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Easter is a holiday that represents the numerous deceptions going on in the world. Easter celebrations are just as unbiblical as Christmas celebrations. Easter is celebrated among many Christians at this time of the year, which is usually at April each year. What many people don't realize is that its origin is from paganism. Easter's influences resides from ancient Europe, ancient Babylon and the ancient Middle East. Merrill F. Unger's "New Unger's Bible Dictionary" (which was edited R.K. Harrison) and Moody Press published the work in 1957 and 1988. It is a good source. The source says that Easter comes from the Saxon word Eastra (Bede was a 7th century Anglo-Saxon theologian who wrote that the pagan fertility goddess Eostra or Eastra was the origin of the English word of Easter). Eastra was the Goddess of Spring where sacrifices were done in the time of the spring equinox. This time took place between March 19 and March 21 and marks the first day of true Spring according to witches. Later, the Saxons uses Eastra to represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which isn’t the case at

all. Ostar (or another word similar to Eostra in its linguistic etymology. Ostara is another words for the Spring Equinox) is a word to the Norsemen that described the season of the rising (growing) sun, the season of new birth. According to The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, the Easter eggs and bunnies in Easter came from the Goddess Eastra in Europe. Even the Oxford English Dictionary exposes how Easter originated from a Goddess (related to the dawn goddess originally. This was the origin of the sunrise celebrations at the time of Easter) whose festival is celebrated during the time of the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox is when both the day and the night are an equal twelve hours long. Easter was

preceded by a period of riotous vegetation rites and by a period of abstinence known as Lent. Lent existed also from pagan celebrations. In the fifth century also the Church of Rome decreed that Lent should be kept before Easter. So, Lent is celebrated 40 Days before Easter. Lent comes from the old English word of Lencten meaning spring of the year. Lent is not mentioned in the Old Testament or in the New Testament at all. According to Rev. Alexander Hislop’s research in his “The Two Babylons” book, Lent was celebrated in 40 days by the ancient Mexicans, some wept 40 days for the death of Tammuz, it was done in ancient Egypt in honor of Adonis, and it was achieved by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil worshipers of Koordistan." The Church of Rome loves Lent obviously. “It ought to be known" - said Cassianus, the monk of Marseilles, writing in the fifth century, and contrasting the primitive Church with the Church in his day - "that the observance of the forty days had no existence, so long as the perfection of the primitive Church remained inviolate.” Here's more sources on this issue:

An old Isthar statue is represented here. Isthar is another version of Ashtoreth. Ashtoreth is a Semitic female principle, while Baal is the male principle. In other words, Baal was the counterpart to the goddess Ashtoreth. In pagan temple, a wooden pole (representing Ashtoreth) with the carving of a female goddess was either in it or next to it. Both the male and female principles are represented in the pole. Temples of Baal worship was a place of sexual immorality of course (with prostitutes). Baal is a Semitic word meaning “lord” or “owner.” Some use the phrase Baal Peor in false god worship. Peor means “cleft” or “gap” from the word pa’ar meaning “to open wide.” Today, the worship of Baal and its influences are seen in the Bohemian Grove, sexualized stripper poles, and secret societies today that perform sexual debauchery. The goddess, god, and child false archetypes are in many Mystery schools worldwide.

"...What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears the Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people of Ninevah, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments is Ishtar..." -The Two Babylons, by the Rev. Alexander Hislop, published 1943 and 1959 in the U.S. by Loizeaux Brothers, Neptune, New Jersey, page 103. Socrates Scholasticus wrote that: “Neither the apostles,

therefore nor the Gospels, have anywhere imposed…Easter…Wherefore inasmuch as men love festivals, because they afford them cessation from labor: each individual in every place, according to his own pressure, has a prevlent custom celebrated [Easter]…The Savior and His apostles have enjoined us by no law to keep this feast [Easter] came to be observed in each place according to the individual peculiarities of the peoples inasmuch as none of the apostles legislated on the matter. And that the observance originated not by legislation [of the apostles], but as a custom the facts themselves indicate” (fourth century scholar, Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, chapter 22).

“There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the Apostolic Fathers… The first Christians continued the observance of the Jewish [God’s] festivals, though in a new spirit, as commemorations of events which those festivals had foreshadowed,” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, p. 828).

