Easter from the way many of us were taught was a day to color eggs, have a family meal, egg hunts, and rabbits, and somewhere in the mix there is a bit of talk about Christ dying on the cross and rising on the third day. From my childhood memories, there was little talk about Jesus and much ado about finding the right Easter outfit for church but more about coloring eggs and the Easter Bunny who would bring a basket of candy. Was there an Easter bunny mentioned in the bible-NO. Some of the newer translations actually use the word Easter in them but the original text Find out the truth about Easter! Easter is a traditional holiday that has been celebrated by Christians and said to have its origins in the Catholic church but studies have shown that the origin of Easter actually derived from pagan and Satanistic traditions and beliefs. There is a real Holy Day-Passover, that we should be observing during this time just as Jesus Christ did. Jesus observed Passover and taught the people to take communion in remembrance of Him during the Passover meal. This had nothing to do with rabbits, eggs, or any of the trimmings that commercialism has brought to this pagan day. Why do I say it is a pagan day? Everything that Easter is representing dates back to the Chaldean rites and Babylonian practices.
The Suspicious Date of The Easter Holiday
Easter is celebrated on April 25 (the last day of Passover) during the seventh day of unleavened bread. The first day of unleavened bread is Nisan 15=April 18 until sunset April 19 and the seventh day of unleavened bread is Nisan 21-sunset April 24 until sunset April 25, (Blank 2010). The word Easter is used in the Bible but is not in the original text. Passover was observed by Jesus and His disciples. See Passover
How Easter Became a Christian Holiday
Christian missionaries wanted to convert the pagan worshippers and noticed that the the pagan celebration dedicated to the Goddess of Fertility happened around the time of the resurrection of Christ so they adopted the Easter celebration as a Christian holiday in an effort to get the pagans to convert to Christianity (Aristotle, 2000-2009). How did Easter—clearly a festival not sanctioned by God—become “Christian”? A simple wrong translation of the Greek word Pasha which means Passover in Acts 12:4 is the reason the very word Easter is even mentioned in the Holy Bible. “The idea of Christ’s resurrection was injected into the old practice of Easter observance and not the other way around” (Early Gentile Christianity and its Hellenistic Background). The Greek word translated “Easter” in Acts 12:4 is pascha. This refers to Passover, which was always kept on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (Abib). It was Passover, not Easter, that God commanded His people to observe, and they did so throughout early New Testament time. “Easter” in Acts 12:4 is a gross mistranslation. But slowly, Easter, with all its pagan customs, replaced Passover. Disagreement arose surrounding the correct observance of the day, which led to the “Quartodeciman Controversy.” The following quote from the 11th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica shows how Easter was “Christianized:” “Polycarp, the disciple of St. John the Evangelist and bishop of Smyrna, visited Rome in 159 to confer with Anicetus, the bishop of that see, on the subject; and urged the tradition, which he had received from the apostle, of observing the fourteenth day…A final settlement of the dispute was one among the other reasons which led Constantine to summon the council of Nicaea in 325…The decision of the council was unanimous that Easter was to be kept on Sunday, and on the same Sunday throughout the world, and ‘that none should hereafter follow the blindness of the Jews’..." (VilJoen,2016)
The Horrifying Origin of Coloring Easter Eggs
The first colored Easter eggs were colored by dipping them in the blood from babies sacrificed to a false God. Nimrod (meaning Tyrant) convinced the Babylonians to pay tribute to the sun, moon, stars, and planets by sacrificing their children. The Tower of Babel was built toward the sun to reach God. This religion created in Babylon by Nimrod and Semiramis was making them a lot of money as people had to pay during the “Winter Solstice (December 21st-25th) and also at “Easter (Ishtar) Sunrise Services,” at the spring or Vernal Equinox (March 21st-25th). Every year on March 25th & December 25th, there would be wild drunken parties and orgies where virgins were impregnated by pagan priests. Since there are 9 months to a pregnancy, and there are also 9 months between March 25th and December 25th, the pagan priests of Ba’al would impregnate these virgins on Easter Sunday. This was done to commemorate the impregnation of Semiramis with Tammuz, and then by December 25th when these infants were newly born, they would then offer up these new born babies on the altar to “Moloch” (Nimrod) on December 25th. A few months later on Easter “Sun-day” they would offer up more infants to the goddess named “Easter” or “Ishtar” the moon goddess Semiramis. They would then take the blood of these sacrificed infants and dip “eggs” in them called Ishtar’s Eggs”. (Mystery of Religion of Babylon, 2016).
The Origin of Easter
The origin of Easter was heavily steeped in pagan traditions. Ishtar (pronounced Easter) was celebrated at the resurrection of a false god called Tammuz. Tammuz was said to have been the only son of the moon goddess and the sun god. Nimrod was the grandson of Noah’s son named Ham. Cush was Ham’s son and Cush married Seriramis and they had a son named Nimrod who became mighty in the earth and a great hunter before the Lord. Nimrod’s kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, Calneh in the land of Shinar.
