Samhain: Green Man of Death

by Pastor Jeromy John Visser


Brethren, driving alongside the countryside in the Deep South during this time of year can be breathtaking. The orange and yellow autumn leaves rustling across the roadways during the late-evening sunset are a sight to behold and yet another reminder of the Ever-Living God who is present in all things. October is a month of death and the nippy air is a constant reminder that winter is on the horizon; it’s also the month that Halloween is celebrated and numerous Baal churches begin to sell pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns during fundraisers.

In this morning’s study we’ll be examining the historical roots of the pagan festival known as Samhain and how it came to be known as Halloween or simply All Hollows Eve. I’ll also be talking a little on the false ‘god’ known as The Green Man and why many feel he’s none other than Samana (lord of the Dead) or “the grim reaper.” There is always a great deal of controversy about Halloween and the numerous superstitious myths surrounding its observance, but this study should prove that this festival isn’t Christian in any way, shape or form.

As a word, Samhain means “summer’s end” and according to Celtic tradition, Samhain is the time of year when nature comes full circle and the ‘befrosted paths to the unknown’ are available. It’s considered to be a time between both the worlds of the dead and the living to pagans, wiccans and those who fancy themselves to be modern-day druids. During this time of year autumn is in her ‘flaming dress’ and there are orange, brown, gold fallen leaves refracting within still lakes but the nights are still frigid and the earth relatively tranquil.

Samhain is the beginning of the pagan new year so it’s roots are within the celebration of bereavement, more specifically the ‘death’ and rebirth of the Green Man. Hopefully, you’ve already read our study Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live where I covered Yahweh’s eternal Laws against witches and sorcerers. While the so-called “intellectual man” outright denies the existence of these types of abomination, one merely need to visit a bookstore or visit a few internet sites to establish the fact that their existence is realistic.

(The Green Man:)

The Green Man is a relatively unmentioned deity among Christian circles but one that can be found the world over in various Catholick churches and Asian gardens. This seemingly harmless deity aligns with the seedliner’s belief that Cain took a wife from Asia Minor and the kenites were initially an oriental tribe (#H7014) eventually mongrelizing worldwide. When comparing the Biblical accounts of Satan’s position in the Garden of Eden one can’t help but notice the similarities and draw that the Green Man is merely another “face” of the devil.

For example, the Green Man is always depicted as almost ‘half-tree’ having a face full of assorted foliage yet “the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs (Ezekiel 31:3).” Prophecy speaks this against him and his bastard seed; “they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit (Ezekiel 31:14).” Satan is death and he is also called the bringer of it.

During Samhain the ‘gateway between the worlds’ would open allowing death to come claiming the unfortunate souls of those who had passed that year returning to the winter void alongside them. This same deity had many names like Samana, the Green Man, lord of the dead, the Wicker Man, impious spirit of vegetation or the Corn Man. Even though these types of “Fall Festivals” have their ancestry within the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’ it’s the superstitious Celtic version that most resembles today’s observance of All Hollows Eve.

On October 31st during the midday sun’s caustic hues many witches could be found lining the countryside engaging in all manner of debauchery or sexual orgies like swine temple prostitutes did in times past in honor of Baal and Diana Ashtoreth (Judges 10:6). Such celebrations of fertility are rather common amongst those of low degree and their day of Samhain is considered to be a ‘final fling’ before the coming winter and the dismal approaching of death himself. These same superstitions comprise the rituals associated with Halloween.

(All Hollows Eve:)

As chilly evening approached many innocent settlers would carve pumpkins into the very likeness of the Green Man or various caricatures in the hopes that their small fire would ward off any evil spirits not wishing to go to Hades. Sometimes, large “bone fires” were lit with skeletal remains because of the false belief that it would detour ‘the Grim Reaper’ and before sunset many godless heathens would lurk in the late afternoon shadows pulling numerous pranks on those who believed in a literal Satan - the Green Man of Death was coming.

Samhain is also called the “Season of the Witch” and even today the pagan holiday known as Halloween is considered to be the most holy day for contemporary witches. During the midnight hour numerous blood sacrifices are made to Satan while the ‘average Joe’ allows his children to roam the streets begging for candy without any forethought into the Luciferian roots of the practice. The stroke of midnight on this pagan Sabbat signals that the dark winter half of the year has commenced so a new libel must be made by extreme Satanists.

