Easter: An Afterthought

When it was discovered (early MONDAY morning) that the day the world celebrates as EASTER had come and gone without comment in these parts, it was decided to write something in the same manner as that day is ACTUALLY celebrated by most “Christians.”

As an afterthought.

Now, a number of reader will, no doubt, vehemently disagree.

“Easter is the time of year I look forward to the most!”

“JESUS is the reason for this season, too!”

I’ve been celebrating Easter since I was a little girl and I’ll keep celebrating it until I’m dead and gone!”

Which all SOUNDS very good.

UNTIL one takes a little closer look at all of those EASTER CELEBRATIONS.

While some may insist it’s all about Jesus, the question has to be asked, “Why do you celebrate Jesus on a day named for a pagan goddess?”

Why do only English speakers celebrate “Easter”? Most other peoples of the world call the holiday observed by Christians this Sunday by some variant of the word “Pascha.”

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So how is it that one of the two major Christian holidays was named by Anglo Saxons after a pagan deity? And how is it that this name was not only tolerated, but eventually became its normative moniker throughout the English-speaking world?

The pagan goddess behind the holiday of ‘Easter’

And not only the NAME of the celebration, but the many TRADITIONS which are also celebrated on that day.

It’s a good bet that MORE know the details of the pagan fertility traditions (rabbits, eggs, sweets, etc.) associated with Easter than know that Jesus was NOT crucified on Good Friday.

And so, REGARDLESS of what many may insist, it is the events and celebrations which ACTUALLY take place (the great majority of which are clearly pagan in nature) which mark the TRUE nature of the time we call “Easter.

And all of that is a LARGE part of why we only mention Easter as an afterthought.

WHAT first comes to mind when the reader hears “Easter”?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 6, 2021.]

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