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IBS|The Resurrection and the Passover | Is Easter Wrong to Celebrate?

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

The Resurrection and the Passover Week 1

Welcome to Interactive Bible Study Week 1 of 4. Learn the meaning of the resurrection and how it applies to the Passover. Receive the revelation of the resurrection of the church. Learn how the Passover saved us from death. Learn helpful info from the Bible and an easy-to-understand summary of this important topic, from a believer's perspective. Many people celebrate Easter not knowing the origin of this pagan holiday. Please read this blog and post your answers.


 


While Christmas was a celebration of the winter solstice, Easter was a celebration of the spring equinox for the pagans. Pagans lived according to nature's rhythms and patterns, and solstices and equinoxes were considered sacred times.



The Queen of Heaven

Asherah, along with Astarte and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In the Canaanite religion, her primary role was that of the mother goddess. Canaanites associated Asherah with sacred trees, an association also found in the Israelite tradition.


What Jeremiah says about the Queen of Heaven

We will certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our fathers, our kings, and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 44:17... But we will do everything that we have vowed, make offerings to the queen of heaven and pour out ...


Scriptures: ‎Exodus 20:1-19 , ‎Jeremiah 7:17-20 , ‎Jeremiah 44:1-30



Tammuz

Ezekiel 8:14. Here, God supernaturally reveals to the prophet some of the secret sins of the nation of Israel. One of these sins is lamenting for a pagan. The mother's name is Semiramis and her child's name was Tammuz.

Ishtar is described as a beautiful, young woman with striking eyes. She and her long-time love, Tammuz, are the subjects of one of the world's first love stories. The two are described as deeply in love — but like many great love stories, their union ends tragically


“Tammuz” is the Babylonian name of this month, as are all of the “official” names of the months in the Hebrew Calendar. In the Bible, however, the month is referred to as “the Fourth of the 12 months of the Jewish calendar, counting from Nisan. The month of Tammuz begins the “season” of the summer. It is a month of 29 days, which occurs on the Gregorian calendar around June–July.


Tammuz is the month of the sin of the golden calf, which resulted in Moses breaking the tablets of the Ten Commandments.


Ezekiel 8:14 mentions Tammuz by name: "Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. "Weeping for Tammuz": an "ancient ritual of Sumerian origin," "counterpart of Sumerian Dumuzi, the fertility-god associated with shepherding and vegetation". The weeping is to commemorate the death of seasonal fertility, and the cult stresses for the mourning aspect of it.




 

Origin of the Easter Bunny

One theory is that the symbol of the rabbit stems from pagan tradition, specifically the festival of Eostre—a goddess of fertility whose animal symbol was a bunny. Rabbits, known for their energetic breeding, have traditionally symbolized fertility.


Lent

As with many Christian rituals, Lent, a 40-day period of prayer, penance and abstinence, grew out of earlier pagan practices. The very name, Lent, is an Anglo-Saxon term that refers to the lengthening of the day as spring approaches. Easter actually began as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern Hemisphere, long before the advent of Christianity.


Lent is practiced by most Christian groups, including Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Anglicans, and Lutherans. However, it is not generally practiced by Baptists or Apostolic, and Pentecostals.


Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. Within the Western Christian world, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, Baptists, and Methodists are among the denominations that recognize Ash Wednesday. The start of Lent is marked by one of the most significant services during Roman Catholic mass. The Eastern Orthodox Church does not observe Ash Wednesday; instead, they start Lent on “Clean Monday. ian world.

Tradition Scriptures:

Mark 7:3-9KJV

3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.


Pagan Tradition of Easter The hot cross bun, that delicious Easter staple, whose name and cross are said to symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus, is also believed to have pagan origins. As part of the pagan celebrations of Ēostre, buns marked with a cross would be baked across pre-Christian Europe to celebrate the springtime goddess.


Easter actually originated as an ancient pagan celebration of the spring equinox.




Since its origins, Easter has been a time of celebration and feasting, and many traditional Easter games and customs developed, such as egg rolling, egg tapping, pace egging, confetti eggs, and egg decorating.





Easter Ham

Since we’re talking about the Easter lamb, let’s not forget the Easter ham. It, too, is an age-old custom, handed down from pre-Christian times, to eat the meat of this animal on festive occasions, feast days, and weddings.


Easter Lily

The magnificent Easter lily, with its sheer white petals, symbolizes life, purity, innocence, joy, and peace. The beautiful white flowers of the lily were connected with these traits well before Jesus Christ. Many ancient allegories connect the flower with motherhood. One fable tells us that the lily sprang from the milk of Hera, the mythological Queen of Heaven. This may explain why the lily is so closely associated with Mary in Roman Catholic tradition.


These pagan traditions have nothing to do with the Resurrection of Christ. They are against the Most High Holydays. They are sinful and not Biblical.


Mark 7:8-9

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.


Scriptures:‎ Mark 7:3-9, ‎Mark 7:1-37, ‎Acts 15:1-41 .



These pagan traditions have nothing to do with the Resurrection of Christ. They are against the Most High Holy days. They are sinful and not Biblical. Turn away from pagan holidays and turn to the Most High Holydays and keep them holy. Being obedient to His laws, statutes, and commandments is fearing Him. It was His original plan for His creation to be like Him.


How to put the Most High first every day

  1. 7 Practical Ways to Put the Most High First. “If you fully obey the Most High your EL and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Most High your EL will set you high above all the nations on earth. ...

