Day of the Dead - Celebration of death and aptly named.
Let me quote from the following site:
This is not supposed to be a scary tradition of witches and ghosts. Instead, this holiday celebrates our love for family members and friends who departed. A perfect way to so so is by creating our Day of the Dead altar which serves to show the deceased ones our love and respect once they find their way home on November 1st and 2nd when they come visit us.
Create an altar to the dead who will come visit you.
If anyone teaches you that when you die you go to heaven immediately you have a problem. - They are into spiritualism which is abhorrent to GOD. - They do not know the bible. - They know the bible but are in open rebellion against GOD.
If you understand the bible then you know where much of the evils of this world come from. Catholicism.
Next area I want to quote to show that his is open rebellion and GOD will hold all accountable who do this pagan practice.
Typical Items for Your Altar Start by using cut tissue paper or papel picado to cover the base of the altar. You can also use a black cloth or a mantilla.
Place a picture of the loved one on the top or bottom of the altar.
On the second tier place some objects that represent the activities and things he enjoyed. Music Cds, small soccer ball, an instrument, etc.
On the lower tier place water or holy water to help him travel the road to eternity. Day of the Dead bread that represents his soul and fruit, candy and other foods to help him in the journey.
Use incense. Many Mexicans burn White copal incense (made from the resin of the pitch pine or Pinus pseudostrobus) or other fragrant one to guide the dead to the altar . Place candles throughout the altar. Candles represent light or lumbre to light the path of the dead. Purple candles mean pain, pink celebration and white hope.
Place yellow marigolds or “the flower of the dead” throughout the altar. You can also use other fragrant flowers to communicate to the spirits the richness of the offering.
Place a small container with salt for the souls who visit. They can use the salt in case they can't taste the flavor of foods.
Place some skeleton dolls at the bottom, Mexicans use them a lot as death is a festive occasion not a sad one.
Use skulls to hold candles if you wish or to decorate the bottom tier of the altar.
It is unbelievable for me to read through this but I know GOD calls all men but few truly want a relationship with Christ. Everyone will say they want heaven but with out the obedience to Christ calls for. Day of the Dead bread is an old celebration going back to biblical days. Pagan Catholic church makes hot cross buns both the day of the dead and hot cross buns anger GOD greatly. If you continue in this apostasy your provoke GOD to anger. Mary is not the queen of heaven she is dead in the grave.
Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger.
I had a Puerto Rican friend who was trained in the monastery who did something very similar. He said he would put a lit cigar with alcohol on an altar for the deceased. I asked did he ever see the alcohol gone, he said no but he wanted it always available for them.
Please go here to read are the dead really dead to learn the truth. When you die you sleep Jesus stated it so plainly that you will not be able to say Lord Lord I knew you when he shuts the door on you. Taking part in the day of the dead is evil and provokes GOD to anger. GOD said to not mark you body as the pagans do in any fashion.
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Painting your face like a dead person is wrong and a sin against GOD.
Who do you worship? GOD the Father of Jesus or La Santa Muerte Goddess of Death you cannot do both.
Make your choice holiday worship satan or GOD of the Living. Mark 12:25 - For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
Learn about the Roman Catholic Holiday of Satanism
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