Every year, it’s the same thing. People want to “get ready” for Easter celebration. Churches put together special programs.
People rush out to buy new clothes. Parents supply their children with candy, chocolate bunnies, and Easter eggs.
On the days leading up to Easter, some Churches encourage the practice of Lent. Some of them hold Easter egg hunts and, perhaps, other activities.
On Easter. the media and the Pope claims that a “holy” day. I suppose that means they say that Easter is a day that’s holier than ordinary Sundays.
I’m aware that the Easter celebration is engrained in most sects of “Christian” organized religion.
I know also that we’re stuck with it.
But it shouldn’t be this way.
Let’s face it: We’re dealing with challenging national and world political, social, and religious climates.
We’re in the Last Days. You can see the Falling Away. God has sent Strong Delusion into the world. We live under deceit, fraud, and tyranny.
Under the current circumstance, the chance of widespread repentance seems unlikely. Also, with the practice of Easter ingrained in most churches, we can’t expect them to see their error and turn away from it, although they probably should.
So why bother exposing the truth of Easter?
God wants you to know the truth. God, not I, will judge you for your response to it.
Let’s start by discussing…
…and what it means.
What is Easter?
Many people believe Easter is the recognition and celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Not so fast!
You can’t have Easter without the Roman Catholic “Chuch.”
The Roman Catholic “Church” cannot have Easter without the worship of pagan gods.
Pagan gods cannot have Easter without Satan.
Easter services carry much more “baggage” than what you see.
To help you understand, let’s begin with…
The Roman Catholic “Church.”
The Satanic traditions of the Easter celebration were “Christianized” by the Pope.
We can find the details in…
…if you look hard enough.
The “Christian” practice of Easter comes directly from the Roman Catholic “Church.”
The Pope is running the show. From my perspective, that’s a bad thing.
Let’s talk about
Easter vs. Pascha
Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
Ishitar, Ashtarte, and Easter refer to the same god.
Hislop quotes from LAYARD’S Nineveh and its Remains,
Astarte [Easter], was worshipped not only as an incarnation of the Spirit of God, but as the mother of mankind”Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
In other words, Easter has nothing to do with Jesus, the Church, or The Most High God. Easter is holy to the heathen who devote themselves to false God’s.
King Ahab built a grove. This was a “small wood or other group of trees” that surrounded the image of Easter (a.k.a. Astarte). [You can learn more about “groves” in the Bible at this website.] in 1 Kings 16:33, scripture tells us that…
Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.1 Kings 16:33
Easter’s husband is the infamous Molech, the sun god.
King Solomon angered God by serving the gods of Easter:
Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.1 Kings 11:7
Incidentally, the tradition of the “sunrise service” comes directly from the worship of the sun via Molech, a.k.a., Bel.
In the days of the early Church, Satan worshippers recognized Easter. At that time, some born again believers recognized…
Jesus’ followers observed Pascha to commemorate Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Although Pasch coincided with Passover, it wasn’t Passover. As far back as Tertullian, at the end of the Second Century, A.D., Pascha was held on March 23.
According to Hislop,
That festival was not idolatrous, and it was preceded by no Lent.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
Inseparable from Easter, Lent also has pagan origins. Let’s talk for a minute about…
Lent and Tammuz.
You can’t separate lent from the false god, Tammuz.
Let’s first consider…
If you think Lent has positive spiritual implications, think again. If you participate in Lent, you’re participating in a satanic ritual.
You need to know that
Lent is absent from early church.
We have the fifth-centrury historical testimony of Cassianus, the monk of Marseilles, saying that the New Testament Church did not observe a 40-day period before Pasch.
Here’s what he says (via Hislop):
It ought to be known, that the observance of the forty days had no existence, so long as the perfection of that primitive Church remained inviolate.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
He’s saying that Lent was part of the corruption of the “Church” that led to the Roman Catholic system.
Lent is a pagan Baylonian tradition,
So it has no place in God’s Church.
