golden Bough, said, “throughout Europe, Hallowe’en, the night which marks the transition from autumn to winter, seems to have been of old the time of year when the souls of the departed revisited their homes in order to warm themselves by the fire.” Such ghosts walked the countryside retrieving offerings of food and drink (the treat) supplied by living family members. Darker forces roamed the night as well. Demons, hobgoblins, witches on broomstick—all haunting the night with acts of mischief (the trick).

Real witches were also known to revel on Halloween night. According to Man, Myth & Magic, the witches of Aberdeen danced “round an old grey stone at the foot of the hill at Craigleuch, the Devil himself playing music before them.” Modern witches and Wiccans practice similar skyclad (nude) Halloween traditions, calling on Earth spirits and goddesses to visit their knife drawn circles of power.

Meet the Original Halloween Witch—Hecate

In the book by me and Josh Peck Abaddon Ascending: The Ancient Conspiracy at the Center of CERN’s Most Secretive Mission, we consider, among other topics, the goddess Hecate, the Titan Earth mother of the wizards and witches, who illustrates perhaps better than any other ancient goddess the connection between Wicca, the Celtic Halloween traditions and the realm of evil supernaturalism.

As the dark goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, like Isis, was worshiped with impure rites and magical incantations. Her name was probably derived from the ancient Egyptian word Heka, meaning “sorcery” or “magical,” which may explain her association with the Egyptian frog goddess of the same name. This may also explain the affiliation of frogs with witchcraft, and the various potions of frog-wart and “hecateis,” Hecate’s hallucinogenic plant, also called Aconite, which supposedly sprouted from the spittle of Cerberus (Hade’s three-headed guard dog) that fell to the ground when Hercules forced him to the surface of the Earth.

Because her devotees practiced such magic wherever three paths joined, Hecate was known by the Romans as Trivia (“tri”-three; and “via”-roads). Later, when the Latin church fathers compared the magic of the goddess Trivia with the power of the Gospel, they found it to be inferior, and thus the pursuit of Hecate’s knowledge became known as “Trivial Pursuit,” or inconsequential. But the fact that Hecate’s followers sincerely believed in and feared her magic and presence was legendary. This was primarily due to her role as the sorceress of the afterlife, but true believers also feared Hecate’s ability to afflict the mind with madness, as well as her influence over night creatures. She was thought to govern haunted places where evil or murderous activity had occurred. Such areas where violence or lechery had a history were believed to be magnets of malevolent spirits, something like “haunted houses,” and if one wanted to get along with the resident apparitions they needed to make oblations to the ruler of the darkness—Hecate.

Hecate’s familiar, the night owl, announced the acceptance of the oblations, and those who gathered on the eve of the full moon perceived the spooky sound of the creature as a good omen. Statues of the goddess bearing the triple-face of a dog, a snake, and a horse overshadowed the dark rituals when they were performed at the crossing of three roads. At midnight, Hecate’s devotees left food offerings at the intersection for the goddess (“Hecate’s Supper”), and, once deposited, quickly exited without turning around or looking back. Sometimes the offerings consisted of honey cakes and chicken hearts. At other time’s puppies, honey and female black lambs were slaughtered for the goddess and her strigae.

The strigae were deformed and vicious owl-like affiliates of Hecate who flew through the night feeding on bodies of unattended babies. During the day the strigae appeared as simple old women, and such may account for the history of Halloween’s flying witches (interestingly, Warner Brothers, who in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision produces the popular television drama/horror series Supernatural, used my published work on the Strigae in the first season of their series and then invited me to join a panel of paranormal activity experts for the release of the 5th Season. The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, two brothers who as demon hunters often find themselves pursued by spirits of the wicked dead. While expert input is sought by the screenwriters in order to give series episodes a mode of believability, Supernatural blends numerous religious concepts and worldviews not consistent with orthodox faith and should not be taken seriously. Thus the reason I declined the invitation). The same strigae hid amidst the leaves of the trees during the annual festival of Hecate, held on August 13, when Hecate’s followers offered up the highest praise of the goddess. Hecate’s devotees celebrated such festivals near Lake Averna in Campania where the sacred willow groves of the goddess stood, and they communed with the tree spirits—Earth spirits, including Hecate, were thought to inhabit trees—and summoned the souls of the dead from the mouths of nearby caves. It was here that Hecate was known as Hecate-Chthonia (“Hecate of the Earth”), a depiction in which she most clearly embodied the popular Earth-mother-spirit that conversed through the cave-stones and sacred willow trees.

