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The Pagan Easter Tradition in the Modern Church
There are many holidays on the calendar that are celebrated each year. Within the the modern church system, Christmas and Easter are revered as holy days, but they have become so commercialized that their true meanings have been hidden. The corrupt man-driven church system has deceived the masses and say these holy days relate to the birth and resurrection of Christ, but actually they stem from ancient pagan traditions.
The facts are that Christ was not born in December during the pagan Saturnalia festival, nor did he die on Good Friday and rise again a day and a half later on Easter Sunday.
The problem with acknowledging these pagan holidays as God's holy days are that they do not align with Scripture. Those within the church system celebrate Christ on a date that is not his birthday as well as his death and resurrection.
Could it be that they are actually worshiping someone else who was born on that date who they deemed as their 'Christ?'
If you think about it, would it not be strange for someone to acknowledge your birthday on a day that you were not even born?
If people were trying to hold a 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 in the first place?
When we attempt apply Christ to a date that has nothing to do with him, then the logical conclusion would be 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, death and resurrection of Christ as holy days that were set apart on their calendar as ritual worship to pagan sun gods.
Origins of Christmas and Easter
The origins of the pagan festival of Saturnalia originated from the birth of Tammuz. His mother, Semiramis claimed she had immaculately conceived her son from the sun god, Ba'al. Tammuz, the son of the sun god was born during the winter solstice. This was the start the tradition of the 'child' mass season. For centuries December 25th has been celebrated 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 during Lent would start the fertility season (spring). The priests of Semiramis (Ishtar) would slaughter a wild boar and eat ham on the 'sun' day during the Easter holiday. The term Good Friday would come later. It was the day the Philistines would eat fish and make sacrifices 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 that marked the beginning of spring. To proclaim her divinity and authority, she changed a bird into an egg laying rabbit that 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 Christ'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 Babylonian 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 God. The church has given credence to the world’s philosophies and traditions over being obedient to God's commandments.
The Babylonian black mass to Tammuz has replaced the true holy days of God, but celebrated as if they are God’s holy days.
Today, many 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 their traditions come from. Many have failed to analyze their lives and traditions they partake of with God's word and the results are counterfeit worship activities that God abhors.
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 Christ does not have its roots in paganism, but is based on the truth of Scripture. The satanic festivals of Christmas and Easter have influenced those in organized religion and have been compelled and captivated by the deceit of sun god tradition.
Many have compromised and contaminated their faith by giving in to the commercialization of world traditions. Unfortunately, these pagan traditions are not challenged enough by those who already know the truth. The younger generation have no idea that these things that seem to be harmless are rooted in the occult.
Do you think the God 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 Christ?
The birth and resurrection of who many call 'Jesus' is a counterfeit who is celebrated at the same time every year during Christmas and Easter. They are actually partaking in worshiping and honouring a false christ, Tammuz who was born to Semiramis, the Babylonian queen of heaven according to pagan superstition. The time of year, the history of the pagan ceremonies and historical artifacts prove that this birthday celebration originates all the way back to ancient Babylonian. Easter was never the time of the death and resurrection of Christ because it was during the time of the Passover Feast. Both had different calendar dates.
It is important to understand that Christmas and Easter were highly honoured and religiously observed long before the birth of Christ. Pagan traditions are about worshiping the things God has made (the 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 Tammuz's spirit dwelt in the sun. When she died, it was said that she dwelt in the moon. Semiramis told the people that it was from the spirit of the sun that she immaculately conceived Tammuz who was considered a reincarnation of Nimrod.
Although Semiramis by far was not a virgin, the supposed immaculate birth of Tammuz would challenge the birth of Christ who would one day be born of a virgin. Tammuz was hailed as the 'Son of the Sun' symbolizing sun worship. Human sacrifices were put on a cross and offered to him on his birthday on December 25th. Throughout history, the counterfeit to God’s Sabbath was on a 'sun' day. The full first moon after the vernal equinox was deemed 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 crosses marked on them are the 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') has been the rival of the sun god throughout history within the church system. The symbol of Tammuz is the cross of sun worship that Christ died upon. The Jews denied their Messiah and the sun worshiping Romans put Him to death on their cross.
The modern church celebrates at the same time as the heathen do, but do it in honour of the resurrection of Christ. This is syncretism as they partake of Lent and eat hot-cross buns. At the close of Lent is Easter Sunday. This has always been a counterfeit of God’s holy day (the Sabbath) to be replaced with 'sun' day worship. Worship on this day symbolizes and goes against the commands of God. Many today do not care and give precedence to their religious traditions 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 Christ are called out to be separate, just as Israel was commanded by God to be separate from the ways of 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 God’s true people are those who following the doctrines of Christ and the apostles and who do not mix the holy and profane by conforming to the traditions and customs of the world.
Easter is about sunrise worship to sun gods and the goddess that have imitated and replaced the death and resurrection of Christ. 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 that began centuries earlier pertaining to Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz.
Christ is Lord of the Sabbath and there is no scriptural evidence that God deemed Sunday as sacred as the pagans do.
The reality for the followers of Christ is that our Saviour was born in the fall, not at Christmas time. He died on a pagan Roman cross for our sins and rose again on the third day. It was 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. When they confronted with them, they believe that they can 'sanctify' their behaviours as worship to God. You will find nowhere in Scripture where God sanctifies the Sabbath, feasts and celebrations with pagan counterfeits.
The believe that the death and resurrection of Christ from Good Friday to Easter Sunday morning is true makes Christ out to be a liar.
Did not Christ state,
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. The evidence is clear and the distinctions have been made. Easter is about a false Christ, an antichrist.
Do you believe Christ died on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday?
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