Easter Is A Cover-Up For The Greatest Fraud Of All Time
A Calendar Change which hides the True Day of the Resurrection and the True Seventh-Day Sabbath.
Easter | Pagan Passover
Easter is a worldwide tradition involving many customs that people believe to be Christian.
What is the origin of Lent and sunrise services?
How did rabbits, eggs and hot cross buns become associated with Messiah’s Resurrection?
Is Easter mentioned in the Scriptures?
Did the apostles and early Assembly keep it?
Most people follow along as they have been taught, assuming that what they believe and do is right. They take their beliefs for granted. Most do not take time to prove why they do the things that they do.
Why do you believe what you believe?
Where did you get your beliefs?
Is the source of your religious beliefs the Scriptures—or some other authority?
If you say the Scriptures, are you sure?
What about Easter?
Since hundreds of millions keep it, supposedly in honor of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, then certainly the Scriptures must have much to say about it. Surely there are numerous verses mentioning rabbits, eggs and egg hunts, baskets of candy, hot cross buns, Lent, Good Friday and sunrise services—not to mention Easter itself.
A Brief Look at Passover
The well-known Old Testament Passover story centers on YAHUAH’s deliverance of Yisrael from Egypt through ten miraculous plagues. These included how the death angel would “pass over” all the houses where the Yisraelites lived. They were instructed to put blood over their doorposts to ensure that only the firstborn of Egypt would die. In this first Passover, it was only the blood of the slain lamb that protected each Yisraelite home. While Egypt suffered the plague of death, the Yisraelite firstborn were delivered by blood. By obeying YAHUAH’s command and by faith in His promise to protect them, they were spared from death.
The Passover account is found in Exodus 12:12-14. Verse 14 states that the Passover ceremony was commanded by YAHUAH to be an annual memorial feast to be kept by Yisrael “forever.” (This command is repeated in Leviticus 23:5.) Exodus 12:15 introduces the seven-day festival called the Days of Unleavened Bread (also repeated in Leviticus 23:6-8), which was to immediately follow the Passover feast each year. This is why Acts 12:3 states, “Then were the days of unleavened bread,” before mentioning the Passover in the next verse. These days were always kept in conjunction with one another.
No other Springtime custom encapsulates these celebrations of new life quite like Easter. From baby animals, to Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts, to sunrise Sunday services and more, Easter is a beloved tradition too many people.
Easter Sunday is the highlight of the Roman Catholic liturgical year when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.
According to their Catechism:
Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts,” the “Solemnity of solemnities,” just as the Eucharist is the “Sacrament of sacraments” (the Great Sacrament). St. Athanasius calls Easter “the Great Sunday” and the Eastern Churches call Holy Week “the Great Week.” The mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death . . . . (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 2, Sec. 1, Chapter 2, Article 1, #1169.)
The origins of Easter, however, reveal that it flows directly from ancient paganism. Shortly after the flood, Nimrod reestablished idolatry in the earth. After his death, Nimrod was promoted as the original sun god. His widow, Semiramis, was called the “queen of heaven.” Various cultures continued the idolatry of these original pagans under different names.
To the Egyptians, Semiramis was Isis. To the Babylonians, she was Beltis, consort to the god, Bel. To the Cannaanites she was Astarte. The Assyrians called her Ishtar.
The worship of these goddesses involved occult fertility practices. These degrading rites were practiced even by the Yisraelites when in apostasy. YAHUAH clearly denounced any Yisraelite involvement in these pagan celebrations.
“Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.” (Jeremiah 7:17-18, NKJV)
“And He said to me, ‘Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.’ So He brought me to the door of the north gate of . . . [YAHUAH’s] house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.” (Ezekiel 8:13-14, NKJV)
Modern Easter has no basis in the pure religion of Heaven. All of its traditions are pagan.
Rabbits and dyed Easter eggs symbolize fertility.
Hot cross buns were the “cakes” offered to the queen of heaven.
The forty days of weeping for Tammuz are now the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter.
Sunrise services were performed by pagan priests to honor the sun god.
Celebration of Easter does not honor the death and resurrection of the Saviour. Participation in pagan practices honors Satan.
No amount of renaming it by Christian names can purify Easter of its pagan origins.
Easter is much more than a pagan imposter pretending to be Christian. Lurking behind the pretty facade, Easter is a cover-up for the greatest fraud of all time: a calendar change which hides the true day of the resurrection and the true seventh-day Sabbath.
As the years passed and the first Natsariym died, paganism began to corrupt the once-pure faith. The Church in Rome, greedy of ever greater power, sought ways to increase her influence.
