EASTER OR PASSOVER: WHICH SHOULD CHRISTIANS OBSERVE AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

EASTER OR PASSOVER: WHICH SHOULD CHRISTIANS OBSERVE AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

The short answer is we should observe Passover, not Easter, and yes it does matter. But such an answer needs explanation to satisfy those who are unsure. Following on from our previous posting about tattoos, we continue our journey unpacking pagan myths and practices that have infiltrated church life over the centuries. Nowhere in the Bible will you find the word Easter. The word Easter derives from the Germanic name Eostre, a pagan fertility goddess of the Saxon people of northern Europe.   Eostre’s origins go back to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, whose main symbols were eggs and rabbits! Although these pagan fertility symbols have become widely accepted in western culture, they remain nonetheless pagan. And God makes it abundantly clear that we are not to do as the pagans do. Therefore the adoption of “Easter” and all its pagan symbolism, sunrise rituals and traditions, into the church of God is actually an abomination. The main feast day of “Ishtar”, which is pronounced “Easter”, was a day to commemorate the resurrection of a pagan god called “Tammuz”, who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess, Ishtar and the sun-god.[i] Yet the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob states unambiguously we should not worship Him as the pagans do their gods. For example: “Take heed to yourself you are not ensnared to follow after them (the pagans) after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘how did these nations serve their gods, I will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord in that way.”  Deuteronomy 12:30-31 “Make...