Barry McLaughlin
  Prescott Ontario, Canada  K0E1T0
    Halloween has never been a Christian holiday, and  it has no place in the life of a born again believer in
JESUS CHRIST. In fact, it is an abomination to God, and we should take our stand firmly against it. As
we look at its history, we find that its roots go deep into heathenism, paganism, satanism the occult and
its modern expression is no better. 

    Halloween or All Hallows' Eve, was originally a festival of fire for the dead and the powers of 
darkness. It is the evening of October 31, the night before the Christian festival of Hallows' or All Saints 
Day. All Hallows' Day commemorates saints and martyrs. It was also the beginning of a new year. 
Because the Celtic day started at sunset, and ran to the following sunset. The festival began on the eve of
November 1. Bonfires on high hills were a blatant feature of The Old Halloween rites, though in England 
they have been gradually transferred to November 5 to mark the arrest of Guy Fawkes.

    In the 1860's a traveler in Scotland counted 30 fires on the hilltops between Dunkeld and Aberfeldy,
each with a circle of people dancing round. Down to the end of the 19th century, fires blazed on the 
hills in Lancashire on the eve of All Hallows. In north Wales every family built a bond fire and each
person threw into the ashes a white stone which he had previously marked. Prayers were said round the
fire and next morning if a stone was missing, it was thought that its owner would die before he saw
another Halloween. The same belief existed in the Scottish Highlands and many forms of fortune telling
were a traditional feature of Halloween, probably because it was the Celtic New Year's Day and so a
suitable time for predicting the events of the coming years. In Aberdeenshire and Buchan in the 19th
century, boys collecting fuel for the bonfire would ask for 'peat' to burn the witches. When the fire was
lit, the boys danced round it shouting "Fire! Fire! Burn the witches." When the fire died down, the ashes
were scattered and when the last spark had gone out, the cry went up into the ominous darkness. "The
devil takes the hindmost" and they all ran for their lives. In Wales 'the cropped black sow' would take
the hindmost.

    All Hallows' Eve was a night when the dead stalked the countryside. Offerings of food and drink were
put out for the ghosts. They passed by to the west always, the direction of the dying sun at sunset. The
fairies could also be seen moving from one fairy hill to another with the music of bells and elf horns.
They were sometimes identified with the dead. Darker and colder creatures still roamed through the night
on Halloween, demons and hobgoblins, and witches who straddled broomsticks or shank bones flew in
the sieve or eggshells, or rode on coal-black horses. The fires helped to keep them off and at Balmoral 
in Queen Victoria's time the effigy of a hideous old witch was ceremoniously burned on a bonfire at
Halloween. The guisers went from house to house, singing and dancing. Their bloodcurdling masks and
grotesque costumes may have been meant to keep evil at bay or, more likely, were some visible
representations of the ghosts and goblins that lurked in the night. The masks have now been transferred
to the children who, in the United States, visit the neighbors for the food offerings which once belonged
to the dead, or play tricks akin to the legendary destructiveness of witches and imps abroad on this night.
"When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do the
abomination of those nations,"  (Deut. 18-9). 

    Masks  A very popular Halloween custom is the wearing of masks, (false faces) such as, witches, 
masks, devil masks, cat masks, bat masks, monster masks, and the list goes on. People hide behind all
sorts of  'masks.' Some hide behind 'hats' and still others, including many of today's youth, and others,
hides behind dark sunglasses. From earliest times, people all over the world have worn masks for all 
sorts of reasons . . . droughts, epidemics, or other disasters. They hoped that the demons who had 
brought the disaster would see the mask and think they were demons, too, and be frightened off. In
imaginative primitive societies, a mask was more than a means of changing one's appearance; it was a
link with the world of the spirits, a channel by which men could tap the forces of the supernatural. 

