Annie's Halloween Page
~A Christian Perspective on the Holiday~
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"Every good and perfect gift
cometh from the Father above."
~James 1:17 KJV~
you Confused ?????
These Bible verses tell us that we are accountable for our OWN actions:
"Prove all things hold fast that which is good"..........1 Thes. 5:21 KJV
"And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.".......Romans 12:2 KJV
check out what Halloween really stands for.
We will look at what God's
word says and then you can decide if it is just an
I want you to make your own
decision after you have the facts. Then you are
"To whom much is given
much is required."
Really my opinion doesn't
matter. What matters is what the BIBLE says. I am not
is no fear in love...
but perfect love casteth out all fear....
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
~ 1 John 4:18 ~
"When you come into the land
which Yahweh your God is giving you, you shall not learn to
follow the abominations
of the nations. - There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the
fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer" - "Or one who
conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead" - "For all who do these things are an
abomination to Yahweh, and because of these abominations Yahweh your God drives them out from before you"
~ Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ~
What does the Bible say about Witches & Witchcraft?
There are 2 Bible Verses with the word "WITCH" in them
There are 0 Bible Verses with the word "WITCHES" in them
There are 3 Bible Verses with the word "WITCHCRAFT" in them
There are 3 Bible Verses with the word "BEWITCHED" in them
There are 0 Bible Verses with the word "WARLOCK" in them
Bible Study Related Pages:
Nave's Topical Bible has a page about Witchcraft
Easton's Bible Dictionary has pages about a Witch & Witchcraft
Smith's Bible Dictionary has a page about Witch, Witchcrafts
JVI Prophecy Dictionary has a page about WITCHCRAFT
King James Dictionary has a page about Bewitched
"What the Bible Says About..." has a page about witchcraft & Old Testament
law concerning it
Witches don't really wear black hats
and ride on brooms.
Yes there really are self professed witches, wiccan and pagans who practice their beliefs today.
"PRACTICAL MAGIC" a movie about 2 beautiful young Witches was recently released all across
the United States. Read CBN's review of the Movie.
you think that I am just a little off the mark why not see how
many "witch" related sites
are listed in the Top 100 religion sites.
"Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
~1 Peter 5:8~
What does the Bible say about Magic and a Magician?
There are 0 Bible Verses with the
word "MAGIC" in them
There is 1 Bible Verse with the word "MAGICIAN" in it
Bible Study Related Pages:
Nave's Topical Bible has pages about Magic & Magician
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary has a page about Magic
Easton's Bible Dictionary has a page about Magic
Smith's Bible Dictionary has a page about Magic, Magicians
"What the Bible Says About..." has pages about Magic & Magician
"And no marvel; for Satan
himself is transformed into an angel of light."
~2 Corinthians 11:14~
What about Sorcery & Evil?
There is 1 Bible Verse with the word
"SORCERY" in it
There are 5 Bible Verses with the word "SORCERIES" in them
There are 569 Bible Verses with the word "EVIL" in them
There are 8 Bible Verses with the word "EVILS" in them
Bible Study Related Pages:
Nave's Topical Bible has pages about Sorcery & Evil
Torrey's Topical Textbook has a page about Miracles through Evil Agents
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary has pages about Evil & Evil Spirit
Easton's Bible Dictionary has a page about Evil-speaking
JVI Prophecy Dictionary has a page about SORCERY
"What the Bible Says About..." has pages about Sorcery & Evil
And of course the word "HALLOWEEN" is not in the Bible at all!!!
you are looking for information about "Pokemon" or
or other Current topics and whether a Christian should be involved
with this type of behavior then visit:
Annie's Christian News Page
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
[places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
you know Jesus?
He is God's Son and He died on a cross to save us from our sins. Sin is all the wrong things we do. We must be punished for our sins and Jesus came from heaven and died on the cross in our place. This is called the gift of salvation. Accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is as easy as ABC.
