“Easter” – Sunday, March 23
“Passover” – Sundown, Saturday, April 19 – Sundown, Sunday, April 20
If the Messiah was crucified after the Passover meal with His disciples (the “Last Supper”), and of course the Resurrection occurred after the Crucifixion; then:
How is it that in 2008, “Easter” is almost one month before “Passover” ???
This year in 2008, Passover will begin at sundown, Saturday, April 19, and will continue until sundown, Sunday, April 20. Passover is based upon the biblical (God-given) lunar calendar (Leviticus chapter 23).
Easter in 2008 will be observed on Sunday, March 23 (almost one month before Passover). Easter is based on the solar calendar and the spring equinox, observed on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the spring equinox. It is a man-based system which has been given to us by the Roman Catholic system of (false) religion.
If the Saviour (Messiah) celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples (Luke 22:1, 15) before His arrest, crucifixion the next day, and His rising from the grave on the third day hence, after His death (Matthew 16:21, 1 Corinthians 15:4), then how is it, in 2008 that Easter, the alleged celebration of the Resurrection, is to be celebrated almost one month before the observance of Passover ?!! Answer: because Easter is not the day that the Messiah rose from the dead ! The Saviour (Messiah) actually arose from the dead on the feast of “Firstfruits” (Leviticus 23; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23), not the pagan observance of “Easter / Ishtar’s Day” !
Easter is not the day of the Messiah’s Resurrection, He arose from the dead three days and three nights (Matthew 12:39,40) after He was crucified, on the feast of “First Fruits.” There is no way that a “Good Friday” crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection can come out to three days and three nights between the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Easter is not Christian; it is Pagan, a “religious” invention of the minds of men, rooted in the pagan false religion of ancient historical Babylon. Biblical observances are Passover and First Fruits (Leviticus 23:4,5,9-14; Matthew 26; Mark 14; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8).
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250
March 21, 2008
Easter: “Christianized” Romish paganism rooted in Babylon’s ancient religion
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The Pagan Origin Of Easter
Easter is a day that is honored 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.
Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.
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 ?
The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions.
The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called “Easter.”
“Ishtar“, which is pronounced “Easter” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called “Tammuz“, who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.
In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah’s son named Ham.
Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him “Nimrod.”
After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.
The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”
Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.
Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.
Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found.
That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god.
Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship.
Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess.
Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived.
She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.
She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.
This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “Easter”, and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s” egg.”
Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.
The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.
Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.
The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.
Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”, continued to build her mystery religion.
The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.
She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz.
During this time, no meat was to be eaten.
Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the “T” in front of their hearts as they worshipped.
They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top.
Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made.
It was Ishtar’s Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs.
Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.
By now, the readers of this tract should have made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary “Christian” churches, and further study indicates that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System.
The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
CCL note: Steve Lefemine has deleted this section of the tract addressing Acts 12:4 – here only, the Greek word “pascha” is translated “Easter” in the KJV, though it is translated “Passover” elsewhere.
The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.
So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you, if you are a seeker of the truth.
We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, “God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities !
Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry.
These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian.
You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children.
These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the “Rising Sun” and his house is the “House of the Rising Sun.”
How many churches have “sunrise services” on Ishtar’s day and face the rising sun in the East ?
How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon.
These things are no joke, any more than Judgement day is a joke.
I pray to God that this tract will cause you to search for more truth.
We will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you.
These are the last days***, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.
David J. Meyer
Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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*** Note from Steve Lefemine: We have been in the “last days” for the last nearly 2,000 years, since A.D. 33 – see Acts 2:17 – there may yet be hundreds, or even thousands of years of human history remaining before the return of the Messiah (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 28:18-20), who is King of kings and Lord of lords today, now ! (1 Timothy 6:15)
Sovereign Head of Vatican City State (Pope) to visit the USA April 15-20, 2008
– “Supreme legislative, executive, and judicial power is vested in the pope,…”
– The pope “serves concurrently as bishop of Rome, supreme pontiff of the Universal Church [sic], primate of Italy, archbishop and metropolitan of the Province of Rome, and sovereign of the Vatican City State.”
