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Easter: Is It Scriptural?
Welcome. Today we are going to talk about Easter. Many people, including so called Christians are getting ready to celebrate this holiday. Is this scriptural? Should this day be celebrated? We are going to find out tonight as we look to the scriptures, and to history to find the truth about Easter.
With that being said, we can see that the scriptural excuses to justify Easter have been explained and put in the true light. Now we shall expose this pagan holiday. NOTE: The book I will be reading from does not reflect my views entirely, and the same goes for the author of the book. I am only reading excerpts that go into detail on Easter.
- ”The festival, of which we read in church history, under the name of Easter, in the third or fourth centuries, was quite a different festival from that now observed in the Romish Church, and at that time was not known as Easter. It was called Pasch, or the Passover, and though not of apostolic institution, was very early observed by many professing Christians, in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Christ." (The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop (PG. 93).
- "The celebration we have today was not the same as back then. No bunnies, eggs, scavenger hunts, etc. As we see, this holiday during that time was used specifically to commemorate the Messiah. No other traditions were instituted with it, such as the eggs, bunnies, or any other tradition we may see.
- ”Socrates, the ancient ecclesiastical historian, after a lengthened account of the diverse ways in which Easter was observed in different countries in his time – i.e., the fifth century – sums up in these words: ‘Thus much already laid down may seem a sufficient treatise to prove that the celebration of the feast of Easter began everywhere more of custom than by commandment either of Christ or any Apostle.”
Socrates found out that this holiday has nothing to do with celebrating the Messiah, but it had everything to do with the traditions of the other nations, which were rooted in what would be considered pagan worship. No commandment, by Yahushua, the disciples, or the Torah commands or condones this holiday.
- ”Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now. The “buns,” known too by that identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of Heaven, the goddess Easter, as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens – that is, 1500 years before the Christian era” (PG. 96).
Research shows that this, and the other traditions, come from the Chaldeans, or ancient Babylonians, and was around long before the era in which people were looking to Yahusha. It was picked up and used by the Roman Empire and implemented with the Roman perversion of scripture (see What You Should Know About Catholicism for more information on that). 1500 years before the Messiah, Easter was celebrated. Earlier the “queen of Heaven” was mentioned, and was also shown to be nothing more than a Babylonian goddess. We will use scripture to prove this, in Jeremiah 7 18.
- ”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.”
Here, we see that the cakes for the queen of Heaven are being made. This is the same Babylonian concept as stated earlier with the hot cross buns. We will now go more into both the topic of the queen of Heaven and the hot cross buns in page 96 of The Two Babylons.
- ”The hot cross buns are not now offered, but eaten, on the festival of Astarte: (Easter);”
This deity also went by other names; Ishtar (Babylon), Astarte (Greek), and a consort of Baal (Canaan). So, by doing this, one is worshipping the wife of Baal, the same false god worshipped by the Philistines in the Old Testament, also called Beelzebub (or Baalzebub) in the New Testament.
- ”but this leaves no doubt as to whence they have been derived. The origin of the Pasch eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg, as the sacred emblem of their order. In the Dionysiaca, or mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The Hindoo fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden colour. The people of Japan make their sacred to have been brazen. In China, at this hour, dyed or painted eggs are used on sacred festivals, even as in this country.”
- ”In ancient times eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples”. From Egypt, these sacred eggs can be distinctly traced to the banks of the Euphrates. The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians; and thus, its tale is told by Hyginus, the Egyptian, the learned keeper of the Palatine library at Rome.”
So, the Druids, Greeks, Asians, Egyptians, all the way up to Nimrod’s kingdom venerated the egg in some way, and some even went as far as to paint and dye their eggs.
- ”In the time of Augustus, who was skilled in all the wisdom of his native country: “An egg of wondrous size is said to have fallen from Heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, and hatched it. Out came Venus, who afterwards was called the Syrian Goddess” – that is, Astarte. Hence, the egg became one of the symbols of Astarte or Easter; and accordingly, in Cyprus, one of the chosen seats of the worship of Venus, or Astarte, the egg of wondrous size was represented on a grand scale.”
Note how it said this was on a grand scale. Like you have seen in my articles numerous times with exposing Islam, Catholicism, and other pagan works, these things can be traced back to one source; Nimrod. Nimrod is the cause of most, if not all pagan religions, stemming into polytheism, demonic rituals, and perverse commandments. I plan on doing an article personally on Nimrod someday. But for now, we will get back to the lesson on Easter in page 97 of The Two Babylons.
- "Now the Romish Church adopted this mystic egg of Astarte, and celebrated it as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection.
The pagan Roman Catholic church is the one responsible for this tradition. They took this Babylonian tradition and combined it with the scriptures. Following the Messiah was becoming a huge trend, and the Romans were losing power. To gain power, the Romans combined both religions into one, creating what we would become Catholicism, and eventually the different branches of Christianity we see today that still follows in it footsteps despite claiming to be Protestant, Orthodox, etc. They are all offspring of the Roman Catholic Church.
Peace and blessings, and all praises to the Most High.