Now, I understand for some this might be hard to swallow because it simply is not taught anymore within the seeker friendly purpose driven model. We are raising a generation of spiritually illiterate believers who have no idea how to wage spiritual war. But ignorance to that fact does not prevent them from being in the war nonetheless. There are consequences for ignorance. Do we think this is a joke? How does someone walk into an elementary school and casually kill 20 children? Demonic influence. How is it that so many youth today are involved in the practice of cutting their own bodies? Demonic influence. Don't believe me? Let me introduce you to the first "cutter."
They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. F or he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. - Mark 5: 1-5 (NIV)
Why did this man cut himself? Because he had an impure or unclean spirit. Beloved the world has not changed. The spiritual world has not changed. I know it is easier to stick our heads in the sands and think these are the things of movies but they are not. So I ask you, do you honestly think the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places care that you do not believe what they believe as you celebrate their holiday? That is right, Halloween is also a Satanic High Holiday. It is actually referred to as Satan's birthday. I want us to consider the words here of a former satanist, who thanks be to God was saved:
Satanists believe that October 31st as an "All Demon's Night." As one of the few times a year the spirit world and the physical world meet and a gateway, portal or vortex opens up, there is exchange of demonic power that has been earned throughout the year. All "Hallows' Eve" is a time of spells, curses, and demonic possession and power. Particularly for the witches, it is a joyous festival and major Shabbat. Our culture dilutes the real intent behind this, and we as Christians buy into it, whereas practicing cults understand the seriousness of this Holiday, and it is far beyond trick or treating. So while our little children run from house to house and carnival to carnival, somewhere on this night children and animals will loose their lives as they are sacrificed to the Kingdom of Darkness in exchange of possessions and power. This is reality !!!
Halloween is also a high holiday within the pagan witchcraft religion of Wicca. They also believe that the veil between the spiritual and material worlds is the thinnest on this day. Are we getting this picture? Are we understanding what we are sending our children out into? Once again I can hear the objections - I am not celebrating it as a satanic holiday! Do you think that the prince of darkness cares what we think? Do you think that our refusal to see the truth for what it is alters the truth? Do evil spirits decide to pass by us because we are not considering this day for what it really is?
The quote from the former satanist hits on the core of the problem. This is a matter of culture. That is the most common argument I hear from Christians when this topic is discussed. I have heard all of the arguments.
"I do not want to deprive my kids of a normal childhood!"
There is nothing "normal" about celebrating a satanic holiday. What we become afraid of doing is called parenting. The argument of "everyone else is doing it" is ridiculous. We take stands on other issues. We refuse to let our kids participate in sex ed or "tolerance" curricula if we feel it goes against our Christian values but not a tradition rooted in evil spirits and celebrated by satanists?
"I don't want my kids to feel like they are weird or different."