Genesis 50:7, 26 (KJV) – 7And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
Since the dawn of time, people have honored the dead. The Roman Catholic Church has a day set aside to honor dead saints, All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a National Holiday in many Catholic Countries.
In many countries worldwide, Christians visit cemeteries of loved ones and place flowers and burning candles on the graves. All Hallows Eve is a peaceful time to honor Christians’ lives of the past.
All Saints Eve is a vigil on the night before All Saints Day. Having been celebrated for many centuries, there are Celtic paintings depicting the All Saints Eve rituals that date back to the 800’s.
1 Peter 1:14 (NIV)
14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
Many pagan rituals have tainted the Holiness of All Saints Eve. The eve of honoring dead Saints has transmogrified into horrific attempts to “scare off evil spirits” or even “raise the dead” to honor them.
The whole idea of trick or treat is evil in its roots. There are “Christians” in central Europe who believe the dead come to life once a year on Halloween to party in the streets. To make the dead feel welcome, these “Christians” dress up like dead people and scary creatures to party with the dead.
In America, Halloween Stores open up for just a couple months each year. More candy is given away every year as more and more Christians take up the ungodly rituals of “trick or treat”, “Give me candy or else.”
Do We, As Christians, Want To Be Oblivious To The Evil?
Romans 12:2 (KJV) – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.