Peace Be Upon You In The Name of Christ, Our Passover Lamb(1Cor.5:7-8)

 

       In Joel’s latest blog, Wonder of Easter(April 11, 2009),  The self proclaimed prophet Joel states, “My prophetic prayer and challenge tonight is that the God of Easter (who created the bunny but resembles a lion!) would be seen by the eyes of your heart.”.

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary- "originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. Hence the name came to be given to the festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occured at the time of the Passover. In the early English versions this word was frequently used as the translation of the Greek pascha (the Passover). When the Authorized Version (1611) was formed, the word "passover" was used in all passages in which this word pascha occurred, except in Act 12:4. In the Revised Version the proper word, "passover," is always used.

Easton's Bible Dictionary- "originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. Hence the name came to be given to the festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occured at the time of the Passover. In the early English versions this word was frequently used as the translation of the Greek pascha (the Passover). When the Authorized Version (1611) was formed, the word "passover" was used in all passages in which this word pascha occurred, except in Act 12:4. In the Revised Version the proper word, "passover," is always used.

 

     As we search the Holy Scriptures, we can not find Joel’s “god of easter”. The only God we find is the GOD of PASSOVER/UNLEAVEN BREAD.  I searched for a unbiased article and came across one from The Island of Jamaica, click here. I encourage any believer who is serious about their bible studies research the history of  the church’s fight NOT TO REPLACE  Passover with Rome’s easter feast. The author of the Jamaican Glean rightly notes:

 

Today, millions of Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ during this season of Easter. But perhaps most don’t realise that it was not until the fourth century that Easter was uniformly observed by Christians.

 

 

The GOD who created rabbits did not wish us to replace his Holy Day with a holiday. He did not instruct us to replace the Passover Lamb with an Easter Ham. Brothers and sisters challenge authority that replaces the commandments of GOD with the Traditions of men.