Easter is Coming!
Easter is a time of colored eggs, rabbits, and sunrise
services. Many seem to think that it has something to do with
Christianity but does it? Going back in time, we will see where
it came from and what it means.
The greatest festival of the Christian church commemorates
the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is
not always held on the same date. In AD 325 the church council of
Nicaea decided that it should be celebrated on the first Sunday
after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox of March
21. Easter can come as early as March 22 or as late as April 25.
(Compton’s Interactive Encyclopedia)
Keep the above quote in mind as we proceed.
From this we see that it is a movable feast. Did Jesus rise
on one particular day or on different days each year? I said
that the time changes from year to year and we need to see why it
does that. From this quote, we also see that the church council
of Nicaea determined that they were going to celebrate Jesus’
resurrection on these particular times. The word of God never
mentions it being celebrated by Christians. Easter is mentioned
but it is celebrated by a heathen king and it was his time of
celebration. This was the date that he was going to deliver
Peter up to be killed. Check Acts 12:4 in the King James Bible,
all other bibles translate it Passover which is wrong.
Going to Acts 12:3,4 in the King James Bible, we read,
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.
Herod wasn’t going to have Peter killed on their holiday but
on his. Easter was shortly after Passover. The bible says,
“(Then were the days of unleavened bread.)” The days of unleaven
bread occurred after the Passover.
“Blanton says, “The ‘pascha’ that Herod was waiting for was
evidently the celebration of the death and resurrection of
Tammuz, the Sun god. The sunrise services today are a
continuation of that pagan worship.”
“... The great annual festival in commemoration of the death
and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate
weeping and rejoicing and which, in many countries, was
considerably later than the Christian festival, being observed in
Palestine and Assyria in June. To conciliate the Pagans to
nominal Christianity, Rome (the Roman Catholic Church), pursuing
its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan
festivals amalgamated, and, by complicated but skillful
adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in
general, to get Paganism and Christianity -- to shake hands”
(Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 105).
“Continuing his quotation from Hislop, Blanton shows: “The
term Easter is of pagan origin. It bears its Chaldean origin on
its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of
the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven” (p. 103).
The connection between the word Easter and Tammuz is thus:
“The wife of Tammuz was Ishtar (Astarte), who is called Mother
Nature, who being refreshed by spring rains brings life. When
Tammuz died she followed him into the underworld or realm of
Eresh-Kigal, queen of the dead. In her deep grief Astarte
persuaded Eresh-Kigal to allow her messenger to sprinkle Astarte
and Tammuz with the water of life. By this sprinkling they had
power to return into the light of the sun for six months. After
which the same cycle must be repeated.”
“Thus, the goddess of spring or the dawn goddess is
responsible for the resurrection of Tammuz. Easter is a joint
worship of the two. This Satanic myth is interwoven with the
sun’s cycle of vernal equinox (dawn) and autumn equinox (sunset)”
(from The Flaming Torch, Jan-Mar. 1987). 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 Testament. 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.).
This was the “pascha” that Herod was waiting for before
releasing Peter. As an Edomite, he and his people had a long
association with Babylon and her mystery religion (cf. Gen.
EASTER OR PASSOVER? by Jack Moorman
Compton’s Encyclopedia also says this:
“Easter. First Sunday after the first full moon on or after the
Why is it the first Sunday after the full moon on or after
the vernal equinox of March 21? The answer will shock many of
those who never studied it. The reason for this happening is
because it is a celebration for the sun goddess, if I may say
that, she was the wife of the sun god, Baal. She has a few
different names but I think the one most known is “Ishtar” or
“Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, gets its name from
the practice, mainly in the Roman Catholic church, of putting
ashes on the foreheads of the faithful to remind them that “man
is but dust.” Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, celebrates the
entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Holy Week begins on this day. Holy
Thursday, or Maundy Thursday, is in memory of the Last Supper of
Jesus with his disciples. Good Friday commemorates the
The Roman Catholic Church brought paganism into their church
all through history and sad to say many of the Protestants have
followed suit, whether we are talking about Easter, Christmas, or
other holidays. They are even trying to make St. Patrick a
Roman Catholic and he never bowed to a pope, he was and stayed a
missionary to Ireland the whole time he was there and he never
left one time after he went back. Let’s deal with Easter a
“The name Easter comes from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon
goddess, originally of the dawn. In pagan times an annual spring
festival was held in her honor. Some Easter customs have come
from this and other pre-Christian spring festivals. Others come
from the Passover feast of the Jews, observed in memory of their
deliverance from Egypt.”
(Compton’s Interactive Encyclopedia) under the sub title
“And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of
Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the
cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them
also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon,
and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.” II Kings 23:5
“Ishtar, chief goddess of Babylonia and Assyria,
corresponding to Phoenician Astarte and Greek Aphrodite; the
“great mother,” goddess of fertility, love, war.”
This is the definition for Ishtar in the Compton’s
So are you beginning to see clearer as to why we
have bunnies, eggs and the like on Easter? This is her time of
the year. Eggs and rabbits have a lot to do with fertility.
Chickens and rabbits are pretty fertile animals as I am sure that
you are aware. Christianity has nothing whatsoever to do with
false gods or goddesses. Christians are to shine as lights in a
dark world and playing with the world during a time when
Satanists, Wiccas, New Agers and others celebrate their gods or
goddesses which are not approved of by the God of the bible. It
is something Christians should not partake in.
Jesus was in the tomb three days and three nights. You
cannot get three days and three nights from Friday evening until
Sunday morning before it was light outside. Jesus was crucified
on a Wednesday and he was buried on a Wednesday evening before
sunset and then he rose on a Saturday evening. That gives us
three days and three nights just as he said would be the sign to
show that he was the promised Messiah.
By reading Matthew 12 we will see this truth.
“But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given
to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s
belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in
the heart of the earth.”
Now the sunrise services. Many Christians go out early in
the morning before the sun rises to celebrate Easter. They face
the east where the sun rises and pray and praise Jesus probably,
if they are born again but where does this come from? Remember,
I just told you that Baal and Isthar were sun gods and goddesses.
They had other names also that won't be discussed in this
“Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than
And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house,
and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the
porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their
backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the
east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is
it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the
abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the
land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger:
and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not
spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears
with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.”
God is telling his people to repent and to quit these pagan
practices. Are you born again of the Spirit of God then listen
to his voice and obey him and come out from among them and be ye
separate and touch not the unclean thing.