The 40-day observance originated from the Babylonians.
“The forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess.”Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
Such a tradition traversed the globe, as evidenced by historical records of Mexican pagans. They set their forty-day period as:
Three days after the vernal equinoxExcerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
Accepting the satanic tradition of worshipping the sun, moon, planets,and stars, the Roman Catholic “Church” fixes Lent and Easter upon…
…not upon scripture.
Easter is on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21st.
Here’s what God says about this:
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.Isaiah 1:14
In the New Testament, Apostle Paul criticizes the Galatians, saying,
Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.Galatians 4:10
God hates what Easter represents. He hates Easter’s foundation.
Lent has additional satanic implications. In many places, before it became part of the Roman Catholic “Church,” Lent involved…
Weeping for Tammuz
…a lamenting over the death of Nimrod that, globally, assumed various forms.
Pagans used what we now call “Lent” as part of their recognition of the death of the false God Tammuz and his later resurrection.
We see God’s people participating in Lent in Ezekiel Chapter Eight:
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.Ezekiel 8:14
If you check the context, the Lord was not happy with the people using the Lord’s House to worship and greive over Tammuz (a.k.a., Nimrod).
Do you think that, right now, God is pleased to see His people in His house worshipping Tammuz?
I don’t think so.
I’ve given a broad overview of the satanic forces that pagans honor as part of the Easter tradition.
Why did the Popish system put a “Christian” veneer on such evil behavior?
Follow the money.
In these satanic rituals, the Romish Church saw…
A great opportunity.
During a period when the influence of the Pope waned, the Romish Church looked for ways to boost membership, revenue, and power.
By creating a season and holiday that aligns with pagan customs, the “Church” could assimilate the heathen and expand its worldly political influence.
According to Hislop, through the work of “abbot Dionysius the Little,” the Catholics changed the calendar to make the “Christian” holiday coincide with Lent and Easter.
The move worked. It reinvigorated Papal authority and legitimized perpetrating abominations in God’s name.
The Roman Catholic imposition of the pagan rituals of Easter led to…
According to Hislop, the Pope’s Lent and Easter were first enforced in Britain. The transition involved “violence and bloodshed.”
In the end, evil triumphed. Right now, we’re living in the consequences. Because of the Catholics,
The Festival of the Anglo-Saxon or Chaldean goddess came to supersede that which had been held in honour of Christ.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
Celebrating Easter amounts to…
The New Testament Church did not observe a “Christianized” version of Easter. They celebrated Jesus’ resurrection every Sunday, just as Christ’s followers do now. Some celepbrated Passover, but not as a “holy obligation.”
Everything about Easter, from hot cross buns to Easter eggs to oranges, come to us from the ancient service of the Babylonian and Chaldean gods.
The Old Testament shows how God frowns upon these heathen practices. Listen, for example, to what Prophet Jeremiah says about the hot cross buns for Easter:
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.Jeremiah 7:18
Perhaps you’re more familiar with…
The pagan symbolism of the eggs spread from Babylon to the pagan traditions or the Druids, Athenians, Hindus, Japanese, Chinese, Egyptians, and Greeks.
According to Hislop, Hyginus, an Egyptian, said the Babylonian god, Easter, a.k.a., Astarte, came out of an egg from heaven that landed in the Euphrates.
The Roman Catholic “Church” soon adopted the so-called “mundane egg” under the guise of portraying Jesus’ resurrection.
Have you ever heard of…
The Pope uses the pomegranate and the orange, perhaps lesser-known symbols of the satanic gods, to glorify Eve’s sin.
Hislop summarizes the belief behind the practice:
Thanks be to Eve, to whose sin we are indebted for the glorious Saviour.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
The “Christianized” pagan ritual tells the story of how…
Satan under the name of Hercules—is celebrated as the good and gracious Deliverer of the human race.Excerpt From: Alexander Hislop. “The Two Babylons.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-two-babylons/id1320850939
That is the true meaning of Easter.
