E a s t e r
by Lew White
The word has been adopted from Pagans as an attempt to inculturate by syncretism a behavior that is absolutely an abomination. Easter was one of the two biggest celebrations observed by Pagans, long before Christianity came along. You can see when Easter is exposed it will fulfill the prophecies of Revelation 18:1-21. Easter was celebrated by the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, and the Philistines. You should look up Easter in Webster's Dictionary, and Equinox of Venus, when Pagans believed the Earth Mother was impregnated by the sun. They engaged in ritual sex acts, and used symbols of fertility like eggs, rabbits and hot cross buns. The Babylonian symbol for the female was and is, a circle with a crux beneath.
The round cakes were baked for the Queen of Heaven (Regina Coeli) and Great Mother (Magna Mater) with cross symbol indicating the female. The cross also indicated the Equinox, when the Earth' orbit crossed the celestial equator. Hold on now, because everything will be just fine. This must sound so wild you may think I'm a heretic; but by the end of this you will be very glad to have acquired the truth. This book will only shatter myths, not the "rock" of truth.
To ensure a prosperous growing season, Pagans rolled eggs decorated with bright colors of Spring on their fields, hoping to imbue fertility. These eggs were then hidden from "evil spirits" in rabbits' nests, another symbol of fertility. "Easter" is the name of the Babylonian "mother of Harlots", Rev. 17, and her image stands as the sun goddess "lady Liberty" in Hew York Harbor. This Colossus statue even has the "tower" headpiece, as seen worn by Artemis. The 7 horns or sunrays should be a strong indication of her true identity. Her emblem is the flower of the lily, seen illustrated with her on this page. An American society, the Easter Seals Society, uses the fleur-de-lis (French, flower of the lily) as their logo, and they have no religious affiliations whatsoever. Most "churches" decorate with the lilies on "Easter morning". Instead of inheriting the truth, they inherited Babylon! If we only study history as people, places, and dates without comprehending "why" things occurred as they did, then everything is unorganized. It's a junk pile. When you assemble it correctly, it all fits together perfectly, clarifying the path we walk on. "Satan" disguises "himself" - "he" is quite often "female" We know "he" was behind Nimrod as Moloch, Baal, Mithras, and so on; but "he" is also Ishtar. "easter Sun-Day" as "beaster Sun-Day". We don't have to wait for a "beast", it's right now. The patterns and appointments found in the Writings are the ones that are snubbed, excused, and ignored you will notice.
But you say, "The word 'East's is in my King James Version". Translations are not "inspired", and errors exist by the tens of thousands in many translations! The word in the Greek that underlies the word "Easter" in the KJV in pascha, and it means Passover, from the Hebrew word "Pesach". All scholars admit that this is an error in translation, and it only appears ONCE, at Act 12:4. Luke, who wrote almost 40% of the Mashian writings (NT), didn't put it there as "Easter". The KJV is the only one with this error, since translators corrected it in all others! There was a previous English translation made by the Catholic priest John Wycliffe during the 14th century. He lived from 1320-1384, and his bones were burned in effigy for this unauthorized English work. He never used the word "Church", but the word "congregation" for the word ecclesia. Before the KJV, no one had every used the word "Church", and soon you'll learn why.
Pagan religions through time paralleled each other, carrying the Sun, Earth Mother, and child model from Babylon to Media Persia, Phoenicia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Celts. The Medes cooked the mythology into "Zoroastrianism", producing the magician priests call "Magi". They worshipped Ahura, Haoma, and Ohrmazd as their trinity. (We'll survey them all under "Trinities" later). The Greeks' "Zeus" was their sun deity, whose mother was "Lydia", shown here riding a swan. Notice her headpiece, "Lady Liberty". Take another look at "Athena" and "Ishtar" on the previous page; those heads are indications that we are seeing the same person.
The Britannica Encyclopedia (1934) states: "EASTER (es'ter). Ostara, or Eastre, was the goddess of Spring in the religion of the ancient Angles and Saxons. Every April a festival was celebrated in her honor. With the beginnings of Christianity, the old gods were put aside. From then on the festival was celebrated in honor of the resurrection of Christ, but was still known as Easter after the old goddess." (emphasis mine).
