The Pagan Easter Tradition in the Modern Church
There are many holidays on the calendar that are celebrated each year. Within the sphere of the modern "church" system, Christmas and Easter are revered as holy days, but they have become so commercialized that their meanings have been lost. The corrupt "church" has “baptized” them as being days related to the birth and resurrection of "Jesus Christ," but actually stems from ancient pagan traditions. The facts are that Yahshua Messiah was not born in December during the pagan Saturnalia festival, nor did he die on Good Friday and rise again on Easter Sunday.
The problem with acknowledging these pagan holidays as "Christian" holy days are that they do not align with Scripture. The "church" celebrates "Jesus Christ" on the date that is not His birthday unless they are worshipping "another Jesus."
If you think about it, would it not be strange for someone to acknowledge your birthday on a day that you were not born?
If people were trying to hold a birthday party for you that was nowhere near the date of your birthday, would you not wonder why they are choosing that date to celebrate it?
When we attempt apply Yahshua Messiah to a date that has nothing to do with Him, it would mean that it is probably significant to something, or someone else. History and archaeological evidence has revealed that the origins of Christmas and Easter manifested long before the birth, the death and resurrection of Yahshua as holidays set apart for ritual worship to pagan sun gods.
Origins of Christmas and Easter
The origins of the pagan festival of Saturnalia (Christmas) originated from the birth of Tammuz. His mother, Semiramis claimed she had immaculately conceived a son from the sun god, Ba'al. He would be named Tammuz, the son of the sun god who was born during the winter solstice. This was the start the tradition of the “child” mass season. December 25th has been celebrated for centuries as the celebration the birth of a sun (son) god. Tammuz was considered the reincarnation of Nimrod who was a famed hunter in the Bible. At the age of forty, Tammuz was mauled and killed by a wild boar. In remembrance and worship of him, people would set aside forty days (one day for each year of his incarnation) of denying worldly pleasure and weeping for him so he could have pleasure in the afterlife. The weeping for Tammuz (Lent) would start the fertility (spring) season. The priests of Semiramis (Ishtar) would slaughter a wild boar and eat “ham” on the “sun” day (Easter). Good Friday would come later, which was the day the Philistines would eat fish and sacrifice to the fish god, Dagon.
Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. – Ezekiel 8:14-15
When Semiramis died, the gods sent her back to earth as a bare breasted fertility goddess. She would emerge from a giant egg that landed in the Euphrates River at sunrise on the “sun” day after the vernal equinox, which marked the beginning of spring. To proclaim her divinity and authority, she changed a bird into an egg laying rabbit, which was a symbol of fertility. The priests who worshiped her would impregnate young virgins on her altar. A year later the three month old babies that were born through the ritual would be sacrificed on her altar on the sunrise of that “sun”day. Eggs would be dyed with the blood of the infants who were sacrificed to her (Ishtar).
Yahweh (God) had made it clear to the Israelites before they entered into the Promised Land not to participate in pagan traditions as they were utterly detestable to Him.
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; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. – Deuteronomy 12:30-31
The time of Yahshua's birth was not during the winter solstice. There are multiple clues given in the Scripture that pinpoint a fall birth date.
The Jewish Passover celebration had its roots in tradition and worship that originated from God. On the contrary, Christmas and Easter tradition and worship can be traced to the occult practices of ancient Babylon and Egyptian sun god worship. In the modern "church" today, many have not taken heed to the occult origins of pagan holidays that have assimilated the traditions as worship to Yahshua. The "church" has given credence to the world’s philosophies and religions over Biblical doctrine.
The Babylonian black mass to Tammuz has replaced the true holy days of God, but celebrated as God’s holy days.
Can you see the blasphemy?
The things of Satan are being attributed to God. "Christians" make hot cross buns and sweet breads, eat ham, fast through the days of Lent, and have Easter egg hunts without critically analyzing where the origins of these traditions come from. The "church" has failed to analyze their lives and traditions with Yahweh's Word and the results are counterfeit activities.
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
The foundation and doctrine of the followers of Yahshua does not have its roots in paganism, but based on the truth of Scripture. The satanic festivals of Christmas and Easter have influenced the modern "church" and they have been captured by the deceit of sun god tradition.
The modern "church" has been compromised and contaminated giving in to the commercialization of world traditions. Unfortunately, these pagan traditions are not challenged enough by who already know the truth. The younger generation have no idea that these things that seem to be harmless are rooted in the occult. The modern "churches" are selling their birthright by eating off the table of Satan. These things are not refreshment to the soul, but spiritual compromise.
- Do you think the Lord would approve of painting Easter eggs in light of their origins?
- Can pagan holidays be assimilated into memorial days for the birth and resurrection of Yahshua?
