The Dark Side of Halloween

I once had a conversation with a visiting church official from Bulgaria. He was in America during October, the height of Halloween season. As he looked around at all the decorations and attention to this holiday he said, “I feel so sorry for deceived Americans who worship Satan through this holiday. We don’t go this far in Bulgaria.” The man made an accurate observation. Choose to observe Halloween and you choose to worship the Prince of Darkness. You will reap the whirlwind by doing so.

America is at a cultural and moral lowpoint. As I seek to understand why we have such division, immorality, incivility and untold other problems, despite our abundant wealth and prosperity, I keep seeing the signs that we seem to glorify evil in the land. The annual Halloween revelry starkly highlights this. The popularity and commercial success of evil in today’s culture testifies to the truth that people today cannot discern between good and evil. God says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

Why is this? People want to have a good time. They want to be entertained and in some cases they want to explore things they don’t understand, seeking meaning, power or control. And they don’t care where they find it. But they—and you—should care.

There are forces in this world that you should not want to be near. Evil does exist, evil is not an intellectual discussion or a board game or a harmless feature of popular culture. Evil exists and you should understand the perils of dabbling with this dark side of reality.

It goes by many different names: channeling, fortune telling, Wicca, divination, sorcery, magic; call it what you will. The truths that hide behind the shrouds of mysticism are unsettling at best, and disastrous at their worst.

A few years ago I interviewed a woman who had been a practicing witch. I featured the interview on a Beyond Today program entitled, “Dancing With the Dark Side.” I encourage you to watch it.

Warm regards, Darris McNeely, Beyond Today presenter

Wicca, divination, sorcery. The occult is in the midst of society. The Bible says to avoid and resist it. Learn how.




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