The Lamb or a Bunny
Did you ever look the word Easter up in the 1828 Webster Dictionary? The word and celebration come from the word Eostre, a pagan goddess. I always wondered why Hollywood would show the movie the 10 Commandments at what we thought was “Easter”. I wondered why didn’t they show a movie about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
After I got saved I realized why Hollywood showed the 10 Commandments in spring was because of Passover. Passover was instituted when God delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt. Passover, when a lamb was killed and his blood put over the door posts and sides on the doorway. The Scriptures teach Passover is a feast of the Lord’s. So why did Easter come into play?
Jesus Christ is our Passover Lamb who shed his blood to pay for our sin. So why Easter? If Easter comes from a pagan Goddess, why would anybody, especially Christians have anything to do with Easter and instead celebrate Passover as Jesus is our Passover Lamb.
3 of God’s feasts (and there are more than 3) or as we might say, holidays, are:
Passover – represents Jesus as our Passover Lamb
Unleavened Bread – represents Jesus was sinless
Firstfruits – is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is the frirstfruits.
These were and are celebrations. Real holidays.
From Passover when Christ was crucified on the cross, he was 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb. After those 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, up from the grave He Arose. The resurrection! Then he appeared to many, including the disciples and even 500 people so there was no denying that Jesus Christ conquered the grave, death and Satan.
The thing with the bunny and egg hunts all tie into worshipping a pagan goddess and have nothing to do with Jesus Christ, Passover or anything scriptural. If you want to celebrate holidays, why not celebrate God’s?