Former Satanist John Ramirez is no stranger to the schemes of the enemy. Every year he speaks out on the spiritual dangers surrounding Halloween to help protect Christians from opening any doors.
"It bothers my heart how you can have a one night stand with the devil and then say you love Jesus," Ramirez says in our Charisma News interview.
After worshipping Satan for 25 years and even getting married on Halloween with animal sacrifices, Ramirez wants the church to know what is behind the holiday. Anton LaVey, the founder of the church of Satan, thanked parents for allowing their kids to participate in Halloween.
"This is a devil worshipper thanking you for putting your kids on the demonic altar," said Ramirez . He says that it doesn't matter if you are dressing up for fun or turning it into a trunk-or-treat at church, he says you still shouldn't participate.
In a Charisma News interview with Ex-Witch, Jenny Weaver we talked about the history behind Halloween. The holiday was originally called "Samhain" and it marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
Many people in Northern Europe believed it was the one day of the year that the veil between the dead and the living was so thin people could cross right through to the other side. People disguised themselves in costumes to scare the spirits they thought were lurking from behind the veil.
Ramirez says the initiation of dressing up comes into agreement with the demonic agenda. The scheme the enemy is to normalize the holiday and make it seem like a trivial event that doesn't have any depth. "The devil is into culture because culture brings humanity and humanity brings people," Ramirez says.
He encourages believers to live their lives genuine from the Word of God. "Hershey's bars don't taste better on Halloween," Ramirez claims.
Shelby Lindsay is an assistant editor for Charisma Media.
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