Hecate was elsewhere known as Hecate-Propylaia, “the one before the gate,” a role in which she guarded the entrances of homes and temples from nefarious outside evils (talk about Satan casting out Satan!). She was also known as Hecate-Propolos, “the one who leads,” as in the underworld guide of Persephone and of those who inhabit graveyards. Finally, she was known as Hecate-Phosphoros, “the light bearer,” her most sacred title and one that recalls another powerful underworld spirit, Satan, whose original name was Lucifer (“the light bearer”). It was nevertheless her role as the feminist Earth-goddess-spirit Hecate-Chthonia that popularized her divinity and commanded reverence from among the common people.

Modern Symbolism

The connection between ancient paganism and the modern customs and costumes of Halloween is easy to trace. The Hecatian myths adopted by Celtic occultists continue in pop culture, symbolism and tradition in the following ways:

  • People visiting neighborhood homes on Halloween night represent the dead in search of food (the treat).
  • Masks of devils and hobgoblins represent evil spirits seeking mischief (the trick).
  • Those who pass out candy represent the homes visited by the dead or may also represent worried individuals seeking to appease Hecate and other nighttime terrors.
  • The Jack-O-Lantern (will-o-the-wisp, fox fire, fairy fire, etc.) is, according to some histories, a wandering soul stuck between heaven and hell. Others claim the Druids left Jack-O-Lanterns on doorsteps to ward off evil spirits. Another legend concerns a drunk named Jack who made a deal with the devil. Each claim to be the true origin of the Jack-O-Lantern myth.

Harmless Fun or Doorway to the Occult?

This month SkyWatch TV features a special investigation titled THE SECOND COMING OF THE NEW AGE (also the title of a groundbreaking new book by former new agers Steven Bancarz and Josh Peck) that uncovers how, all across North America, Christian churches have unknowingly encouraged occult beliefs and practices far removed from what the Bible teaches. This unfortunate reality is intrinsically linked to the popularity increase of New Age spirituality in the twenty-first century, and we’ve been so influenced by its integration into our society that we have become blind to recognizing, and preventing, the effects of this mainstream, pop-culture heresy, even within the walls of God’s house.

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CBN Interviews Co-Author Of Groundbreaking Exposé “The Second Coming Of The New Age”

What does this have to do with Halloween?

According to Christian scholar Dr. Michael S. Heiser, who wrote the forward to THE SECOND COMING OF THE NEW AGE, Christians must awake to the fact our world is experiencing an explosion of ancient occultism combined with wicked fascination for ghosts and all things paranormal (including Angel-Quija boards, tarot cards, and even Satanism spreading to public schoolyards, elementary after school clubs, city council meetings that are being opened with invocations to Satan), and yes, even church goers enchanted by the darkness as viewers of SkyWatch TV’s October Special Investigative Reports will learn.

It is no stretch to suggest these are but a few of the signs that this age is under demonic influence. If we could see through the veil into the supernatural realm, we would find a world alive with good against evil, a place where the ultimate prize is the soul of this generation and where legions war for control of its cities and people.

Christian leaders should use the month of October and the season of Halloween to address these issues. (Click to Source)

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Former Satanist Warns Christians about Celebrating Halloween

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Opinions differ between Christian leaders, lay people and church members.

According to a CBN News Facebook poll, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate Halloween, while 13% believe it’s okay.

Former Satanist John Ramirez recently joined Charlene Aaron on CBN News show Prayer Link to talk about Christians and Halloween.

“I was a general to the kingdom of darkness in witchcraft,” Ramirez said. “I would sit with the Devil and talk to him like I’m talking to you today. It was that kind of communication. It was that kind of relationship.”

Ramirez warns Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy–there’s a much darker reality.

“Sometimes people say ‘I celebrated Halloween 10 years ago, I did this 15 years ago, I did this 20 years ago.’ But the doors still open. You just cursed your family from three to four generations,” Ramirez told CBN News.

“You have to be aware it’s a curse. You have to go back to the place where you started, that year that you started that Halloween thing, the celebration, when you started having that encounter with the dark side. You have to go back to that same spot and renounce and renounce it in the name of Jesus Christ and ask God to forgive you for that so that God can have mercy and close that door so your whole family can move forward,” he continued.

