God spoke to me yesterday and told me to start researching and writing a sermon about the origins of Halloween. His intent seems to be for me to have a clear understanding of how the different specific aspects of the second biggest holiday of the year for retailers (next to Christmas) has satanic origins and is anti-God, and anti-Christ.
But first, let’s define some terminology we’ll be using:
Christ: Literally Greek for “the anointed one“; Jesus Christ of Nazareth who was crucified by Pontius Pilate at the insistence of the Pharisees and those they stirred to incite riots and who rose (resurrected) on the third day; The one and only begotten (as opposed to adopted) son of God; He who became sin for us that we might not perish, but have everlasting life with the Father (God) in Heaven. Christ came to pay a debt that humans could not pay, to atone for the original sin (treason against God) of Adam (the first man and first human being) and all subsequent sin and corruption in the earth. Until that betray was made right, humans were unable to have personal relationship with God except in special instances.
Anti-Christ: The anti-Christ spirit (also, antichrist) seeks to tear man away from God and prevent him from having a personal relationship with Him, the almighty, the sovereign LORD, the creator of all things. All demons are classified as antichrist spirits because they serve their master Lucifer, Satan, that old serpent, who is The Devil.
Devils: see demons. Not to be confused with The Devil, which is the fallen angel Lucifer.
Demons: Servants of the fallen angel Lucifer (who was cast from Heaven because he thought to ascend as high as God); perhaps one or more of the following: all the angels who followed Lucifer in his rebellion against God and who were likewise thrown out of Heaven; disembodied spirits; part of a race that existed before mankind, before God made Adam and Eve.
That’s all for today folks. I’ll probably start the next post in this series with more definitions, including discussing who druids were. Hint, not the kind old merlin wizard figure you probably are imagining.