"The origin of the Pasch eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg, as the sacred emblem of their order. In the Dionysiaca, or mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The Hindu fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden colour. The people of Japan make their sacred egg to have been brazen. In China ... dyed or painted eggs are used on sacred festivals, even as in this country. In ancient times, eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples ... The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians ... 'an egg of wondrous size is said to have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled

it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, and hatched it, out came Venus, who afterwards was called the Syrian Goddess' that is Astarte. Hence the egg became one of the symbols of Astarte, or Easter.' " [Reverend Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons: Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship Of Nimrod And His Wife", Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., First Edition, 1916, page 108-109] Dake’s Bible adds, "Easter . . . is derived from Ishtar, one of the Babylonian titles of an idol goddess, the Queen of Heaven. The Saxon goddess Eastre is the same as the Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the Old Testamnet. It was the worship of this woman by Israel that was such an abomination to God" (1 Sam. 7:3; 1 Ki. 11:5, 33; 2 Ki. 23:13; Jer. 7:18; 44:18) (p. 137 N.T.)
The 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica’s "Easter" article states, "There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic church Fathers." The ecclesiastical historian, Socrates is quoted in the same article as he points out that neither the Lord or His apostles enjoined the keeping of this day. He says, "The apostles had no thought of appointing festival days, but of promoting a life of blamelessness and piety". He attributes the observance of Easter by the church to the perpetuation of an old usage, "just as many other customs have been established." Early Church reformers such as Calvin and Knox protested strongly against Easter because of its pagan origins. Observance of the holiday was not widely celebrated in America until well after the Civil War. ( Easter: Its Story and Meaning by Alan Watts; Babylon, Mystery Religion, Ralph Woodrow; Calvin Tracts; Knox’s History) GOD CALLS EASTER EVIL: “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord…And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth [Easter]” (Judges 2:11, 13) The Scriptures clearly say that: “…put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only…Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only” -1Samuel. 7:3-4 The name of Astarte or Ashtoreth (including Isthar. The goddess was named Isis in ancient Egypt. Osiris was her husband in Egyptian mythology) was the spring fertility goddess of the Middle East. Astarte was the Syrian sun goddess and it was known as the "Queen of Heaven." The Phoenicians portrayed Astarte with corn horns representing fertility. This sounds familiar to the Vatican calling Mary falsely the Queen of Heaven. The goddess Astarte relates to Easter as well. Easter is about the rising sun. According to Richard Rives, the Druids celebrated a similar goddesses in Britain. Rivers says that Easter is another name for Beltis or Isthar fro the ancient Babylonians. He further traces this deity to Hathor. Hathor was the cow goddess of ancient Egypt, which was associated with the building of the golden calf at Mount Sinai. The ancient Egyptians, Hindus, Greeks, Druids, and other people used eggs in their religious rites for thousands of years. Reverend Alexander Hislop's book called "The Two Babylons"cites evidence for this information (of the eggs refering to fertility and spring rituals of pagan sun worship which existed thousands of years before the birth of Jesus Christ on the Earth). The egg was a mystical symbol to the pagan religions of Egypt, Japan, Greece, Persia, Phoenicia, India, and Babylon. On page 496, he wrote: "The serpent entwined round the egg, was a symbol common to the Indians, the Egyptians, and the Druids. It referred to the creation of the universe. A serpent with an egg in his mouth was a symbol of the universe containing within itself the germ of all things that the sun develops. The property possessed by the serpent, of casting its skin, and apparently renewing its youth, made it an emblem of eternity and immortality." Thus, we see an indication that the egg initially represented serpent worship, and, by extension, Satan worship. - Albert Pike, an Illuminati member, in his Masonic treatise “Morals and Dogma,” Cardinal Newman admits in his book that; the "The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and

candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holydays and seasons, use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields; sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images at a later date, the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison, are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church. {374}" -An Essay on the The Development of the Christian Doctrine John Henry "Cardinal Newman" p.359

