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What Is Easter?

Updated on October 15, 2015

What Is Easter All About?

YES Easter is confusing. Looking at the newspapers or the

internet, you would think that Easter is only one more excuse

to sell "stuff". Or, another excuse to shop for more "stuff".

And to add to the confusion, as the pagans began to turn to

Christ they brought along some of their old pagan practices.

(This is what has polluted much of the "Christian Church"

today.) Among these practices was "Easter" a pagan spring

festival and joining into the Christians celebration of the

resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now it is really mixed up.

Things to consider. EASTER IS NOT:

Easter Is Not About Bunnies

Easter is not bunnies. I know.

I used to raise rabbits,lots of

them. They may multiply rapidly

- but they are not Easter.

Easter Is Not About Eggs

Easter is not eggs. No matter

how many or what color. I know.

I have gathered dozens and

dozens of eggs. Eggs are not


Easter Is Not About Nice Cloths

Easter is not about cloths.

I know. I have been through

about 80 Easters, and all

the fancy cloths had nothing

to do with Easter - even

when I tried to wear them.

Easter Is Not About Chocolate Bunnies

Easter is not about chocolate

bunnies. I know. As you can

see this guy has already lost

his ears and part of his head.

Chocolate bunnies are not Easter.

Easter Is Not About Ritual and Ceremony

Easter is not about rituals

or ceremonies. I know.

I have been through many

of them. And all the rituals

and ceremonies amount to

nothing. Rituals and ceremonies

are not Easter.

Easter Is Not About Icons or Relics on the Wall

Relics hanging on your wall

or the wall of a "church"

building are not Easter.

No matter what the size or

the color of the relic, it can

do nothing for you. Relics

are not Easter.

Billy Graham said;

"God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'"

He Is Risen

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Easter is about your creator coming to

earth and dying as a sacrifice for you

because he loves you.

But death could not keep your creator

in the grave. Three days later he arose

from the grave triumphant over death,

hell and the grave - to live forever.

"I passed on to you what I received,

which is of the greatest importance:

that Christ died for our sins,

as written in the Scriptures;

that he was buried and that he was

raised to life three days later,

as written in the Scriptures;"

(1 Corinthians 15:3,4 GNT)

Easter is about celebrating

the resurrection of Jesus Christ

from the dead, for you.

It is as Robert Lowry wrote:

"Jesus my Lord! Up from the grave He arose,

With a mighty triumph o'er His foes

He arose a Victor from the dark domain,

And He lives forever with His saints to reign.

He arose! He arose!

Hallelujah! Christ arose!"

Do not ignore what Jesus Christ did for you.

Turn to him with thanksgiving offering

yourself to him, to serve and live with

Christ forever.



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