The birth of "Jesus Christ" who is another "Jesus" is celebrated at the same time every year (Christmas) is actually in honor of a son (Tammuz) who was born to the Babylonian queen of heaven (Semiramis) according to pagan superstition. The time of year, the history of the pagan ceremonies, and historical artifacts prove that this birthday celebration originates from ancient Babylonian. Likewise, “Easter” was not the time of the resurrection of Yahshua Messiah because it was during the time of the Passover Feast.
It is important to understand that “Christmas” and “Easter” were highly honored, and religiously observed long before the birth of the man Yahshua. Pagan traditions are about worshiping the things Yahweh has made (sun) instead of God Himself. Satan counterfeited God’s plan of salvation through Nimrod. When he died, the people said he was "God." Semiramis said that her son Tammuz's spirit was dwelling in the sun, and similarly, when she died, she would dwell in the moon. She told the people that from the spirit of the sun she immaculately conceived Tammuz deemed a reincarnation of Nimrod. Semiramis by far was not a virgin, but the counterfeit birth would challenge the birth of Yahshua Messiah who would one day be born of a virgin. Tammuz was hailed as the "Son of the Sun" who symbolized sun worship. Human sacrifices were put on a cross and offered to him on his birthday, December 25th. Throughout history, the counterfeit to God’s Sabbath was on a "Sun" day. The full first moon after the vernal equinox (March 21) was the first "Sun" day of spring.
Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. – Ezekiel 20:16
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
The cakes that were made are known today as hot-cross buns with the T's on them are a symbol of Tammuz.
God's people (Israel) were to be set apart from the heathen. As they worshiped Yahweh, there was always the counterfeit that followed them. The Israelite's had the Sabbath, and the heathen counterfeit was on a "Sun" day where they offered their children as sacrifices along with crucifying other victims to appease Tammuz’s anger.
Tammuz (aka Jesus Christ) has been the rival of Yahshua throughout history; the symbol of Tammuz is the cross of sun worship that "Jesus" died upon. The Jews had denied their Messiah and the sun worshiping Romans put Him to death.
The modern "church" celebrates at the same time as the heathen do, but do it in "honor" of their "Jesus Christ’s" resurrection, yet they weep for forty days (Lent) and eat their hot-cross buns. At the close of Lent, is “Easter” Sunday. This has always been a counterfeit of God’s holy day (Sabbath) to be trampled all over for "Sun" day "worship." "Worship" on this day symbolizes and goes against the commands of God, but those in the "church" give precedence to tradition rather than truth.
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you – 2 Corinthians 6:16-17
As true followers of Yahshua, we are to be separate, just as Israel was separate from the pagan nations in the Old Testament. We are to separate from the customs, habits, and rituals that have their origin in the occult and traditions of man. The distinction of who Yahweh’s true people are come from following the doctrines in God’s Word and not assimilating and conforming to the customs of the world.
"Easter" is about sunrise worship to sun gods and the goddess that have imitated the resurrection of Yahshua Messiah. It is the date that is dedicated to Semiramis, the mother goddess (queen of heaven) of fertility, love, and maternity. She has gone by many other names throughout history with the Phoenicians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Egyptians, Babylonia, and Assyria.
King Solomon constructed altars to her, but King Josiah destroyed them and restored the Passover.
And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile. – 2 Kings 2:13
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. – 2 Kings 23:21
What is called “Christianity” today continues to embrace the fertility symbols of Easter eggs and bunny rabbits with the tradition of the Easter Sunday service on the first day of the week. The sacredness of what they call “Easter Sunday” is on a different date than the Passover, which began centuries earlier from the Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz legend.
Yahshua Messiah is Lord of the Sabbath, and there is no Biblical evidence that God deemed Sunday as sacred as the pagans do.
The reality for the followers of Yahshua is that He is our Lord and Savior who was born on this earth in the fall, not at Christmas time. He died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the third day, not at Easter time, but during the Passover. The origins of Christmas and Easter are indisputably pagan in origin, but the modern "church" does not question these facts, and when confronted with them, believe that they can “sanctify” them anyways. You will find nowhere in Scripture where God sanctifies the Sabbath, feasts, and celebrations over pagan counterfeits.
The death and resurrection of "Jesus Christ" from Good Friday to Easter Sunday morning makes Yahshua out to be a liar when He prophesied,
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 12:40
It is not hard to do the math that from Good Friday to Easter Sunday morning is not three days and three nights.
I hope the evidence is clear and the distinctions have been made. During the Old Testament and when Yahshua was on earth, the things that manifested of God were attributed to Satan. In the "church" age today, it is the other way around. The manifestations of Satan are being attributed to God. Either way, it is blasphemy and an abomination to our Lord and Savior. It is a false Christ, the image of the antichrist that died and rose again during the pagan festival of Easter.
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