I am brand new here..I just posted this message in a Christian Forum.
And I thought it might be something suitable for here too, although I
know it will be much better received here, and probably nothing new.
But perhaps someone here has some ideas that might help me answer the
many critiques that will be popping up to oppose this at the Christian site!
The Celebration of Easter Is pagan from beginning to end.
And it is founded upon doctrines that deny Christs Claims.
Easter was the Celebration of Ishtar before the Christian Era.
The celebration of Easter includes the baking and eating of hot cross buns on Good Friday
and the use of dyed eggs on Easter Sunday, which was prominent in the Chaldean religion.
And the hot cross buns were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess of Ishtar,
as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens, 1500 years Before the Christian Era!
The Easter egg is a rite of fertility, as is the Easter bunny, which has been associated with the Easter holiday.
So, Hidden behind the Easter celebration is the worship of sex as a god...
The god of "procreation", as being the power of preserving the human race.
As strange As It May seem There Is Actually NO COMMANDMENT OR SUGGESTION Given by YHWH
In His WORD saying that we should even celebrate the resurrection of Yahshua...
I dont Know Why..
Perhaps He would rather have us Celebrate His Resurrection Every Time Someone Is "Reborn"?
I didnt write the rules, I'm just bringing them to your attention...If I'm wrong, please show me..
But The Bible Does clearly Say, Even By The Words of CHIRST HIMSELF that We Should Keep
A Commemorative Each Year To HIS DEATH!!! This is pictured in YHWH's Command to
Observe the LORD'S SUPPER each year at the Passover...Nothing about ishtar celebrations!
EASTER IS 100% TRADITION-WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF
Any tradition of men that conflicts with YHWH's revelation must be dismissed as false doctrine.
In Ezekiel 8, Ezekiel is shown several abominations but the greatest abomination is found in 15 and 16:
Then said he unto me, hast thou seen this, O son of man?
Turn yet again,and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house,
at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar,were about 25 men,
with their back toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east: And they worshipped the sun toward the east.
On Easter Sunday morning, when Christian are standing in the early morning darkness
with their backs toward their temple and awaiting the rising of the SUN,
Do they ever stop and wonder what they are really doing?
The Messiah asked (Thus Commanded) us to remember His death and to keep That Day as a Memorial.
THE CHRISTIAN WORLD DOES THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT CHRIST COMMANDED...
WHY IS THAT??? OR BETTER YET TELL ME "CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS"
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY SOLDIER DISOBEYING HIS COMMANDER?
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lords death till He come
(1st.Cor.11:26)...Can anyone find a scripture that says we should commemorate His Resurrection.
I Think We Properly Commemorate His Resurrection Every Time A New Believer Rises From The Water
The memorial of His death is Sundown (not sunrise) on the 14th day of the first month-PASSOVER!!
The original Passover foreshadowed the Messiah. Christ's Crucifixion Fulfilled the Passover.
And It Is the Passover which is now kept in a new light, that we are to Commemorate.
And it is this Celebration that We even as Christians are told to remember until Messiah Returns
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to the Lord through out
your generations ; YOU SHALL KEEP IT A FEAST BY AN ORDINANCE FOREVER
Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year (Exodus 13:10),
Since the Lord our Savior Asks Us To Remember This VERY SAME DAY, is it JUST "JEWISH"?
Can we say it is no longer to be a memorial? The only difference now is that the true believer
recognizes the true meaning of Passover while the Common Jew remains in unbelief.
Although A Jew may not comprehend the true meaning of Passover, he still Remembers It;
Which is more than can be said for the so called Elect..NEW COVENANT BELIEVERS".
Some may argue that there is no longer a need to sacrifice a lamb, because Yahshua became our
Passover Lamb, ONCE AND FOR ALL. Some might also argue that All we need do now is "REMEMBER".
But the Biblical Command to the Observance & Remembrance of the Passover Feast is Clear.
But the Easter Traditions of hot cross buns & easter eggs & deviled eggs & holiday ham,
& waiting for the 1st beams of the sun on the unholy "day of the sun" are total abominations.
And they have absolutely nothing to do with the Resurrection of the Messiah on a "Sunday".
The event & the day that we are supposed to be remembering & commemorating is the Passover.
Which always falls on the 14th day of the 1st month of Abib, at the Setting of the sun.
If the Messiah arose on the 17th day of the month, which is a different day every year,
Why do Christians always celebrate on the pagan day of the sun on the pagan holiday Ishtar?
So What Are The Facts?
The Tradition of Easter is a direct denial of the Messiahship of Christ!
As A Proof of His Messiahship, Yahshua said: "An evil and adulterous generaton
seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
for as Jonas was 3 days and 3 nights in the whale's belly;
so shall the Son of man be 3 days and 3 nights in
the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:39-40,
This is a very important statement that Christ made, and in view of the Easter tradition
of Christ dying on Friday afternoon and being resurrected at sunrise on Sunday morning..
If this common Christian Misconception is true then His statement in Matthew 12:38-40 WOULD BE A LIE.
