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…