Christianity Today is a magazine
whose title suggests that it is a source of edifying material for Christians of
today. In reality, Christianity Today is a magazine that furthers the
falling away of Christians today.
Nowhere is this more evident than in their article,
"Hallowing Halloween Why Christians should embrace
the "devilish" holiday with gusto—and laughter" by.
The points that I cite below reveal that "Hallowing Halloween" is serving as
damage control for Satan's highest holy day: Halloween. All fair use quotes for
this critique are excerpted from the article,
"Hallowing Halloween Why
Christians should embrace the 'devilish' holiday with gusto—and laughter." (1)
Anderson Rearick III boldly
communicates the idea that Halloween is not Satan's holiday, and it is Satan's
servants who warn Christians against participating in this day:
And I am reluctant to give up what
was one of the highlights of my childhood calendar to the Great Impostor and
Chief of Liars for no reason except that some of his servants claim it as
The Watchman Expositor, a
website that, unlike Christianity Today, exposes evil rather than
promotes it, declares the opposite:
While almost every major holiday has
been tainted with some form of paganism, none are so deeply immersed in the
occult as is Halloween.
The Watchman Expositor
Samheim: History of Halloween)
According to Rearick, Halloween
is not only not Satan's holiday, it is also not the same holiday as Samhain!:
If they are Druids, they are
celebrating Samhain, which is not Halloween but an even older holiday.
This statement is false. Samhain
was (and continues to be) celebrated by the Druids and requires human sacrifice.
Halloween is the modern term for this satanic highday that hides behind a
seemingly innocuous front of fun and games that serves to divert attention from
its true purpose: worldwide human sacrifice.
More and more followers of the
Lord Jesus Christ are becoming aware of this and are
standing against Satan in prayer on his day. It stands to reason that Satan
would seek to counter the prayer movement that has greatly reduced his Halloween
The author acknowledges that some
Christians believe that prayer is needed on Halloween, but he quickly affirms
that Halloween is not Satan's holiday, and leaves the reader with the impression
that prayer is NOT NEEDED.
"We all know what day is coming,"
said a young woman in the choir of the Rhode Island church my wife and I
attended when I was working on my doctorate. "And I think we need to be in
prayer that the evil powers and principalities be held in check over this
"It's Satan's Holiday, Dr. Rearick,"
affirmed one of my students. "Didn't you know?"
Well, no, I didn't know.
Rather than admitting that Halloween is
Satan's prized day, Rearick prizes it himself by communicating to Christianity
Today readers that Halloween is a wonderful day to "celebrate the imagination,"
"hear spine-tingling ghost stories," or be with children who dress up as
something they secretly fear.
According to this writer,
Halloween used to be evil but is not evil anymore:
"But look at the roots
of Halloween," some may say. "Don't you see how evil it once was?" I do, but
the operative word in that sentence is was.
He then quotes an author of
occult-themed novels (C.S. Lewis) in order to launch a "laugh at Satan" doctrine
that is not found in the Bible:
forces of evil be mocked? Should Satan be laughed at? He most certainly
should be. At the beginning of The Screwtape Letters,
C. S. Lewis includes two telling quotations, the first from Martin Luther:
"The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of
Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn."
Rearick instructs his
readers that Satan's rebellion against God (which he employs to deceive billions
into following him into perdition) is nothing more than a farce, an empty show!
His pride is undermined
by his own knowledge that his infernal rebellion against God is in reality
an absurd farce.
This author continues his soul-subverting
ploy by telling his readers that even though Satan's rebellion against God is an
absurd farce, he demands to be taken seriously:
The one thing Satan
cannot bear is to be a source of laughter. His pride is undermined by his
own knowledge that his infernal rebellion against God is in reality an
absurd farce. Hating laughter, he demands to be taken seriously.
Of course the message
presented in the excerpt above is that since Satan's power as the god of this
world is nothing but a sham, only a simpleminded and uninformed Christian would
bother to pray against his wicked devices.
sent a Luciferian message in this article by using the name, "Lucifer" in place
of the name of the fallen, god of this world, "Satan."
Lucifer was Satan's name before
he rebelled against God and was "cut down to the ground." (Isa. 14:12)
Luciferians believe that Lucifer never fell.
This writer also has the
audacity to imply that if Christians pray against human sacrifice and other
evils committed on Halloween they are part of the problem:
Indeed, I would say that
those Christians who spend the night of October 31 filled with concern over
what evils might be (and sometimes are) taking place are doing the very
thing Lucifer wants them to do. By giving him this respect, such believers
are giving his authority credence.
Two One World Church of
Antichrist messages are presented in the following excerpt. (1) Most believers
should celebrate Halloween. (2) The second is that believers with an occult
background should not celebrate Halloween because they mistakenly believe that
Halloween is a serious matter.
Not all believers should
celebrate Halloween. For those who have been redeemed from the occult,
Halloween in its foolishness may contain what was for them deadly
Reminiscent of Jim Pappas'
perversion of Pilgrim's Progress, Rearick
went on to communicate to his readers that those who had formerly fellowshipped
with devils (that is what the occult is all about) were involved with nothing
more than lies and illusions!
While their souls were in deadly
peril, however, what they experienced were lies and illusions.
The author actually
expects his readers to believe that if Christians celebrate Halloween with gusto—
by having a grand time giving
place to the devil by celebrating Satan's day in Satan's way—
that Satan will flee:
instead celebrate Halloween with gusto. If we follow the traditional formula
of having a good time at his expense, Satan flees.
"God's gift of imagination" and God's people are guilty of spiritually harming
the lost if we do not celebrate Halloween amidst gales of laughter that he
claims will make Satan flee:
If we give up All Hallows Eve, we
lose the delight of God's gift of imagination and we condemn the rest of
society to a darker Halloween because our laughter will not be there to make
the devil run.
Laughter not only does not make
Satan flee, it is one of his wicked devices that he uses to grievously
God Commands His
People to Resist the Devil, Not to Laugh at Him
The Holy Bible says
Christians must submit ourselves to God and resist the devil (not laugh at the
devil) and he will flee from you. James 4:7
This article encourages
Christians to promote the devil (by celebrating his special day) but the Bible
warns us to "Neither give place to the devil." Ephesians 4:27
Followers of Jesus Christ
must be diligently "casting down imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the knowledge of God" not indulging in demonic,
Halloween-appropriate imaginations and rationalizing that such imaginations are
God's gift to us! 2 Cor. 10:5
published October 25, 2005