The True Meaning of Easter (31 KB)
Under the definition for Easter inWebster's Dictionary (College Edition)one finds: "originally the name of pagan vernal festival . . . Eastre, dawn goddess."Further reading in an encyclopaedia, or most books on the holidays will identify this Eastre with the pagan goddess known variously as Eostre, Ishtar, Semeramis, and Astarte. This is the same Babylonian "Queen of Heaven,"whose worship is condemned in the Word of God (see Jeremiah Chapters 7 and 44).
The Pagan Origin of Easter (34 KB)
Easter is a day that is honoured by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour?
Is Easter PAGAN? (77 KB)
Why do you believe the things you believe, and do the things you do? The chances are you never stopped to ask yourself that question. You have been taught since childhood to accept Easter as the chief of the Christian holidays.