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Reason #1: The power of Satan is real. Never tell your kids witches aren’t real.
Lucifer and his power is not cute. It’s not a game. It’s not fun. It’s not funny. Read “5 Scary Stories Teaching What Halloween is Really About”.
Tara Lawson: The Real Life Paranormal
Reason #2: Satan causes extreme suffering.
The night of Halloween is revered by those who engage in witchcraft and other occult religions.
Glenn Hobbs (taken from Halloween: Trick or Treat?)
Glenn Hobbs shares his childhood memories of Halloween and the horrific abuse he endured during Halloween rituals.
Glenn responds to the question, “What is your reaction when you see Halloween celebrated by people?”
Watch as Christian men and women share their experiences with Satanic forces and/or rituals.
Nancy Dunn: Saving the Satanist*
Against her will, this woman was a pawn in her father’s evil game
Barbara Arthur: The Truth about Witchcraft
The Danger of the Ouija Board
Please note the Prophet Joseph Smith’s teaching that no man can truly discern or cast out evil spirits “. . . without the Priesthood, and having a knowledge of the laws by which spirits are governed . . .”. See more
Our family has determined that we will not celebrate the holiday that causes untold horrors for hundreds of men, women, children and infants.
- Former Satanist: “I Performed Satanic Rituals Inside Abortion Clinics”
- Woman Who Runs a Satanic Temple Blogs Every Step of How She Killed Her Baby in an Abortion
Reason #3: Halloween and other elements of Satanism mock God & His Priesthood
Many years ago, I was given the opportunity to speak personally with the son of a Satanist High Priest over one of the largest cities in the United States. To protect the life of my friend, I will not reveal the name of the city. Through our conversations, I realized that Satanic rituals and sacrifices are little more than the blaspheming of sacred words and and the blasphemous acting out of sacred rites to gain favor with Lucifer.
One example is the inverted pentagram, as demonstrated in this clip from Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration.
Satanists and the Occult Desecrate Holy Symbols
From the Ouija Board to the Occult . . .*
Sarah, the teenage witch . . . no longer
Reason #4: Engaging in Satanic rituals, witchcraft and so forth is condemned in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants & Pearl of Great Price.
Book of Mormon:
2 Nephi 12:6
3 Nephi 21:16
1 Samuel 15:23
1 Samuel 28:3, 5-25
2 Kings 23:24
2 Chronicles 33:6
Doctrine & Covenants:
Doctrine and Covenants 76:103
Doctrine and Covenants 63:17
Jessica Galbreth: From Dark Art to True Light*
Spooky Witchcraft Memories of Life Before Christ
Sick of the Dark Side
To learn more, see the following FAQ compilations:
- EVIL SPIRITS: Who/what are evil spirits? Where did they come from? Are they organized? Where do they dwell and what is their purpose?
- HARMLESS: Are ghosts, witches, sorcerers, and so forth simply harmless or entertaining?
Reason #5: I know the history of Halloween
Our righteous forefathers refused to celebrate Halloween and similar festivals originating from Satanic worship. This celebration of death and fear was not observed by the Separatist Pilgrims, the Puritans, the Founding Fathers and the early pioneers. Why are we celebrating a day that “hallows” Satan?
Learn more about the history of Halloween:
This video contains doctrinal errors in regard to the Spirit World and Judgement, but provides an excellent history of Halloween and its true roots.
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* At the conclusion of the video, there is some discussion of salvation by grace”. Please see our Salvation, Grace & Unconditional Love FAQs.