In contrast, the Creators says: "Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah (Easter) poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and WIPE OUT THEIR NAMES from those places. YOU MUST NOT WORSHIP YOUR ELOHIM IN THEIR WAY." Dt. 12. OK, that's pretty clear. But what happened? The hypothesis of this book states on the outset that as the Pagans were absorbed into Christianity, it was the policy to accept everything they were accustomed to celebrating also. Let's hear it directly from the Catholic organization itself; the Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman's book, The Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, published in 1878, states in chapter 8:
"The rules of the Church from early times were prepared, should the occasion arise, to adopt, to imitate, or to sanctify the existing rites and customs of the population, as well as the philosophy of the educated class. The use of temples and those dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasion with branches of trees (wreaths), incense, lamps, candles, votive offerings on recovering from illnesses, hold water, holy days and seasons (the entire Church calendar), use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the ring in marriage, chants, the Kyrie Eleison - are all of Pagan origin, and sanctified by adoption into the Church." There you have it. But, you may ask, "If Easter was a Pagan festival celebrating the impregnation of 'Mother Earth', how did it get mixed u[ with Christianity?" Christianity's "Pagan Connection" started with one man more than any other. In 325 CE, the Roman Emperor Constantine I convened what is now called the Nicene Council, gathering 220 elders (bishops) together, in order to unify basic doctrines (teachings), and establish common practices. This "universalizing" produced the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). The Latin word "Catholic" means universal. There was no "Catholic" on planet Earth prior to this Council. The only Council mentioned in the Writings conducted by the first Nazarenes is mentioned at Acts 15, the purpose of which was to determine how to accommodate Gentile converts who were turning to the true Creator. The only topic: circumcision - and since immersion in the Name and receiving the Spirit into your heart is our "circumcision", it was decided that physical circumcision was not necessary (this is a very important beginning text to be understood by all Gentiles!).
Constantine's Council sought to institute new tolerances for Pagan patterns, and outlaw the patterns that the Savior lived by and taught - he had already proclaimed "Sun-Day" as a day of rest dedicated to the sun (321 CE), and now it came time to "sycretise" more Paganism. By not "repenting" and turning away from elementary foolishness, it was simpler to just "absorb" the behavior. Political and religious CONTROL is a slippery thing; so by keeping the Pagan rituals in place, control was maintained with a minimum of effort! "Truth" was twisted by the "spin doctors" so the opposite of truth became our custom. Rather than make 99% of the people conform to a totally new behaviors, it was easier to just exterminate the 1%, and put a Scriptural "spin" on the Pagan customs. This is what overwhelmed all our ancestors, being taught these things as young children. Paganism has always been highly skilled at wrapping dissimilar things together, making things appear one way on the surface, and making the loosely understood things shrouded in what they call the "mysteries of the faith".
In order to blend practices into universal (Catholic) behavior, the real Shabbat (Sabbath) was outlawed, along with Passover and other annual "Jewish" observances. This was a prophecy revealed to Daniel. In the prophecy, four "beasts" or kingdoms would arise, which are clearly (1)Babylon, (2)Media-Persia,(3)Greece, and (4)Rome. At Daniel 7:25, the 4th beast is clearly described:
"The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on Earth (Rome). It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole Earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom (Caesars/Khasars/Kaisers/Czars - Julius Caesar up to Constantine). After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones (Constantine "fused" the sun worshippers with the Nazarene writings, and was not of the family name "Caesar"); he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress His saints (qodeshim, those set-apart, especially the Hebrew people), and try to change the set times and the law". Scripture is a pattern for our living in peace, guiding us with its "LAW". The changing of the "set times" (or seasonal appointments decreed at Deut. 16 and Lev. 23) were wiped-out and replaced with Pagan observances, imposed by Constantine. Instead of PEACE, we have inherited WAR.