Ramirez, now a pastor, knows all about the dark reality of Halloween. He once sacrificed animals as part of satanic rituals and his friends even knew him as “Lucifer’s son.”

Now as a born again believer, he strongly warns Christians against celebrating Halloween and participating in harvest festivals.

“The only harvest we should celebrate is the harvest of souls,” he adds.

Ramirez says that in his opinion the other events Christians hold instead of Halloween, such as “Trunk or Treat” nights, are really no different.

“Do you know any Satanists who say ‘Hey we’re going to come into Good Friday and we’re going to hang out with the Christians and we’re just going to call it a different name?”

However, Pastor Alan Rudnick (link below) believes that Christians should take back Halloween.

“Halloween is often associated with the pagan concept of Samhain, the festival where ancient pagans believed that the worlds of the living and dead would been thinly divided,” he writes on his blog.  “But, we have seen from the other ancient pagan festivals associated with Christmas and Easter that these pagan connections do not serve as a reason why we cannot celebrate a Christian holiday.”

According to the website Equipping Godly Women, Halloween can be a good opportunity for outreach and to teach about good vs. evil.

However, Anton LaVey, the late founder of the Church of Satan, once said he took joy believers taking part in the tradition.

“I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year,” he said. “Welcome to Halloween.”

Ramirez shares more about his warnings regarding Halloween here:

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The Gates Of Hell

I’ve been camping on Gary’s Open Your Eyes post from 10 days ago and the nearness of October 31st.  I have some additional thoughts that have come to mind after my sister Rebekah refocused my attention on the Barley harvest and 10/31 that I will share here.

October 31st: this would be the true Day of Atonement if the barley wasn’t aviv as expected thus bringing into focus the jubilee trumpet theory.  It also happens to be Halloween (All Saints’ Eve) and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, both of which are central to the Church and its meaning.  This Halloween happens to be 40 days after Yom Teruah (if it wasn’t delayed), thus we see a possible 40-day repentance window.  It sure would be a way for God to take back the day the devil has stolen!

Some of you are familiar with the work of Ray Vander Laan.  I have been blessed, moved and changed as this Biblical archaeologist and founder of That the World May Know Ministries makes the living Word of God come alive, through carefully teaching in the context in which the Word was written.

Background

In the early days of Jesus’ ministry He was something of what we might call a rockstar or celebrity. The lame walk, the blind see, the dead are raised, radical powerful heart of the matter teaching, shaking up the establishment, demons cast out, feeding thousands all in the safety of the northern reaches of Galilee.

Some verses that highlight the point:

Matthew 4:23-ff (NASB)

Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them. Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.

(leading into the Sermon on the Mount – chapters 5,6 & 7)

Matthew 8:1-3 (NASB)

When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. 2 And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Luke 8:4 (NASB)

When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:

Here the tone changes.  As if Jesus begins to show His band of twelve the cost of discipleship and what faith looks like.  Boot camp.  They’re going to need it.

Here we get the account of the storm on the Sea of Galilee in the night and the man filled with a legion of demons in Gadarenes.

These fishing boats were not U.S. Coast Guard-approved.  These were homemade boats.  There were no approved floating devices, rescue boats, lighting, flares, weather radio, two way radios, rescue beacons, cell phones or satellite phones.

There was then a natural fear of the water.  It was believed by many to be the abyss, the home of the demons.

Worst possible scenario – out in the middle of the Galilee, in the dark, at night, in a storm.  Suddenly the Son of the Most High God wakes from His sleep in the bow of the boat and announces to the wind and the waves “Peace be still”.  They were in awe.  “Who is this that commands even the wind and the waves”.  He of course is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He spoke the universe into existence and without Him nothing was made that has been made.  He is Lord of the deep and Lord of the abyss.

If this wasn’t traumatic enought they get out of the boat to find themselves in a place where no good Jewish boy would go.  A Gadarene cemetery face to face with a naked man, who was out of his mind, who broke chains and who was filled with a legion of demons.

Imagine the deepest horror movie voice and when you reply and ask “what is your name?”, the reply is the deepest, most-nerve-rattling-demonic “we are legion for we are many”.

SCARY!