    The wearing of a mask was believed to change a man's identity and personalities, for the assumed
appearance was believed to affect the wearer's inner nature and to assimilate it to that of the being
represented by the mask. During the middle ages, witches often put on masks or smeared their faces with
soot and paint. People of nobility attending a witch's Sabbath would always arrive "masked." Masks can
be divided into two categories, the religious and the profane. Masks are worn by the dancers in the 
religious ceremonies of West African Tribes. The theater of ancient Greece is an example of the secular
use of the mask. The use of the masks enabled actors to double and triple the number of parts they could
play during any one performance. Protection against supernatural dangers is a function of masks worn in
certain ritual situations, such as at funerals. This is done 'in order to avoid recognition by the souls of the
dead.' Masks are sometimes worn by 'warriors' to symbolize a superior power by identifying themselves
with this force. While there are civilizations where the mask plays an important role in ritual activities, there
are regions of the world where the wearing of a mask is unknown. Masks are worn in some initiation
ceremonies of certain organizations. The wearer of the mask partakes of the power of the divinity or spirit
which the mask symbolizes. Thus, the wearer of the mask is believed to be elevated above the common
mass of the uninitiated.

    History traces to the ancient religion of the Druid, a religion so evil that Rome forbad its practice. The
American Peoples Encyclopedia explains, "The origin of Halloween customs antedate Christianity. The
Druids (members of pagan orders in Britain, Ireland and Gual) Festival of Samhain. It was a night of
ghosts and faeries, in which bonfires were built and futures were foretold and witches rode through the
sky." Superstitions linking cats with reincarnation made them special objects of notice on Halloween.
Numerous legends surrounded the holiday, but two significant things supposedly occurred on that night:
First, it was believed that the dead would rise out of their graves and wander the countryside, trying to
return to the homes where they formerly lived. Frightened villagers tried to appease these wandering 
spirits by offering them gifts of fruits and nuts. If not placated villagers, feared that the spirits would kill 
their flocks or destroy their property. This the origin of our present day Trick-or-treat! In a custom born
out of superstition, and pagan superstition at that! Also, it's a blasphemous perversion of the Christian
belief in the Resurrection, in a glorified, immortal body. In Druidism, the dead are raised as horrifying
creatures of the night, hideous monsters, decaying skeletons, vampires, etc., they received not glorified
bodies but grotesque ones; not immortal bodies but inhuman ones.

    Second, Samhain was the supreme night of Demonic jubilation. This was a celebration of the
beginning of 'Winter and Darkness,' as day light grew noticeably shorter, and night lengthier. The hoards
of hell would roam the earth in a wild celebration of darkness and death, all in honor of Samhain! The
poor mortal forced to travel on such a night! The only thing the superstitious people knew to do to
protect themselves on such an occasion was to masquerade as one of the demonic hoard, and hopefully
blend in unnoticed among them! This is the origin of Halloween masquerading as devils, imps, orgies,
and other demonic creatures.

   Bats, Brooms , Witches , Ghouls , Ghosts , Goblins , Skeletons , Jack o' Lanterns, every type of gory,
ugly thing that can be imagined and people dressed as creatures of the world of the dead or the unknown
world of hobgoblins and devils. The modern sophisticate, who does not realistically face the evil and
danger surrounding this time of year, may say, "Witches are for Halloween. It is a time for children to
visit the neighborhood to get candy and apples. There is no harm in celebrating Halloween with its 
witches and devils." To some, 'witches' are figments of the imaginations of the superstitious seventeenth
century Salem primitives. If witches are for Halloween a thing of the past, then why are so many young
people and older ones alike being swept into the grips of Satan by 'dabbling' in those things which relate
to him? Anyone informed about witchcraft would tell you that there are certain rituals and spells that can
only be cast on Halloween night. That is the night when the "veil" believed to separate the living from the
dead is thought to be the thinnest and futures are easier and more accurately foretold by diviners. Those
who oppose Christ are known to organize on Halloween to observe Satanic rituals, to cast spells, to
oppose churches and families, to perform sacrilegious acts, and to even offer blood sacrifices to Satan.