The coveting (desiring) of power, land, and wealth is ravaging the whole Earth, and this picture illustrates one of the tiny victims of war. The fruit of the Spirit (when the Torah is lived by) produces love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Aggression produces poverty and death. At Constantine's Nicene Council, he put such fear in some of the visiting elders, that encyclopedias state that many ran for their lives when they heard the things being discussed! The Edict of Milan had already out-lawed synagogues, but Constantine's Council boldly outlawed the Torah, fulfilling the prophecy of Daniel 7:25. Everything that we know went wrong long ago, and it became a powerful institutionalized "beast", just as the Writings called it. If there were just a few little traces that were Pagan, that would be error; but let's investigate further, so we can decide whether or not the steel framework on which we stand has an rivets in any of its girders.
There is not ONE encyclopedic article that does not bring Constantine's so-called "conversion" to "Christianity" into question. Yet, a couple of billion people today are following his edicts. He founded Catholicism, and there is no dispute about that. The 95 issues that Martin Luder (called "Luther") nailed to the door put the Reformation into full flown splendor, beginning with "indulgences" being sold to shorten one's stay in "Purgatory". The seeds of this "Reformation" began with John Wycliffe's unauthorized translation of the Messianic Writings (NY) into English. This is not intended to make Catholicism into a "whipping boy", but let's just to stop and think for a moment. Does the Creator's religion, or the one that everyone believes was founded by our Good Shepherd have any popes? No? How about "monks"? Or nuns? Well, Pagans have all of these things, and always have. The "Dalai Lama" means "highest monk". Has someone "monked around" with a few things? Nuns were Pagan temple prostitutes; or virgins who kept watch over the "sacred fires". In Zoroastrian ritual, men did this. They wore black, being called "dark ones" because their robes became soiled too easily with the soot and ashes of keeping the "sacred fires" going. These fires were used to sacrifice human lives. Monks also wear red ceremonial robes, symbolic of the fire of the sun. Israel had no one dressed in black or red - the priests wore white linen. Try to pictures Rabbi wearing black! There were no shaven-headed monks, because such "trimming" was specifically forbidden by the Creator at Lev. 19, most likely because the Pagans did it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out, but people wear black to day to funerals because the pagans often burned their dead on raised platforms. The smoke and ashes soiled their garments, so ashes became a symbol of mourning. You see corpse burning occasionally in movies. The new Star Wars movie end with a scene where they burn one of their fallen comrades, and Luke Skywalker burned his dead father in a previous episode. The dead were burned because Pagans believed that burying them would "delife" the Earth. Fire, water, winds, and the Earth were sacred to the Pagans. Cremation is very popular still. "holy water" is an echo of the Pagan belief that water is sacred. Since the Roman "papa", monks, nuns, wearing black, shaving heads into "tonsure" cuts, burning the dead, playing with "holy" water. "Sun-Day", and Easter are not in the Writings, then it's pretty obvious we don't need them. However, if they originated in Pagan worship, then what creature can you think of who masquerades as a messenger of "righteousness" caused mankind to embrace them?
The definition of "science" is interesting, when you consider what we're exposing here:
Sci-ence (si'ens): n. 1. Learning or study concerned with demonstratable truths.
Science is the "search for truth", based on the Latin scire, "to know". To ignore "the truth" and continue to follow lies would be unthinkable; but even if people never find out the truth, they still participate in "pseudo-sciences" (false knowledge, untruth) if they stay in error. Pretty much the lower floors supporting Christianity as practiced today have been taken away. But, now we are going to pause, and deal with the REAL Name of the Creator. This is foundational material in a better building. It is not guile, so you will not be "beguiled". Don't overlook His Name!
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook" William James (Bad advice).
The first to present his case seems right, till another come forward and questions him." Prov. 18:17 (Good advice).
HAS YOUR PREACHER EXPLAINED AWAY THE TRUE NAME FOR YOU YET? MOST DO
"The Name of
is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." Prov. 18:10
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FOUNDER OF MOTHER CHURCH "CATHOLICISM"
Constantine I made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. This is the roots of Christianity. He is a "saint" to the Catholic hierarchy, yet he murdered several members of his family, and close friend. One important tip to remember: people don't decide who gets to be a saint. Also, it's entirely necessary to be a saint while you're alive and living among us, if you intend to be a saint at any later time.
To learn more about him, do a search on the web at Constantine I (306 - 337 A.D.)