Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us
1Cor. 5:7 KJV.
DON’T BE DECEIVED BY PAGAN EASTER DECEPTIVE CEREMONIES !!!
As people of God, we need to recognize that Christ is our “Passover Lamb”: and, although it was a normal custom that crucified individuals’ legs were broken, the legs of Christ were not broken:
Easter was an ancient pagan festival that was adopted by the Roman church and given a Christian veneer. It bears a Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else but Ashtarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the Queen of Heaven. The Easter “buns” were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess of Easter. As early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens, fifteen hundred years before the Christian era. The prophet Jeremiah takes notice of this offering when he says,
“The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough to make cakes to the Queen of heaven.” ( Jer. 7:18 )
The hot cross buns are no longer offered, but eaten, on the festival of Astarte.
The origin of the Easter egg, correlating with the ancient Druids manifested an egg as a sacred emblem of their order. In ancient times eggs were used in religious rituals throughout Egypt and Greece. Eggs were hung for mystic purposes in temples. These sacred eggs can be traced to the banks of the Euphrates. Classic poetry contained fables of the mystique of Babylon. Thus, its tale was told by Hyginus, an Egyptian, connecting to the library in Rome.
The question now is: should a true believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Paul celebrate Easter?
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me[.]
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me[.]
Colossians 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Let’s also examine scriptures such as 1 Corinthians 6:14-17 ,7:1; 2 Corinthians 10:18-22:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 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. 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.