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Annual PSA Concerning Halloween and its Satanic Origins


Please read last year’s PSA announcement, Halloween is a Satanic Holiday.

Listen up, readers. Halloween is pure Satanic evil. If you let your children participate in Halloween you are opening them up to demonic influence. What’s next, letting them use an Ouija board?

Ben Godwin, pastor of Goodsprings Full Gospel Church in Jasper, Alabama warns:

Darkness is used in Scripture as a metaphor for evil to represent all that is sinful and satanic.

In contrast, light is a biblical metaphor for good to represent truth and all that is of God.

The apostle Paul instructed, “Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light—for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth … And do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness; instead, expose them” (Eph. 5:7-9, 11).

It’s a tricky balance for Christians to be in the world without conforming to it.

Jesus prayed, “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).

If we imitate the world, we lose our distinction; if we isolate from the world, we lose our influence. Christians need to engage the culture if we expect to make an impact.

It’s perfectly fine for a boat to be in the water, but if too much water gets in the boat, now that’s a problem. This brings up the question, “How should Christians treat Halloween?”

The origin of Halloween incorporated a mixture of Christian and pagan practices.


Some of what happens on Halloween is harmless fun, but anyone with any spiritual discernment cannot deny that there is a sinister side.

“Abstain from all appearances of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22). Sin, like art, starts by drawing a line somewhere! It’s an odd contradiction for Christians to dress their kids up as creepy characters they try to teach them not emulate.

At this time of year there is a tsunami of horror movies flooding the airwaves featuring vampires, witches, zombies, monsters, cannibals and savage serial killers. Hollywood and viewers, it seems, have an obscene obsession with and an insatiable appetite for gory violence.

You can’t avoid being bombarded by the commercials even if you just watch news or sports. These shows glamorize evil and open the door to demonic influences. Some say it’s all just fantasy or harmless entertainment, but, if what people watch doesn’t affect behavior, then why do companies spend billions of dollars to advertise to them?

In Greek Mythology, Zeus gave Pandora a box and a key as a wedding gift with a note “Do Not Open.” Curiosity overcame her and she lifted the lid releasing all the forces of evil into the world.

The point is there are some doors you really don’t want to open.

“Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]” (Eph. 4:27, AMP).

Don’t open the door to sin’s destructive influence. Slam the door shut in Satan’s face!

Halloween is a showcase for witchcraft which the Bible clearly condemns (Ex. 22:18; Lev. 19:31, 20:6, 27; Deut. 18:10-14; Gal. 5:19-21), calling it an “abomination”—morally disgusting, detestable, despicable and abhorrent.

Contrary to popular belief, books and movies, there is no such thing as a “good witch.” That is an oxymoron. How can someone controlled by evil forces be good?

Paul asked the Corinthians, “For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? What communion has light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14, MEV).

Christians have no business dabbling in any form of witchcraft: horoscopes, crystal balls, séances, Ouija boards, Dungeons & Dragons, pentagrams, tarot cards, palm reading, spells, fortune telling, mediums, channeling, divination, sorcery, black magic and so forth.

There are only two sources of supernatural power—God and Satan. If something is not of God, where does it originate?

If you are involved in any of these practices, I urge you to repent of it, renounce it and ask God to remove it from your life. Don’t gamble with your soul. Satan uses these and other ploys to deceive the masses.

The AV 1611 website warns:

While many deem Halloween as harmless fun and fantasy, Halloween subtlety disarms our (and especially our children) discernment of witches and the occult. Halloween’s magic potion of “fun and frolic” transformed witches, demons, devils and evil incarnate into “fine folks.” Over 1.2 million practicing and proud witches live in America. Witchcraft currently is the fastest growing religion in America. At some time, nearly every little girl becomes a witch on Halloween. Witch RavenWolf delights when a vulnerable little girl dresses as a witch on Halloween:

Today, just about every little girl in our society, at one time or another, has chosen to costume herself as a Witch. . . If you choose a Witch’s costume this Halloween . . . Hold your head up and wear your Witch’s garb proudly in their honor. (RavenWolf, Silver. Halloween: Customs, Recipes & Spells, p. 64)

Occult historian Jean Markale discloses Halloween bids more than childish dress-up. It is a pagan “initiatory journey” guided by someone [Satan] “hidden in the shadows,” and none “return from Halloween innocent”:

