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The challenging concepts of celebrating Easter

EASTER Sunday this year falls on Nisan 16th or the second day of Passover or more correctly the ‘Feast of Unleavened Bread’ according to the Biblical calendar which God set in place and which Jesus observed during His lifetime.

The ‘Last Supper’ was a Passover meal during which Jesus left instructions “as often as you do this” (observe Passover) to remember His death, as it was on the actual day of Passover (Nisan 14th) that He was crucified.

Instead of carrying out this instruction, most of the churches in Christendom refuse to remember His death on Passover but invented the

observances of ‘Good Friday’ and ‘Easter Sunday’ instead which were not observed by the early Jewish church.

It is somehow unbelievable that these same churches use such obvious “pagan-connected” terms to describe their holy days. ‘Sun’-day is named

after the pagan practice of sun-worship forbidden in scripture and ‘Easter’ is named after another “pagan” deity variously described as ‘Eastre/ Eostre,’ and also ‘Ishtar,’ ‘Astarte,’ or ‘Ashtoreth’ whom God detested so much in the pages of the Bible.

How come it doesn’t disturb professing Christians to have their worship days so closely connected to the forbidden practice of worshipping false gods and idols?

Colin Nevin,

Bangor

 

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