John 20:9 "(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)" (NIV)
Easter isn't Pagan, This is the first time I'm hearing That...I believe in the Holy communion and His resurrection.
Remember Thomas who didn't believe this, that the other disciples have seen Jesus after they couldn't find his body in the tomb. "A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."
Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John20:26-29).
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John20:31)
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