Martin Collins, focusing on the six-pointed star, the shield of David or the Magen David, appearing on the Israeli flag, points out that this symbol does not have an inherently Jewish meaning, but was actually introduced into the Jewish community in Prague during the 17th Century. Like the "cross" of Christendom, the so-called "star of David" has its origins in ancient Egyptian and Babylonian paganism. In the prohibition of Deuteronomy 4:17, worship of stars and heavenly constellations is considered a form of idolatry. The hexagram star was always associated with occult magic practices in Zoroastrian and Druid religion. Some Orthodox Jewish organizations vehemently rejected the Magen David as a symbol, claiming that it infiltrated Judaism from occultist practices, notably through the 13th Century Kabbala. The red six-point star had served as a crest for the Jewish Rothschild family, which influenced the Zionist movement to accept the star of David as the chief symbol of Judaism. Sadly, the six-point six-sided hexagon, a tool of witches' mediums, will not guide one to walk with God.
Martin Collins continues his expose of the deliberate and shameless suppression of pre-Columbian archaeology on the part of some members of the scientific community in order to preserve a pre-conceived 'party-line' narrative that Columbus was the first representative of the Old World on what would become the American continents. Smug 'gatekeepers' of modern academia resorted to elaborate extremes to maintain their despicable state of denial. Sadly, the truly exciting history of America's pre-Columbian past has been withheld for hundreds of years. Fire-tempered pottery dating from 2500 BC has been discovered in Florida and Georgia. Spent copper mines in Michigan indicate a vast extraction of copper ore around 2000 BC. Nordic navigators arrived at what became Ontario in 1700 BC, bartering textiles for copper ingots. In 1500 BC, Celtic, Egyptian, and Iberian travelers established contact with the Algonquin peoples, significantly influencing their vocabulary. 1000 BC Celtic travelers following the Trade winds arrived in the West Indies, from where they migrated northward to "Largalon" (the land beyond the sunset, the region which would be later named New England.) This settlement still existed during the reign of Julius Caesar in about 49BC. At the same time Phoenician and Basque settlers established communities in what later became Pennsylvania and further south, while Libyan mariners explored what would later become Iowa, all leaving written documents behind them as evidence of their presence, influencing the spoken language of Algonquin. In 800 BC, a commemorative stone called a stele (inscribed in Egyptian, Iberian, and Libyan) was left in what would later be known as Davenport, Iowa, dedicated to the celebration of Osiris, providing instructions for calculating the spring equinox. Artifacts of Semitic culture have been found in New Hampshire, dating from before the captivities of Judah and Israel. The question is not "Who discovered America?" but "Who didn't discover America?"
Is there a distinction between black and white magic? Martin Collins in his exploration of the fastest growing religion in the United States (witchcraft) traces both practices to Satan the Devil. The Bible clearly condemns charmers, divination, gnosticism, necromancy, soothsayers, sorcery, spiritism and witchcraft, identifying all of these practices as hideous abominations, based upon lying, idolatry, and contacting evil demonic spirits.
Halloween has seen a recent surge in popularity, now ranking second only to Christmas in retail sales. There is no doubt, however, that Halloween should never be celebrated by true Christians. Not only is it pagan in origin and practice, but it also promotes self-indulgence, deception, and other ungodly behaviors. Far from being a harmless holiday, Halloween has the potential to destroy our relationship with God.