As Winter turns into Spring, it has been the custom for people around the world to celebrate with coloured eggs and decorated baskets, chocolate treats, Sunday bonnets, colourful flowers, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny. Many Christians partake of these traditions, having integrated and absorbed these pagan concepts and practices into their beliefs, even though they existed long before the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and were used to serve other gods! Merging these idolatrous rituals within the parameters of Christianity does not make them Godly, whether they be modified or not. In fact, it makes them worse and they are still an abomination unto God! There is nothing Christian about any of these symbols, and to say that any part of Easter is Christian is a lie.
CAN EASTER BE KEPT IN HONOUR OF CHRIST?
Christians involved with Easter will say they do these things to celebrate and honour the resurrection of Jesus Christ and since they are not pagan it makes doing these things alright! God knew this would happen and warned his people to do no such thing. “Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God. When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR GODS? EVEN SO WILL I DO LIKEWISE. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; …What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” Deuteronomy 12:28-32. Paul also made this clear when he warned the Colossians, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8. You cannot mix what is Godly with anything that is pagan.
SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH EASTER?
Easter is not Christian but pagan to the very core! Why do professing Christians dye eggs? The egg is a pagan symbol of fertility. There is no mention of this in the New Testament from Jesus to his disciples. So why indulge in heathen practices that are an abomination to God? Colouring eggs was an ancient fertility rite to honour the Babylonian goddess Eastre, a name derived from Ishtar and associated with Baal, another pagan god that caused the Israelites to fall into idolatry on several occasions. Today, however, nothing is changed. Christians do the same things under a different name! Since the days of Nimrod, Babylonian worshippers observe Eastre’s festival each year at the time of the vernal equinox. Ever wonder why the date of Christ’s death and resurrection (Easter) is never the same year after year? Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox; this signifies the arrival of Spring and has no biblical association with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet, year after year, self-professing Christians celebrate Easter in the name of the Lord. This moving calendar was decided upon at the council of Nicaea by none other than the Roman Emperor Constantine, the culprit who took the virgin birth of Jesus and created the corrupted concept of Christmas by merging pagan rituals into another ungodly holiday abomination celebrated by Christians around the world.
WHAT ABOUT THE BUNNY?
The Easter Bunny has its roots in pre-Christian folk lore, and has a similar trait to its Christmas counterpart, Santa Claus; it brings gifts to children the night before! The rabbit is also a pagan symbol related to fertility, a favoured animal of the Spring goddess Eastre, and yet Christians the world over have embraced the Easter Bunny and other novelties such as scripture candies, cross-shaped chocolates, resurrection eggs with scripture verses, and other traditional basket stuffers, etc… thinking to honour God the way pagans serve and worship their false deities. God is not impressed. In fact, it provokes Him to anger.
EASTER MORNING SUNRISE SERVICE
Surely there’s nothing wrong with that! Let’s find out what God told Ezekiel; “And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.” Ezekiel 8:16-18. This was also forbidden by Moses in Deuteronomy 4:19. It is ‘no light thing’ to God that Christians do this every year at Easter, devising their own false ways and religious customs, thinking to do right in the eyes of God. They may claim they’re not worshipping the Sun but God does not want to be honoured the way a pagan honours false, dead gods. God’s people committed sin by worshipping like the heathen. “Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen.” Jeremiah 10:2. So, what else is associated with false, dead Gods? What about Easter morning sunrise breakfast with some hot cross buns? “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.” Jeremiah 7:18. Who is the Queen of heaven? The wife of Baal, Ishtar or the pagan goddess Eastre, Queen of the Sun god. Again, Christians mimic the way of the heathen, thinking they do right in the eyes of God.
THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS
The Good Friday - Resurrection Sunday weekend most Christians celebrate falls short of the actual truth. Jesus said, “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:38-40. Even the Pharisees knew this when they came unto Pilate and quoted Jesus, “After three days I will rise again.” Matthew 27:63. It is impossible to get three days and three nights from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. The dates are wrong and so are the days.
EASTER IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE PASSOVER
Jesus died and arose at the time of the feast of the Passover which has nothing to do with the Spring equinox, the festival of fertility, or the pagan goddess Eastre. In Exodus 12:14, God ordained that we keep the Lord’s Passover forever. The same night in which Jesus was betrayed, He observed the Passover but forever changed the significance of the Old Testament, which was the sprinkling of the blood of a lamb and eating its roasted flesh, to that of the New Testament, which is the flesh and blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God. “…For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast…” 1 Corinthians 5:7-8. That last supper became the first communion, and in this manner we are to show the Lord’s death until He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26. This is God’s ordinance. Not Easter Sunday! Not hunting for coloured eggs or facing the morning sunrise!
SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Almost every profane and adulterous practice originates in Babylon, and is a repackaging of centuries-old rituals adopted and modified to fit within the perspectives of modern religion. Easter, like every other holiday in the Christian faith, is and was an ingenious way for clever clerics to convert people by integrating pagan practices to make Christianity more acceptable. Rather than discard these festivals and celebrations altogether - just change the name and please the people! If you belong to a church that has added the world’s seductions to keep you happy in your Christianity, then it’s time to come out from among them, be separate, and worship God in spirit and in truth - the way Jesus commands in John 4:24. Now that you know the truth, do not continue to indulge in these God forbidden anti-Christ abominations. Jesus said, “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Making the word of God of none effect…” Mark 7:9-13. God is highly offended at such whorish ways and does not endorse Easter Bunny religion.
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