Samana is also known as his own festival so he is sometimes referred to as Samhain although pagans will dispute this. Halloween is also known as Third Harvest, the Day of the Dead, Vigil of Saman, Shadowfest and it even has a peculiar title to the Scots - Old Hallowmas. The Green Man carried with him a wand made of Hollywood like any ‘high witch’ would and many Celtic people believed the souls of their deceased inhabited the bodies of local animals so some would dress up in animal skins as costumes feeling they could divert death.

In general, witches worship the various forces of nature and the Green Man is no exception to this. In their ‘White Bard’ rituals celebrated on the eve of Samhain they gather to dance outdoors and reenact the life and death process in the presence of a ‘bard’ (scribe) that openly claims to represent the Green Man. During extended acts of lewd debauchery they will eventually chant; “The door to winter now is here. Earth and water, fire and air - I invoke the goddess there! This night we are between the worlds to celebrate the year unfurled!”

(The Midnight Hour:)

As “The Witching Hour” approaches they will continue; “Lord of life, hail land-master! God of grain that grows and dies rising reborn, full of richness; Fallow fields shall yet be fertile - Spring sap runs as stirs your manhood bless barren earth, bear fruit again!” Naturally, their deviant thought is that Satan is physically walking the earth so some manner of sacrifice must be offered like an animal although contrary to popular thought, true witches will never sacrifice a cat. Like the Egyptians of old, hardcore Celts believed black cats were gods.

More specifically, ancient pagans believed cats were unfortunate humans who had been changed into feline form by the Green Man and that the black cat was particularly connected to these heinous demonic powers. Black cats are considered to be the ‘chief idol’ of Wicca’s whore goddess called Diana because in their twisted legends she supposedly transforms into a black cat to commit incest with her brother, Satanel (also known as Lucifer). In October, many false Babylonian “churches” put up Halloween images of witches complete with cat.

The broomstick is a supposed phallic symbol that intoxicated witches would mount in the hopes that they could teach the crops how to become fertile and grow higher through drug-induced “visions.” A true Christian can almost imagine the wicked delight the enemies of God must receive when they see so-called ‘followers of Jesus’ allowing their perverse influence abound within their church and behind their false pulpits. Some of these same lukewarm buildings sponsor trick or treat nights for the children while others simply gorge on pork.

Speaking of the filthy swine, the pig or hog is considered to be just as sacred as the black cat to witches because they represent a perfect “living talisman” or a symbol through which they can derive dark powers. This obviously stems from the Biblical fact that; “There was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they [demons] besought [Jesus] that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them (Luke 8:32).” As to be expected, numerous antichrist pagans work within the media pushing the swine agenda.

(All Saints' Day:)

Even though the Green Man is obviously a deity of heathen origins he can be found subtlety placed within the veiled corners of English, French and German Catholick churches and due to his strong connection as Baal with “the queen of heaven (Jeremiah 7:18)” his image is found in nearly 90% of the parishes of ‘saint’ Mary in Europe. Well over two thousand representations of the Green Man have been found in England to date and his leafy face adorns almost any surface that can be decorated, from roof eaves to gigantic garden statues.

As Satan always wanting to be Yahweh, the Green Man gained access to these numerous so-called ‘holy’ buildings at the early stages of Catholicism when Constantine melded hints of Christianity with pageantry in 321 ad. Ironically, this is also when he decreed Sunday as the official Roman-Christian day of rest in honor of their numerous sun ‘gods’ and as a result the icons IHS still adorn Catholick crucifixes in honor of Isis, Horace and Set. In 835 ad pope Gregory IV declared All Saints' Day to be November 1st to coincide with Samhain.

Thus, another face of Satan becomes associated with Christianity yet the most pompous of Roman Catholicks will still have the audacity to claim that the less-than-perfect apostle Peter was somehow the first ‘pope.’ When you consider their murderous and bloodthirsty history of feeding Christians to lions for sport or their never-ending campaign to convert the world to universal paganism it should be easy to spot the “mother of harlots and abominations on the earth (Revelation 17:5).” Obviously, the rotten core of Halloween is purely Satanic.

