Every doctrine of Christ is not His own doctrine but the doctrine of His Father, in heaven, as spoken by Jesus Christ in JOHN 7:16 and I quote, “MY DOCTRINE IS NOT MINE BUT HIS THAT SENT ME.” Therefore Christ’s doctrine about burial is God’s own doctrine and if it is God’s own doctrine, then it is the doctrine for ALL, who profess to know God and who believe that there is only one God.
God practically demonstrated the doctrine about burial, by burying Moses, as written in DEUTERONOMY 34:5-6, and I quote, “FOR MOSES THE SERVANT OF THE LORD DIED IN THE LAND OF MOAB, ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF THE LORD AND HE BURIED HIM IN A VALLEY IN THE LAND OF MOAB, OVER AGAINST BETH-PEOR BUT NO MAN KNOWETH OF HIS SEPULCHRE UNTO THIS DAY.” In VERSE 8, it is recorded that the children of Israel mourned and wept for Moses but there was no record that they danced, ate and drank, after God had buried Moses in the valley, the sepulchre of which is not known to the children of Israel, even to this day.
From this example, it means therefore, that the time of burial, should be a time of soberness and a time of mourning, not a time of feasting, or drinking and dancing. In ECCLESIASTES 7:2-4, the Spirit of God gave this counsel to all and I quote, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men and the living will lay it to heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning: BUT THE HEART OF FOOLS IS IN THE HOUSE OF MIRTH.”
EVEN THE FOOD SERVED AND EATEN AT BURIAL CEREMONIES, WHICH ARE THE SACRIFICES OF THE DEAD are to devils and not to God, as written in 1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21. Believers in Christ who feast themselves at burial ceremonies, are in league with a destroying demon, similar to the demon of Baal-peor, written in PSALM 106;28-29, and I quote, “They joined themselves also to Baal-peor and ate sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked Him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.”
Even in ISAIAH 5:11-14, it is written and I quote, “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink, that continue until night till wine inflame them! And the harp, the viol, the tabret and the pipe (musical instruments) and wine are in their feasts: but they consider not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operations of His hands. Therefore MY PEOPLE are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge; and their honorable men are famished and their multitude dried up with thirst. THEREFORE HELL HATH ENLARGED HERSELF AND OPENED HER MOUTH WITHOUT MEASURE. AND THEIR GLORY AND THEIR MULTITUDE AND THEIR POMP AND HE THAT REJOICETH SHALL DESCEND INTO IT.” The people of God are gone into captivity for lack of knowledge of this doctrine of Christ about the simplicity in burial. The Spirit of God warns all believers in Christ, NEVER to be like these idolaters, who will always sit down to eat, and drink and then, rise up to dance to musical instruments, at burial ceremonies, as we shall read in 1 CORINTHIANS 10:7, and I quote, “NEITHER BE YE IDOLATERS AS WERE SOME OF THEM, as it is written, THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK AND ROSE UP TO PLAY.” And the eternal destination of idolaters is the lake of fire, which is the second death, as written in REVELATION 21:8.
Idolaters have not the Spirit of Christ, and so, they are spiritually dead, hence the warning by Jesus Christ to one of His disciples, in LUKE 9:59-60 and I quote, “and another of His disciples said unto Him, Lord suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, FOLLOW ME AND LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD: BUT GO THOU AND PREACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD.”
LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD Is an important doctrine of Christ and of God His Father, because all the burial rites and ungodly ceremonies, such as dust to dust, ashes to ashes etc. that are performed by the spiritually dead in burying their dead, did not feature in the burials of all the saints of God in the early church. To many believers in Christ, this is a hard saying, but the judgment of God must definitely come upon believers in Christ who will not obey this doctrine of Christ about burials, especially now that they have no cloak to cover their sin, having known the truth!
According to the scripture in 1 PETER 4:17, it is written that judgment must begin at the house of God. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master, and our Saviour, was buried, as written in MATTHEW 27:57-60, in a simple way by two of His disciples, without any flamboyant display of wealth by Joseph of Arimathea, who was a wealthy man. In JOHN 15:20, Jesus said that the servant is not greater than his Lord. And so, the mode of burial of any of our loved ones, should not be “greater” than that of Jesus, the Creator. It is unfortunate that the serpent who beguiled (deceived) Eve, through his subtlety, has corrupted the minds of many believers in Christ from the simplicity that is in Christ, according to the scripture in 2 CORINTHIANS 11:3. Christ’s doctrine of simplicity in marriage, in dressing, and in burial is being disdained by most ministers of God today, thereby allowing Satan’s doctrine of worldliness and Necrolatry to have its way in their churches.
NECROLATRY IS A BRANCH OF IDOLATRY THAT GIVES SENTIMENTAL REVERENCE OR HONOUR TO DEAD BODIES, THAT HAVE BECOME ORDINARY DUST! What most believers in Christ do not understand, is that the so-called “befitting” burial that they give to their loved ones, is nothing but PRIDE OF LIFE, which is not of the Father but of the WORLD, as written in JOHN 2:15-16. This “befitting “burial will not change the judgment of God upon the ungodly, and upon the worldly, who have not the Spirit of Christ. And God’s judgment which is eternal condemnation in hell, as was the case of the rich man in LUKE 16:1, 23, who found himself in hell, after living a sumptuous and worldly lifestyle, because he had not the Spirit of God. Even though the bible did not record that poor Lazarus was buried, yet his soul and spirit, the inner man, was carried by angels, after death, unto paradise, because his death was precious in the sight of God. In PSALM 116:15, it is written that the death of the saints of God, who have been sanctified by the truth, is precious in the sight of the LORD.
The rich man must have been given a befitting burial because the bible recorded that he was buried, yet his soul and spirit was carried by demons, into hell. The essence of attending any burial at all is to consider our own eternal destination, because the day of death will surely come upon all, someday, as a thief in the night!
The burial of all the saints of God, for example, John the Baptist, Stephen and many more, was done in accordance with the doctrine of Christ and of God. Abraham buried his wife Sarah in accordance with this same doctrine of God. The only money spent by Abraham in burying his wife, was the money he paid in buying the piece of land to bury her!
And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free- from the lies, the deceit and the bondage of Satan, and free from the yoke of the heavy financial burden incurred during all worldly burial ceremonies.

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