I am pleased to announce the release of a major update to my 1998 article entitled "Halloween: No Room for Compromise!". I had actually been trying to update this article for the past several years; but Halloween would come and go each year, and I still hadn't gotten to it . . . at least until now. This article has now been expanded to a three-part series and is now entitled "Halloween and Samhain: No Room for Compromise". It includes a lot of new Bible verses, new and very informative commentary regarding Samhain -- or Halloween -- better formatting, some spelling corrections, as well as a header image. If you are a Christian parent who has young children, and if you are still sitting on the fence regarding whether or not you should allow your children to go out trick-or-treating this year, please consider reading this updated series. Even if you don't have any children, I would still encourage you to read this series, as it will provide you with a lot of useful information which you can use when discussing Halloween -- or Samhain -- with your family and friends.
To read this updated series, please click on any full blue title link that you see in this message. Thanks, and enjoy!
As is my usual custom, below is a synopsis of the three-part series.
Published On : October 31, 1998
Last Updated : August 22, 2012
Halloween Challenge, Catholic Practices - All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Day Of The Innocents, Day Of The Dead, Marigold: Flower Of The Dead, Ancient Pagan Rituals Of Mexico, Queen Of The Underworld: Mictlantecuhtli, Lady Of The Dead, Catrina, Santa Muerte: Saint Death, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Experiences With Shintoism, There Is No Conscious Thought In The Grave, Warnings Against Necromancy: Speaking To The Dead, Challenge For Our Children, Faith And Conviction Built On God's Word, Start While They're Still Young, Faith To Stand On Their Own, Is Wearing A Nice Costume A Valid Compromise Solution?, Bible Is Our Body Of Laws And Code Of Ethics, Give No Place To The Devil, Spirit Of Compromise, Contend For The Faith, Separated From The World, Lights In The World, Halloween And Samhain, Theories Regarding Origin Of Celtic Race, Celtic Polytheism, Misinformation Concerning The Name Samhain, No Celtic "God Of The Dead" "Lord Of The Dead" Or Dark "Lord Of Death", Samhain Was A Major Celtic Festival Celebrating End Of The Harvest And Arrival Of Winter Season And Means Summer's End, "God Of The Dead" Theories By Charles Vallency And Godfrey Higgins
Lady Francesca Wilde And "Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms And Superstitions Of Ireland", November Spells: Raising The Dead Lady Wilde On Baal Fires Moloch Worship And Human Sacrifices, Wilde Used "Prince of Darkness" And "Evil One" For The Devil, The Marriage Of Irish Celtic Paganism And Roman Catholicism, Misguided Christians Promote Samhain As A "God Of The Dead", Festival To Celebrate End Of The Harvest And Honor The Dead, Origin Of Wearing Costumes And Masks On Halloween, Warding Off Evil Spirits And Garlic Bulbs, Necromancy Divination And Other Evils, Wiccan Celebration Of Samhain, Druids: Celtic Priesthood, Violent Head Hunters And Homosexuals, The Roman Catholic Church's Compromise And Marriage To Pagan Beliefs, Saint Patrick And The Shamrock, Our Modern Bastardized And Hybridized Form Of Christianity, Babylon The Great Is The Mother Of Harlots, All Saints Day And All Souls Day, Eve Of All Hallows, Sanctify Saints And Holy, Halloween Observance Arrives On American Shores, Becoming One To Win People To Christ, Celtic Bonfire Purification Ceremonies, Evil That Is Disguised As Harmless Innocent Fun, Very Profitable Holiday, Wearing Innocent Costume Is Still Compromise, Don't Be Double Minded, Choose Your Side, Don't Fellowship With The Darkness
Spiritually Blinded And Hardened Of Heart By The God Of This World, We Are Not Of This World, Entangled With The Affairs Of This Life, Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Faith, In The World But Not Of The World, Keep Ourselves From The Evil, Abstain From All Appearance Of Evil, Engulfed By Toxic Spirit Of The World, Love Not The World, Be Sober And Be Vigilant, Come Out From Among Them, Glorify God In All Things, Be Not Conformed To This World, Think Different, Spiritual Adultery With The World, Distribute Gospel Tracts, Temples Of The Holy Spirit, Candy Or Natural Treats?, Make Your Opposition Clear, Decide For Yourself, Irate Parents And Possibility Of Persecution, Sharing The Series, Let Your Children Learn Through Personal Witnessing To Let Their Spiritual Lights Shine, Reading List