The Day of the Dead or the Day of the Reformation? October 31st is Halloween and Reformation Day at the same time. Two occasions that couldn’t be more opposite. The depicted treatment of the dead is the core area of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Halloween or Reformation Day?
Every October 31st of the year, two events face each other. Reformation Day and the tradition of Halloween. The respective backgrounds couldn’t be more contrasting. While Reformation Day commemorates Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, the festival around Halloween is based on pagan death cult.
The Reformation, 506 years ago, shook the church of Rome in its fortresses. The “revolt” could not have come at a worse time. The Ottomans stood on the border of the “Holy Roman Empire” and Pope Leo X had gone into debt beyond all means for his ambitious dreams of a St. Peter’s Basilica. Johann Tetzel, the pontiff’s “top indulgence dealer”, traveled around the German lands to exchange the lauded indulgence letters for cold hard cash. In Wittenberg, Tetzel was the last straw and Luther responded to the church’s unbiblical business practice with his 95 theses.
Halloween replaces Reformation Day
Today the Reformation has long since come to a standstill. Official Protestantism no longer exists (Info). No one protests against the paganism of the Roman Church, nor does anyone bear witness to Jesus Christ and His Word.
One could almost say that Halloween recently stood as an installed counterweight to Reformation Day. The same day and the extreme contrast between the gospel and the cult of the dead. When looking at the history surrounding Halloween, this holiday can also be seen as a fine Catholic tradition.
The term Halloween originally comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” and marks the evening before All Saints’ Day on November 1st. So it’s stock Catholic. Because All Saints’ Day focuses on the long-dead “saints”. The Catholic Church remembers these dead, pays homage to them and also prays for them. Worship of the dead, i.e. pure spiritualism of paganism.
Halloween in keeping with Catholic tradition
So it is not surprising that Halloween was primarily a tradition in Catholic Ireland. Originally practiced by the native Celts (Samheim Festival). The Irish emigrants brought the eve death cult with them to the USA. Only since the 1990s has this Catholic pagan custom found its way back to Europe. The design of Halloween as practiced today took place in the USA and includes the obligatory pumpkin with a carved scary face and a light inside.
Sir James Frazer, an ethnologist of religion, described this custom in his book “The Golden Bough” (1922) as an “ancient pagan festival of the dead with a thin Christian covering.”
It goes without saying that the Roman Catholic Church is “fire and flame” for the Halloween-All Saints-All Souls’ trio. For this church, which uses the language of the dead as its official language, venerates the dead, keeps remains of the dead and that If we worship and adore the entire package of the dead, replacing Reformation Day with the eve of the dead is pure bliss. One of these annual highlights is the “keeping of Jesus Christ dead” using Corpus Christi (Info).
EV churches dance the dance of the dead
The fruits of their notorious dance of death around the empire of Osiris have long been visible. The Protestant churches have not only returned to the mother’s womb, but are also diligently spreading their messages out there. This also applies to the death cult of Halloween. The Protestant magazine “Sonntagsblatt” presents a religious teacher who apparently has a “Solomonian answer” ready for the Reformation Day-Halloween controversy.
Halloween should not be punished on Reformation Day, but should be included. “Halloween is part of the world of our students. And we as religious education teachers actually have the goal of designing religious education that is close to our children and young people and takes into account their world.”
That is “the solution” for the religion teacher.
It actually addresses one of the core problems. The church or its mouthpieces adapt to society instead of the church proclaiming to society the written word of God and its message. The focus is not on defending against the massive influences from the Roman Catholic Church and its very active “noble” orders, but rather on their frank and zealous support.
But this would also require church forces with a belief in the gospel and not in empty pumpkin heads.
The expelled spirit has long since returned
The once Protestant churches were given the light of truth through the Reformation. The pagan philosophy of the “Mother Church” was exposed and driven out. But this church failed to fill the resulting void with the Holy Spirit and to keep it occupied. Instead, the Church of Rome immediately set about getting the “rebellious daughters” back on track. And she succeeded. The teachings of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and its representatives are the fruit of the spirit that was once expelled and returned again.
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Bible verses from King James Version