‘Should Christians Celebrate The PASSOVER Or EASTER? Are They The Same? Why Do Most Churches Have EGG HUNTS?’
Jean Medois: The Written Truth of The Holy Bible/Torah.
What I am about to share with you today may shock you but it is the truth. We learn traditions mainly through our parents but never take the time later on to research their origins.
I praise the Saviour for revealing that truth to me gradually. First, through my former pastor, bishop Roy E. Brown of the Pilgrim Assemblies of Brooklyn, NY. Then another bishop, whom I sat under for three years to receive instructions took me to the second step of finding that truth. His passion for the word of the Almighty earned him a doctorate degree after eight years in seminary. I was honored and blessed to learn a great deal about the Bible under his teachings.
Way before the Saviour, the pagan world celebrated a festival called easter in honor of the goddess Eostre or Ishtar. As we know, the devil is a master duplicator. It came about, that pagan festival was celebrated about the same time as the Passover and Acts 12:1-4 proves that but we will analyze this text with you further down.
Who is/was Ishtar? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar.
Where did this term Easter come from? “The English term, according to the Ven. Bede (De temporum ratione, I, v), relates to Estre, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring…” (The Catholic Encyclopedia Electronic Version) “The name Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon Eostre, a goddess of light or spring whose festival was celebrated in April.” (The World Book Encyclopedia, p. 2088) “The name Easter, like the names of the days of the week, is a survival from the old Teutonic mythology. According to Bede (De Temp. Rat. C. xv.)
Ishtar holding her symbol, Louvre Museum
The goddess Ishtar is also known as the goddess of fertility, love and sex. Throughout history, the symbols of the eggs and the rabbit, represent fertility. Eggs have been largely regarded in ancient civilizations as the primary symbol for fertility.
Please know that “Easter” is the english translation of Ishtar or Eostre. Over the centuries, the devil had that pagan celebration to coincide with our biblical Holy Day, the Passover which the Almighty instituted under Moses. To confirm it, our Saviour died on Passover, His body was in the grave during the feast of Unleavened bread.
Now, fasten your seatbelt, we are about to take off. Please grab your Bible and let’s see if Easter is the Passover.
The only time the word Easter is mentioned in the King James Version of the Bible is in Acts 12:1-4. There’s is a question mark right here. Only one time? Let’s go deeper! http://lifehopeandtruth.com/bible-qu…/…/easter-in-the-bible/
1Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the (1)days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after (2)Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12 KJV
Note: Days of unleavened bread (Origin, Exodus 12:11:15 & Leviticus 23).
The Feast of the Unleavened Bread begins the next night after the Passover. Now here is the key question to ask:
Why would Herod (a pagan king) celebrate the Jews’ Passover? Why would he respect it? To observe the Holy Day of a conquered nation? After all the text says he persecuted the church. Why would he respect the religious tradition of the people he persecuted? The text also mentioned that his action pleased the Jews who did not believe in the Messaiah (Acts 12:3). So, there would have been no fear at all of revolt or uprising. So, we see Roman paganism even at the end of the chapter when the people referred to him (Herod) as a god. He did not stop them. Consequently, he was eaten by worms and died.
The answer can only come out when we research about the Easter day. What the Bible is saying here is that: Since his pagan celebration was about the same time as the Jews’ Passover, he intended to bring forth the prisoner Peter after his so-called “Easter” pagan celebration was over but not because of respect for the Passover. Those are two different feasts or celebrations. After all, there is no evidence in the text that Easter means days of unleavened bread.
Furthermore, if Easter is a substitute for Passover, why do we have Easter to be mentioned ONLY ONCE in the Bible? Our Father is consistent with the Bible, He would have had Easter for Passover or Passover for Easter multiple times throughout scriptures or at least twice. Because the Bible confirms itself. That is not the case here, because the word Easter is only mentioned once in the Bible (Acts 12:1-4). It is clear that in Acts 12 that two different celebrations are mentioned.
The devil is a master deceiver. If the body of the Saviour is not careful, we can be deceived easily. It saddened me to see Christians running away from the Passover because it had been substituted by that pagan celebration that is still present in our time today. Many churches have EGG HUNTS during the Saviour’s Passover ignoring the origin of such practice. “…and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9.
What do eggs and a rabbit have to do with the death and resurrection of the Saviour? He died on Passover as being the ultimate Passover lamb to fulfill prophecies.
Now, do you see how the devil made his way to the churches through EGG HUNTS? Just because we are not doing things Bible way.
It’s wrong to say “Happy Easter” for Easter is a pagan festival. What Christians should celebrate is the death and resurrection of the Saviour on the Passover and First Fruits feasts as commanded by the Bible.
Please stop saying “Happy Easter” if you are a christian.
Just like in Ezekiel 8:16, the Almighty showed his prophet twenty five men facing the east, worshipping the sun. A practice that is still present in our time in Freemasonry. We have been deceived big time by the devil and ELOHIM is cleansing the body of the Saviour for His coming.
Just like today, many still believe THREE WISE MEN, went to see the Saviour at birth whereas the Bible does not mention the number of wise men. (Matthew 2:11). We should be always on the look out for deceptions.
The term Passover is no longer mentioned in our churches today. The Saviour allowed me to meet quite a few Christians that have been enlightened by the Holy Spirit in that regard. Please do your own research if you reject the arguments presented here. There are books at your local public library or online about that ancient pagan festival called Easter.
Some may say: “It was then but I do not have the eggs and the rabbit or the egg hunt to worship another god, that’s not by intention! Great, let me ask you a question! Why would you want to worship the Almighty with the same symbols as the pagans? Why would you want to take something that is pagan in the first place and pretending to make it Christian (Ex. Putting Bibe verses inside the eggs). Separate yourself from the world. We were not called to follow them but the world is supposed to follow the church.
ONE REASON THE CHURCH HAS NO INFLUENCE OVER THE WORLD IS BECAUSE THE WORLD HAS SO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER THE CHURCH.
P.S. There are many links provided in the text, please copy and paste them to your web browser for further proofs and researches on that topic,
The biblical feasts will be restored!
Passover is on April 3, 2015
Feast of Unleavened bread is from April 4-10, 2015
What do eggs and a rabbit have to do with the death and resurrection of the Saviour ?
All glory to the IAM of YISRA’EL (Elohim),
Evangelist Jean Medois
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN, after the rudiments of the world, and not after the Saviour.
Colossians 2:8 KJV
(1) Call unto me, and (2) I will answer thee, and (3) shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3 KJV
NOTE: ‘Words below in brackets; were REMOVED and REPLACED’ and they are the only words/names removed from the original write-up…
- Almighty (GOD)
- Saviour (JESUS CHRIST)
- Saviour (CHRIST)
- Saviour (LORD)