DID YOU KNOW!
Did you know that Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead is REALLY the Catholic pagan tradition All Saints Day?
Catholic All Souls Day Tradition
The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday occurs in connection with the Catholic holidays that fall on November 1 and 2, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. On the Day of the Dead, more accurately called the "CULT of the dead,” friends and family members of those who have died gather together to pray for them and bring to their graves the deceased’s favorite foods, often including the traditional “sugar skulls” and the “bread of death.” Private altars honoring the deceased are created, and homage is given to them. Origins of the holiday have been traced back thousands of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to a pagan goddess called Mictecacihuatl.
Mictecacihuatl Goddess of Death
Although many of those who celebrate the Day of the Dead call themselves Christians, there is nothing set apart about such practices. The celebration of the Day of the Dead by pagans is one thing, but for the elect of YaHuWaH to participate in or condone it is un-biblical, to say the least. Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead in English, though it’s referred to simply as Día de Metros in Mexico) is one of the world’s most misunderstood holidays. Because it’s celebrated within range of Halloween, and features an assortment of macabre imagery and costumes, some people assume it’s just “Mexican Halloween,” while attempts to co-opt the holiday have been repeated through history.
Originally a harvest celebration for the Aztecs, what would become the Day of the Dead in Mexico was originally celebrated around the end of summer (some believe August), structured as it was around the farming season. Much like Halloween, this holiday is rooted in paganism and also celebrated the change of the seasons. Spanish conquistadors brought the Catholic influence to Latin America and combined the holiday with the Catholic traditions of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. “All Saints’ Day” and “All Souls’ Day” are related, but they are two separate celebrations. On “All Saints’ Day” there’s a call for everyone to live as catholic saints, to remind us how we’re supposed to live. On “All Souls’ Day”, they are referring to all souls who have passed on and asking God to have mercy on them.”
Day of the Dead Parade
Day of the Dead follows a similar two-day structure (and occupies the same two days of the calendar year, Nov. 1 and 2nd), but the focus is different. On the first day, families remember children who have died, and on the second, the adults. The central belief is that the ruwach (spirits) of loved ones are allowed to join the living on those days and commune with them, and the celebration is geared towards that idea: People leave toys and calaveras (the iconic skull — made from sugar — that inspires the makeup and look of the holiday) for children, and for adults they leave food, favorite possessions and alcohol at elaborate homemade altars (called ofrendas). Celebrations can also include live music, dancing and parades from residences to graveyards, where family members will gather around their loved ones’ graves. Día De Los Muertos was also not a national holiday in Mexico for some time, and actually wasn’t celebrated by certain parts of the country early on — they preferred to hold onto the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.
Once again we see the Babylonian Catholic and pagan origins of this holiday that is based on communing and honoring the dead. Where is scripture do we see YaHuWShuWA and the 12 praying for the dead, trying to contact spirits or giving glory to the dead. History and research does tell us that many pagan nations would give honor to the dead and worship pagan gods of the afterlife, so these traditions have continued on. Time and time again we read in scripture where YaHuWaH states that he is a jealous ALaHYiM and that he HATES the pagan, idol worship. We know that YaHuWaH sent his Israelite's many times over to totally obliterate pagan worship nations. These nations were given many hundreds of years to stop their pagan worship and traditions but they refused.
Unlearn and Re-think EVERYTHING you were taught!
NOW that you know the truth, when it comes to celebrating the holidays, ask yourself theses questions: 1) "Who is getting the glory if I celebrate this holiday? and 2) If the Creator was right next to me, would he be pleased if I took part in this? (Colossians 3:17,23 and 1 Corinthians 10:31)
Once the truth is given to a person, and if that person TRULY loves the Creator, YHWH is expecting they make an immediate change, NOT take their sweet time getting there when they feel like it!
30 And the times of this ignorance YHWH winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent
If you DON'T believe us regrading these facts, GOOD! Go do your own research, ASK YOUR PASTOR and find out for yourself, but NOW you cant say "you didn't know!"
2 KaFa 2:21 "Peter"
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.