It is commonly taught today that Yahshua was crucified on Friday and that the
resurrection occurred about sunrise on Easter Sunday morning...
But few professing Christians have ever even given any thought to question
or to prove this GOOD FRIDAY to EASTER TRADITION.
The Bible tells us to prove all things, and you will be literaly astounded by this proof!
CHURCHES FACE A DILEMMA This one supernatural proof given by Yahshua
as a Sign of His Messiahship has greatly bothered the commentators and church leaders for years. And their attempts to explain away this Proof of Christ's Messiahship are so ridiculous
that they would be humurous if they werent dealing with such a serious issue of
mans doctrine versus YHWH's Truth.
But since they cant explain this 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS, their Good Friday/Easter tradition collapses.
Your church leaders say that Christ was only in the grave for 26 hours, by their teachings.
So What does your Bible say? Your Bible clearly defines the duration of nights and days.
Many of the so-called Christian scholars admit that, in the Hebrew language
in which the book of Jonah was written, the expression "3 days and 3 nights"
means a period of 72 hours..ie. 3-12 hour days and 3-12 hr.nights...Evening to Evening
(Gen.1:5) and the evening and the morning were the 1st day
Gen.1:8 and the evening and the morning were the 2nd day. (this is a
full cycle day).
Gen.1:13 and the evening and the morning were the 3rd day (eve to eve=24 hrs),
Gen.1:19 and the evening and the morning were the 4th day this is a full cycle=24 hrs
Gen.1:23 and the evening and the morning were the 5th day a full cycle =24hrs.
Gen.1:31 and the evening and the morning were the 6th day a full cycle. 24 hours.
Or Leviticus 23:32: From even to even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
Yahshua was asked to give an identifying sign that He was the Christ, the Son of YHWH.
The sign that Christ said would prove Him to be the Son of God and our Savior
is found in Matthew 12:40,"
For as Johnas was 3 days and 3 nights in the whale's belly;
so shall the Son of man be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth"
Theologians have tried their best to deny this by saying "this is just an idiom, and that any
part of a day or a night could be considered as a whole day or night"...But that still doesnt fit!
But those who use this argument of idioms are just DECEIVING THEMSELVES AND Their Followers.
Yahshua staked His claim to being Our Savior upon remaining 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb.
If He had remained 3 days and 3 nights inside the earth, He would prove Himself the Savior.
But if He failed in this Ultimate Prophetic Sign He would be rejected as a False Prophet.
It is no wonder Satan has set up a traditional celebration commemorating a Friday Crucifixion;
Followed 25 hours later by Sunday morning sunrise resurrection on the Ishtarian day of the sun.
Thereby denying the very sign that Yahshua Himself Prophesied as His Sign of Messiahship!
3 Full Days and 3 Full Nights = 72 hours not 26
BUT, WASN'T CHRIST AT LEAST RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?
It is commonly taught in the Christian world that Christ was resurrected early Sunday Morn.
Therefore, it is an "observance of the resurrection" that people keep Easter Sunday
and nothing to do with an observance of the pagan rituals as I am implicatung here.
If Christ had been resurrected on Sunday, perhaps there would be some excuse for
Some sort of remembrance on Sunday each year in commemoration of Yahshua's resurrection.
But Again, go to your Bible and search the scriptures diligently to see if there is any mention
by YHWH that we should observe or celebrate, the resurrection of Yahshua.
As you study your Bible you will find no such thing...But we are told to Search
the Scriptures dilligently to prove all things (John.5:39; 1 Thesalonians 5:21)
In the Scriptures we see that Every day begins at the evening sunset..So it is
actually the Evening sunset that begins each new day and the evening sunset ends the old day.
YHWH plainly says that the 1st day began at sunset, and the following sunset ended the 1st day
and that sunset began the 2nd day.
And the Truth is that Yahshua was put into the Tomb shortly before sunset on a Wednesday.
And after 3 full days & 3 full nights he was resurrected at the dawning of the 1st day.
He was not resurrected at dawn, before the rising of the sun as is commonly taught.
but as "the sun set" on the Sabbath(Saturday) THE SON Arose, at the Dawn of the 1st Day.
As the sun set Saturday Night..72 hours after he was placed in the sepulchre on Wednesday.
Part of the confusion arises from a basic misunderstanding of the Nature of Passover.
The Passover was a High Sabbath, which is different than the weekly Saturday Sabbath.
And part of the confusion comes from the verses of Mark 16:9-20 (which are questionable).
Many Bibles claim that this was not a part of the original text...And it is these verses
that give rise to the common misconception that the Dawning of the day was synonymous
with the rising of the sun before the dawning of day..but remember the day Dawns at SunSET.
So with that in mind lets look at Luke 23:54 where it says "and that day was the preparation,
and the Sabbath drew on"...It was the preparation for the Passover. And John 19:14 says
that it was the preparation of the Passover(on the 14th)..and then it says that The next day
was a HIGH SABBATH (the 15th). The Jews,therefore,because it was the (day of)preparation,
that the body should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, for that day was an HIGH DAY,
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away, (John.19:31).