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. Gen. 10:8
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. Gen. 10:9
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Gen. 10:10
After Nimrod’s father died, he married his own mother and became a very powerful king and Seriramis became the Queen of ancient Babylon (The pagan origin of Easter, 2016). “Nimrod worshipped the pagan sun god named Moloch. The title “Great Hunter before (in the face of) YHVH” was ascribed to him because he literally hunted human beings to murder as sacrifices to his pagan god. In the Book of Jasher (the book of Jasher is mentioned in the Bible Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18) we learn that Nimrod received instruction from the priests of Molech to marry his mother in an act of incest in order to acquire “the third eye” or the “all seeing eye”. The exact same knowledge sought by those today who call themselves the “illuminati” or “illuminated ones. This form of “dark knowledge” is a counterfeit of The Spirit of YHVH with a promise to “see” into the Spiritual Realm. This "dark knowledge" is that knowledge imparted by the fallen angels to mankind as described in The Book of Enoch. Nimrod, the King, took a wife. The wife Nimrod chose was his mother. So the “son” became both the husband and son of the mother. In effect making this marriage a “trinity” union in as much as the “husband” was the same person as the “son” united as “one” with the wife/mother. So Nimrod married his mother, Semiramis, and she became the Queen of Babylon. It was Semiramis from which the religion surrounding Nimrod and the planets (astrology) evolved. Nimrod the mighty and ruthless murderer was killed for his crimes against humanity by the sons of Noah. His body cut into pieces and distributed all over his kingdom by his enemies. In the face of Nimrod’s death, Semiramis had to somehow maintain her grip and power over the people. In order to solidify her power she “invented” a religion for the people that would keep Nimrod’s control over them even after his death. She then gave birth to a son named Tammuz whom she claimed was the reincarnation of Nimrod. So through the belief that Tammuz was "Nimrod in the flesh" the queen was able to subdue the people of Babylon. So Tammuz was “Nimrod in the flesh” and “one” with his father who was “one” with his wife/mother through marriage… the unholy concept of a Trinity is born.”. When Nimrod was killed one body part was missing-his reproductive organ. Seriramis made the claim that Nimrod could not come back to life without it telling the Babylonians that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called Baal-the sun God and that he would be present on earth in the form of a flame in a candle or lamp during worship
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isa. 58:1
Ishtara (Easter) The Pagan Queen of Heaven
Ishtara (Easter) was also referred to as the Queen of Heaven as is inscribed on statues in the annals of secular sources from Eastern and European countries. The Queen of Heaven was listed with pagan Gods according to the Bible.
“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” (Jer. 7:18).
“Israel’s devotion to false deities is also engraved in the annals of secular sources. Archeological evidence indicates that the nation of Israel fell into keeping Easter, thinking they could worship Ishtar alongside the true God. Archaeologists have found tomb inscriptions in Israel that read, “Yahweh and his Asherah,” erroneously suggesting God had a goddess as wife! When God started to work with Israel early on, His instructions through Moses were clear: “You shall not plant you a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the Lord your God, which you shall make you” (Deut. 16:21). Moreover, “you shall destroy their altars,” referring to the surrounding nations’ many idols, “and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire” (Deut. 7:5). These directions from God were unmistakably plain. But, time and time again, “the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgot the Lordtheir God, and served Baalim [plural of Baal] and the groves [Asherah]” (Judg. 3:7). Israel’s behavior was clearly evil in God’s sight! Even King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, rejected God’s counsel and was persuaded by his foreign wives to worship Ashtoreth. As a result, the house of Israel split into north and south—directly because “Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians” (I Kings 11:5). In biblical times, without any exceptions, God’s true servants never celebrated Easter to honor Him and Israel was directly forbidden to have any part in it” (VilJoen,2016).
How Ham Became Part of the Traditional Easter Meal
Hot Cross Buns/Ham/Evergreen Trees/Making a “T” Sign Ham is a big part of the traditional Easter meal but you will be shocked to know that even the serving of ham on this day has pagan origins, not only because ham is from pigs and pigs are an unclean meat but because Queen Ishtar (Easter) declared it as one of the foods that should be eaten at the Easter dinner held in honor of Tammuz because he was killed by a pig. Ishtara proclaimed a 40 day period where no meat was to be eaten during this time. On Ishtar (Easter) Sunday Ham and cakes with a cross on them were served. Hot cross buns are commonly served during the Easter holidays in modern traditional Easter meals and bear a markedly significant resemblance to the cakes bearing a cross, which were eaten during the pagan ritual. The worshipper’s were to eat these things and make a sign of a “T” in front of their hearts as they worshipped in sorrow for the loss of Tammuz. Some of Tammuz’s blood was said to have fell on an evergreen tree stump and it is said that the stump grew into a full sized tree overnight so she declared the evergreen tree as sacred by the blood of Tammuz. Bearing these facts in mind, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has nothing to do with the Easter celebration. (Meyer, David J. 2015). Ham is an unclean meat according to the Bible:
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Lev. 11:7
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. Lev. 11:8
Did Jesus's Apostles Observe Easter?
"Notice Acts 12:1. King Herod began to persecute the Church, culminating in the brutal death of the apostle James by sword. This pleased the Jews so much that the apostle Peter was also taken prisoner by Herod. The plan was to later deliver him to the Jews. Verse 3 says, “Then were the days of unleavened bread.” The New Testament Church was observing these feast days described in Leviticus 23. Now read verse 4: “And when he [Herod] had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions [sixteen] of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.” Is this Bible authority for Easter? This passage is not talking about Easter. How do we know? The word translated Easter is the Greek word pascha (derived from the Hebrew word pesach; there is no original Greek word for Passover), and it has only one meaning. It always means Passover—it can never mean Easter! For this reason, we find a Hebrew word used in the Greek New Testament. Once again, this Hebrew word can only refer to Passover. And other translations, including the Revised Standard Version, correctly render this word Passover. Instead of endorsing Easter, this verse really proves that the Church was still observing the supposedly Jewish Passover ten years after the death of Christ!"(Pack,2016).
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