“To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skillful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity – now far sunk in idolatry – in this as in so many other things, to shake hands. . . . This change of the calendar in regard to Easter was attended with momentous consequences. It brought into the Church the grossest corruption and the rankest superstition . . . .” (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, pp. 105-106.)
This change of calendar also changed the day of worship. This is admitted by Roman Catholics who point to it as the sign of their authority.
“Sunday . . . is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.” (American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883)
“They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason . . . The author of the Sunday law . . . is the Catholic Church.” (Ecclesiastical Review, February 1914)
One Catholic bishop went so far as to state:
“It was the Catholic Church which made the law obliging us to keep Sunday holy. The church made this law long after the Bible was written. Hence said law is not in the Bible. The Cath[olic] Church abolished not only the Sabbath, but all the other Jewish festivals.” (T. Enright, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis, Missouri, June, 1905, emphasis supplied.)
The Hebrew Yisraelite festival which was outlawed in favor of Easter was Passover. All early Natsariym kept the feasts of YAHUAH as outlined in Leviticus 23. Paganized Christians still wanted to celebrate Easter while apostolic Natsariym, still clinging to a pure faith, observed Passover.
“Since the second century A.D. there had been a divergence of opinion about the date for celebrating the paschal (Easter) anniversary of the Lord’s passion (death, burial and resurrection). The most ancient practice appears to have been to observe the fourteenth (the Passover date), fifteenth, and sixteenth days of the new month regardless of the day of the [Julian] week these dates might fall on from year to year. The bishops of Rome, desirous of enhancing the observance of Sunday as a church festival, ruled that the annual celebration should always be held on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following the fourteenth day of the new month. . . . This controversy lasted almost two centuries, until [the Emperor] Constantine intervened in behalf of the Roman bishops and outlawed the other group.” (Robert L. Odom, Sunday in Roman Paganism, p. 188, emphasis supplied.)
“The point of contention appeared deceptively simple: Passover versus Easter. The issues at stake, however, were immense. The only way to determine when Passover occurs is to use the Scriptural Solar calendar . . . ” (eLaine Vornholt & L. L. Vornholt-Jones, Calendar Fraud, p. 49)
“These contentions had agitated the churches of Asia since the time of the Roman bishop Victor, who had persecuted the churches of Asia for following the ’14th-day heresy’ as they called it, in reference to the Passover. . . . The future Easter observance was to be rendered independent of Jewish calculation.” (Grace Amadon, Report of Committee, Part V, Sec. B., p. 17.)
Here is the real significance of Easter. Sunday is kept as a day of worship because of Easter Sunday! It is claimed that the Saviour was resurrected then.
Jewish scholars understand that Christianity stepped free of its Scriptural roots when the pagan Easter was substituted for the true Passover.
“At the Council of Nice [Nicæa] the last thread was snapped which connected Christianity to its parent stock. The festival of Easter had up till now been celebrated for the most part at the same time as the Hebrew Yisraelite Passover, and indeed upon the days calculated and fixed by the Synhedrion [Sanhedrin] in Judæa for its celebration; but in future its observance was to be rendered altogether independent of the Creators calendar.
“[Emperor Constantine stated], ‘For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforward let us have nothing in common with this odious people; our Saviour has shown us another path. It would indeed be absurd if the Jews were able to boast that we are not in a position to celebrate the Passover without the aid of their rules ([time] calculations).’” (Heinrich Graetz, History of the Jews, The Jewish Publication Society of America, Vol. II, pp. 563-564, emphasis supplied.)
Easter is a cover-up.The truth is, Easter is a fraud. It is not the day upon which the Saviour arose from the grave. Easter is and has always been a pagan holiday celebrating fertility. It was substituted for YAHUAH’s Passover at the Council of Nicæa in the fourth century when the Church of Rome decided to set aside the Priestly Zadokite Hebrew calculation of time.
Now, in this last generation, truth is to be restored. All who wish to express their gratitude for the death of their Saviour will commemorate it on the day upon which He died: Passover. This can only be calculated by the original calendar of Creation the Zadokite Enochian Calendar. Any other observance gives honor to Satan, the one who has set himself up in opposition to Heaven.
Today you can choose which day represents your beliefs – Passover or Easter.
You can choose to which power you wish to give honor and worship: the Saviour or His enemy, Satan.
You can choose on which day, calculated by which calendar, you offer that worship.
The choice is yours.
Easter is a Cover-Up for for the Greatest Fraud of all time: A Calendar Change which hides the True Day of the Resurrection and the True Seventh-Day Sabbath.