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Trick or Treat

          To tackle the subject of Trick or Treat, we need to go back again to the Celts on their New Year's, called Samhain.
« The evening of October 31st we see many young children going from door to door calling Trick or Treat, not knowing that such a ritual was practiced by the druids and their followers in medieval times. The druids went from castle to castle doing exactly the same thing [in a different way]. They also demanded a Treat; however, this demand was for a young woman who could be offered as a human sacrifice in a satanic ritual. The druids were known as men of Oak and they demanded blood sacrifices. These men were so controlled by satanic forces [commonly called possessed] that they had strange and frightening powers.

          The celebration of Samhain was the great Sabbath for the druids during the night of the October 31st. On that day [Halloween] in the middle of the night the druids and their disciples were going from castle to castle to play their evil "games". They were requesting from the residents that they should give them a princess or an other woman
[virgin by preference] and she was to become a human sacrifice offered to their idol »
8 [one of Satan's demons)]

          They might have to drink the blood of these people, as they say to have more power, or to become immortal, for we know that life is in the blood! (Leviticus 17:14). We cannot live two lives because we took somebody else’s (even though some believing and doing it). « Blood is believed to provide power and life and therefore plays a central part in ritualistic sacrifices. » 9 The fact is that they’re still doing it today in some satanic (or witch) rituals.

          « If the sacrifice would please the druids, they would put a lantern at the door of the house. The lantern had a resemblance to a human face, and inside was a candle burning that was made from human grease. This was to prevent the family to be cursed and to be killed by demons) [that was their "Treat"]. Then they would be playing and chanting during that night and they were to offer their victim to their god [one of Satan's demons)]. When someone was unable to give what the druids were requesting they were to draw a pentagram [this is, and still is an occult symbol, it's a star with 5 edges, 2 of them pointing upward and 3 downward] on the door of the house so that during the night satan and his demons) were to kill someone of that family by fear. » 8 [that was their "trick"].

          That was their way of saying Trick or Treat. If you would give what they wanted, they would put a lantern (we will deal later with it in Chapter 4 called: "Jack-O-Lantern") so that the spirits would not harm you (according to their belief that was their Treat). On the contrary, if you would not give them what they requested, they would draw a pentagram (this is what the Satanists will wear, the Christians wear a cross, but the Satanists wear a pentagram) on your front door (that was their Trick, cursing the house).

          Even today, some "HARD CORE" Satanists (and other occult groups) still perform rituals such as human sacrifices using babies, young ones or adults (sometimes even the ones that are with them, but try to escape their cult, are the ones who get caught up and offered as a sacrifices). This kind of ritual is illegal, so they keep these rituals a secret. Some other groups say that they are not as wicked as the others mentioned above (the one that sacrifice a human life) but instead they kill different kinds of animals. The devil wants to kill what is the highest of God's creation, that is humans (for God created us as His image, Genesis 1:26-27), but if they cannot, they will be satisfied with the animals, by removing a life (and still God's creation) from this planet.

          « What say I then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's Table, and the table of devils. » 1 Corinthians 10:19-21.

           Another belief that people had about Trick or Treat is that on October 31 st, the dead would come back to haunt them, and if they were to give them food they would not touch (or harm) them or their family.

          « Among the Celts - as well as the Chinese, the Egyptians, and even the Aztecs - it was thought that the spirits of the dead require food and drink. During the festival of Samhain, the people would leave various articles of food outside to placate the spirits. This was very important, for only the finest mutton legs, vegetables, eggs and poultry - as well as honey and wine - were left outside for the spirits to consume on their way to the netherworld. To supply nothing meant that the hungry and possibly irritated spirit might intrude upon one's house and help itself to one's belongings. Leaving out food that had spoiled was also considered an open invitation to disaster. This takes on added implications when we recall that, at that time, food was very difficult to preserve. Moreover, Halloween marked winter's beginning, when food was at it's scarcest, and starvation not uncommon. » 10

          « It was believed on this night that the barriers between the physical and spiritual world were the weakest, and demonic spirits as well as the souls of the dead walked the countryside. Offerings of food and drink were put out for the ghosts [visible demons] who came to warm themselves in familiar households. » 11 « The Celts believed that gifts could make Samhain more temperate on this night. To unwanted guests-those malicious spirits set free on that night- the Celts hid themselves in ghoulish disguise so that the spirits wandering about would mistake them for one of their own and pass by without incident. Masked villagers representing the souls of the dead also tempted to trick the spirits by forming a parade and leading them to the town limits. » 12

           People believe that during this time, ghosts and demons were being set loose on the earth. You know the devil) and his demons are real and invisible beings (when they do appear we call them ghosts) and if we do call them they will show up. Even more, if we, being Christians, call Jesus to come and help us, He will surely come and help. The problem is that no human spirit can come back to earth when one is dead (Hebrews 9:27). These ghosts that we see are in fact, real demons revealing themselves in the visible world to be seen by humans. For if these people would be able to come back. Then it would be easy to solve any case when people were killed, we just had to ask those dead people to come back and tell us what happened, but this is not the case. When someone is dead, there is no way of communicating with that one (Luke 16:26). We cannot pray for them (the deceased) to go to Heaven or Hell (NO WHERE in the Bible can we find the doctrine of purgatory). The choice was made before we die (unfortunately, if no choice is made, because of our sin nature full of filth, then it's hell) and it cannot be changed once we're dead!!!

          God even forbids us to talk with the dead in any form such as : divination, omen, astrology, nécromancy (communication with the dead) and such (see Deuteronomy 28:9-14 ). To clarify this aspect of ghosts, some who communicates with a medium might say something about a specific situation or secret that only the deceased knew. Then the medium might bring it back to you, (the medium might have never known you before), so most people conclude or assume that the dead are really coming back. What I, and most Christians believe is that demons have access to a lot of informations on us, whether we be dead or alive (Revelation 20:12, 15). So the demons when they come back to the medium with the information that a person ask concerning a dead person, they believe they are talking with that dead person, when in fact, it's the demons that brought back that secret information, not the dead him/herself...

          « Trick-or-Treat came from an ancient druids practice. One of the basic tenets in witchcraft is to control the will of another by use of fear. Even in jest, when one threatens to punish if a treat or offering is not given, they imitated an occult practice of controlling the will of another by use of fear. Prosperity was promised to all who were generous donors, and tricks to all who refused during the Irish druids event of Trick or Treat. The contributions they demanded were in the name of Muck Olla, and early druids deity. » 13

           As we have seen, witchcraft is used to control someone else's will by fear that people would not do what they want to do. The people, who put fear on others, know what they are doing and have a reason for doing it. Superstition is the fear of the unknown, but God has nothing to do with it, God is the one who gave us the power to choose. He will never try to control us but He surely loves us for the Bible says a lot about God's nature: « And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; there is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. » (1 John 4:16, 18).

           In conclusion, the belief of the Trick or Treat comes from the Middle Age and it was believed that the evil forces (demons) should be satisfied. You were asked to give a gift to the spirits (demons) that were coming back from the dead during Halloween, or else they would give you a trick (spell).


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