The passage into the world of Halloween is truly an initiatory journey. One does not return from it an innocent. But making the journey alone does not mean there was no guide, no initiator, someone who prompted the quest and who, sometimes hidden in the shadows, watches over the comings and goings of the neophyte through this labyrinth that is the Other World. (Markale, Jean. The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween, p. 127)

Dr. David Enoch, former senior consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the University of Liverpool, states:

Halloween practices open the door to the occult and can introduce forces into people’s lives that they do not understand and often cannot combat. . . (Parker, Russ. Battling the Occult, p. 35)

Ex-witch Beth says she was repeatedly abused in Satanic rituals as a child:

Two years ago, as a brand new Christian, I came to the realization I had to let go of Halloween. As a non-Christian I absolutely loved Halloween. Obsessed really. I loved all things horror and gore, as a matter of fact. Zombies, witches, vampires, you name it. I was fascinated by all of it. We had quite the collection of Halloween decorations sitting in our garage that we had been working on for years. Costumes, skull lights, a severed head, tombstones, body parts, etc. All to make our yard look nice and festive for the Halloween season.


Walking away from my old life meant leaving behind all of my associations with witchcraft and the occult. That meant my books on witchcraft, gods and goddesses, my Buddha statues, crystals, tarot cards, and much more. I knew that witchcraft was not something to trifle with, because it was dangerous. It was allowing darkness into my life and my home, and I was done with the darkness. Done. The darkness had done nothing good for me ever, but Jesus had given me life and hope.


The next year on Halloween, I began to speak out about my testimony of how I broke free from witchcraft and that Halloween ia actually a pagan celebration. I was so passionate about sharing the truth with the world, because I didn’t want to see people getting sucked into the lies of the devil. So many people, Christians and non Christians alike, love Halloween. They get caught up in the season of Halloween, which is full of dressing up, parties, goodies, and other fun things. Little do they know that they are actually being a party to witchcraft in the process.

I remember last year speaking to a woman who was a satanic ritual abuse survivor and being so worried for her as she told me how difficult October is for her every year. I couldn’t quite understand why, but I knew that the increase of witchcraft activity must have a part to play in it. I learned more about the Satanic aspect of Halloween and the sacrificial murders that happen on this night. Yet it still seemed so far away from my own reality.


It was just about that time last year that I began to have my own memories of being abused and tortured in satanic rituals as a child. I was barely coming to terms with it even being real for me as the memories slowly came in every week. It has taken me an entire year to process and understand and come to grips with some pretty intense truths about myself and this world we live in. One of those being that Halloween is far more than just a pagan holiday where witchcraft is prevalent.

It was only recently that God took me into a memory of being in a satanic ritual on Halloween. I cannot even say how many Halloweens I was forced to be involved in rituals on Halloween, as I am taking my time going through as the Holy Spirit wills. What the Holy Spirit has shown me was being taken into a satanic ritual at the tender age of 3. I don’t think any person can truly fathom the reality and the evil of a satanic ritual, and I do not intend to ever go into great detail about them, but I am going to explain enough so that you can have a better understanding.

I wonder, if my grandkids give me some of their trick-or-treat candy, does that mean Halloween is okay? Damn right, Skippy. Bring on the candy, Satan be damned!

Of course, I am being a smart ass. Halloween is a fun, harmless holiday. Enjoy, watch out for cars, and bring Grandpa lots and lots of candy.

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Steven J Sweeney

    All very enlightening and amusing. Do these hard-core Christians not know that the Christmas (including virgin births of gods, Magi, no room at the inn) and Easter (every religion’s Spring celebration) holidays are all pagan in origin? Not to mention St. Patrick’s Day. Christians only co-opted these holidays because there was money to be made, and money-making souls to convert — and tithe.

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    The main concern should not be about the Satanic origins of Halloween. The thing to watch out for is vandalism by drug-crazed teenagers or teenagers that are stone sober as they go on a vandalism rampage during Halloween. Perhaps Mr. Gerencser never engaged in such behavior but can he say there were no incidents of vandalism at Halloween while he was a teenager?

