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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Easter Lays An Egg
It is the CHURCH That Needs a Resurrection
One of the reasons we left our church was the
pagan aspects of a"Christian" holiday encased in the
trappings of pagan fertility rites and sun worship.
We actually have no scripture to
observe the annual fulfillment of the Passover or carry on the paganized
version of the event.
We do not have a Hebrew calendar nor were we told to have one in the New
Testament. Someday the Lordwill fix
our paganized calendar, but until then, many of us will simply do as Paul
wrote to the church: "One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike".
For us, the quote from Christ "It
is finished." means no more bunnies, eggs, sunrise
services, easter baskets, chocolate eggs, egg-hunts, or "Happy
Easter" greetings. (“Easter” is
the Romanized form of the Babylonian pagan goddess “Ishtar”).
Furthermore, we do not observe a "Good
Friday" crucifixtion followed by THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS
in the earth, only to come out of the grave 1.5 days later on Sunday.
Have you ever thought of that?
Matthew 12:40 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. -hmm, that is what Jesus said.
Have you ever counted the days?
From Friday 3pm +24,
'till Saturday 3pm = 1 day.
+ to Sunday 3pm= 2 days,
+ to Monday 3pm = 3days.
If He went into the grave around 6 or 7 the 3 days creep toward
Tuesday morn. So we do a little 3rd grade math and find the three days
that began late on Friday now puts the women at the empty tomb early
If Jesus was crucified Friday and a day was 24
hours like it has been for a long time, then for Jesus to be in
the earth "3 days and 3 nights", either
He resurrected on Monday night late, early Tuesday, or the church has it way wrong again.
But maybe He was crucified on WEDNESDAY. Then He can resurrect by the first
day of the week, which is our Sunday, like the Bible says in Mark
16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of
A risen Christ? YES!
A correct calendar date for it? Maybe.
What the scripture says about it? ABSOLUTELY!
But the bunnies, eggs, sunrise worship, and "FUN" practices that
have been passed down from Babel? -NOT!
Isn't it odd there is no mention in the Book of
Acts or the epistles of Christians observing a holiday called
Oh yes, for a time the Jewish disciples observed Passover but that
observance was not mentioned as a practice for the gentile Christians to
observe. The Jewish observance of the Passover bore zero resemblance
to the pagans around them who worshipped Ishtar, Queen of Heaven, and her
son, Tammuz, the resurrected
false son of God.
Hot "T" Buns anyone?
|The "t" stands for "Tammuz" Ezekiel 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate
of Jehovah's house which was toward the north; and behold, there sat the
women weeping forTammuz.Yes,
right there in front of God's Temple, a celebration for Mr. T. I am not trying to debate or change anyone's
observance one way or the other, but by the time we walked out of church,
we were fed up with the worldliness of our holidays and the lack of real
evidence in the church around us of the resurrection.
Today it is the church around us that needs resurrection more
than the observance of the historical commemoration-celebration of what
Christ did 2,000 years ago.
Be assured, the holiday called
"Easter" you grew up with is not the one we read of in scripture.
And finally, this link has a
rundown of where "Easter" actually came from, right down to the
"cross my heart" with a "T" for Tammuz from good 'ol
5 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? thou shalt
again see yet greater abominations than these.
16 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 were worshipping the sun toward the east.
17 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 turned again to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put
the branch to their nose.
"Now we go to the tomb on the first day of
the week, the resurrection morning the women came at early dawn but Jesus
had already risen. No mention of the women facing to the east and
paying homage to the Sun as it rose in the eastern sky, no mention of
bringing colored eggs, no rabbits were brought to sacrifice to the goddess
Of course, the women coming to
the tomb of Jesus had nothing to do with the present day celebration of
Easter or Easter Sunrise Service.The reason was that as
a festive celebration to observe the resurrection of Christ, the event was
Those who are afraid of the truth should read
no further! For the truth is that Easter is pagan!"