    Last year, newscasters in numerous cities warned their viewers to guard their animals on Halloween 
nights. Dogs and cats are thought to be the most often sacrificed animals on Halloween. In rural
communities it is not uncommon for farmers to awake to find the mutilated remains of their farm animals
(cows, calves, chickens, even horses) that were ritualistically slaughtered in satanic sacrifices. The
practices that accompany such rites are almost too revolting to believe-the drinking of animal (or human)
blood and urine, the digestion of entrails and orgiastic rituals, substance abuse becoming more
frighteningly common across the U. S., as is human sacrifice. Paulus Grillandus said of the practice of
witchcraft: "Those witches who have solemnly devoted themselves to the Devil's service, worship him
in a paticular manner with ceremonial sacrifices, which they offer to the Devil, imitating in all respects the
worship of Almighty God, with vestments, lights, and other ritual observance, so that they worship and
praise him, just as we worship the true God."   

    The Halloween Witch  If you thought Halloween was a time for cornstalks, pumpkins, apples, and
apple cider - a time for children dressed in cute costumes of witches, goblins, ghosts or devils to knock
at you door call "trick or treat," you had better wise up. There is more to Halloween . . . much more!
Halloween is not children's play. It is an abomination in the eyes of God! The Halloween Witch is a 
strange-looking female in black cloak and peaked hat riding a broomstick along with her symbolic cat.
Her name is derived from the Saxon word wica, which means "wise one." Artists of the Middle Ages
often showed witches preparing to fly off to one of their Sabbaths. It was believed that angels and devils
were supposed to be able to fly, so it was easy to believe that witches, too, could fly. The broomstick,
originally made from a stalk of the broom plant with a bunch of leaves at the head, was said to be used
by poor witches who went on foot. The broom or pole was used to vault over brooks, streams or thorny
patches. Due to its use as an indoor cleaning tool, the broom became the symbol of women. Before
setting out for a Sabbath, witches would rub "Sacred" ointment called "unguent" into their pores. One
ingredient in the ointment confused the mind. Another speeded up the witch's pulse. Still, another
numbed the feet. This gave them a feeling of flying. If they had been fasting, the ointment seemed to
make them feel even giddier. Bat blood was another ingredient in that ointment. In England, during 
initiation ceremonies, new witches were sometimes blindfolded, smeared with the unguent, then placed
on a broom. The pealing of church bells was believed to be a defense against aerial witches. In the Slav
countries people used to fire muskets at the clouds, screaming as they did so, "Curse, curse Herodius, 
thy mother is a heathen damned of God," while others laid scythes and bill hooks on the ground, edge
upward, to assure that the witches would not have a safe landing. The black of a witch's cloak reminds
us that Halloween is a "festival of the dead."  

    Trick and Treat is the fun time of many unsuspecting children and adults, but the "trick" is really on the
one who is playing right into the trap of the devil. Halloween is a day of celebration for the devil and his
worshipers. The cauldrons are boiling; potions are brews.

  Modern Witches have kept up the tradition   In 1963, for instance, a journalist watched the Halloween
festivities of a coven of witches at St. Albans. The high priestess, naked except for a string of beads and
watched by the other 12 members of the coven, drew a circle on the ground with the point of her magic
knife. A candle burned in each quarter of the circle, with a fifth candle on an altar in the middle. The
reporter did not reveal the details of the ceremony but he did record a remark of the high priestess. "We 
are not anti-Christian, she said, we just have other means of spiritual satisfaction. It's hard to describe that

