Ancient Doctrines on the Resurrection
The Resurrection from the dead is the concept of coming back to life after death. It is a doctrine of the dead!
Many ancient cultures including Egypt and Babylon obsess over the dead and their funerary practices! They sacrifice to the dead, commune with and seek to for protection and favors. Their practices include veneration to and worship of the dead. With repetitious prayers, they cry out to and petition the dead thinking they’ll be heard. Some even cut and paint themselves in remembrance of the dead. Their gods must be out to lunch or asleep because they never respond!
Holy Night or Devil’s Night?
Halloween means, “Holy Eve” but is also known as “the Devil’s night”. What’s up with that? What is it really! The Day of the Dead! There’s nothing ‘holy’ about it. Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saints Day and All Souls Day are all related and all are certainly not holy.
The ancient religions of Egypt and Babylon have similar roots and a belief in the physical resurrection of the dead. Mummies, skeletons, ghosts and goblins coming up out of the graves! Scaring the living with their pranks and tricks if they don’t get a treat. It all originates from the ancient belief that the spirits of the dead roam around the earth on that night.
In order to scare away evil spirits, carved pumpkins with candles were placed in windows. Dressing up in costumes was for the purpose of hiding from the dead you may have wronged while they were alive. This is all fantasy!
Concerning the Dead…
“You do err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God… as touching the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read that which was spoken to you by God? saying, “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” Jesus to the priests who were testing him regarding the resurrection. (Matthew 22:29-32)
And the Prophet Isaiah says to those of Israel who want to consult with necromancers and wizards, “shouldn’t a people seek to their God, why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Therefore, …they are driven to darkness!”
Not for God’s people
All these ancient customs of praying to and honoring the dead, exorcizing demons and devils, ghosts and spirits inhabiting idols or wandering about are “the shame of the heathen”. These customs, including Halloween, are not appropriate for the House of Israel, the people of God, to participate in. Just leave them outside in the darkness.