Leviticus 19:31, “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”
Occult (in latin “accultus”) means to cover up, hide or conceal. The purpose is to deceive you.
Halloween, also called All Hallows’ Eve, dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Today, in the United States, it’s a secular celebration where children visit homes and receive candies and other goodies, after the traditional greeting of “trick or treat.”
Let’s look back at the origin of this celebrated day. About 2,000 years ago, the Celts lived in the area that is now called Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France.
1 Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” NKJV
How many people do you know who are looking for meaning and seeking for a higher purpose that will fill their inner emptiness and persistent longings for peace? How many people do you know who are hoping to connect to something greater than themselves, but they want to do it on their own terms. I know of plenty!
In this day and age, many people adopt a vast collection of beliefs and practices. They gather an assortment of beliefs that fit their spiritual hunger, appetite, desires, and more. It is a “Have it your own way” religion.
It is amazing to see how so many people in our very materialistic, self centered age turn to the things of the spirit world and with great emphasis upon it. More and more, I’m seeing people turn to New Spirituality or New Age as their way for a spiritual journey. Continue Reading