    Witch gives insight to modern ritual   Rev. Irene A. Park, gives insight to modern rituals. Secret
ceremonials, rituals, obligations and covenants are being kept by cultists and Satanists on particular days
and nights. Multitudes are gathering in worship, prayer, and sacrifices to the god of the world, Lucifer.
Family spirits gather like a family reunion or holiday celebration in the natural or earthly realm; only these
are the demon spirits of the departed dead that gather for rituals and sacrifice, (not ghosts but devils).
Some of the demon spirits gather for rituals and sacrifice, some of the demon spirits present at the
celebration come from embodied living clans or tribal members, (demons who lived in these people while
they were alive). These are the ones that are vying for the powers. Some come just to celebrate the
traditional gathering and festivity's. Sometimes the assignments that the demon spirits receive bring about
rebellion in the supernatural satanic realm. The spirits want to continue to control the area they are in,
whether body, nation, society, system or whatever control they received for their obedience to satan. 
They do not want to be dislodged. They like to continue to embody members of the same family; they
prefer humans but will settle for animals. Millions of people are vying for power, supernatural powers of
evil to work curses, hexes, spells, power to manipulate, controlling power over lesser forces of
darkness and power to control this present world system! A reformed witch once told me that vying for
power meant that a supernatural battle ensues between the other covens. Whosoever demonstrated the 
greatest power won the control of certain areas, such as seas, cities, etc. Satan would give the witch a part 
of all illegal finances collected in her area. For instance, Laura Cabot has political control over Salem,
Massachusetts and maybe over the entire state. Recently when Jeff Fendhold visited her occult book 
store, within thirty seconds the policemen were on the scene driving police cars with the symbols of a
flying witch on the side. Then the Attorney General of that state called Jeff saying that he was wanted by
the law for "harassing witches!" Christians had better wake up and begin old time prayer meetings for 
this nation! 

    Dr. Parks writes, "Many of the people are saturated in demonology with demonic spirits and
are already in control of government establishments, militaries, religious organizations, financial systems,
educational institutions, etc. These spirits are superior and receive their origin in satan and are under the
powers of the familiar spirits (spirit guides) that work divination and will only impart power to those totally
yielded to obedience and in every obligation required by Lucifer. Witches, druids, wizards, magicians,
sorcerers, pagans of every breed are in high mass, tribe and clan leaders are calling a reunion in the
supernatural realm. These are Sabbaths to the worshipers of satan, "people in the occult," and they take
these days very seriously. Christians should begin to pray for their families, church leaders, and cover the
children with the blood of Jesus and the protection of God during these days. There is no question that
human sacrifices are occurring. Bind the powers of darkness and loose the power of God according
Matt.18:18. (There are more than two million children missing every year. Many too young to run away. 
At least 7,000 are found dead every year). Dr. Parks says, "The highest Sabbath mass is the eve of
October 31. This a time of proclaiming powers for control and leadership in the Satanic realm world
systems. There are blood sacrifices offered up to the god of Baal worship, the sun god Ra, and to the
goddess of fertility Diana. Christians should begin their defensive spiritual warfare weeks before

    Witches begin their preparation on the 18th day of October. "On the 18th day of October, 
faithful followers of evils spirits gather for 13 days before the eve of Halloween of Sabbath. During this
time they offer sacrifices (human or animal) to the god of the spirit world, Satan. These sacrifices are to
obtain spiritual power. All the followers must give a blood sacrifice; some give their own blood, others 
offer an animal's blood, the more power they want, the greater the sacrifice. "There is every conceivable
type of orgy happening from the 18th until 31st October. Disembodied spirits loosed from the bodies of
animals are being vied for by spiritualists, witches, druids, wizards and Satan worshipers. All of the 
corrupt evil wickedness and vile filth one could magine is happening. Something is happening in the open,
but most of the spiritual activity is well guarded from every corner of the earth at the command of the 
Lord Druid. "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:1, 11.

  Celtic New Year   October 31 is the most important day in the satanic year. [It is known as the devil's
birthday.] It marks the Celtic new year. It was the end of the growing season. It became a festival of death. 
On this day, the god of the Celtics was to have called up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died
during the past year. At the same time, other evil spirits arose and went about the countryside harassing the
people. On October 31, the Celtics expected to be harassed by ghosts, evil spirits and demons; and it was
no fun and games to them. They would light bonfires to guide the spirits to their own town and to ward off
evil spirits.  

