21 Apr Easter
Easter….a holiday children look forward to paint eggs, receiving candy baskets, pet bunnies and go on egg hunts. However there is no connection of Jesus Christ in these traditions. We will take a closer look on Easter origin and how we should celebrate Easter.
Origin of Easter
Easter was named after a pagan goddess named Ēostre. She was the goddess of dawn or the light bringer. Old traditions like egg decorating, exchange baskets with food, and women spanking to preserve beauty were part of celebrating this goddess.
Connection Between the Goddess & Satan
Lucifer was Satan’s name before his fall, which also means the dawn or light bringer in Hebrew. He was also called the morning star and son of dawn (Isaiah 14:12). The devil was once as beautiful as a woman (Ezekiel 28:17). So this goddess is Satan is disguise since he can disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Satan hungers for worship and will get it by any means (Matthew 4:8-10, Isaiah 14:13). This is why we should be close to God’s word and study the roots of the Holidays we celebrate.
How should we celebrate Easter?
Let’s celebrate Easter without all the pagan traditions. We should reflect on the suffering of Jesus Christ for the sake of our salvation. Jesus Christ paid a price that he did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. We should reflect on our lives and if we are truly taking up our cross and following him. He stated, “Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” – Matthew 10:38. This not only applied to his disciples but for every person on Earth who claims they love God. This is why Jesus Christ said, “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” – Matthew 7:21. This is the day to reflect on yourself.