Now, I will go more into this controversy about the so-called "holiday" of Easter. The Bible in the book of Leviticus 23:5 calls for people celebrate the Lord's Passover on the 14th day of the first month. This refers to 14 Nisan on the middle of the 29.5 Day moon cycle. John 13:1 has Jesus knowing his time was almost up near the feast of Passover. The early church celebrated Passover and the Resurrection of Christ during the time of Passover (or the Feast of Unleavened Bread). Early Church leader named Saint Anatolius of Laodicea (of the 200's A.D.) wrote in support of this. Which guy changed this to deceive Christians into celebrating his Resurrection on the wrong day? Yes, good 'ol sun worshipping Constantine. In Rome however, the celebration was being observed not on the 14th day, but on the following Sunday. It was the decision of the Nicaean Council that Passover would be observed on the first Sunday, after the full moon, on or after the vernal equinox. According to biblical timing, Passover could fall on any day of the week. Constantine screwed up a lot of stuff for the common man. Constantine was a closet sun worshipper and he was a famous murderer. He used the apostate, half-truth filled Council of Nicea to change the celebration of the Resurrection from Nisan 14 to the Sunday after Nisan 14. St. Patrick, St. Columba, St. Columban celebrated the resurrection on the 14th Day or they were Quartodecimans. Many Bible scholars believe that Passover was the day of Christ's crucifixion not the day of pagan Easter. Many of the wicked “holidays” that Satanists, pagans, and occultists worship on involve various rituals and even human sacrifice in some cases. For example, pagans celebrate on the Spring vernal equinox (or the time of the year when light and dark are equal in time), winter equinox, April 1st, Beltaine (on May 1), Lughnasa (on July 31 to August 1 where a sacrifice is made in a sabbat), Mabon (on September 21), and many other days.

The Roman Catholic Church tried to accept many of these times and so-called "Christianize" them, but their paganism resides in it very strongly. Why would people follow this silliness? One of the many reasons is that deception is plaguing not only pagans, but some professing Christians in thinking they are having fulfillment. Yet, it's actually repetitive rituals calling on "gods" and "entities" that don't exist. Acts 12:3, 4 says: “…And because he saw it pleased the Jews,

he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people." According
to Dr. Samuel Gipp, Acts 12:4 was accurately translated as Easter, because the book of Acts in that chapter described Peter was put in prison during the days of unleavened bread (or after the Passover) and he was to be released after Easter to the people. Now, this shows both actions involving Peter are in 2 different time periods. The reason is that Peter was to be jailed during the days of unleavened bread and he would be released after the time of Easter. Here‘s Passover (which isn’t the time of unleavened bread, but the time of unleaved bread is after the Passover) as found in the OT: "And in the fourteenth day of the first

month is the passover of the Lord. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened bread–seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten" (Num. 28:16,17). Easter in the verse is translated as pascha in Greek, because Herod’s pascha that he was waiting for before releasing Peter wasn’t the Biblical Passover. He was an Edomite and he celebrated the pagan death and resurrection of Tammuz (which is related to Easter), which was the sun god. Therefore, the Easter in the NT can’t be Passover since the time of unleavened bread is after the biblical Passover.
Some people who investigate religions see many similarities between Islam and Romanism. Both have rosaries, and both love Fatima (the daughter of Muhammad. Fatima to Catholics is the location of the appearance of the "Virgin Mary," etc.). Fatima Al-Zahraa is called by Muslims as the Lady of Paradise. The Catholics call Mary the Queen of Heaven, a title similar to Queen Semiramis. On the other hand, the Bible in the book of Jeremiah abhors the praises of the Queen of Heaven. Khadijah (a 40 year old widow when she married Muhammad) and her cousin Waraquah are related to the history of Islam. According to Alberto Rivera, they were Roman Catholics. Some have disagreed with this notion. Both of these women helped Muhammad to invent Islam. Both religions have known hostilities toward Jewish people. The many Sufi mystics being intoxicated with a belief of an altered state of consciousness are similar to the Jesuits in Romanism. Jesuit founder Loyola claimed to see visions of Mary, etc. Muhammad was in spiritual exercises at the cave of Hira like Ignatius Loyola's spiritual exercises in a cave near Mannessa, Catalonia. The obelisk is revered in Rome, while the pagan obelisk is stoned in Mecca. The name of Allah is proven to be from ancient Babylon. Allah was used as a name for a pagan god centuries before Islam was invented. Steve van Nattan's Islam researched conclusively proved that (although I disagree with him on some points). Quennel Gale's analysis of the origin of Allah (from Answer-Islam.org) is the best in the Net in my opinion. It’s expected to see Romanism accept Easter as a holiday for their religion. Now, many apostate Christians are following Easter as fine when it isn’t. The Baptist Book Stores, and the Sunday School Board of the

Southern Baptist Convention, are urging its people to buy "Resurrection Eggs" to aid them in celebrating Easter. Again, Easter eggs come from paganism. The egg to the pagan represents fertility or the union between the male principle and the female principle. One origin of the Easter Bunny is from this source: “…The Goddess' totem, the Moon-hare, would lay eggs for good children to eat ... Eostre's hare was the shape that Celts imagined on the surface of the full moon ...." ["Pagan Traditions of Holidays", p. 10]. The eggs in ancient culture represent Venus or the goddess of the ancient world according to Rev.

