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We Celebrate Easter Because...

Jesus rose from the dead on Easter?


Messiah rose from the dead on, or near, the Feast of First Fruits, one of the 7 Feasts of the Lord found in the Jewish and Christian Bibles.

Christians celebrate Easter because the founder of the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Roman Emperor Constantine, issued the following decree in 325 CE at the Council of Nicaea:

When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day; for what could be more beautiful and more desirable than to see this festival, through which we receive the hope of immortality, celebrated by all with one accord and in the same manner? It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of festivals, to follow the customs (the calculation) of the Jews who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded. In rejecting their custom we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter; which we have observed from the time of the Saviour’s passion (according to the day of the week).

We ought not therefore to have anything in common with the Jew, for the Saviour has shown us another way; our worship following a more legitimate and more convenient course (the order of the days of the week: And consequently in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jew. For it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast. How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Saviour, have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may urge them? They do not possess the truth in this Easter question, for in their blindness and repugnance to all improvements they frequently celebrate two Passovers in the same year. We could not imitate those who are openly in error.

How, then, could we follow these Jews who are most certainly blinded by error? For to celebrate a Passover twice in one year, is totally inadmissible.

But even if this were not so it would still be your duty not to tarnish your soul by communication with such wicked people (the Jews). You should consider not only that the number of churches in these provinces make a majority, but also that it is right to demand what our reason approves, and that we should have nothing in common with the Jews.

It's with a somber conviction that we must admit that most of Christianity this weekend will be celebrating a feast named after a pagan goddess, thanks to a Jew-hating Roman emperor who



  1. Easter is pagan and has nothing to do with Yeshua. Yeshua said to remember his death at Passover. People do away with the commandments of G-d by their own man-made traditions.

  2. I forgot to add this:
    Yeshua reportedly said:

    Mark 7:6 Yeshua answered them, “Yesha‘yahu was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites — as it is written,‘These people honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far away from me.
    Mark 7:7 Their worship of me is useless, because they teach man-made rules as if they were doctrines.’
    Mark 7:8 “You depart from God’s command and hold onto human tradition.

    This comes from Is.29:13


  3. Levi, those are great Scriptures to keep in mind during this religious season.

  4. I agree. Christianity has allowed alot of "pagan" ritual into its worship service. Does that mean t hat easter should be taken out?
    No I don't think so.I simply believe we should emphasize why we "Traditionally" celebrate it:The ressurection of Yeshua HaMoshiach from the dead. And maybe we could change the name :)

  5. Daniel, and while we're at it, let's celebrate it on the right day, the Feast of First Fruits.

    In summary, if we

    -celebrate Messiah's resurrection, dropping the Easter paraphernalia

    -change the name of the holiday

    -change the date of the holiday to First Fruits

    Frankly, we wouldn't be celebrating Easter anymore, no?

    I think that's precisely what we should do: drop the pagan Easter and instead celebrate Messiah's fulfillment of the Feast of First Fruits by becoming the first fruits from the dead.

  6. Judah, for those of us who do not have a Jewish background, how do we know what day that is?

  7. lnxwalt, I wrote a little article regarding God's calendar which outlines the days these will occur on our calendar: God's Calendar


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