by John Greene
Are you ready to have a little Easter jaunt with the kids hunting for brightly colored eggs and plastic eggs full of candies? Perhaps the kids will collect these decorated eggs in fashionable spring baskets. While Easter holiday appears to be a perfectly fun way to spend a day together, the truth is that Easter has its foundation in ancient polytheistic religions. Polytheistic means many gods, such as the gods of Greece and Rome. The Roman and Orthodox churches picked many traditions like these in order to please and subjugate the masses while ordaining them as Christian. Pagan traditions were incorporated into the Catholic Lenten fast and observances as professed Christians readopted traditions of the past to suit them. Today, it is said to be a time to clean house and ‘make room for God’. This celebration is never introduced by scripture. When you clean your spiritual house, ask yourself which god or goddess you are really honoring. Can you really adopt darkness into light? (John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 1:5; 1 Peter 2:9; “The Deceptions of Easter“)
In the spring, it was customary among some ancient farmers to take baskets of early seedlings of their crops to the fertility goddess Eostre (with various spellings) in the hope of receiving a good harvest. Others weren’t so particular, worshiping various gods and goddesses in various traditions for fertile fields. Ancient Babylonian traditions generated occult worship, changing the face of religion forever. (Genesis 10:6-10) Red eggs originate from blood sacrifices to Molech, Baal or Bel, where eggs as the symbol of life, were dyed in the blood of their sacrifices, even in the blood of their own children. The original egg was said to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River, giving birth to the Mother Goddess from which the name Easter is derived. When YHWH confused the language of these rebellious Babylonians, (Genesis 11:7) vestiges of their false religion were carried throughout the world. This accounts for the striking similarity of traditions among so many peoples around the world. (Jeremiah 51:7)
Creating food in various shapes was held to be part of the magic that was associated with the season. The ancient belief was that by eating something, a person adopted its characteristics or strengths. An easier way to receive blessings was to shape food or create edible likenesses of those things that were desired.
While the fables seem to be nearly endless, we can thank the early Germans and Dutch for ritualizing many celebrations into now popular forms. According to German folklore the Easter hare would leave Easter baskets filled with candies, brightly colored eggs and other pleasantries. These and other favorite traditions were carried into this day by those that have loved them. Through Easter and other ‘holy days’, Christian and pagan traditions are interwoven by those that are less than discriminating. While this tradition is seen as harmless, even enjoyable, Easter is not of YHWH or the Messiah. Who will you serve, ‘God alone’ or man? His name isn’t simply ‘God’ or ‘Lord’, but Yahweh (or at least the anglicized Jehovah). (Deuteronomy 6:13; “The Sign of Jonah & Easter“)
“Then the devil, led Him [the Messiah] up into a high place to show Him all the realms that dwelled in that moment of time. Then the devil said to Him, ‘I will deliver up this authority, every one and all their glory because it is surrendered to me and that to those I prefer to bring forth. Certainly, you should worship before me, the whole exists for you.’ Then, answering him Yahshua [Jesus] said, ‘Go behind me Satan! For that reason it is written ‘Worship the Master, the Supreme One, and to Him alone will you serve.” – Luke 4:5-8, direct translation