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    Karen the rock whisperer

    My beloved sister-in-law’s first husband was very into the dark side of various pre-Christian or pseudo-pre-Christian stuff. The issue wasn’t the stuff, it was the husband. He was very into messing with people’s minds, and indeed, their one child, in his forties, is undoubtedly still processing the crap that his own father tossed at him. Sis-in-law put up with as much as she possibly could before leaving the guy, but kid was still a minor, and the father had access. The generous me insists that the guy had issues that he might’ve resolved with a therapist. The less-generous me wants to hop into a TARDIS and deal with the guy before he had a chance to really mess with my sis-in-law and my nephew. Fortunately, TARDISes aren’t all that common around here.

    Evil is what people, or collections of people, or governments do. See tonight’s news for details. If someone wants to hurt another, and engages in imprecetory prayers, or satanic rituals, or pagan rituals to achieve that, they have issues. We can’t fix everyone’s issues. We can vote. We can pester congresscritters. (Friends outside the US reading this, you might not call them the same thing, but you, too, are governed by congresscritters, aka politicians.)

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    Karen the rock whisperer

    Also, I don’t open the door on Halloween, and indeed, darken the front of the house (we kinda live in the back, anyhow.) Fear of the evil? Of course not, but I have a very, very skittish, abused in her first years, cat. Managing Maria’s instinctive terror is far more important than handing out candy to strangers. We have made serious progress toward making her comfortable with the “strangers” who visit infrequently. I am not going to set that progress back by answering the doorbell many times tomorrow night.

    The thing is, Maria is truly fearful of evil, and I wish curses worked sometimes, and I could inflict one on the person or people who had her before surrendering her to our local adoption center. I also fear for the human offspring of that/those abusers.

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    The only bad thing about Halloween 🎃 now in my opinion is it has become an Adult holiday and taken from the kids. So much money is spent on it and Adults engage in costume contests that up here last Saturday the top prize was $500 at one bar! And, other bars also had contests. And, now kids trick or treat in daylight sometimes before parents are even home from work! When I was a boy the trick or treating started at dusk and went to 8pm. And, me Little Danny would go out in the costume I was so proud of like one year I was “UnderDog” if adults dressed up it would be to sit on their porch dressed up say as a witch 🧙‍♀️ to pass out candy. I am more angry that now at the age of 55, Halloween is allegedly more about me than my grandkids. The “Trunk or Treat” idea might be good but the old fashioned way was better. So sad that the Halloweens of my youth will never be experienced by this generation.

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    Christians really get hung up in holidays. Most people see holidays as fun, but Christian’s find all kinds of things to complain about. Even for Christmas and Easter.

    I guess it’s too much to let people celebrate holidays however they desire. Apparently you can’t be a Christian without trying to control all things for everyone.

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    One of my liberal Christian friends posted making fun of Fundamentalist Christians’ fear of Halloween. He told a story that as a child in the i0s, he stumbled across a TV evangelist Earnest Angley talking about Halloween and demons. My friend was scared and asked his grandma about demons and Halloween. She told him, “I have never seen a demon in all my years, so go put on your costume and let’s go trick-or-treat.” And that was the end of that. My friend says he’s never seen a demon either.

    The Catholic Church did a good job of co-opting festivals and holidays, slapping a Saint or Jesus on them, and joining them because the church couldn’t beat them. It was brilliant really.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    “Christians have no business dabbling in any form of witchcraft: horoscopes, crystal balls, séances, Ouija boards, Dungeons & Dragons, pentagrams, tarot cards, palm reading, spells, fortune telling, mediums, channeling, divination, sorcery, black magic and so forth.”

    Hmm…When I was growing up, as a Roman Catholic, priests were said to have the power to bless people and objects and to pray souls into Heaven or out of Purgatory. From whence do they derive such power? Aside from having the imprimatur of Christian belief, what differentiates what priests supposedly can do (wafers and wine into body and blood, anyone?) from “any form of witchcraft?”

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    dennis winters

    I always disapproved of Halloween as a child on purely practical grounds; and completely ignoring the basic training in extortion. I grew up im various towns between Toledo and Cleveland; lots of lake-effect lousy weather. If it didn’t snow it rained. My mother would make a costume and send me out begging.
    “But Mom”, I’d say, there’s a big bowl of candy right there, and I was with you when you bought it so I know it’s the good stuff”.
    Never worked. Wet and lots of lousy candy.
    Sometimes logic doesn’t work.

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