Suddenly the cost of discipleship grows higher and confusion sets in.  We liked prosperity Jesus, the big crowds, big meals and big popularity better.  (IMHO – I suppose this is what did Judas in.  He thought He could push Jesus into a confrontation and He would throw off the Lamb and become the Lion – maybe not, don’t know).  Much of the church is dead, powerless, practicing a form of godliness, but denying its’ power.


Caesarea Philippi

In Matthew 16 and Mark 8 we receive the account of Jesus taking the disciples far into the north of the Galilee to Caesarea Philippi.  Not a Jewish place at all.  A Roman city full of the most despicable idol worship, worship of the “god” Pan and Ba’al, orgies, temple prostitutes and infanticide.

All of these mythic practicies were designed to excite the gods, into bringing fertility to the area.  If I can be so pornographic to say, that if there was enough orgy, prostitution, idols, and statues of sex and fertility, perhaps the gods would be aroused enough to ejaculate rain and bring life.  It was a place of utter wickedness.

Caesarea Philippi sits below Mount Hermon.  Mount Hermon is the hightest point in Israel.  Snow accumulates in winter and the spring and summer melt feeds the Jordan River.  Of course the Jordan is life to all of Israel.  The headwaters of the Jordan are right here.  At one time they came out of the mouth of this cave, although an old earthquake closed this passage and rerouted the head waters of the Jordan.

Caesarea Philippi was a red light district.  This was definitely a place where no follower of Elohim would be caught dead.

That the world may know article – link

From the picture above you see the mouth of the Jordan and where the holes in the rock face where once stood idols to Pan.

Pan was the half man / half goat.  Certainly a shadow of the gateway where the goats will be sent once the sheep and goats are divided.

It was commonly thought that this was the place of demons, that the deep abyss could be found in the cave and that this was in fact the gateway to hell.

It is in this place where Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 (NIV):

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Of course a large dogma and system have been built around Peter from this one verse.  This was not about Peter.

Jesus is saying I’m not hiding at Trinity Christian Academy in Jerusalem, Israel.  You won’t find the battle at the First Christian Church in Jerusalem.  The battle is here.  And where the battle is that is where you will find me.

Much of dead Christendom hides in their buildings, clamouring for their 501(c)(3) status, while doing nothing to reach a dead and dying world.

Where sin rages.  Where the homeless are.  Where the disinfrancished can be found.  Where the lonely, hurting, sick and distraught are – there He is.

This job has been passed along to the Church and to my point:

The Church (the true Church) is knocking down the front door of hell.  We (the body) knocked down strong holds, we pointed people from death to life, from sin to holiness and through the collective work of the Church “greater things than these are performed”.  The sick were healed, the blind received sight, where there was conflict you find peace, where there was brokenness you find wholeness and where there was loss we find gain.

In the words of Mark 5:15 we find those who were formerly far from God “seated, clothed and in their right mind”.

It was the Church that built the orphanages and the hospitals.

The Church kept hell pinned back and the gates of hell did not prevail.  Once again God’s prophetic word proved true.

Now as Halloween approaches, I’m reminded that we the Church, the body, are leaving and the gates of hell will open again as the Restrainer leaves and this world enters Daniel’s 70th week and it will be one very demonic place.

Be ready.

Share the hope that lies within you.  That’s all you can take with you.

Grateful for what Hillary reminded us of yesterday (my grandmother’s 100th birthday – she went home 4 years ago), 1947, 1948, 1967 are past.  The Chernobyl type and shadow of the Wormwood star is old news.  The giving of the Gaza Strip is old news, as is the 2014/2015 blood moons, 8/21 eclipse, 9/23 – Rev 12:1-2 and the Fall festivals in 2017.  The hour is exceedingly late.

Ray Vandeer Laan – That the World May Know – Volume 5

It would be fascinating if Christ’s return for the bride was on Halloween.  Regardless, I am reminded to stay on mission no matter what happens.  (Click to Source)

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Former Satan Worshipper: I’m Shocked Christians Celebrate Halloween

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Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, said: “I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween.”

We are quick on our feet to rush and honor the devil in so many ways. We see no harm in Halloween, because we think it is fun. We paint our faces, we wear our innocent costumes, we dress up our doorways—even churches dress up their entryways for Halloween with pumpkins. These actions are like giving the devil license, saying, “Here’s my church. You can have it.”

We think because we are not performing any demonic rituals or human sacrifices that we are on safe ground, but did you know that as soon as you dress up, whether you color yourself or put on a costume, the enemy owns you? Because by doing so, you have turned over your legal rights, and you have dedicated yourself and your kids to celebrating the devil’s holiday. You have just made a pact with the enemy, and you are already sacrificing your children spiritually by dressing them up and changing their identity.

Losing Our Identity

My mind goes back to the night of Oct. 31, 1987, when I had the most diabolical wedding on the planet. My fiancé and I decided to get married on Halloween, in a demonic ritual that lasted all night, and the wedding bells were heard all the way down to the gates of hell.

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.

Some churches remove the word “Halloween” and call it “harvest” instead, with members dressing up in costumes, giving out candy and bobbing for apples. It saddens my heart. Turning away from this “holiday” is not missing out on anything, so let us get that off our minds.

If they are trying to use certain secular holidays for evangelistic purposes, to win souls, this is the way I would do it as a minister: I would make it a biblical movie night with popcorn and soft drinks for the kids and grownups, and invite unsaved friends and family. My intention for the event would be to expose the origin and dangers of Halloween, then turn it into a great movie night, with a small teaching afterward from God’s Word about His love and the finished work of the cross. Finally, I would have an altar call and make it a special night for all to remember.

The only harvest we should celebrate is the harvest of souls.

For many who celebrate Halloween, that celebration carries over to Nov. 1, which is also known to some as the Day of the Dead, or All Saints’ Day, but there is nothing holy about it—it is demonic.

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. This holiday is practiced all throughout South and Central America and distant parts of the world, and even in the United States. To the Spanish culture, it is called Día de Muertos, and they celebrate the dead through rituals and ceremonies and even cemetery visits. YouTube would be a good place to go and see for yourself what this is about. This holiday has nothing holy about it nor anything to do with saints.

How might we counter this darkness as ministers of the good news of Jesus?

In the Bible, when the Lord calls the believers “saints,” the term means we have been sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ and the finished work of the cross. We are set apart for good works to glorify God.

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. (Click to Site)

Queer Persona’s will Manifest at Halloween this year

 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1st Thessalonians 5:22)

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What part of those six words do you not understand…….., Christian?  

Devil Worshiping Americans will break records with their Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

It is not just children who live in a fantasy world. It is NOT the children who are going out buying costumes and handing down the Sins of the Fathers  and mothers to the next Generation!Young,  and some mature adults, have not grown up and are living out their lives in a perpetual dream state, as evidenced by the snowflakes that have manifested since 2016!  1st Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”   “What one generation allows in moderation, the next will practice it in EXCESS!” That is my version of a saying I heard many years ago and IS so true!

They surveyed about 7,000 ignorant people who will participate in the Eve of the Devil. The prediction is, lovers of Satan will spend around $9.1 billion on their holy day. Homosexual Batman seems to be the preferred Superhero this year and is tied with a Princess.  Also see Manufactures Retailers and Superheroes going Queer.

Third is an animal, and that could be attributed to the perverts known a Furries. Read about these Perverts here.

Problem is, people, including those who claim to be Christians,  are living in a fantasy world. To many are fixated on video games and science fiction and hellish, evil television and movies that are laced with homosexual innuendo! Hellywood is also consumed with blood and gore, which Halloween is now engrossed in. With all of the Zombie, Creepy Clown and Cannibal news, one would assume that would be the theme of this years Eve of the Devil! I suppose the Homosexual and Transgender agenda is to strong pull right now!

Many so-called Christians do not heed 1st Thessalonians 5:22 “abstain from all appearance of evil”.  . Not only do we flee from that which is evil, Psalms 37:27 “Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.” we flee from that which appears to be evil. For instance, a pastor or professing Christian for that matter, should not be seen frequenting a bar because someone may think he or she is getting drunk, and probably is.

Depending on the Bible version you use, 1st Thessalonians 5:22 refers to the “appearance of evil” (KJV), “every kind of evil” (NIV and NLT), or “every form of evil” (NRSV, NKJV, and ESV). Each is a good translation. The Greek word translated “appearance,” “form,” or “kind” can mean any of these things. The same word is used in 2nd Corinthians 5:7 and translated as “sight.”

Avoiding the appearance of evil, or abstaining from every form of evil, means to live in God’s light by the power of the Holy Spirit. We “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). We SHOULD worry about the perceptions of others and about the integrity of our own walk with Christ.

But alas people in this day can no more discern evil and do not have the slightest inkling of the mind of God!

