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2 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 12:22PM #1
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The Old and New Testaments go hand in hand, although many deny the fact.


Passover of the Old Testament, during the Exodus, was the time when the tenth plague was to be released upon Egypt, so that Pharoah would let God's People Israel (all twelve Tribes) go and be free to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Pharoah was the one that determined the last plague, by threatening the death of all Israel's first born sons; of which God turned back on Pharoah's family and people. All Israel was commanded by God through Moses and Aaron to kill an unblemished lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door posts of their homes, this would prevent the death angel from entering and killing the first born sons of Israel.


Historically, Pharoah Rameses had 13 first born sons that died at an early age according to archaeology, he had over 100 children, 13 first borns by his many wives, each having a first born son.


Now, we can see that it took the blood of the lamb over the door post to prevent the death angel from entering, this is symbolic of the blood that would be shed for our sins, this is why Jesus Christ is called the Lamb slain, for it is through His blood we are kept from the death angel, spiritually, the death of the spirit will not happen to us as long as we are cleansed in the blood of the Lamb slain.


This is why it is written in:


1 Corinthinians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven(=sin), that ye may be a new lump(=as in dough for the making of Passover bread)  as ye are unleavened. For even CHRIST our PASSOVER is sacrificed for us.


How awesome is that!


We celebrated the resurrection of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who was sacrified for us, so that the death angel(AKA Satan) has no claim on us, for we are children of God and claim Him as our inheritance to the kingdom of God, in which we wil dwell with God forever and ever.


Easter is mentioned ONLY one time in the Word of God, by error:
 Acts 12:4, (This was the time when Peter was taken captive and put into prison) 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.    


This word is a misnomer, for the Greek word # 3957 in the Greek Dictionary of the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance is PASCHA, which is Passover.


Easter
is a heathen term derived from the Saxon goddess Eastre, the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the OT. Coming from the old Babylonian religions of goddess worship and Ishtar.


The high Holy Day of God is the Passover in which Christ sealed up Salvation for whomsoever will believe upon the Son of God the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and instead the churches decided to appease heathen traditions and bring them into the house of God, including them in with God's Holy Day. How sad is that? But if one watches History and how it unfolds by way of what happen in the Old Testament, when Israel and Judah backslid continuously into heathen tradition and idolworship even mixing it in with God's Holy ways; then you can understand that some things NEVER CHANGE! God's People are destroyed by the "LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!"


They error because of what is taught!


I remember, when I was a child, thinking "what does Jesus, have to do with bunnies and Easter eggs, and a basket?" As a child, I knew they didn't add up!


Then when I sought out the TRUTH, in the Word of God, I find there is NO CONNECTION WHAT SO EVER!


Passover, is to celebrate the gift that the LORD JESUS CHRIST gave us, His sacrifice on the cross, that Lamb Slain for our sins, therefore we take the Holy Communion, for He received the stripes and we receive the healing, Isaiah 53:5, another OT chapter about Jesus sacrifice for us!


Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a LAMB to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.


(*Not once did Jesus complain or gripe about it, He did it willingly for us, that is how much He LOVES us.)


53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment : and who shall declare His generation? (Answer: the Elect of God will DECLARE it!) for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My People was He striken.


This lays it all out for you, as God's plan of Salvation is fulfilled according to as it is written in the Word of God.


Happy Passover, and Thank you LORD JESUS CHRIST!


In Christ,
Nancy                       

          
                
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 3:18PM #2
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 12:22PM, NjoyAADAirbrush wrote:




Easter
is a heathen term derived from the Saxon goddess Eastre, the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the OT. Coming from the old Babylonian religions of goddess worship and Ishtar.



No, although "Eostre" or "Eosturmonath" is the name for the month of the spring equinox in the old Saxon calendar.  Those other Middle Eastern fertility goddesses are culturally and etymologically different.  The only known connection of "Eostre" with a pagan goddess is a single comment written by the Venerable Bede, who identified her as a deity of the dawn and noted that veneration of her was no longer practiced at the time of his writing (the 8th century). Because there is no other mention anywhere else in history or culture of a Germanic goddess named Eostre, many scholars believe her to have been a fanciful invention by Bede. 


Some students of culture and linguistics support a speculative theory, building on observations originally made by the Grimm brothers in the 19th century, that there was once a proto-Indo-European dawn goddess, of whom the Greek Eos, Roman Aurora, German Ostara, and English Eostre or Eastre were regional variants.  But it is merely an hypothesis, not a known historical fact. The most reliable factual information we have is merely that the original Germanic names for the season of the spring equinox became through cultural adaptation the English and German names for the most significant springtime Christian holiday.  There's nothing nefarious in that.

It also takes nothing away from the very strong historical and religious connections between Easter and Passover, both of which celebrate similar themes of deliverance and renewal.  If you speak English, you call it Easter.  If you speak German, you call it Ostern.  If you speak Greek, you call it Pascha.  If you speak Hebrew and celebrate the original Jewish Passover, you call it Pesach.  It's just a difference in languages, not a difference in meaning.
         

"Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way."  Gospel of Philip, Logion 72

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 7:49PM #3
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NJoy, that's all very interesting, but was there something in particular you wanted to discuss? Please refer to post #2 on this thread.


