Have you asked yourself: "Are the traditions of Easter Biblical? Why is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ called Easter? Are Easter rabbits and eggs mentioned in the Bible?"
It would shock most Christians to discover none of the Easter traditions are Biblical. As a matter of fact, the word Easter is the name of a heathen goddess, a word found only one time in the King James Bible. Worse yet, the word Easter was placed into the book of Acts in error, Easter is a mistranslation.
Before we start our Bible study, let us ask our Father for wisdom and understanding of His Word, in Jesus Name Amen.
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.
Acts 12:4 is the only place you will find the word “Easter” in the King James Bible. Again, in Greek this word is "pascha" which means "Passover". I must point out, "passover" was correctly translated 48 times in the Old Testament, and 28 times in the New Testament. It is inconceivable to think how the Bible translators could have made such a grave error. An error that was corrected in all modern versions of the Bible.
We must also understand, Jesus and the Disciples never called passover, Easter. Neither did they talk about Easter rabbits, baskets, and eggs. Instead, they celebrated passover, which Jesus fulfilled when He was crucified for our sins, (see: Jesus Christ Became Our Passover).
Since we now understand the word Easter is a mistranslation. We have to ask, where did Easter traditions come from?
Certainly not from the Bible, nowhere will you find the Bible mention bunnies, eggs, lent or hot cross buns. In order to discover where Easter traditions come from, we must understand what the word means.
The word Easter comes from the Old English word “Ēastre or Ēostre” referring to the Angelo-Saxon fertility goddess of spring. Easter is the name of a pagan goddess, and this celebration takes place around the Spring Equinox when all life is renewed. That is why Easter's title is, "the fertility goddess of spring".
Easter the pagan goddess has a multitude of names that span not just time, but many cultures as well. She is also known as Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ashtaroth, Isis, and to the ancient Babylonians as Ishtar (Webster's New World College Dictionary). Yes, Easter the fertility goddess dates all the way back to Mystery Babylon itself.
The Encyclopedia Britannica states,
Astarte/Ashtoreth is the Queen of Heaven to whom the Canaanites had burned incense and poured libations.
This should not be a surprise to us, all false gods, and teachings can be traced back to Mystery Babylon. Easter (Ishtar) goes by many names, but she is the same fertility goddess of spring. To think a heathen god made its way into the Bible, and replaced a day given to honor Jesus is very sad and disappointing to discover.
It becomes even more sad and disturbing when we learn that God warned us of this. He warned us not to serve or worship Easter in any way shape or form.
Turn your Bible with me to,
Judges 2:11, 13
11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim.
13 And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
The Israelites did unimaginable evil right before God. Not only did they leave Him, but they replaced Him with the heathen goddess Ashtaroth who we now know is Easter. Instead of serving God, they served a false god.
Unfortunately, today is not so different from the past.
Listen to what God says.
1 Kings 11:33
Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
Due to the Israelites continued worship of pagan gods, specifically Ashtoreth (Easter), our Heavenly Father divided the 12 Tribes of Israel. He would no longer stand for the worship of false gods among His people. You will also find Ashtoreth, the pagan goddess Easter in: Judges 10:6, 1 Samuel 7:3-4, 1 Samuel 12:10, 1 Samuel 31:10, 1 Kings 11:5, and 2 Kings 23:13.
As we cited from the Encyclopedia Britannica earlier, Easter is also known as the "queen of heaven", and yes, this reference is also found in the Bible. Let us read about it and understand how it makes God feel.
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
The pagan goddess Easter is the same Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ashtaroth and queen of heaven, she is the fertility goddess of spring! Maybe those hot cross buns are mentioned in the Bible after all. However, it does not sound like anything God accepts or appreciates.
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
Not only does Easter worship provoke God to anger, but it brings about confusion for His people. Instead of showing God their love, they went after false gods and practices. Just as today, people think Easter traditions are pleasing to God, but instead they provoke Him to anger.
Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
We can only imagine God's anger, fury, and disappointment with the Israelites for their worship of false gods. Especially, after He explained to them time and time again, to serve Him, not gods of stick and stone.
As a Christian, I want you to think very carefully about what traditions you celebrate, are they from God?
As we read, God is disgusted by Easter, the fertility goddess of spring. He is disgusted that His people so quickly forget Him, and embrace Easter and her day. How sad to think we replaced Passover with the pagan festival of Easter, which we embrace, and believe is of God. We replaced an honorable day of Christ and Communion with rabbits and eggs, symbols of Easter and sin.
Now we are going to discuss some of Easter's symbols. Ungodly symbols that not only made their way into the church, but have replaced our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Easter's rabbit and eggs have been used for millennia as symbols of fertility. The rabbit is known for its ability to quickly reproduce, and the egg is obviously a fertility symbol. The rabbit and egg have been used in association with Easter the fertility goddess of spring, a time when all things are renewed.
“The hare, the symbol of fertility in ancient Egypt, a symbol that was kept later in Europe… Its place has been taken by the Easter rabbit.”Encyclopedia Britannica, 1991 ed., Vol. 4, p. 333
Now a quote concerning eggs.
"Eggs were hung up in the Egyptian temples. Bunsen calls attention to the mundane egg, the emblem of generative life, proceeding from the mouth of the great god of Egypt. The mystic egg of Babylon, hatching the Venus Ishtar, fell from heaven to the Euphrates. Dyed eggs were sacred Easter offerings in Egypt, as they are still in China and Europe. Easter, or spring, was the season of birth, terrestrial and celestial."Egyptian Belief and Modern Thought, James Bonwick, pp. 211-212
The Easter egg or better said, the Ishtar egg goes all the way back to Mystery Babylon. This deception has basically been with mankind since the beginning, and it has been tied to mainstream Christianity for some time now.
It is worth noting, in mythology, Ishtar (Easter) fell from heaven to the Euphrates River. In the future, Satan will be cast from Heaven to earth, while four evil angels are symbolically bound in the Euphrates River will be loosened, (Revelation 9:14-15, 12:7-9).
We can see, these things are not of God, but of Satan.
We have been foretold all things.
Turn your Bible with me to,
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
God's Word simply explains, what has been in the past, will be again in the future. We see that with Easter, how this tradition has been handed down from one generation to the next. Different name, but the same old goddess.
Unfortunately, Easter not only crept into Christianity, but it replaced the celebration of Christ's resurrection and replaced it with bunnies and eggs. All without many questions from church leaders as to where these celebrations originated from. Clearly, they are not Biblical.
As we have explained, Christ became our Passover, not our Easter. Easter (Ishtar) and her celebrations are not of God, but rather formed from paganism which became church tradition. Traditions that date themselves all the way back to the darkness of ancient Babylon.
Having now uncovered this disturbing truth, will you continue to celebrate Easter; rabbits, eggs and all?
I know some of you are thinking,
'Well, I don't mean anything by my Easter eggs or rabbits, its for the kids. Surely, God will understand.'
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Our Father knew His Word would be twisted into church tradition. Christ has truly foretold us all things.
You know, we often look back on the people of the Bible and think how foolish they were for worshipping a golden calf, or believing, and serving non-existent false gods.
Yet, are we any different today?
Not once have we read about Easter bunnies, baskets, or eggs in the Bible. Yet, we openly embrace these symbols of paganism and call it worshipping God. Considering what we have learned in this study...
What will you do with this information?