Know Your Material, aka don't be willingly ignorant.

I'm going to list some things here that seem to escape a lot of people. If by chance you know of any please email me. My email will be at the bottom of this page. Often times people get stumped on a word and it seems that many Christian do this a lot. One can read a lot but not be well read, as a friend of mine once said. Often times we hear something repeated that is wrong and a false by repetition does not become truth. So I'll start another page that I probably won't finish again, lol.

  Easter and the King James Version. -

 Recently I asked on a Christian forum what version of the Bible they use. I said that I used the KJV and immediately the thread was locked because the owner of the forum said that he does not accept the KJV and based it on "they changed the Passover to say Easter. So I looked it up. Only in one verse is Easter mentioned and it is: 

  1. Acts 12:4
    And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
    Acts 12:3-5 (in Context) Acts 12 (Whole Chapter)

 One MUST know what Easter actually is. Easter is NOT a Christian holiday created by the rising of Christ. Christianity borrowed Easter (spring equinox) from the Pagan religion. This guy says it better than I

   This passage is not talking about Easter. How do we know? The word translated Easter is the Greek word pascha (derived from the Hebrew word pesach; there is no original Greek word for Passover), and it has only one meaning. It always means Passoveróit can never mean Easter! For this reason, we find a Hebrew word used in the Greek New Testament. Once again, this Hebrew word can only refer to Passover.

Now letís go to the other scriptures authorizing Easter. This presents a problem. There are none! There are absolutely no verses, anywhere in the Bible, that authorize or endorse the keeping of Easter celebration! The Bible says nothing about Lent, eggs and egg hunts, baskets of candy, etc., although it does mention hot cross buns and sunrise services as abominations, which God condemns. We will examine them and learn why.

The mistranslation of Acts 12:4 is a not-so-subtle attempt to insert a pagan festival into scripture for the purpose of authorizing it. We will examine the Passover more closely later.1

Origins of the name "Easter": 2

The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime. Some were:

  It must be noted that all Jews did not all worship God or keep his laws. There are divisions of Jewish faiths just like Christians and any other religion. The chances are that Herod was not celebrating Christian or Jewish traditions but rather the Pagan tradition of what they celebrated. So the translation is probably accurate.   

 

 

 

 

 

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