Maybe I misunderstood something, but I couldn't exactly tell if you'd asked a question/posed a point for discussion or not. Thanks!


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 11:23AM #4
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 7:49PM, Beautiful_Dreamer wrote:

Please refer to post #2 on this thread.




Bad link -- no posts come up.

"Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way."  Gospel of Philip, Logion 72

"Christ will regenerate all things; through Him all things will be purged, and return into eternal life. And when the Son shall deliver up the kingdom to the Father, all things will be God; that is, all things will still exist, but God will exist in them, and they will be full of Him." Fabius Manus Victorinus, c. 350 AD
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 12:46PM #5
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Ugh...oh well, it's the 'Guidelines' thread.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 10:56AM #6
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 12:22PM, NjoyAADAirbrush wrote:

The Old and New Testaments go hand in hand, although many deny the fact.


Passover of the Old Testament, during the Exodus, was the time when the tenth plague was to be released upon Egypt, so that Pharoah would let God's People Israel (all twelve Tribes) go and be free to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Pharoah was the one that determined the last plague, by threatening the death of all Israel's first born sons; of which God turned back on Pharoah's family and people. All Israel was commanded by God through Moses and Aaron to kill an unblemished lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door posts of their homes, this would prevent the death angel from entering and killing the first born sons of Israel.


Historically, Pharoah Rameses had 13 first born sons that died at an early age according to archaeology, he had over 100 children, 13 first borns by his many wives, each having a first born son.


Now, we can see that it took the blood of the lamb over the door post to prevent the death angel from entering, this is symbolic of the blood that would be shed for our sins, this is why Jesus Christ is called the Lamb slain, for it is through His blood we are kept from the death angel, spiritually, the death of the spirit will not happen to us as long as we are cleansed in the blood of the Lamb slain.


This is why it is written in:


1 Corinthinians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven(=sin), that ye may be a new lump(=as in dough for the making of Passover bread)  as ye are unleavened. For even CHRIST our PASSOVER is sacrificed for us.


How awesome is that!


We celebrated the resurrection of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who was sacrified for us, so that the death angel(AKA Satan) has no claim on us, for we are children of God and claim Him as our inheritance to the kingdom of God, in which we wil dwell with God forever and ever.


Easter is mentioned ONLY one time in the Word of God, by error:
 Acts 12:4, (This was the time when Peter was taken captive and put into prison) 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.    


This word is a misnomer, for the Greek word # 3957 in the Greek Dictionary of the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance is PASCHA, which is Passover.


Easter
is a heathen term derived from the Saxon goddess Eastre, the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the OT. Coming from the old Babylonian religions of goddess worship and Ishtar.


The high Holy Day of God is the Passover in which Christ sealed up Salvation for whomsoever will believe upon the Son of God the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and instead the churches decided to appease heathen traditions and bring them into the house of God, including them in with God's Holy Day. How sad is that? But if one watches History and how it unfolds by way of what happen in the Old Testament, when Israel and Judah backslid continuously into heathen tradition and idolworship even mixing it in with God's Holy ways; then you can understand that some things NEVER CHANGE! God's People are destroyed by the "LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!"


They error because of what is taught!


I remember, when I was a child, thinking "what does Jesus, have to do with bunnies and Easter eggs, and a basket?" As a child, I knew they didn't add up!


Then when I sought out the TRUTH, in the Word of God, I find there is NO CONNECTION WHAT SO EVER!


Passover, is to celebrate the gift that the LORD JESUS CHRIST gave us, His sacrifice on the cross, that Lamb Slain for our sins, therefore we take the Holy Communion, for He received the stripes and we receive the healing, Isaiah 53:5, another OT chapter about Jesus sacrifice for us!


Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a LAMB to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.


(*Not once did Jesus complain or gripe about it, He did it willingly for us, that is how much He LOVES us.)


53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment : and who shall declare His generation? (Answer: the Elect of God will DECLARE it!) for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My People was He striken.


This lays it all out for you, as God's plan of Salvation is fulfilled according to as it is written in the Word of God.


Happy Passover, and Thank you LORD JESUS CHRIST!


In Christ,
Nancy                       

          
                



Oy vey! This post proves the adage "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."

"God is no captious sophister, eager to trip us up whenever we say amiss, but a courteous tutor, ready to amend what, in our weakness or our ignorance, we say ill, and to make the most of what we say aright."  from 'A Learned Discourse on Justification', a sermon by Richard Hooker (1554-1600).
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2012 - 9:48PM #7
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter


 


The Name Easter comes from the German "Oester" Which was an old name for April in pre Christian Gemanic calendar.


In most Catholic Countries  the name of the holiday is based on the Hebrew "Pasach".

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 25, 2012 - 12:31PM #8
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I think the problem of the OP was not so much what the holiday is called as the association with it of things like bunnies and eggs- presumably, originally pagan symbols of fertility. 


That is a valid discussion point.  Though it is really no different from trees and holly and mistletoe at Christmas.  And speaking for myself, I have no major problem with either, so long as they do not displace the real meaning of the holiday (s).   The truth is, we are far closer to that happening with Christmas than with Easter.

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