All you have to do
It's that simple.
a little note from Annie
I'm FRIGHTENED!!!!!!! FEAR!!!!! TERROR!!!!!!! PANIC!!!!!!!
|Fear is defined in the dictionary as:
Main Entry: 1fear
Date: before 12th century
1 archaic : FRIGHTEN
2 archaic : to feel fear in (oneself)
3 : to have a reverential awe of <fear God>
4 : to be afraid of : expect with alarm
intransitive senses : to be afraid or apprehensive
"For God has not given us a spirit of FEAR but of power
and of love and of a sound mind."
~~~2 Timothy 1:7~~~
shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto
battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not,
and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For
the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you
against your enemies, to save you."
~Deuteronomy 20: 3-4~
Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him."
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord."......... ~Isaiah 54:17~
MORE FEAR VERSES:
1 Cor 10:13, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4, 1 Peter 1:5, Ephesians 6:13,John 10: 28,29, Deut 33:27, Psalm 37:9, Prov 21:18, Psalm 57:7, Psalm 46:1, Zech. 4:6, Psalm 4:8, Isaiah 54:17, 2 Peter 2:9, Proverbs 12:28, Psalm 90:1, Exodus 33:14 Prov 14:27 and Nahum 1:7. And there are more.
Just copy and paste the verse you want to check here. They will open up in a new window.
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Check out my new related page: Annie's Fear Page
Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere!!!!!!!!
Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins
They are not necessarily bad in and of themselves. Of course not! We decorate with them and make wonderful deserts. You can make Pumpkin Pies, Pumpkin loaves and Pumpkin muffins to name a few. They remind us that fall is here.
I love pumpkin pie. Don't you?
you ever had "Pumpkin Seeds?
Learn how to: Bake Pumpkin Seeds from "ehow.com"
Pumpkins are not mentioned in the Bible but GOURDS are.
is a vegetable related to squash. Most pumpkins weigh from 15 to
30 pounds (6.8 to 14 kilograms). The majority of pumpkins are
orange, but many pumpkins are white, yellow, or other colors.
What is a Jack O Lantern ?
Does it have a hidden meaning that we may not be aware of?
Originally turnips were used with embers in them.
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
~1 Peter 5:8~
Jack O Lantern was originally a
turnip that was carved out and a candle put in it. The word
jack-o'-lantern is from an old Irish story. Once there was a man
named Jack who was very mean. When he died, he went to the devil.
The devil threw Jack a hot coal and told him to put it inside the
turnip he was eating. "This is your lantern," said the
devil. Jack is still walking with his lantern, looking for a
place to stay."
~From Compton's Encyclopedia~
The World Book Encyclopedia says this: Jack-o'-lanterns are hollowed-out pumpkins with a face cut into one side. Most jack-o'-lanterns contain a candle or some other light. People in England and Ireland once carved out beets, potatoes, and turnips to use as lanterns on Halloween. After this custom reached America, pumpkins began to be used. Today, jack-o'-lanterns are used as decorations.
According to an Irish legend, jack-o'-lanterns were named for a man called Jack, who could not enter heaven because he was a miser. He could not enter hell either, because he had played jokes on the devil. As a result, Jack had to walk the earth with his lantern until Judgment Day.
The Moon this site has pictures of the moon.
A full moon does effect peoples moods. There are police and emergency room records that reflect this. The Moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space.
Legend and folklore. Many
peoples who did not think of the moon as sacred believed that it
influenced life. Early philosophers and priests taught that the
moon was related to birth, growth, and death because it waxed and
waned. Some people feared eclipses as signs of famine, war, or
other disasters. According to one superstition, sleeping in
moonlight could cause insanity. The word lunatic, which means
moonstruck, comes from luna, a Latin word meaning moon. Even
today, many people believe the moon affects the weather. Others
think seeds grow especially well when planted during a waxing
moon. The moon is important in astrology, a popular pseudo
Legends of various lands told how the "man in the moon" had been imprisoned there for stealing or for breaking the Sabbath. Some people saw other figures in the moon's markings. These figures include Jack and Jill, a beautiful woman, a cat, a frog, and a rabbit.
