Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

Many Christians are celebrating Easter this weekend, which is the transformed Old Testament Passover; however, the lamb has already been offered 2,000 years ago and counting; there is no more need for us to make sacrifices, hallelujah – Jesus paid it all! The tomb is empty!

Appropriately enough, people spent the entire weekend, beginning Friday, to start celebrating the most outstanding act of love, in history. Jesus died on Friday (the preparation day before the Sabbath), and was buried; he rested on the 7th day Sabbath, Luke 23:46-56, and rose early Sunday morning, (the first day of the week) Luke 24:1-6.  He has been alive ever since and one day, the faithful will be caught up to meet Him, in the air and will forever be with their Lord – I Thessalonians 4:16-17.

However, does anyone know how bunny rabbits and hunting colored eggs on Easter, factor into this wonderful resurrection scenario? You don’t? Well, I’m glad that you asked! IT DOESN’T! ALL OF IT IS BOGUS!

“Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs, such as Easter eggs, are… linked to pagan traditions. The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, [church leaders would like you to believe that] Easter eggs… represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources...”

However, Easter egg dying and hunting is just another deception perpetrated on innocent worshippers, who have not taken the time, to study for themselves, the things they need to believe – the things that are written in the Scriptures. Consequently, just like the masses have accepted Sunday as the “Sabbath day of the Lord”, so they have accepted this Easter-egg farce, as well.

Jesus, just before His crucifixion warned his disciples against being deceived. He told them that there would be many false teachers and prophets, even people proclaiming to be Him (there is one now who claims to be the “Vicar of Christ”; read it yourself.  Matthew 24:4-5.

I have learned that as a loyal follower of Jesus Christ, it is my job, my assignment, my duty, my privilege to share with all who will listen, the truth of Jesus and the Bible. I have been commissioned to do so. Matthew 28:18-20.

We will continue discussing the Mark of the Beast, next time.