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Steven Furtick: A Piece of Pagan Pie

The Pagan Roots Of Halloween

Holly Furtick of Elevation Church says; I know Halloween isn’t for everyone.  My family did not celebrate it growing up.  For us Halloween is about family and community and about sharing.  Whether you go to a trunk or treat or a trick or treat or a fall festival, it is a great time to be together and have fun.

When I put these pictures together, I suddenly felt very old and grown up and also very thankful for the family I have been blessed with.  The days are long but the years are short!

Happy Fall!

Copy  this link to see Husband Steven Furtick with Judah Smith holding a pumpkin —










Most people that celebrate Halloween have absolutely no idea what they are actually celebrating.

Even though approximately 70 percent of Americans will participate in Halloween festivities once again this year, the vast majority of them are clueless about the fact that this is a holiday that is thousands of years old and that has deeply pagan roots.

If you are going to celebrate something, shouldn’t you at least know what you are celebrating?  Before it was ever known as Halloween, this festival was known as Samhain.  According to Wikipedia, Samhain “is mentioned in some of theearliest Irish literature and is known to have pre-Christian roots”.  The ancient Celts believed that Samhain was the time when the veil between the spirit world and our world was lifted and the ghosts of the dead were able to freely mingle with the living.  It was also a time to honor the Lord of the Dead known as Bel (note the similarity to Baal) or Chrom.  Almost every major Halloween tradition including the jack-o’-lantern, trick-or-treating and wearing costumes is rooted in ancient Celtic practices.  In many areas of early America, Halloween was considered to be so evil that it was banned.  But today most Americans don’t even think twice about celebrating it.

To most people these days, Halloween is just a fun time to dress up, eat candy and attend parties.

But there are others that take this holiday extremely seriously.

For Wiccans, it is one of the most important times of the year.  The following description of Samhain comes from

Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat.

It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two “spirit-nights” each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.

Originally the “Feast of the Dead” was celebrated in Celtic countries by leaving food offerings on altars and doorsteps for the “wandering dead”. Today a lot of practitioners still carry out that tradition. Single candles were lit and left in a window to help guide the spirits of ancestors and loved ones home. Extra chairs were set to the table and around the hearth for the unseen guest. Apples were buried along roadsides and paths for spirits who were lost or had no descendants to provide for them. Turnips were hollowed out and carved to look like protective spirits, for this was a night of magic and chaos. The Wee Folke became very active, pulling pranks on unsuspecting humans. Traveling after dark was was not advised. People dressed in white (like ghosts), wore disguises made of straw, or dressed as the opposite gender in order to fool the Nature spirits.

So how in the world did a pagan festival known as Samhain become the holiday known as “Halloween” that we celebrate today?

Well, in the early seventh century a Catholic Pope known as Gregory the First decided that the best approach to ensure the continued spread of Catholicism was to “christianize” existing pagan holidays and practices

As a result of their efforts to wipe out “pagan” holidays, such as Samhain, the Christians succeeded in effecting major transformations in it. In 601 A.D. Pope Gregory the First issued a now famous edict to his missionaries concerning the native beliefs and customs of the peoples he hoped to convert. Rather than try to obliterate native peoples’ customs and beliefs, the pope instructed his missionaries to use them: if a group of people worshipped a tree, rather than cut it down, he advised them to consecrate it to Christ and allow its continued worship.

An existing Catholic festival known as All Saints Day (or All Hallows Day) was moved to the same time as Samhain.  Eventually, All Hallows Eve became known as “Halloween”, but many of the ancient Celtic traditions never disappeared.

Most people don’t realize this, but some of these ancient traditions even involved human sacrifice.  The following is what occult expert Bill Schnoebelen says the Druids would do at this time of the year…

Druids worshiped the sun god, called by names like Bel (Ba’al?) or Chrom. On October 31, they believed that he died and went into the kingdom of the dead, Anwynn. The purpose of Samhain was to insure his return. Even witches admit this involved human sacrifice.

Both animal and human blood were believed to be needed to resurrect Bel on Samhain. Human blood was believed to open the gates of Anwynn and released the spirits for a night. Thus, October 31 came to be associated with ghosts. This is not just history. Samhain is still celebrated by Pagans and is the most solemn ceremony on their “religious calendar”.

And of course it is not just Bill Schnoebelen that teaches this.  In fact, the May 1977 edition of National Geographic admitted that Samhain was a time when “firstborn children were sacrificed”.

So back then it definitely was not the light-hearted holiday that most Americans celebrate today.

Other “Halloween traditions” also have their roots in the Druidic practices of the ancient Celts.

For example, have you ever wondered where the “Jack-0-Lantern” comes from?  Here is more from Schnoebelen

Here it’s a pumpkin, but in Europe it was often a turnip, or a skull with a candle in it. This serves two symbols, 1) the lord of the Dead, a “god” just like a Buddha – in short, an idol. 2) The fearsome face represented the god, Samhain, who would drive off less powerful demons that night. The lights in the Jack-o-Lantern symbolize the “faery fires” or “Will’o the Wisps” which were believed to be the lost souls flitting through the night. They also hearken back to the huge Samhain “balefires” which were lit to help conjure back the god from the darkness.

The traditions of dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating also come from the Druids.  The following is an excerpt from an article posted on

For example, among the ancient Druids, “The ghosts that were thought to throng about the houses of the living were greeted with a banquet-laden table. At the end of the feast, masked and costumed villagers representing the souls of the dead paraded to the outskirts of town leading the ghosts away.”

As already noted, Halloween was thought to be a night when mischievous and evil spirits roamed freely. As in modern poltergeist lore, mischievous spirits could play tricks on the living—so it was advantageous to “hide” from them by wearing costumes. Masks and costumes were worn to either scare away the ghosts or to keep from being recognized by them:

In Ireland especially, people thought that ghosts and spirits roamed after dark on Halloween. They lit candles or lanterns to keep the spirits away, and if they had to go outside, they wore costumes and masks to frighten the spirits or to keep from being recognized by these unearthly beings.

You may say that “it doesn’t mean that to me”, but even today there are large numbers of people that take this stuff deadly seriously.

On page 96 of the Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey wrote the following…

“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween.”

Most people will never see it, but in dark corners and out of the way places some incredibly sinister things will take place in America on Halloween night.

Just like for the ancient Celts, there are people out there that truly believe that it is a night to commune with the spirits.

If you are a pagan, you probably already know all of this stuff.

If you are not a pagan, you might want to think twice before you do things that could potentially open up doorways to the spirit realm, and that includes those who call themselves Christians. 

One thought on “Steven Furtick: A Piece of Pagan Pie

  1. The most admired preachers,teachers, churches etc in the world celebrate every pagan feast known to man .They tell their flock its ok, and as long as you are celebrating the Lord, and being a witness for him he doesn’t mind.
    John Macarthur has many articles on his website, saying although all these celebrations are pagan in origin, its ok to celebrate them still.As long as you basically don’t go too gung ho with the pagan stuff. He doesn’t even have a prob with christmas trees, santa etc etc Jane Evans from . Influencers church in Atlanta (of Paradise AOG wife of Ashley Evans ) last yr put up on her instagram piccies of her and her church buddies making black cats, halloween pumpkins, and the like, and wishing everyone happy halloween. Only one person came against it, saying its pagan. That post was quickly removed.
    Sorry but just about the whole church is sick world wide with paganism. And they don’t seem to have a prob with it at all. One pastor from america, we used to listen to , called Michael Hoggard, vehemently comes against anyone who celebrates the biblical feasts. He actually called us all an observer of times. And that we are sinning by celebrating such feasts.So we wrote to him saying his whole church, himself and family are also an observer of times, Because they all celebrate every pagan feast out there, which are are all done at specific times of the yr, and worked out to be when they are, by occultic belief in moon phases, numerology and astrology etc. Never got a reply to our email . On his facebook this yr, whilst wishing everyone the pagan saying of Merry death to Christ. For a man who says he loves to understand the meaning of words, he has sure forgotten to work out the meaning of merry christmas. He then complained about how sad it was that people were able to buy Bud Beer on the Saviours birthday, and how sinful that was. Considering the whole day is pagan, and his whole church and facebook followers are totally enamoured with the day, and even put up christmas trees etc with the occultic colours of red and green. BTW Green is satan’s most sacred colour every satanist knows that. That is why Green and red are used for christmas colours. Someone buyin beer aint the only sin going on that day. Churches world wide are sinning by even celebrating such a feast, But you try and tell them that, and wow watch the fur and claws fly . Our Saviour wasn’t born on that day, and the bible does let us in on when he was born, if christians will just open their eyes to the truth. It may not give the actual date,but it does let us know, he was born in the Feast of tabernacles.But Michael Hoggard and his clan, like so many christians, don’t wanna see these feasts as the Lords,but only as Jewish. And we have heard first hand from him via the pulpit, what he thinks about the Jews. He even went as far to say to us and anyone else for that matter, that if we call the Lord by his Hebrew name Yeshua we are not saved. And this is his reason why. Because the KJV says you are saved by the name Jesus. And as the KJV does not use the name Yeshua u cant be saved by it. He has westernised,and romanised our Lord, and completely taken away his Jewishness, and then he wonders why Jews cant see our Lord as their Messiah. The prob just aint with the Jews on that. The church at large is at fault. We have heard him time and time again mock the Hebrew name of our Lord,to the point it actually sounds demonic to us. We sure know what a demon talking through a person sounds like. All of this and so much more, is why we stopped listening to him as a preacher. Got tired of listening to his anti semetic ,anti biblical feasts, anti the name Yeshua rants, whilst also toting scriptures to justify celebrating christmas and easter, carry guns and use them to defend ourselves etc. He also did a lot of bragging and joking about killing animals with the guns he carries. Some of the jokes were sick and triggered us badly. Once he even said, it was not his place to tell his flock not to do easter egg hunts. and he says its ok to hand out candy to the trick or treaters, as long as you are handing them one of his DVDS too, What part of paganism and the occult does he not get about trick or treating, and easter eggs christmas trees etc. He is busy telling us,and people like us who celebrate the biblical feasts and call him Yeshua, and the Jews how we are sinning ,but he doesn’t want to tell his own flock that easter eggs hunts etc are not of God. He has these two plants in his church, and every yr come Dec, they are adorned with tinsel and lights. Suggest he should go read the scriptures to do with pagans adorning trees and how the Lord forbid his people to do it. The church world wide is sooooooo lost where all the pagan feasts are concerned.
    They traded the truth of God for a satanic catholic lie. Then use the bible to justify to anyone who tries to show them the truth, that God himself ordained the church to celebrate christmas,easter and any pagan feast out there.
    That means God changed his mind on how he has treated, and what he has expected of us gentiles, to what he expected and how he treated the Jews. Because they were strictly forbidden to partake of anything pagan at all. They were judged severely by God. So it would seem the church at large is sayin God is ok about us gentile christians celebrating anything pagan,but he wasn’t ok about the Jews doing it.
    That makes God then extremely biased ,and saying the things he said were sinful to the Jews are no longer sinful to us.Yes we are under grace, but that does not give us an excuse to change the truth of God for a lie. Cant wait for the Lord to come back and show all churches, exactly what he thinks of their pagan feasts. Considering the only feasts he commanded us to celebrate as a memorial to him forever, and will be celebrated in the millennial reign are his own Feasts. Pagans world wide known that christians are celebrating their feasts in reality and boy do they have a time mocking christians via the net at these times of the yr. And quite rightly so. Cause the feasts the church at large celebrate, belong to pagans and their god, not christians and our God. Shame the church cant see it, don’t want to see it and most refuse to see it. The sins of the catholic church have blinded and deadened the church at large where all feasts are concerned.

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