Many people once believed that some form of life existed on the moon. The ancient Greek writer Plutarch told of moon demons that lived in caves. Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer of the 1600's, wrote that lunar craters were built by moon creatures. In 1822, F. P. Gruithuisen, another German astronomer, told of discovering a "lunar city." In the 1920's, the American astronomer W. H. Pickering declared that insects might live on the moon. Many scientists hoped that certain chemicals might be found on the moon to give clues as to how life began on the earth. ~Source The World Book Encyclopedia~
Candy Corn Candy Corn Candy Corn Candy Corn Candy Corn
I have always liked the colors of the candy corn. Each one of the candies
shows us the colors we see every fall.
People in the United States purchase about 5 billion pounds (2.3 billion kilograms) of candy each year, or about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) per person.
Candy is a popular sweet-tasting food. Candy is also called confection. The main ingredient in most candies is sugar, but some candies are made with saccharin and other artificial sweeteners.
The earliest records of candy making
date back 3,000 years to ancient Egypt, where confections were
made by mixing fruits and nuts with honey. People in ancient
India made the first candy with sugar cane. Candy making remained
a fairly small industry until the 1800's, when advances in
technology enabled large quantities of candy to be produced
"Trick? or Treat? Trick? or Treat? Trick? or Treat?
Give me something good to eat."
What is it?
Trick-or-treating is the main Halloween activity for most children in the United States. The youngsters dress in costumes and masks and go from door to door saying "trick or treat." The neighbors, to avoid having tricks played on them, give the children such treats as candy, fruit, and pennies.
What does it mean?
"Trick or Treat" thought to have come from a European custom called "souling". Beggars would go from village to village begging for "soul cakes" made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The more soul cakes the beggars would receive, the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors. At the time, it was believed that the dead remained in limbo for a time after death, and that prayer, even by strangers could guarantee a soul's passage to heaven.
What does the Bible say about how we get to HEAVEN?
In John 14:6 Jesus said:
"I am the way the truth and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
The word Heaven is mentioned
428 times in the
We don't have to depend on others to get us there. It is not your "Religion" or "Church"
that guarantees you admittance. You do need a pre-paid ticket though. Once you die you
don't have another chance and no one can pray for you to get to heaven after that. Jesus
Christ was the only one who could pay the price for the ticket. Do you have one? So if
you die before you make your choice you only have yourself to blame.
by Grace are you saved through faith.
It is a gift of God not of works lest
any man should boast."
Scarecrows are used in the fields to
keep the birds away from the crops.
They are usually stuffed with straw
and hung on a pole. We often see them
used as a popular fall decoration.
The dictionary defines it this
appear to be insects and yes
appearances can be deceiving. But Spiders
actually aren't insects at all, they are arachnids and they have 8
legs. A spider can spin a beautiful web. Even though they are
small they have a big bite. Just another item to scare you.
Spider Related Page: Spider Unit
But Remember what God's word says:
"What time I am afraid I will trust in Him"
BATS are coming cover your heads!!!
Through the centuries, people have passed on many superstitions and mistaken ideas about bats. For example, the expression "blind as a bat" is false. All species of bats can see, probably about as well as human beings. The beliefs that bats carry bedbugs and get tangled in people's hair are also untrue. Bats tend to be timid. At night, they will try to fly out a window if they find themselves in a room.
A Bat is the only mammal that can fly. Bats have a furry body, and their wings are covered by smooth, flexible skin. Most species of bats live in attics, caves, or other sheltered places. Some species live in trees. Bats seem uncommon in many regions because they roost in dark places and come out only at night, when most people are asleep. Bats hang upside down when they are resting.