  Druids  The Celtics had satanic priests called druids. On October 31, the druids went from house to
house demanding certain foods, and all those who refused were cursed. The people were tormented by
means of magic. As they went, the druids carried large turnips which they had hollowed out and on which
they had carved demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally 
led or guided that priest: his little god.

  Divination  Those who practiced fortune telling and divination found that this was the night that they had
the most success. They called upon satan to bless their efforts. One form of divination was to put apples in
a tub and bob for them. The one who first successfully came up with one without putting them in his teeth
was to have good luck throughout the year. They would then peel the apples and throw the peeling over
their shoulders and then quickly look around. They expected to see a vision or an apparition of the one they
were to marry.

  Sacrifices  These things happened several centuries before CHRIST. Sacrifices were made to the gods,
especially the god of death - Samhain (pronounced Sah win). Sacrifices all the way from vegetable to
human were offered. This went on and on, and, in some parts of the world, still goes on today.

    In the 8th century, the Pope, in an effort to get the people to quit the festival of Sam hain, invented All
Saints Day (Nov. 1). This was an attempt to get the people to turn away from the horrible observance of
Sam hain. All Saints Day was intended to honor the martyrs of the Roman persecutions. It did not work! It
never works to Christianize a pagan holiday. The holy and the profane do not mix.

    In the Middle Ages, there was a great revival of satanic practices and witchcraft and magic - like there is
today.  During this time the belief developed that witches traveled on broomsticks to the black Sabbaths to
worship satan on October 31. They were guided by spirits in the form of black cats. The Druids worshiped
cats believing them to be reincarnated evil people. 

  Church Involvement  This festival of death has survived all the efforts of the church to stamp it out. The
church is joining the opposition by celebrating this festival. The devil has been very successful in invading
Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter providing counterfit gods.

  Modern Halloween  Now let's look at the present day celebration of Halloween. Isn't the whole theme 
one of darkness, death, fear, threats, destruction and evil? There are witches, broomsticks, bats, owls, 
ghosts, skeletons, death, and monsters. You dress up your children as demons and witches and ghouls 
and monsters and werewolves and send them out into the street in the darkness to reenact the Druids' 
practice of demanding food from people under threat of tricks (or curses) if they don't comply. You take, 
not a turnip, but a pumpkin and carve demon faces in it and decorate with it. At Halloween there will be
apple bobbing, divination, fortune telling, haunted houses, candles lit and spirits called up. There will be 
seances and ouija boards in the name of fun and excitement. There will be sacrifices of dogs, cats, rats, 
chickens, goats and even humans! You say, "Well, we don't take it seriously." But the devil does and so 
does God. Particularly this is true when the Church which He purchased with His own precious blood
builds houses of horror in its fellowship halls so that the little lambs who have been entrusted to its care 
can be terrified and opened up to invading spirits of fear and torment and confusion. How this must 
Grieve the Lord!

  Scriptural References  Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 44:23; Deuteronomy 18:9-14; 7:25-26; James 1:27; II 
Corinthians 6:14; I Corinthians 10:19-23; I Thessalonians 5:21-23; Philippians 4:8.

  Druid (droo id): A member of a Celtic religious order in ancient Britain, Ireland and France. Halloween
(Halo ween): The evening of Oct. 31, which is followed by All Saints' Day.

  Samhain (Sa man): The demonic god of death worshipped by the Druids. Costume (Kas toom): The
style of dress, including accessories, of a certain country, period or profession.

  The following was taken from the Pensacola News Journal on October 24, 1994 in the children's
section called "Chalk Talk":

         Q.  When and where did the customs that eventually evolved into Halloween begin?
         A.   Three hundred years before JESUS was born; among a group of people called the Celtics who
                lived throughout the British Isles, Scandinavia and western Europe.

