Commemoration on a funeral - not for Christians?
Today many Christians are concerned by a question - whether it will be correct to arrange from the point of view of the Bible commemoration with a feast? And how to arrive when invite to a funeral lunch or offer a towel or a kalatch? Why close mirrors in the house? From where all these traditional rules? the Bible repeatedly narrates
about feasts on a marriage celebration while in tradition of the pagan people were arranged loud fun on a funeral in connection with widespread spiritualistic superstition about afterlife that it will not be coordinated with the bible doctrine about a condition of the person after death in any way: “Also the Lord told: here, Adam became as one of Us, knowing the good and evil; and now he as if did not stretch the hand, and did not take also from a life tree, both did not taste, and did not begin to live forever. Also the Lord sent it from Edemsky`s garden to cultivate the land from which it is taken. Both expelled Adam, and put in the east at a garden of the Edemsky Cherub and the ardent sword addressing to protect a way to a life tree“ (Life 3:22 - 24).
The behavior of the person on a funeral convincingly testifies to the one who is he - the Christian trusting Bibles or the pagan dissolved in faceless gray weight. According to the bible doctrine atonement of the person happened on Golgotha where Jesus Christ was punished for sins of the whole world. In turn the pagan outlook provides to make atonement during a funeral procession. Kalatches, towels, candles, packages of sweets - here the pagan price of atonement. Therefore the Christians trusting Bibles do not practice funeral lunches and other funeral gifts, believing that only Jesus Christ`s blood clears the person of sins.
For a start we will consider that symbolize themselves traditional funeral attributes. The towel intended as a hobby the dead which, on beliefs, goes forty days in the places and, arriving to the house, wipes a towel the person. Do not forget about it when approach you with the offer to stick a towel on a hand.
Pagans worshipped fire, the sun, and candles were an integral part of this idolatry. Suggest relatives of the dead to turn on the light instead of a candle, and you will understand how pagan traditions in the Christian world deeply took root.
From where custom to close in the house where the dead man, all mirrors dense lies, it is desirable a black cloth? In pagan tradition of a mirror closed that the dead “did not see“ anybody in it would take away after itself and that live did not see in it reflection of a coffin with the dead. It is spiritism because the died person stays in an unconsciousness until the Second coming of Christ when there comes revival of the dead.
Pay attention to an element of pagan safety magic - danger of the dead person for live consisted that it allegedly can return to the house and “take away“ any of relatives. The custom belongs to the measures preserving live to take out a body from the house legs forward, trying not to touch a threshold and jambs of a door to prevent return of the dead man on the trace. Remind on the next funeral of it to the people who are taking out the dead man from the house.
Often in order that the dead man did not find a way home, the funeral procession stopped at the first intersection, and at the same time the coffin every time was wrapped on the sun by three times. It was called “to confuse traces“. Something reminds it to you?
The coffin was not carried, and carried on hands, ordinary six people. To bear a coffin on hands was a sign of respect for the dead. The bible suggests to respect the person during lifetime, and in modern conditions it is much more convenient to use achievements of a civilization.
In the ancient time there was a custom to bury dead men under a dwelling threshold. So there was a belief: through a threshold it is impossible neither to say goodbye, nor to greet: it is possible to anger spirits of the dead. By the way, this rule lived and up to now.
How to react to the Christian to all this pagan nasty thing? In - the first when there is a grief to the loved one, to essentially make funeral service on bible custom, remembering that atonement happened on Golgotha, and after death of the person we cannot change his decision made during lifetime. In - the second, attending a funeral to defend the religious beliefs and not to accept pagan attributes of atonement of soul - kalatches, towels, packages, etc. Even if to you want to put a package in hands by deception, having replaced the offer “for the died soul“ on “in the name of Jesus Christ» - keep unshakable firmness. Offer people who you ask to take part in pagan atonement, to present you all this as - nibud another time, and you are once again convinced, how strongly the paganism took control of minds of many Christians.
The funeral lunch is tried to be explained with the fact that attendees at a funeral got hungry. And whether it is worth justifying one more pagan way to expiate the dead and the more so, to be present at this, having nothing in common with Christianity, a meal?