The traditional Easter celebration also has an issue with…
Listen to Jesus’ words in Matthew Chapter 12:
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.Matthew 12:40
If Jesus was crucified on Good Friday afternoon, the resurrection could not be on Sunday morning as practiced.
[Read an interesting article about the timing of the resurrection here.]
Finally, I want to contrast the celebration of the pagan rituals with
You need to know that…
God prohibits pagan practices
…for His service.
God says that we shouldn’t learn how the heathen worship their gods and use those practices to worship Him.
In Deuteronomy Chapter 12, God says,
When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.Deuteronomy 12:29-31
The next verse is particularly applicable to the misappropriation of pagan Easter:
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.Deuteronomy 12:32
Finally, I want you to know that
Calling it “Christian”
…doesn’t make it so.
Let me tell you about the Israelites and the…
In Exodus Chapter 32, the Israelites were discontent. They had recently left Egypt. They became impatient while waiting for Moses to return from his meeting with God.
So, the people, along with Aaron, made a golden calf.
When the time came to worship, Aaron built an altar and said,
To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.Exodus 32:5-6
Needless to say, God was displeased with this event, despite Aaron’s labeling it as “a feast to the Lord.”
The LORD plagued the peopleExodus 32:35
Attributing the worship of false gods to the True God does not please Him.
Similarly, labeling the worship of Satan as “celebrating Christ’s resurrection” doesn’t make it “Christian.”
In fact, God abhors it.
I should also remind you of…
As Isaac neared death, he desired to speak a special blessing over Esau.
You can read about this in Genesis Chapter 27.
Isaac’s wife, Rebekah wanted Jacob to receive the blessing. So, she disguised Jacob and had him approach Isaac as though as he were Esau.
Do you know what happened?
Isaac though he was blessing Esau, but Jacob receieved the blessing.
If Isaac’s intentions mattered, Esau would have received the blessing.
Here’s the principle: Your thoughts, words, and intentions do not override your actions.
You can sincerely say and believe that you’re worshipping God in your Easter celebration, but what you are doing is worshipping Minrod, Baal, and the Queen of Heaven.
…to this message, I want to tell you how one person summarizes Easter:
The pagan festival in commemoration of the counterfeit “savior” and mediator Baal, the sun god, named after the mythical Ishtar, his wife [who is] actually none other than the ancient Semiramis, who palmed herself off as the wife of the sun god, the idolatrous “queen of heaven.”Herbert W. Armstrong, via https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/HWA/k/465/Plain-Truth-About-Easter.htm
Stop worshipping the Queen of Heaven in Jesus’ name. OK?
Stop performing abominations in the church, the place dedicated to the worship of The Most High God.
Here’s a summary from a person named Martin G. Collins that might help you understand:
Though the Bible—the Word of God—makes no direct references to New Year’s Eve, Lent, Easter, Halloween, or Christmas, the origins of these pagan holidays are mentioned as being abominations to God.Martin G. Collins, via https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/BS/k/220/Pagan-Holidays.htm
Celebrate the resurrection God’s way, every Sunday. “Christian” “churches” shouldn’t set aside Easter worship abominations in God’s name.
Easter Celebration FAQ
To accommodate their heathen rank and file, the Roman Catholic “Church” relaxed their attendance requirement. The Synod of Agde in Gaul (506) reduced the requirement to three times per year: Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas (Mansi, vii, 327 via https://www.biblia.work/dictionaries/communionfrequency-of-reception-of/).
Of course, for heathen, thrice yearly church attendance seems oppressive. So, through the Fourth Lateran Council (1215) the Catholics reduced the requirement to a once-per-year communion at Easter.
The disturbing Romish tradition has permeated society. People flock to churches for Easter celebration to do their duty. Consciously or subconsciously many hope their attendance will secure their place in Heaven.
Learn more truth
Check out these inspiring Bible messages from Bruce Tyson: