Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
The founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey, said, “After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween… I am glad Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” [Lavey, Satanic Bible, 1969]
Similarly, ex-Satanist John Ramirez warns everyone to stay out of Halloween because there is a curse that comes with it. “I was trained with high-rank devils,” he said. In 2021, Americans spent about 10 billion dollars on Halloween costumes and decorations.
Six reasons to reject this pagan tradition, even if you don’t call it Halloween:
1. Halloween is the devil’s holiday
Halloween began with a pagan and demonic ritual for Samhain, a Gaelic diety. It also represents the end of the harvest season and the “darker half” of the year. It was “Christianized” as All Saints Day by Pope Gregory IV. The Church of England renamed it “All Hallows Eve.”
The color orange is associated with the fall season when leaves wilt and die, while the pumpkin is related to the Ochun goddess. Warlocks worldwide celebrate this night by conjuring satanic attacks and curses to the community they are assigned to recruit souls, says John Ramirez.
2. Opening the door for demons
The goddess Oshun
The demon goddess called “Oshun” is a savior figure. However, if angered, she can cause floods or droughts and ruin crops—the reason people want to appease or thank her after a successful harvest.
According to tradition, Oshun is a type of Jezebel in the Santeria religion who loves casting romantic spells. To ask for fertility, one must offer pumpkins and light candles.
Another legend is that of the goddess Ochun, a Calabaza (pumpkin) she took care of. But it stole gold coins from her husband, Orunmila. Angry, she sliced Calabaza, and the stolen coins came out.
“Satan loves Christians who celebrate Halloween because it brings a four to five-generation curse into that family,” says John Ramirez. When the door opens, demons can enter, and the curse is attached to family members.
3. Pagan roots of autumn harvest celebration
It was the end of the harvest season when ancient Celtics celebrated Samhain (the origin of Halloween). Harvest season is celebrated in many American churches.
Although the vegetable is not demonic, the use of pumpkin symbolizes this pagan tradition. The roots of Halloween are the Samhain ritual, which is a pagan festival for the autumn harvest.
Pumpkin symbolizes this pagan tradition
4. Halloween costumes honor demons
When you wear a Halloween costume or participate in in trick or treat tradition for fun, you tell demons that your identity belongs to Samhain, ruler of the dead.
In contrast, the Christian identity belongs to Christ.
Pagan Samhain honors the dead. They believe some are resurrected while others are reincarnated. The reason for the “offering harvest for the dead.”
Deception is deep that parents dress their kids like little Zombies. Satanist founder Anton La Vey died a few days before Halloween.
Pagan origin: From October 31 to November 2, the Celts celebrated the Vigil of Samhain (pagan lord of the dead). He assembles the souls of those who died the previous year and decides what form it should take the following year. The soul can become human again or be condemned to reincarnate into an animal. The evilest souls are assigned to cats. To appease Samhain, they bribe him with gifts and prayers. Samhain also refers to the “end of summer” and traditionally has become a way to celebrate the “end of harvest.”
5. Witches and Warlocks come out on Halloween
During Halloween night, Satanists and occultists summon spirit guides to help them hone their magic powers. Others meet in covens and chant curses on people and areas within their territory.
When John Ramirez was still a warlock, he celebrated Halloween with people and literal demons alike.
6. Trick or Treat in reverse is “offering to Satan”
Satan has turned Halloween cute with kids in costumes. Trick or Treat has the same principle of Samhain tradition, where they gave gifts to the “lord of the dead. By appeasing the demon god, he will not reincarnate human souls into animals (such as cats).
Trick or Treat’s pagan origins are linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain. During Samhain, people wore costumes and offered treats to ward off spirits.
This tradition of costumes and treats evolved into modern Halloween practices.
Former warlock John Ramirez made offerings to the devil in return for favors.
Trick or treat, like pagans giving gifts to the lord of the dead.
What should you do if you practiced Halloween in the past?
Saint Paul warns us not to partner or participate with unbelievers, more so demonic elements, and have fellowship with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14). Those deeply engaged in Halloween must renounce it through spiritual deliverance.
1. Declare your faith in Jesus audibly.
2. Declare the authority of Jesus in you, your family, and your home.
3. Declare you are free and cut the cord that connected you to this demonic ritual.
4. Declare that Jesus’s blood cleanses you from unrighteousness.
5. Declare that you are already forgiven in Christ.
6. Declare that you are free from all forms of condemnation.
7. Warn those who observe the Halloween tradition.
1 John 4:4
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.“
The seven promises of Jesus to true believers.