         Q.  Who started it?
         A.  A secret society of priests and pagans called the Druids, who were satanists and served the
               demonic god of death -- Samhain.

         Q.  How did the custom begin?
         A.  Each year on Oct. 31, the Druids celebrated the eve of the Celtic new year with the Festival of

         Q.  What did the Druid priests do during the festival?
         A.  They would go from house to house demanding all sorts of foods to offer to Samhain. If the
               village people would not give them the foods, they would speak a curse over the home. History
               claims then that someone in the family would die within a year. This was the origin of "trick or 

         Q.  Where did the Jack-O-Lantern come from?
         A.  When the Druids were going house to house seeking food for Samhain, they would carry a large
               turnip that had been hollowed out. A face was usually carved on one side and a candle was
               placed inside to provide light as they walked from house to house. The Druids believed a
               SPIRIT inhabited the turnips and helped the Druids carry out their spells. The name of the
               SPIRIT eventually became JOCK.

         Q.  How did pumpkins come to be used and where did the name Jack-O-Lantern come from?
         A.  When the practice came to America in the 18th and 19th centuries, turnips weren't that 
               prominent, so the pumpkin was substituted. JOCK became Jack, who lives in the lantern or

         Q.  Where did the name Halloween come from?
         A.  During the ninth century, the pope declared Nov. 1 be called All Saints' Day and would be set
               aside to honor all the martyred saints of the Catholic church. Oct. 31 became the eve of All 
               Saints' Day. The Mass said on All Saints' Day was the Allhallowmas. Over the years, the evening
               before All Saints' Day became known as All Hallow's Eve, All Hallowed Eve, All Hallow E'en 
               and finally Halloween.

         Q.  Where did the tradition of dressing in costumes come from?
         A.  In Ireland, during the festival of Samhain, children would dress like IMPS and fairies to lead the
               ghosts and goblins out of town after the Feast of Samhain. In England, after All Saints' Day was
               created, children would dress in each other's clothes and go door-to-door begging for soul cakes.

    Halloween, Trick or Treat? You can call a duck a horse, cow, cat, etc., but it is still a duck. You can 
call what you do a "fall festival", "alleluia party", etc., but you are still observing halloween, even if you 
dress up as bible characters. Halloween is the highest satanic holy day of the year. On October 31st, the 
high priest of all witch covens are required to make a human sacrifice. God condemns witches and 
everything to do with them. The head of the first satanic church said, "a witch is a witch", when referring
to black and white witchcraft. All their power comes from the devil. People think it's funny to scare people
to "death". II Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given to us the spirit of fear...". So guess who is scaring 
you? Tell your children the truth about halloween. Revelation 21:8 says liars won't make it to heaven. Then, 
parents, you will be doing your job as the high priest of the family like you are suppose to be. If you open
your doors to pass out tracts, you are still observing halloween. Why don't you pass them out another time? 
Stop being worldly, Christians."

                       Spirit of Halloween 1 Sam. 15:23, "For Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,"

   The following article came from The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi on July 13, 1996: 