The Wednesday crucifixion day (on the 14th) was the day before the HIGH SABBATH (on the 15th),
The Messiah died after 3:00 p.m., the 9th hour, on the 14th day and had to be buried
before sundown about 6:00p.m.,the twelth hour. So Sundown began the HIGH SABBATH(the 15th).
"So these high priest, upon the coming of their feast which is called the Passover"
when they slay their sacrificial Lambses, from the 9th hour to the 11th hour.
The Messiah died at the exact time that the Passover lambs were being slain. Matthew 28:1.
After the Sabbath..(and there were two that week), The 15th was the High Passover Sabbath
and the 17th was the weekly Commandment Sabbath, Saturday.
AND WHEN THE SABBATH WAS PAST, Mary Magdalene,and the mother of James,and Salome,
had bought sweet spices,that they might come and anoint Him (Mark.16:1).
After a Sabbath was past, the women bought spices to anoint the Messiah,and they returned,
and prepared spices and ointments, and RESTED THE SABBATH DAY,according to the commandment(Lk.23:56).
These two verses do not contradict each other, Mark was referring to the HIGH SABBATH
(Thursday,the 15th),the women bought the spices after this Sabbath was over, they bought
and prepared the spices on Friday, the 16th and rested on the commandment Sabbath (Saturday),
So, we see there were 2 Sabbaths that week THEREFORE, the Messiah died
aftert the 9th hour ie.3:00p.m. Roman time on Wednesday in the "THE MIDST OF THE WEEK".
And put in the grave just before the 12th hour sundown, which is also the beginning of the 15th
the HIGH SABBATH.
He lay in the grave all night and all day Thursday, the 15th (THE HIGH SABBATH)
He lay in the grave all night and all day Friday, and all night Friday,the 16th
While the women prepared the burial spices.
He lay in the grave all night and all day Saturday, the 17th(weekly Sabbath)..
And He arose from the grave just before sundown 6:00 p.m. on Saturday,the weekly Sabbath.
He arose exactly 72 hours after He was buried," EXACTLY 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS," just as He said.
And That Was the Proof That He Himself Promised & Prophesied that would proove His Messiahship!
So Again, Who Are You Gonna Believe Folks. Mans doctrines & traditions??
Or the WORD Of YHWH?
The True WORD of Messiah or the false words of the world?
The Truth about the Resurrection after 3 days & 3 nights has been covered up from the start:
Matthew 27:62-66 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night,
and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 28 continues talking about the conspiracy-from the start-behind this grand delusion:
Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
Mat 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Mat 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Mat 28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
Mat 28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Mat 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Mat 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
Mat 28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
Mat 28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Mat 28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
Mat 28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
Mat 28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commony reported among the Jews until this day.
Now there are Some verses that seem to indicate that the 2 Marys arrived at the sepulchre
While it was still dark before the sun rose...But THE SON Had Already Rose, by then BUT,
Just As HE Said, After 3 Days & 3 Nights. So HE was in the grave for a full 72 Hours.
The 3 nights of Wednesday, Thursday & Friday...The 3 Days of Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Therefore Rising about Sundown after the Saturday Sabbath, but before the 1st Day Dawned.
There is a verse of scripture which would seem to prove that the Messiah rose from the grave on Sunday morning.
"Now after He had risen early on the 1st day of the week"..(Mark.16:9)
It is interesting to note that Mark 16:9-20 are not found in any of the most ancient manuscripts.
It was inserted hundreds of years after the Apostles by the early Roman Church.
The New International Version notes: The most reliable early manuscripts omit Mark 16:9-20.
Oxford NIV Scofield Study Bible Notes: Verses 9-20 are not found in the two most ancient manuscripts, the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus; but the passage is quoted by Irenaeus and Hippoltus in the second or third century (2 Roman Catholic saints).
The Living Bible Notes: Verses 9-20 are not found in the most ancient manuscripts,but may be considered and appendix giving additional facts.
The Jerusalem Bible Notes: Many manuscripts omit vs.9-20, and this ending to the gospel may not have been written by Mark, although it is old enough.
The New English Bible Notes: At this point (verse 8) some of the most ancient witnesses bring the book to a close.
Revised Standard Version Notes: Some of the most ancient authorities bring the book to a close
at the end of verse 8
Phillips Modern English Notes: An alternate ending found in certain manuscripts follows verse 8.
Good News for Modern Man gives "an old ending to the gospel and then another old ending"
Bible scholars admit that Mark 16:9-20 are not part of the Bible...So why are they there?
It seems to me that it is an intentional deception. And it seems to me that Christians
Bought the whole lie, hook, line & sinker...But its not too late to repent of this abomination.
You can participate in the lie of the celebration of ishtar as the catholic church ordains..
Or You Can Follow The Commands of The Chief Commander,
The CHRIST, The Messiah, & Honor & Obey the Passover Lamb By Remembering & Observing
The Passover Lamb,in HIS Season. & The Ultimate Sacrifice That HE Made, on That Passover.
May YHWH Bless The Wise Who Hear