  2. Spend Time with the Most High . ...

  3. Pray Daily. ...

  4. Thank the Most High Continually. ...

  5. Ask the Most High How You Can Serve. ...

  6. Read Scripture Daily. ...

  7. Fast. ...

  8. Obey Him Always


Read the "Ten Plaques of Egypt" Here

Read "The Most High's Festivals are Forever| Holy Day or Holiday? "Blog Here

 

How to keep THE MOST HIGH'S Holy Days.

Leviticus 23 describes the Sabbath together with seven feasts, namely the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits, the Feast of the Harvest, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Worship the Most High on the Sabbath day ( Saturday) One of the best ways to keep the Sabbath day holy is to devote time to worshipping the Most High. During the other six days of the week, it's easy to get caught up in all of our responsibilities.



CLASS VIDEOS- WHAT IS YOUR POWER SOURCE?

The Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread Videos

Passover Prep | Get Rid of the Leaven | Feast of Unleavened Bread | Spring Cleaning

How to Prepare the Passover Meal by Chef Brother O'shea

The History of Easter

HISTORY OF EASTER: IS IT A PAGAN HOLIDAY?

Easter History 1


Easter History 2



 


Read about the "Ten Plaques of Egypt" and answer this question. " Which plague is associated with Passover"?

 

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1. Is Easter wrong to celebrate?

2. Is Easter a pagan religion?

3. What is the pagan tradition for Easter?

4. What is the pagan origin of the Easter bunny?

5. Is Lent a pagan?

6. Which Christians do not celebrate Lent?

7. What are 3 Easter traditions?

8. What does Jeremiah say about the Queen of Heaven?

9. What does Tammuz represent in the Bible?

10. What are the Most High's 7 holy days?

11. What did you learn from this blog?

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Belinda
Belinda
17 apr. 2023
  1. Yes ,Easter is a Pagan holiday, full of worldly goodly . As candy, basket, ham lot of others thing as well.

  2. Yes ,These Pagan traditions have nothing to with the Resurrection of Christ. They are sinful and not Biblical. Not in the bible.

  3. Tradition of Pagan God ,hot cross buns ,egg decorating EASTER Lily and fertility.

  4. Yes, Lent is practiced by most Christian ( Roman Catholics )

  5. Baptists, Apostolic and Pentecostals

  6. Ham, Hot cross buns Easter Lily

  7. Jeremiah They pour out drinks offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. You trust in lying words that do not profit . You will steal , murder, commit adult -erly ,swear, falsely, burn incense to Baal , and afte…

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Dr. Mar'Jae
04 iun. 2023
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mera hugh
mera hugh
11 apr. 2023

1. Yes, Easter is wrong to celebrate, especially if you are celebrating it the way the world does (Easter baskets, Bunnys, Ham Etc..)


2. Modern Day Easter is a Pagan Religion and Tradition. It is the worship Of False gods.


3. There are many Pagan Traditions for Easter including Ham, Easter baskets, Egg coloring, Etc...


4. The Easter Bunny came from a fertility god. The bunny in many ancient religions was a representation of fertility.

5. Lent (Catholic holiday) is a pagan holiday/tradition.

6. Apostolic, Baptist, and Pentecostal. However, they do sometimes have their traditions.

7. Hot cross buns, easter egg hunting & coloring, ham

8. Jeremiah says that people were pouring drinks to the dead and making sacrifices to…

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Jazzy Cool
Jazzy Cool
11 apr. 2023
  1. Yes ,"Easter" is wrong to celebrate

  2. Yes,

  3. Celebrating easter stems from the celebration of both the pagan dieties of both Tammuz and his mother Ishtar/sameramis who is given several other names throughout religions.

  4. The Easter bunny is a fertility symbol that comes from the pagan worship of rabbits

  5. yes

  6. Baptists, apostolic, and Pentecostal

  7. Easter egg hunting, egg making/painting, eating hot cross buns, Easter ham, Easter Lillies, Sunday service, ...

  8. That the people were burning insense and pouring drinks to her.

  9. Abomination and a pagan god

  10. Passover, feast of unleavened bread, Pentecost, day of atonement, feast of fist fruits, feast of trumpets, feast of tabernacles

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Dr. Mar'Jae
Dr. Mar'Jae
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1. Is Easter wrong to celebrate?

Yes ,"Easter" is wrong to celebrate


This is true, Easter is wrong to celebrate and it is not Biblical.


2. Is Easter a pagan religion?

Yes,

Correct, Did you know that Easter actually originated as an ancient pagan celebration of the spring equinox. In Christianity, the day was dedicated to observing the resurrection of Christ, celebrated around the time of the Jewish Passover.


3. What is the pagan tradition for Easter?

Celebrating easter stems from the celebration of both the pagan deities of both Tammuz and his mother Ishtar/sameramis who are given several other names throughout religions.


This is very true. Some Easter traditions include sunrise services or late-night vigils, flowering the cross, H…



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Dr. Mar'Jae
Dr. Mar'Jae
11 apr. 2023

Welcome to Interactive Bible. I am Dr. Mar' Jae the instructor for this class. Feel free to ask any questions and give your comments. Please answer the questions below for class participation and certification.


1. Is Easter wrong to celebrate?

2. Is Easter a pagan religion?

3. What is the pagan tradition for Easter?

4. What is the pagan origin of the Easter bunny?

5. Is Lent a pagan?

6. Which Christians do not celebrate Lent?

7. What are 3 Easter traditions?

8. What does Jeremiah say about the Queen of Heaven?

9. What does Tammuz represent in the Bible?

10. What are the Most High's 7 holy days?

11. What did you learn from this blog?


Comment your answers…


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