  Witchcraft/ Satanism Witches are for Halloween or for superstitious primitives in seventeenth century
Salem. That seems to be the "modern" outlook sophisticated skepticism and a knowing smile when it comes
to witchcraft. And yet Time's recent cover story would indicate that witchcraft is not a thing of the past. 
Satan is not dead. Young people by the thousands are probing seriously the mysteries of "the other side,"
from seances to Satan worship. Leading universities report over-enrolled courses on witchcraft . . .occult
book sales have doubled in three years . . . most American high schools have their campus "witches and
warlocks"  . . And occasionally the headlines shatter our complacency with the terror of Manson-style
violence. Halloween is celebrated by children in the United States. This issue is becoming debatable inside
of Christian circles because of the rise of the occult in America. Witchcraft-Satanism revivals and their 
obvious tie with pagan holiday causes Christians to question if the church should participate in Halloween.
Children are in costumes and masks with Halloween pumpkins of 'Jack O' Lanterns' name for (Will Wisps)
an ancient symbol of a damned soul, too long considered harmless fun, and innocent pranks. Halloween is
celebrated masquerading as Church fund-raising bazaars decorated with black cats and witches; skeletons,
scarecrows, haunted houses, bats, vampires and dummies in coffins. It should not be integrated with the
holiness of the scared house of God. It's wicked and brings curses, (Deut. 28: 11-36) Some see it as evil
and will have nothing to do with the celebration; others as harmless fun partake fully: costume parties,
Halloween decorations and 'trick-or-treat. Still others try to find a "middle" approach, allowing trick-or-treat
and masquerades, but as "Bible characters" instead of demonic and occult figures. 

    Some Churches are now seeing the influence of its fruit. One cannot deny the occult-metaphysical nature
of Halloween is not in line with the Christian in character. Despite this clear contrast, Christians defend their
complicity in the holiday asserting their "liberty" in Christ from the bondages of "legalism," declaring it is
only innocent fun! God never gave us liberty to engage ourselves in evil! "Learn not the way of the heathen
for the customs of the people are vain," (Jeremiah 10:2-3). "And what concord hath Christ with Belial or what
part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are 
the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate," (II Corinthians 

  The Battle Today  No one can dabble in the occult and come away unshackled. It is not harmless games
and fun. Occult involvement whether done innocently or not, isc‘c‘eive him not into your house, neither bid
him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds," 2 John v 7-11. Michael 
Harper writes these encouraging words: "These wicked beings can suggest evil, but cannot coerce the will
of another creature. They may spread snares and device to ruin the children of God, but cannot compel any
other being to comply with their designs, nor can they employ God's creation other than as He decrees. They
have never been able to defeat God, and actually God uses them as instruments to correct the erring Saints.
See Luke 22:31-32; I Corinthians 5:5; I Timothy 1:20. Someone has remarked that Satan is like a monkey
wrench which the Lord uses to tighten up loose nuts! Be of good cheer, saints of God! Satan is severely 
limited and all his bluster and bluff about "all power" is sham. Our God is still on the throne and He rules!
Hallelujah! Remember you choose to participate with the wiles of the devil. You are also called to educate
your children concerning his games. "Success for the Christian will depend in a large measure on recognizing
the work of the devil and knowing how to defeat and expel him from every situation..." says Michael Harper.

    The following comments were received from Susan-Chebar. Bonfires: The original word is bone fires. The
bones of the sacrificed animals or humans said to appease Satan and endue his followers with heightened
powers. Brooms for witches, wiccans, etc: Were and are used as part of a coven ceremony to heighten
sexual frenzy and evoke more demonic powers. Pumpkins on porches with candles: Pumpkin on porch
showed the people in the house has appeased evil spirits by giving of food, etc. Candle in it showed the
people had not given anything. A member of their family was taken for sacrifice in the bone fire, while inward
parts, usually fatty parts were put in the center of the hollowed out gourd with a wick in it. This appeased the
gods of the druids and cursed the people in the house. Sacrifices: The most pleasing sacrifice to Satan is 
something pure. The highest is a child, preferably newborn. Next a virgin, next an animal. Prayers on
Halloween Eve: Christians not informed about warfare and the power of the blood of Jesus are primary 
targets. Every curse imaginable is loosed this night with heightened power to bring them to pass. Some are
immediate curses, some are curses that are spread out through the year, and some are "specialized curses".
Terror and fear are always sent with each curse to the victim. All holidays are paganistic: Easter (goddess of
fertility), Christmas (many pagan and idol things). The one totally dedicated to Satan and his followers is

  Sources:  Pat Holliday, Ph.D., Solitary Satanist, 9252 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida, 32257.
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