As one would expect from the lawless one and his false church, today the Roman Catholicks lead the ‘dog pack’ in promoting judeo-Christianity and continually seek the abolishment of God’s Laws or His eternal Word. Following suit are the lesser play-churches that are usually lead by homosexuals that ignore these dismal facts easily substantiated in a common encyclopedia. Yahweh’s Laws still stand and should be observed by Christians in protest of Samhain because serving another ‘god’ or custom can have dire spiritual consequences.

(The Undying Law:)

Based on the evidence I’ve supplied already we should be able to draw certain parallels between Samhain and its modern-day celebration under the mask of Halloween. Yet as Christians we should always look to the Word of Yahweh in all matters and throughout scripture this type of practice is continually condemned. In Paul’s epistle to the Romans we discover that queers are given a reprobate mind because they “worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator (Romans 1:25-28).” Let's be sure to follow only the God of Israel.

It's no surprise that most current nature-devoted witches are pro-homosexual having that liberal slant. In true fashion, many will equate themselves on the level of brute animals by saying they’re justified because male dogs hump one another or that ‘gayness’ is a common abomination found in nature. This is what the Holy Bible says about Halloween; “Abstain from all appearance of evil (I Thessalonians 5:22).” It also says; “Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth evil hath not seen God (III John 1:11).”

Those New Testament commandments are explicitly ignored by the many tares (Matthew 13:38) found behind mainstream multicultural pulpits that give Christianity a bad name. While Christmas is always a matter of debate and Easter is outright pagan, it shouldn’t take much convincing that the holiday called Halloween is wicked. We're also commanded; “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house; For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds (II John 1:10-11).”

Still, justifications continue while images of witches are plastered on church office windows and severe idiots can even be seen dressing up as some type of mythical character or ‘cross-dressing’ during this time of year. God says; “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto Yahweh thy God (Deuteronomy 22:5).” Even in jesting this activity is outlawed because there's nothing funny about seeing a man act like something he's not.

(All Witches Burn:)

God’s Law unmistakably teaches that witches are an outright abomination the eyes of Yahweh and are to be put to death upon discovery (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:31, 20:27).” Of course Satan’s personal church had their own version of this during the 15th century called ‘witch hunts’ (or the Spanish inquisition) where anyone who didn’t agree with the pagan-melded Catholick church was burned alive at the stake for resisting or refusing to relinquish their land, among those claimed were many Christians who served only Jesus Christ.

When the Messiah was teaching us to pray He asked “deliver us from evil (Matthew 6:13)” not that we should embrace such immorality into our midst. Jesus also says; “An evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil (Luke 6:45)” helping us to spot false prophets who seemingly find no problem with Samhain or dismiss the supernatural. If your reverend’ denies the existence of wiccans then chances are relatively good that he will also dismiss the reality of the Holy Spirit or divine Kingdom we're fighting for.

That which is not of God has it’s roots within the serpent’s perverted seed so this ‘adoration of nature’ or form of self-worship naturally stems from Satan and his bastard progeny. While righteous “Abel was a keeper of sheep” his supposed brother Cain “was a tiller (or slave #H5647) of the ground (Genesis 4:2).” So, “in the process of time” (or at the ‘end of days’) he “brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Yahweh (Genesis 4:3)” representing his own works or menial labor, this did not contain a symbolic shedding of blood.

Halloween is usually equated to the green-faced female witch or the fiendish black cat because it's been an evil holiday since its inception. The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that; The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven [Ashtoreth], and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith Yahweh: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces (Jeremiah 7:18-19)?

(The Death Bard:)

Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland has been discovered to contain the most images and engravings of the Green Man in all of Europe; this same temple also has a longstanding history of Knights Templar or Freemason activities and rituals that we’ll not discuss in depth this morning. It should still be noted that almost everywhere his strange likeness is found he always represents death and rebirth so in misty gardens or archaic sanctuary ruins around the globe the Green Man can be spotted if one looks for his grotesque face among the shadows.