Alexander Hislop. We shouldn’t try to mix true Christianity with pagan ceremonies at all. This isn’t uncommon the South Baptist Convention since many of them support Freemasonry. The hot buns have an ancient Babylonian origin as well. The 'buns' known by the identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess Easter. 'One species of sacred bread;', says Burant, 'which used to be offered to the gods, was of great antiquity, and called boun'. (Mythology, Vol. 1 p 373) Diogenes Laertius, speaking of this offering made by Empedocles, describes the chief ingredients of which it was composed, saying - 'He offered one of the sacred cakes, Boun, which was made of fine flour and honey'. Jeremiah 7:18 criticized burning cakes in order to worship the queen of Heaven.

Therefore, Easter has nothing to do with Jesus Christ at all. It's an old throwback from the pagan abominations (of fertility goddess worship) that is condemned by the Bible. Jesus Christ was the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. He is the sinless sacrifice that had been foreshadowed in the Feast of Passover for centuries. What is Passover? Passover is a holy day and festival that commemorates God sparing the Israelites when the first born of Egypt were killed. This story is recorded in the Tenakh or the Torah. After the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread (or Chag HaMatzot) is celebrated to remember the Exodus from Egypt of the Hebrews and their liberation from slavery. The Hebrews suffered oppression and left Egypt with Moses as the Hebrews’ leader. Plagues came upon Egypt according to the Bible, whose stories of that are similar to the Ipuwer Papyrus of ancient Egypt. The Passover Seder is a ritual feast that is held on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Ten Commandments is one of favorite film that outline the celebration of Passover. I prefer to celebrate Passover rather than Easter indeed if I desire to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Appendix A: Halloween

Halloween is a big day. It's one of the most overtly occult unholy days around. You have people dressing up like demons, murderers, skeletons, and other images (or entities). Few realize their real history. Halloween originated the ancient celebration of Samhain. Here's a source about Samhain: "The observances connected with Halloween are believed to have originated among the ancient Druids, who believed that on the evening, Saman, the lord of the dead, called forth hosts of evil spirits." (Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, 1979, Vol. 12, p. 152). This day have Druids believing that spirits can mingle with human life (along with the supernatural barriers are broken among the natural world). The ancient Samhain celebration include human sacrifice. It's a Celtic celebration of the harvest season. It occurs from October 31 to November 1, which is exactly on the time of Halloween. According to Ruth Edna Kelly's book "The Book of Hallowe'en" Samhain is related to Baal Worship. In 835, Pope Gregory IV changed the Holiday into All Saints Day from Samhain. Halloween does have an obsession with ghosts, demons, and other nonesense. Deut. 18:9-12 condemns occult activities. The Catholic Church evolved Samhain into All Souls' Day. Later, it was secularized into Halloween. Yet, the same occultism peremeates Halloween to this day. Liberty to Captives Ministries say that human sacrifice occurs on these pagan days. It's certainly righteous to pray to God about preventing these evils during any day including Halloween. Now, today many Christians and Catholics (Roman Catholicism is apostate Christianity because they call the Pope Holy Father, call Mary the co-Mediatrix and the Queen of Heaven, and believes that God is in a mass inside of a wafer. Some omit the power of the Vatican. 5 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices are Roman Catholic. Sam Alito is even a member of the Knights of Columbus. Congress is mostly

Roman Catholic with Nancy Pelosi, etc. Jose Maria Aznar works for Jesuit Georgetown University and was the former Prime Minister of Spain. The Riggs Bank has Vatican ties and is still a very powerful banking institution) try to justify Halloween, but the Scriptures are clear that you don't have fellowship with darkness. You don't glorify evil at all. You don't suck up to the concepts of demons, globins, or death. Even trick or treat comes from the Druids sacrificing a woman in a ritual. I never celebrated Halloween from my home because our mother said it was occultic and not of God. She was right.

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