I know I’m going to go out on a limb to say what needs to be said about this pagan custom/holiday, but Truth is Truth. Easter is not Christian. Easter, named after the pagan goddess, Ishtar, among many spellings from many nations, has its beginnings as far back as Nimrod, the evil great grandson of Noah and founder of the tower of Babel. Fertility rites associated with rabbits and eggs can be found in every pagan culture as well as “Lent” and hot cross buns. Just Google “Easter origins and the early Church” and you’ll find more information than you have ever been shown from the pulpit of Western churches.
If one tries to authenticate Easter w/scripture, there is only one verse: Acts 12:4…which was translated wrong and is actually the Jewish word, Pesach or Passover.
America did not celebrate Easter until the 1870’s after the Civil War. Easter, just like Christmas, is a man-made tradition borrowed from vile pagan customs and made to represent events in Jesus’ life.
One can make excuses and symbolize the customs, but the fact remains that it is nothing sanctified or set forth as an observance by God. It is, in fact, a counterfeit established by Satan to confuse and deceive Christ’s followers.
A true celebration of Christ’s Resurrection can be found in the feasts of Passover:
Yeshua died on the Feast of Pesach, was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and rose on the Feast of First Fruits. Fifty days later the Holy Spirit was sent on the next Holiday in line–Shavuot (Pentecost). This was what is referred to as the First Advent. The first three holiday’s follow each other in succession: Pesach, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, are celebrated all within an 8 day celebration and called Passover (Pesach). Each of these festival observances was instituted by God and the symbolism reached into the past concerning the Israelite’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage and pointed them forward to Yeshua’s death and resurrection.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord…
Sherri, thank you for your response… I knew I wouldn’t get many, as people are so bound by tradition, that they don’t want to hear anything about it, even if it is sound teaching. There is so much more I could have shared from Scripture, like in Ezekiel where the Lord showed him women worshiping Talmuz, the incarnation of Nimrod and baking cakes to the Queen of Heaven, which is what they called Ishtar– (hot-cross buns)…many things which should cause one to reconsider the holiday.
Amen, sister! “… prophesy to these bones … prophesy to the breath …”! (Reference Ezekiel 37).Wishing you a glorious and joyous Resurrection SONday!
It’s so nice to see others with the same understanding, Kathryn!! We’ve been wished a happy easter so much this week that I have learned not to cringe, but to just smile and hope for an opportunity to explain.
Oh Mid, thank you. I long to know those who understand the celebration of passover and the other feasts of Israel set forth by God. My husband and I have been yearning to begin these feasts. It is soo refreshing to know someone else knows and is willing to teach.There’s just not enough space here to tell you how much this ministered to me today. We didn’t allow the children to partake in the easter egg hunt this year (the 1st year I had enough guts to put my foot down). The backlash was terrible on my husband. But I’d rather please God than man.
Karlene…so much more to easter that is so blatantly anti-christian, but only those who have a heart for the truth will see and take action. I’ll look up one particular site that really explains the feasts for you and send it via email… You’ll love it. lvya!
I’m certain there is. I was shocked, honestly, at the reaction to the eggs. I didn’t grow up with that an emphasis so never considered it a big deal. All I want is the truth. I want all that hinders to be washed away.Lvya2