Scholars now believe that the false god Bacchus was also another depiction of the Green Man so in addition to being of the god of vegetation (prince of the earth) he is also a lower-case god of ecstasy and “divine rapture” or flight. In the Holy scripture, the very name Beelzebub means “lord of the fly (#H1176)” and two additional meanings of the English word bard (taken from your average dictionary) are; To cover meat or game with a thin slice of fat bacon and The exterior covering of the trunk, rind or branches of a tree.

John says in his divine revelations that when the fourth seal was opened he; “looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth (Revelation 6:8).” Satan often uses the heathen against Yahweh's elect being referred to as death in the Christian Bible yet there is no doubt that his name is personified in this passage due to its capitalization.

For those believers foolish enough to dismiss the Bible’s plain teachings on whorish witches by denial of their existence, Yahweh even sets it up so they’re ‘doubly charged’ for their open revolt because; “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry (I Samuel 15:23).” However, no matter how many times you prove something there will always be those who choose to deny the obvious facts you've presented due to their own hardheartedness (Hebrews 3:8) or outright chosen ignorance (Jeremiah 5:31).

(All's Not Seen:)

In Irish Catholick mythology, Jack was a jesting farmer who managed to ‘trick’ death’s call by using the power of a Cross against Satan. Not wanting to go to Hell, drunken Jack struck up a deal with the Green Man who made a promise that he’d never have to know perpetual torment. When Jack died he had lead such a blatant life of sin that “saint” Peter considered him too misbehaved to gain entrance to God’s Kingdom so he became cursed to forever walk the earth carrying a piece of brimstone from Hell inside a hollow pumpkin for light.

Thus, this joker called Jack became known as “Jack of the Lantern.” During the dark and cold evening of Samhain, Jack could be seen walking alongside the countryside by superstitious Irishmen and in the course of time there surfaced many additional lesser ‘green men’ known as leprechauns. These riddling ‘wee people’ had also defeated death but were forever cursed for their life of greed to carry a “pot-o-gold” but if they ever foolishly left the safety of the woods they would have to relinquish their accumulated wealth if captured.

The Bible plainly commands Christians to; “Refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness (I Timothy 4:7)” and we’re also reminded that many men; “Shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (II Timothy 4:4).” If ever there was such a time as described by Paul it is now with so many falling aside in the current apostasy. Chosen king David reminds us; “Blessed is that man that maketh Yahweh his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies (Psalm 40:4).”

David's own attitude was; “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me (Psalm 101:3).” If allowed behind the pulpit, these myths will eventually ‘turn aside’ people from following Christ. This is a subtle and demonic tactic - by presenting the world with untruths like Santa Claus or an Easter bunny, the enemies of God help parents to lie to their trusting children so when they attempt to tell them the God of Israel is real well-groomed children will simply see it as another lie.


First and foremost, my intention with this morning’s study is to ask Christian parents to refuse and resist the “Jack of the Green” by simply teaching their children some of the dismal facts I have presented about Halloween. The festival Samhain is considered by witches to be the day of the lifeless dead but Luke says this about Yahweh; “He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him (Luke 20:38).” Christian families should have no communication with darkness; “He that hateth his brother is in darkness (I John 2:11).”

Secondly, it’s my sincere hope that many will speak out against these types of pagan holidays and that Christians who know their identity will show no tolerance to witchcraft because Yahweh plainly says so and the forces of darkness can never accept our God. Remember that; “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 (Ephesians 6:12).” Obviously, it's never the children's fault that their parents are uninformed.

Thirdly, I pray that Christians never allow their personal light to be extinguished. Before teaching on the finality of the Law, Jesus once spoke; “Ye are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).” Instead of turning off the porch light or sitting in darkness so the pagans can have their deranged day of death, try letting the dogs out into the yard while turning on every light in the house so the ‘trick’ is on the wicked instead.

Finally, I pray that the precious name of Jesus Christ will be honored through this morning's sermon and that it touches those who need more information on Halloween. We should always strive for a Christian nation and never allow such godless tripe around our children. Stand fast in the Faith and work together in love to overcome the many forces of darkness that surround you because it is through the Grace and Blood of Jesus that we win. Death has no power over us because of God's own devotion so choose the right side. Amen.

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