The Origin of the Pagan Easter Celebration Devotional Reading
For most of my life, I have celebrated Easter in remembrance of Jesus. About five years ago, I was watching one of my favorite British crime shows and the story involved a couple that was pagan worshippers who moved into the town and were shunned by the community except for the Detective and his wife. The Detective stopped by to invite them for Easter dinner to which they agreed, but they said, “We must complete our worship ritual to the goddess, Eostre first, who is the goddess of Easter.”
The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.
I am very thankful to the Holy Spirit for allowing me to find out the truth about Easter. Satan is using a cunning ploy to deceive us by using chocolate bunnies and Easter egg baskets representing fertility as mere children’s play. Still, the most extraordinary manipulation is for Satan to use covert strategies and intermingle concepts of a pagan celebration to include the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6, first part of verse).
Yes, Christ’s resurrection was on Sunday, the third day, after His death, which “Resurrection Sunday” commemorates. Yet we should celebrate Jesus every day because we have a steadfast relationship with Him. Our loyalty to Jesus gives us joyful anticipation as we eagerly await His Second Coming. The righteous will have the opportunity to thank Jesus face-to-face and see the proof of His greatest act of love for us–nail-scarred hands and feet. All Hail, King Jesus!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega comma the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
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