Now for you idiots who say who am I to judge a persons actions and heart

1st Corinthians 2:14-16 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

I am NOT the Judge, I am merely a FRUIT inspector who can discern! (Click to Site)

10 Reasons I Kissed Halloween Goodbye

“For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? … And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.” —2 Corinthians 6:14-16

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I used to have a love affair with Halloween. In fact, you might have called it an obsession. Even several years after I gave my heart to Jesus, I still harbored a pretty decent crush on costume shops, individually wrapped miniature candies, and “good” spookiness, all in the name of fun.

Even when I started to feel a little uncomfortable with it, I purposed that I would simply tone it down a little and not let it consume too big a part of my heart. Just a little flirting once a year, because surely my one true Love knew my heart belonged to Him. Just like my husband wouldn’t mind at all if I spent a little time with old boyfriends once a year — you know, just for old times’ sake. After all, he wants me to be happy and would never want me to miss out on any fun.

You know I’m kidding, of course. My husband would have nothing to do with that sort of thinking. And neither did the Holy Spirit. After a few years of ignoring His gentle tugging on my heart, I finally decided to prayerfully consider giving up Halloween.

The more I learned, the more I became convinced that this “holiday” (a word that means “holy day,” by the way) was not honoring to God in any way. I began to see that my refusal to give up Halloween was evidence of a divided heart — but Jesus wants my whole heart.

Ever since deciding to “just say no” to Halloween, I can honestly tell you that the blessings and joy of obedience are far greater than any fun I ever had “celebrating.”

And since many people, even Christians, think my decision is odd or even legalistic, I finally decided to put together a list of the top ten reasons I kissed Halloween goodbye. (Click to Article)

For Halloween, People Share Their Horror Stories About Using A Ouija Board

Men and women share horror stories from their experiences using a Ouija board and they’re guaranteed to give you goosebumps

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  • People have taken to Reddit to share their spooky stories 
  • There have been several threads dedicated to tales about Ouija boards
  • Horror stories include objects being thrown and eerily predicted deaths 

With Halloween fast approaching, people love to hear spooky stories that send shivers down their spines.

And just in time, Reddit users have taken to the forum to share their creepiest tales of using a Ouija board, which people use to attempt to contact the dead.

There have been several threads asking users to share their strangest experiences when using the device, which has a planchett that spells out words based on questions that users ask.

The first one asked: ‘Anyone have any personal ouija board experiences?’ and thesecond said ‘Paranormal fans, who has used an Ouija board? What was your experience(s)?’

Together, they have more than 200 comments from people and the stories are enough to make you never want to try it.

From predicting deaths to moving objects, it seems people have been put off using the Ouija board after their first time.

One Reddit user took to the forum to tell a story they had ‘always wanted to tell, but never had the opportunity’ to.

The story is about their father who had been playing with an Ouija board with his friends when they were told one of the friend’s fathers would die in the near future.

The next week, his father was struck down by a car and killed immediately.  (Click to Article)

No laughing matter: How menacing clowns are terrorizing children and adults across the country… but is it all just a Halloween prank?

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A recent spike in clown sightings across the country has prompted fears that a menacing trend is on the rise.

Terrified residents have reported being terrorized by people dressed up in the costumes in more than ten states since August.

Among them was one woman who claimed to have been assaulted and worrying accounts of children being lured towards woods by the disguised figures.

In South Carolina, police have issued a stark warning to whoever is frightening the community.

‘It’s illegal. It’s dangerous. It’s inappropriate, and it’s creating community concern so it needs to stop,’ Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said last month.  (Click to Article)

HALLOWEEN—HARMLESS FUN OR DEMONIC DOORWAY?

Halloween is a Pagan- Satan inspired Holiday

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On 31 October, spooky beings and superheroes, cartoon characters and rubberized celebrities will line the streets and mall hallways of America anticipating sugary rewards. Compelled by shouts of “TRICK OR TREAT,” children of all ages will tote receptacles of various size and weight harboring the result of the night’s hunt. It’s called Halloween, and while for most it is a harmless annual activity, its roots run deep in ancient paganism.

ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, or Halloween, originated in the 7th century AD. It was celebrated on 13 May and was a night for remembering deceased saints and martyrs. The date was later changed to November 1 in order to Christianize the pagan holidays Beltane and Samhain—festivals of summer, winter and fire. (Click to Article)