[Our note: Christ is our passover (I Corinthians 5:7). -- The Lord's supper was instituted at PASSOVER. We partake of the Lord's supper in remembrance of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (reference I Corinthians 11:24-25) and thereby shew his death till he come (reference I Corinthians 11:26). We are told to remember his death. We are NOT told to celebrate "Easter", and nor are we told to celebrate "Christmas". "Easter bunnies," "Easter eggs," the Roman Catholic "Ash Wednesday," "lent," etc. We are NOT told to celebrate "Christmas," "Christmas trees," "Yule logs," etc. These abominations came from somewhere from outside of God's holy word. Let that which is outside of the temple of God stay out. Pagan ways and idolatry pertaineth not unto God's people.2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 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.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
In researching about "Easter" one might come across talk of Nimrod and tales of "Semiramis". Nimrod is found in the Bible in Genesis 10:9, 9; 1 Chronicles 1:10; Micah 5:6. Tammuz is found in the Bible in Ezekiel 8:14. Nimrod and Tammuz are not found mentioned together. When studying the origin of "Easter", it is through extra biblical sources that one comes across the intricate tales of Nimrod, "Semiramis," Tammuz, etc. Of these things I am unlearned and therefore cannot verify them. We must focus on what the Bible says. Concerning these tales and the powers of darkness, the Bible says to...have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. Ephesians 5:11-12
We need to be separate from evil and focusing on doing what is right.]
The Pagan Origin Of Easter (excerpts)
Easter is a day that is honered by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.
Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.
Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour?
The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions.
The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called "Easter."
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...paganism has infiltrated the contemporary "Christian" churches...
The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Some have wondered why the word "Easter" is in the the King James Bible.
It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians.
The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.
We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities!
Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry.
These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal-worship Christian.
You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children.
These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun."
How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East?
How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon.
These things are no joke, any more than Judgement day is a joke.
I pray to God that this tract will cause you to search for more truth.
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These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate. [our note: Christians Are On the Earth to Serve the Lord, not themselves. Now is the time to seek personal consecration unto God so that we might be used by God for his glory and for the furtherance of his kingdom.]
(The late) David J. Meyer