Friday, 7 October 2016

You Won't Believe The Mystery Behind Halloween Celebration

Dr. Thomas R. Horn, a television and radio personality who specializes in prophecy and the supernatural, recently discussed the origins of Halloween, including the original Halloween witch, claiming that Halloween has pagan origins.

In a Charisma News article, he disclosed that Christians changed the date of All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) to November instead of May, in order to Christianize the pagan holidays of Beltane and Samhain which were fall/winter celebrations.

He wrote that the original Halloween witch was known as Hecate;
“As the dark goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, like Isis, was worshiped with impure rites and magical incantations. Her name was probably derived from the ancient Egyptian word Heka, meaning "sorcery" or "magical."

And here's Horn's lists of modern-day symbolism for ancient pagan Halloween practices:

1. People visiting neighborhood homes on Halloween night represent the dead in search           of food (the treat).

2. Masks of devils and hobgoblins represent evil spirits seeking mischief (the trick).

3. Those who pass out candy represent the homes visited by the dead, or may also represent worried individuals seeking to appease Hecate and other nighttime terrors.

4. The Jack-O-Lantern (will-o-the-wisp, fox fire, fairy fire, etc.) is, according to some histories, a wandering soul stuck between heaven and hell. Others claim the Druids left Jack-O-Lanterns on doorsteps to ward off evil spirits. Another legend concerns a drunk named Jack who made a deal with the devil. Each claims to be the true origin of the Jack-O-Lantern myth.

As a Christian, what do you make of Halloween? Please leave your comment below....

Source: Christian Headlines.

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