Formerly known as “Easter”

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 ♫ Hippity-hop-hop….hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way 

As a young girl, I didn’t give much thought to what this season that I formerly knew as “Easter” was all about.  I was too distracted by pastel frilly dresses and hats, colorful baskets of chocolate bunnies & chewy lil marshmallow birds, and of course,…the traditional egg hunting & coloring activities.  Yet, after I a became born-again believer, I soon found out how the egg-hunting and egg-coloring activities were actually ceremonies celebrating the Goddess of Fertility & Sex Eostre (or “Ashtoreth” of the Old Testament or the many other names for this goddess depending upon the culture).

As harmless as those activities seemed—now I look back & realize how much those traditions kept my mind off the real symbols of this Passover season—the blood, the lamb, and the cross.  Sure, we sung songs about the blood & the cross at “Easter” time….surely, such topics crept into our “Easter” speeches–but what were we really being taught about Peter Cotton–I mean, Jesus during this season?

As a believer, I understand that any change involves a personal conviction and God speaking to your heart about a matter.   However, what I don’t understand is why do churches promote such activities??

Are we saying that children are too young to understand that Jesus is the only answer to our sinful nature?

Are pastors ignorant of the roots of these traditions or think they just don’t matter?

Or are we just too fond of our religious traditions that glorify other gods??

Fellow Christians, how do you all feel about this? And how do you (or will you) teach your kids about this season?

Please address any of the above questions…

Thanks,

~Nir

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7 thoughts on “Formerly known as “Easter”

  1. You are right. I did the same thing when I was a child. Once I became a Christian, I did a study and learned that all holidays are pagan days that did not glorify God. Sure, the world would say those days do, but in their hearts and by their actions, they don’t. Once I knew the truth for myself, I taught my kids the truth. On those days we did community activities by serving the needs of the sick, shut-in, and poor. Now, that’s the way to glorify God during those holidays. Great article, Nir! Keep spreading the light of God. Love and blessings!

    • Thanks so much Nesie! I was wondering how parents deal with the issue once they find out that many holidays have pagan roots. Doing community work is a great suggestion, and I’m glad you let us know that you taught your kids the truth. Again, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Yes we do get caught up on tradition, rather than the real meaning behind the holiday (this is even for nonreligious celebrations i.e. independence day). I think we all need to take a moment during our holiday and reflect on its true purpose.

    • No problem & yes, we definitely have a common passion. 🙂 I definitely enjoyed your post “Jesus in the Passover”–it was very informative….Thanks for stopping by & commenting…Blessings to you as well!

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