Pagan Feasts, Easter

In 2019 there is a caveat in the Christian faith. Many Christians do not adhere to the belief that Jesus has resurrected from the dead on the third day. This will be a problem to salvation.

The creed of the resurrection is spelled out by Paul in Romiym 10. Verse 9 says that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. That is the creed of the resurrection. Verse 11 says, everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame. Jesus resurrected once. All the circumstances were laid out meticulously from Matthew to John. There is not another resurrection that happened under different circumstances. So the believer need to identify the One Resurrection, for all its precursor, ramifications, and its own fulfillment of the Holy Moedim of God from the Torah. Jesus says He came to fulfill everything from the Tanakh. It is important to the discerning believer that he obtains the truth from the Scripture, and not from hearsay, not from manmade traditions, and go with the true beliefs.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: – Isaiah

Was Easter Not Always Practiced?

John Winthrop famously wrote in this journal that the Arbella departed for the New World on Easter Monday – March 29, 1630. But the Puritan Easter would soon disappear.

Upon arriving in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop and his fellow Puritans took pains to avoid mentioning even the word ‘Easter.’

The Puritans wanted to abolish all references to pagan gods and popish rituals. The Bible didn’t mention holidays, they reasoned, so saints’ days and feast days were nothing more than Roman inventions.

The Puritans got it right.

Easter is a popish ritual that mixes some of the New Testament, and a lot from Babylonian pre-historic pagan rituals: eggs, bunnies, baskets, painting of the eggs, the sunrise worship to the east.

Stripping away all the festivities, preparations and manmade impurities, it is just the belief on its own: He rose, on the third day, as the sign of Jonah, to fulfill the Feast of First Fruits for all who follow Jesus Himself as the First Fruits to a later resurrection when He shall appear in the Blessed Hope. Here in Romans 10,

 But what does it say? l“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, ifm you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and nbelieve in your heart othat God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, p“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

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One may protest, saying that he believes in the single point statement that Jesus resurrected. (He is a a simple believer.) He says Jesus resurrected on Sunday (not true). He says Jesus passed on a Friday (Good Friday is a Roman tradition that is based on a misunderstanding of what the Book of Leviticus calls a sabbath, for there are sabbaths). So this person is saying that he insists on his own made up circumstances for the real act of resurrection. Does it matter? Since salvation is wrought by faith alone plus nothing, does it make sense that each of us shall double and triple make sure that this foundation is without cracks? I do. It is a gold mine. Now, lead may be different.

I imagine God will judge that person to determine if all the truthful resources are available to him or not in order for him to responsibly come to the conclusion in the center of his heart. Ignorance can destroy people, so the Scripture has clearly spelled out.

According to most Christian traditions, Christian faith requires a belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, which he states is the plan of God the Father.

– Mal Couch

The significance of the resurrection of the One who went to die with sin of mankind, is that that death was found by Father to be satisfied. In Father’s buying into that atonement, He raised the Son by the Spirit.

So if a person disbelieves in the resurrection of Jesus on the third day (Wednesday to Saturday), that means that person by faith has not believed that his sins are forgiven. He will attend judgement in the second resurrection. He can repeat the same explanation that he can give today for how he chose traditions over Word for in his heart he is convinced today that “it does not matter”. So Jesus did all the work to come up with all the details, blood, sweat and up to his life, while the person here on earth says the details don’t matter. The Father doth judge.

Since the Protestant Reformation the meaning of this term has been an object of major theological disagreement in Western Christianity. Remember, there is a necessary apostacy in the last days before the identity of the son of perdition is revealed. We are close to that juncture.

Is the last days (e.g. post-Puritan) deception sophisticated? Consider this passage.

The coming of the lawless one is connected to the activity of satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with every kind of wicked deception toward those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a delusional force, to lead them to believe what is false, [e] 12 so that they may be judged—all those who did not believe the truth but delighted in wickedness. Is the last days (e.g. post-Puritan) deception sophisticated? Consider this passage.

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