Sermon – “Hallowe’en and Idolatry” – Garner Ted Armstrong Sermon, October 17, 1998

Hallowe’en, or “All Hallows Evening”, is rooted in paganism. But then again so is Christmas and Easter. So no surprise then that so called “christians” in their millions celebrate this pagan festival and do so with glee. The fact the day is dedicated to pagan Samhain.

Just what do festive Halloween activities that include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films have to do with Christians and the Bible? The obvious answer is nothing except that the Bible condemns such pagan observances.

Garner Ted Armstrong surveys this pagan festival and the idolatry associated with it.

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