Easter Celebration: Not What You Think It Is

Ever wonder just what fluffy bunnies, candy peeps or pastel colored eggs have to do with Jesus? The answer just might surprise you.

Easter Surprise 2007

Please read this article: The Connection Between Easter and the Ancient Assyrians.

Since most of the customs used in connection with Easter have pagan origins, I prefer to celebrate the death of Jesus Christ rather than his resurrection. The Bible says that Jesus himself commanded his followers to commemorate his death, not his resurrection.

Luke 22: 19, 20: “Also, he took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” Verse 20: “Also, the cup in the same way after they had the evening meal, he saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.”

This commemoration takes place annually on Nisan 14 of the ancient Hebrew calendar.

What do you think? Does it really matter what the Bible says?

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2 responses to “Easter Celebration: Not What You Think It Is

  1. A friend of mine wished me a happy resurrection day for the same reasons. I personally ignore the bunny and focus on the cross. However it was his resurrection that conquered death and what gives us hope. Without it His death doesn’t mean much. Are you a Messianic Jew?

  2. Thank you for your comment. His resurrection is important, however it is by means of Christ’s shed blood that redeems us as sinful humans and offers forgiveness of sins. I’m not a Messianic Jew, thank you though for asking.

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