This series is an investigation into the obsession that is sweeping the world. 

Deeply rooted in ancient pagan worship, you will be amazed at what has come to be "normal practice" even for a Christian.

Jack-0'-lanterns

 

                Halloween is a time of the year when many people, young and old, live out a fantasy in magic, mystery, and disguise.  One of the most notable figures of Halloween is the Jack-o’-lantern also known as will-o’-the-wisp.

                The concept of the Jack-o’-lantern goes back thousands of years and was originally carved turnips or beets.  They are often carved with grotesque faces that represent spirits or goblins.  Some say that the connection with Halloween goes back to the ancient Celtic Druid holiday of Samhain...                      

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Trick or Truth

               

                Who loves Halloween more than costumed children? The dentist. That’s because an estimated $2.2 billion is spent on candy for Halloween each year. The delicious treats are gathered by children dressing up in ghoulish costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy. This has been popular in the United States and other countries for over 100 years in its current state. However its roots can be traced back to the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain. On this night the souls of the dead would return to revisit their home. The people would leave gifts and food for the visitors.   CONTINUE READING

Why Witches Ride Brooms

 

                One of the most commonly seen decorations during Halloween is the witch riding a broom.  I even have to laugh when I see the humorous depictions such as a witch flying into a utility pole or the side of a house.  I personally have never seen anyone literally taking flight on any sort of household cleaning device.  Therefore one must ask the question…where did this idea come from?  Please note that some material in this article may not be suitable for young readers.

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Dracula, Jesus,

& a blood-thirsty world

               

                Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born in the year 1431AD. During the year of Dracula’s birth his father, Vlad II Dracul, was vested into the Order of the Dragon. The Order of the Dragon is a fellowship of knights sworn to defend Christendom against the Ottomans. Ironically enough the very thing this family swore to uphold and defend, Christianity, is the very thing they ended up attacking by their demeanor.

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Bobbing for Apples

With a Roman goddess

               

                When I was growing up it was common for the children and families to gather together for fall festivals and bob for apples. It seemed like fun at the time and until I had my own children I never gave it a second thought. Then it hit me; first I wondered about the obvious health concern, second, I was curious about the origin of this game. Like so many of our traditions it turns out that the origins of this game are deeply rooted in pagan practices.

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All Saints' Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween, and End-time Deceptions

               

                A few years ago I was doing missionary work in Arizona and in October I began to notice skeletons everywhere. Skeletons hanging on doors, skeleton trinkets and necklaces, even people painted like skeletons. Why? In Mexico and other cultures Day of the Dead (AKA El Día de los Muertos) is a day to pray for the dead and help them on their spiritual journey. Day of the Dead, All Saints’ Day, and Halloween have all joined paganism and Christianity. Why? To prepare the world for end-time deceptions.

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