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Halloween: Should Christians Participate? Part 4

October 25, 2013
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How do the customs, practices, costumes and symbols of Halloween tie to the occult. Why do we do these things? Where did the customs and symbols of Halloween come from? Why do children wear masks and costumes? Why do they yell the phrase "Trick or Treat"? What do these things symbolize? What do they mean? Why is it that ghosts, skeletons, haunted houses and poltergeists are associated with Halloween? Why are ghosts so fascinating to us today? Why do we buy pumpkins, carve a face in them, and place a candle inside to light up the face? What does that symbolize? Why are Ouija boards, s‚ances, white witchcraft, black witchcraft, even Satanism associated with Halloween? How you can use this occult holiday to love and witness to your friends and neighbors.

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