Truth Hurts So Lie?

If you touch that hot stove, you will get burned. Everyone that is born will die. There is a heaven and a hell and only those born again ( God’s way, not a church way) are going to heaven.

We tell our children, and we were told, do not lie. Yet we lie. Remember when you found out there really is no Santa Claus, no Easter bunny, no Prince Charming, no Perfect Woman, you can have it all? These were all lies. But why? These lies were told to perpetuate good feelings? Happiness? Desire? So what do you do with these lies once you find out the truth? And friends, that is what we are accountable for before God.

As the world looks at “Easter” one has to ask if celebrating Easter really matters. Some would say, but it represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Does it? Are stores selling little Jesus dolls? How many bloody crosses have you bought lately?

People say Easter is in the Bible. Yes it is, one time. Out of thousands of words in the scriptures,  Easter is mentioned once in Acts 12:4 but look at the context. When was Jesus crucified? During the feast of Unleavened Bread. You have a 7 day period that includes unleavened bread, Passover and the feast of Firstfruits.

These feasts are clearly laid out in Exodus 13:1-7 and then look at Matthew 26:17-29. Passover was first instituted in Exodus 12:1-20. It is the Lord’s Passover Exodus 12:11. So if Christ was crucified on Passover,  and he was, and he rose from the dead on Firstfruits,  which he did, why isn’t Easter on Passover?

Look at the context of Acts 12:1-4.
Herod – a pagan king
Vex the church – kills James and John
Verse 3 – then were the days of “unleavened bread”. The Jews, Passover.
Verse 4 – context is Herod, a heathen, four soldiers, heathen, and Easter.

Verse 3 says, Jews, Peter, unleavened bread.
Verse 4 says, Herod, soldiers, Easter

I could go into the bunny and the eggs but if you want to learn that let me recommend a good book, The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop. Only one quote I will use from his book, page 107. Alexander points out the early Christian church celebrated Pasch  (Passover). But “and pagan Easter enforced by Rome”.. ” And it was only by violence and bloodshed…that the Festival of the Anglo-Saxon or Chaldean goddess came to supersede that which had been held in honour of Christ”.

It saddens me to see Christians, born again believers celebrate and reference Easter as the day of Christ’s resurrection.  All of these Bible scholars and teachers ignore Matthew 26:17-29.  Christians know Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover and rose from the dead on Firstfruits and celebrate that weekly or monthly through Communion.

If Easter were a Bible doctrine, then Easter would always be on Passover.

1 Corinthians 10:20-22 KJV. “But I say , that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
[21] Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
[22] Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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