Vampire bats include a
few kinds of bats that feed on the blood of other animals. The
common vampire bat lives in Central and South America. It weighs
about 1 ounce (28 grams) and has a wingspan of about 12 inches
(30 centimeters). It preys mainly on cattle. It sometimes bites
human beings, but such incidents are rare. Vampire bats approach
their prey on foot. They scoop out a small piece of the victim's
skin with their sharp teeth and then lick blood from the wound.
Vampire bats consume about 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of blood
a day. The wound they give their victims heals quickly, but these
bats may carry rabies.
Compton's Encyclopedia says that "Avoidance of black cats has religious origins as well.
During the Middle Ages it was believed that witches could turn themselves into black
cats. Thus when such a cat was seen, it was considered to be a witch in disguise.
The History Channel says this about black cats: "Today's Halloween ghosts are often depicted as more fearsome
and malevolent, and our customs and superstitions are scarier too. We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid
that they might bring us bad luck. This idea has its roots in the Middle Ages, when many people believed that
witches avoided detection by turning themselves into cats. We try not to walk under ladders for the same reason.
This superstition may have come from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that triangles were sacred; it also may
have something to do with the fact that walking under a leaning ladder tends to be fairly unsafe. And around
Halloween, especially, we try to avoid breaking mirrors, stepping on cracks in the road or spilling salt."
"Passed on from a British Christian"
"Many people believe Hallowe'en is now a "modern" celebration, that witches don't exist and the old "witchcraft" traditions are just not carried out anymore.
This is not true in South-East England for example the police still find
"strange" arrangements of animal bones and fire ashes in the woods and some
churchyards every 1 November morning. The lights from those
fires can be seen on Oct 31 if you stand at the edge of those forests.
It happens and will happen this year. Hallowe'en is a
very real pagan festival to some people.
~October 27th, 1997~
has been known as an unlucky number. I never really knew why until I did this research. At the Last Supper Of Jesus and his disciples, there were 13 persons, one of whom was Judas, the traitor. ~~Excerpted from Compton's IE (c) 1996~~
What about "Bobbing for
First lets remember that APPLES are not BAD. Games are fun. I am not saying that if you "BOB FOR APPLES" that you are BAD or EVIL. I am sharing the answers that I was able to find for a visitor to my site.
Here is what I found:
The World Book Encyclopedia had this: "Other Halloween traditions. Bobbing for apples in a tub of water probably began in England. Today, some people stick a coin into each apple as an extra reward."
Compton's didn't have anything.
Encarta had this: "After the
Romans conquered Britain, they added to Halloween features of the
Roman harvest festival held on November 1 in honor of Pomona,
goddess of the fruits of trees. Traces of the Roman harvest
festival survive in the custom, prevalent in both the United
States and Great Britain, of playing games involving fruit, such
as ducking for apples in a tub of water."
Well looks like you are at the end of my Halloween page. Now you can decide what you will do this year. To celebrate or not to celebrate? That is the question. Whether I "do Halloween" is really not that important. What the Bible says is the most important thing. Now as you decide to celebrate or not to celebrate you will have and know the history of the customs. Everyone's situation is a little different. I do have some suggestions on my Annie's "Alternative Ideas for Halloween" Page to help you with some other options rather then the standard "Trick or Treat". Remember that we as Christian's are to be the "salt" of the world. Sprinkle it. Don't dump the whole salt shaker at one time. We are living in an amazing time. It seems that we are seeing prophecy fulfilled in the catastrophes that are occurring everyday. Earthquakes, Floods, War, Famine, even Plagues and Locusts. Certainly sounds like the End times to me. One day soon the Lord will return and judge the world and all that are in it. Now is the time to decide who you will serve. In a world of GREY there are really "black and white" issues. Either you let the Lord direct your steps and paths or you try to do it yourself. You really can't have it both ways. You decide what choices in your life you will make. But remember we will all answer to the Lord one day soon and it won't be about whether you celebrate Halloween or not. It goes to the core of your beliefs.
ye this day whom you will serve. As for me
and my house we will serve the Lord."
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