Rome’s Pope to meet Muslims; furthers NWO goal of one-world (false) Religion
The anti-Christian New World Order (NWO) has three main planks:
1) one-world civil (‘political’) Government
2) one-world Money
3) one-world (false) Religion
Pope: Roman Catholic ‘Church’ only one true church
Repeating centuries of history, Rome has once again revealed its own dominion theology of primacy, and indeed, sole legitmacy, as the only true “church” on earth, in a document approved by the current false prophet occupying the antichrist Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI, on June 29, 2007. This blasphemous, perverted assertion is in fact just the opposite of the Truth. The false religion of Romanism is NOT Biblical Christianity, but is in fact a “Christianized” form of the ancient pagan religion of historical Babylon.
Roman Catholic majority in SC’s National RTL chapter annual march in Columbia
South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL) is the SC state chapter of National Right to Life (NRL). SCCL is based in Columbia, SC. On Saturday, Jan. 13, SCCL conducted its annual march and rally to the SC State House, attended by hundreds of participants, a large majority of whom appeared to be Roman Catholic, including a sizable contingent of the Knights of Columbus (with swords drawn) and a large poster of the “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” an idolatrous, perverted rendering of the biblical Mary, the mother of Jesus (not the “Mother of God” !).
Three Christians arrested as U.S. Senate defiled by Hindu prayer
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3, KJB US Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007
US Senate – Hindu prayer disturbance – July 12, 2007
– print and video media links to US Senate Hindu prayer disturbance
– other examples of false religionists who have prayed in the past to open sessions of the US House and US Senate (including Hindu, Muslim, and Jewish)
– identification of false religionists who are praying now, daily, to open sessions of the US House and US Senate, as the official Chaplains of each chamber of the United States Congress !!! (Roman Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist)
US Congressional Record – Senate – Hindu prayer disturbance – July 12, 2007
Browse Daily Issues of the Congressional Record – 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Hindu prayer to open US Senate Session – July 12, 2007
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3, KJB Christians in America continue to lose our country to false religions… National Reform Association (organized in 1864) – http://www.natreformassn.org/
The Theological Disaster of Bob Jones’ False Doctrine – endorses Mormon for President
October 19, 2007
— The public statement below by Bob Jones III, Chancellor of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, exposes the bankruptcy of Dr. Bob Jones III’s unbiblical doctrine and worldview when it comes to rightly dividing the Word of Truth as it pertains to civil government, one of the four “governments” established by God in Scripture (i.e., self-government, family government, church government, and civil government). In Romans, chapter 13, verses 1-4, God’s Word explains that civil government is ordained by God, civil government is empowered by God, and men (not women) who serve as civil magistrates, are to serve as “the minister of God” (verse 4):
— 1998 Council for National Policy (CNP) [ecumenical] membership by name
Bob Jones III, Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University
— Consider the Statement of Purpose of the National Reform Association (organized in 1864):
Biblical “Separation” for a Nation
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,…” 2 Corinthians 6:14-17a (KJB)
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. The Declaration of Independence is part of the organic law of the United States of America United States Code Annotated http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml
Ecumenical, Anti-Christ U.S. House of Representatives commemorates Ramadan, and commends false religion of Islam as “one of the great religions of the world”
The Word of God, the Bible, says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:13, KJB (Ex. 34:14) –
The FIRST COMMANDMENT of the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
— Spiritually-mongrelized U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution, H.RES.635.IH, on Tuesday, October 2, 2007: “Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith.”
— PLUS: Documentation on Roman Catholicism, Freemasonry, and Islam, and the Satanic Lie of Ecumenism. Also, religious profile of 109th (2005-2006) United States Congress
Ecumenical, Masonic, Anti-Christ American President celebrates Islamic Holy Days of Ramadan
Skull and Bones Masonic secret society member American President George W. Bush attends Ramadan Dinner in White House State Room President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House
State Dining Room, October 4, 2007
(Audio and Video links also available on this WhiteHouse.gov website page)
THE PRESIDENT: “Thank you all for coming. Please be seated. Ramadan Mubarak. Laura and I are pleased to have you here for our seventh Iftaar dinner. Tonight we celebrate traditions of Islamic faith, which brings hope and comfort to more than a billion people.” “Laura and I are grateful you’re here. Thank you for coming. We wish you a blessed Ramadan. And now I ask the Imam to say the blessing.”