Self-proclaimed former Satanist John Ramirez recently joined Charlene Aaron on CBN News’ Facebook show “The Prayerlink” last Thursday to discuss Christianity and celebrating Halloween, warning Christians, “You just cursed your family.”
"Sometimes people say, 'I did this [celebrated Halloween] 10 years ago. I did this 15 years ago. I did this 20 years ago,' John Ramirez told CBN News. “Yeah, but the door's still open. So, you just cursed your family from three to four generations."
Ramirez has appeared on CBN.com before to detail his life as a Satanist, a descendant from a “line of witchcraft, of witches and warlocks.” He also discusses his past in his book entitled “Out of the Devil’s Cauldron: A Journey from Darkness to Light.”
“I would sit with him [the devil], and talk to him like I’m talking with you today,” recalls John Ramirez. “It was that kind of communication. It was that kind of relationship.”
Ramirez says he later broke free from this lifestyle, a form of devil worshipping he described as being on a “different level,” because “Jesus took me to hell and brought me back in 1999, and that’s how I got saved.”
But on October 26, 2017, Ramirez had a different message for Christians – a warning about the darker reality of Halloween.
Charlene Aaron of CBN News asked the Christian convert the following question from a CBN Prayerlink viewer:
“We’ve celebrated Halloween for years. Have I cursed my kids or opened the door to the demonic realm, and if so, how can I reverse any damage that I’ve already caused? What a great question.”
“You know, it’s an amazing question because, you know, sometimes people say, 'I did this [celebrated Halloween] 10 years ago. I did this 15 years ago. I did this 20 years ago.' Yeah, but the door's still open. So, you just cursed your family from three to four generations.
“Even in the Old Testament God spoke about when you practice witchcraft, when you practice séance, when you practice voodoo, when you practice, worship idols and stuff like that – even just paraphrasing what God said, God said you can just curse your family three to four generations.
“So, you have to reverse the curse. You have to go back to the place that you started, that year that you started the Halloween thing, the celebration, when you started having that encounter with the dark side. You have to go back to the same spot and renounce, and renounce it in the name of Jesus Christ and ask God to forgive you for that so God will have mercy, he will close that door because then your whole family can move forward.”
“Wow,” reacted Charlene Aaron during the interview.
“Well, John, should believers participate in alternatives to Halloween, perhaps at their church?” asked Charlene Aaron. “Is there any harm in that?”
“I mean, I don’t understand how – and I say this with a lot of love; I love my brothers and sisters in the Lord; I have a love, God has given me a love for the body of Christ. It’s unimaginable. It’s supernatural. I can’t even describe the love I have for the brothers and sisters.
“I don’t understand, why would you pick a day (October 31) and then you’re going to call it ‘harvest,’ and then you’re going to dress people up, you’re going to bring candy, what is the difference between that and Halloween? I don’t see the difference. I mean, it’s like, do we know, do you know any Satanists that say, ‘Hey, you know what? We gonna come into Good Friday. We gonna hang out with the Christians, and we just gonna call it a different name.’ But it’s still Christ.”