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The Bible Forbids “Christianizing” Pagan Traditions

March 26, 2016

Easter Egg Meme

The holiday called easter is this Sunday. Christians claim that they make it about Jesus, but at its roots it is a pagan holiday. It is about Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. Without getting too far into all of that, it is basically about sexuality and fertility, that is where the rabbits and eggs come from. They have NOTHING to do with christianity but they have EVERYTHING to do with paganism and false gods.

What’s really messed up is the Christians who blatantly call the day easter, celebrating with easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and all the traditional easter symbols – symbols of sexuality and fertility. And they thrust their children into the midst of pagan false god worship, normalizing it, normalizing the false god worship, the pagan traditions.

Very messed up.

Another group of Christians choose to celebrate the pagan holiday easter by trying to make it about Jesus. They call it Resurrection Sunday or something similar.

Sorry, that is still not biblical. In fact, the Bible PROHIBITS this practice. The Bible expressly forbids celebrating holidays that are or were held by pagans. In other words, the BIBLE says we can NOT “christianize” the pagan holidays. It is addressed in Deuteronomy 12:29-31.

29 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;
30 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.
31 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

It is important to understand that this scripture is NOT dealing  with the worship of other gods. It is a warning that we, as Christians, are not adopt CUSTOMS used to worship or honor other gods in order to serve and worship the true God.

Some counter that easter is mentioned in the Bible – and that is true. It is mentioned ONCE in the King James Version of the Bible (Acts 12:3-4). The context? The pagan king, Herod celebrated easter. It was not mistranslated; it was not a mistake. Easter was named and it was named as a pagan tradition. Some versions of the Bible will change that word easter to Passover, but that is not accurate. It was not talking about the Christian holiday of Passover, but the pagan tradition of easter.

The Bible tells us to celebrate Passover, not easter.

Christians who follow the easter tradition, whether they outright call it easter or christianize it by using some other name, are preaching another gospel – another Jesus.

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
2 Corinthians 11:2-4

See, Jesus did not die on that Friday and did not rise on that Sunday. The timeline is completely off. That lie was created by the Roman Catholic church.  It was the Roman Catholic church changed the truth, placing Jesus in the pagan festivals like easter and christmas.

We only have to go to scripture to see that the timeline is off. The Bible tells us that Jesus was in the heart of the Earth for three days and three nights. It is what we call Wednesday through Saturday. The Jews actually number the days (even the days of the week are pagan – Sunday is worship of the sun god – THAT is how ingrained paganism is in our society).

Jesus is our PASSOVER. Jesus is NOT easter!

There is so much confusion because people are so rooted in tradition and they never question those traditions. However, we are required, as Christians, to line everything up according to the Bible. We are commanded to worship Jesus in spirit and in truth.

Unfortunately, we are moving farther and farther away from truth.

This Sunday Christians all over the world will be celebrating easter and they will call it good. The Bible says otherwise though.

“Do not worship God like the pagans worship their idols.” Deuteronomy 12:4

Modern Christians may have tried to do away with this law, but the Bible never did. We should not be worshiping Jesus the way the pagans worship their idols. We should not be trying to christianize the pagan traditions.

What is ironic is that the majority of today’s Christians claim that they are not under Rome. However, every time a Roman holiday rolls around, like christmas, easter, valentines day, and new year (among others), they are right there, celebrating like the pagans.

How did we travel so far away from scripture? If we are truly seeking after God and trying to live according to His Word, then we must be all in. We have to be completely sold out to God or we’ll find ourselves sold out to the world. You can’t serve two masters. There is NOTHING about these pagan traditions that is holy or of God, no matter how you wrap it up.

The true origin of Easter and its symbols are deeply rooted in the worship of false gods. There is no Biblical basis to it at all. Those who celebrate the holiday and consider themselves Christians need to take a prayerful look at what they are doing.

This is yet another “way of the heathen” that we are warned in scripture not to learn.

Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
Jeremiah 10:2

It doesn’t matter what our intentions are, God’s word makes it clear. You can’t turn a pagan holiday that is rooted in evil into something about God. That’s not me talking, that’s what SCRIPTURE says.

My husband and I do not recognize easter or the nonbiblical attempts to “christianize” the pagan tradition. This year Passover is April 22-30, 2016. We will be celebrating it for that is the TRUE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY.

 

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One Comment
  1. My family and I will also be observing the Passover, with communion, this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to share this!

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