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21ce49eab32421f5fb6d03941e58275d.jpgThis world is so obsessed with the Easter Bunny.The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This world is in big trouble.It is only a matter of time. :soapbox:



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Easter Bunny..........    Oh my, I don't even want to start.....      lets give it a rest this year....



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Easter Bunny..........    Oh my, I don't even want to start.....      lets give it a rest this year....

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What? No "The Easter Bunny is Evil" thread this year? :huh:

 

 

Say it ain't so . . . :whistling:



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I'll make you a deal.....   I won't get serious about it if you don't make fun of it.



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What?? What???....First No Santa and now this....OOOOooooo Yeah!

Prove it!!!!

Then Who Brings them there colored Egg's???? :foot-stomp:

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Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity hoppin Easter's on its way.
Well I still like the song. Spring tells me that it will soon be time to remember God's faithfulness to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian slavery just as Jesus came to deliver us from slavery to sin through his death on the cross and resurrection; these were necessary so that He could send His Spirit to enable us to live for Him. New life.

So it is also time to have a heart of compassion for a world that has not heard or cannot receive the good news, that tries to fill their minds with candy and warm fuzzy things as a substitute for genuine love and a new life for themselves.

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What?? What???....First No Santa and now this....OOOOooooo Yeah!

Prove it!!!!

Then Who Brings them there colored Egg's???? :foot-stomp:

:sneaking:  :24: 

 

The Origin Of Easter

Easter is an event that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity as the resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. This tradition is so well established that it is believed to have begun with the resurrection of our Saviour and instituted by His apostles in the first century in commemoration of that event.

However, the celebration of Easter has a long history going back to the time after the Flood. Ham, the grandson of Noah had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son and named him "Nimrod." After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10. Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. They developed what became the mystery religion of Babylon.

The Mystery Religion

Nimrod was killed because of his violence and iniquity against the true and living God and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. His wife/mother told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full and that she had come down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River at sunrise at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox, on a Sunday. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter" referred to as Ashtoreth in scripture, and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." One of her titles was the Queen of Heaven, and two of her fertility symbols were the rabbit and the egg. She soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal (the ascended Nimrod) that caused her to conceive.

The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshipers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshiped as the "Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshipers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow for each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten - this is what became known as Lent" in Roman Catholic tradition. Worshipers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "Tau" (a cross) in front of their hearts as they worshiped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or a cross, on the top. Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.

Ishtar, (Semiramis, widow of Nimrod, mother of Tammuz) came to be represented as the bare breasted pagan fertility goddess of the east. The original pagan festival of "Easter" was a sex orgy that celebrated the return of life via the fertility of Ishtar's conception of Tammuz. Worshipers of the Babylonian religion celebrated the conception of Tammuz on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that followed the Spring Equinox. They celebrated it by baking cakes to Ishtar, getting drunk, engaging in sex orgies and prostitution in the temple of Ishtar. Women were required to celebrate the conception of Tammuz by lying down in the temple and having sex with whoever entered. The man was required to leave her money. Babies were sacrificed in the honor of these pagan gods and their blood was consumed by the worshipers. The priest of Easter would sacrifice infants (human babies) and take the eggs of Easter/Ishtar, as symbols of fertility, and die them in the blood of the sacrificed infants (human babies). The Easter eggs would hatch on December 25th (nine months later), the same day her son Tammuz the reincarnate sun-god would be born.

This is where the practice of coloring "easter eggs" came from. Many babies would be born around Dec 25 from the sex orgies that began on the feast of Ishtar in the Spring and many of these babies would be sacrificed the following Easter/Ishtar feast .

It was also common for pagans to bake cakes to offer to her (the Queen of heaven) on the Friday before the Easter festival. This is where we gained the custom of 'hot cross buns', with the “cross” symbol indicating the female (the Babylonian symbol for the “female” was, and is, a circle with a crux/cross beneath). The cross also indicated the Equinox, when the Earth’s orbit “crossed” the celestial equator.

Jeremiah spoke against this practice and pronounced God's judgment against them for these practices (Jeremiah 7:17-19; 44:19-29). Ezekiel also speaks against the celebration of the rites of Ishtar which were taking place in the temple and the weeping for Tammuz (Ezek. 8:14) refers to the mourning process of the death/resurrection symbolism of Easter, Ishtar weeping for the death of her son Tammuz which the women were obliged to emulate.

The fertility rites were extended to agricultural processes and to ensure a prosperous growing season, Pagans rolled eggs decorated with the bright colors of Spring in their fields, hoping to imbue fertility. These eggs were then hidden from “evil spirits” in rabbits’ nests, another symbol of fertility.

The Easter or Ishtar symbolism of the Sunday resurrection of the spring fertility cult (Easter, the Anglo-Saxon form of Ishtar), is a pagan system of worship that first penetrated Christianity in the second century. The symbolism stems from the death of Tammuz (or Dumuzi) on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday. This mirrors the grain and new shoot symbolism of the corn harvest which occurred at this time of the year. The 40 days of Lent were picked as one day for each year of his life since he died at age 40. The rest of the traditions of Easter were "Christianized" into the story of the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah.

 

http://en.wikibooks....Idolatry/Easter

 

 

I'm going to post this from a Wiki page so I don't have to type it all myself........   the places I learned about this though can't be posted here for they are simple clicks away from some really graphic rituals that about 99% of the people here simply don't need exposed to.

 

You can take this lightly if you wish, but those of us who have had the misfortune to walk among these things have trouble laughing with you.  Keep in mind that those cute little colored eggs came from Satan......    and as much of his existence to most people today we simply make fun of it and him.



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other one,

My Brother i mean't no offense to you....

 

Or anybody else in this thread....

 

The FACT that JESUS CHRIST gave HIS LIFE for me on that cruel Cross mean's EVERYTHING To ME!!!

 

Remember other one, i'm HIS Child  as well.....

 

GBU!



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This world is so obsessed with the Easter Bunny.The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This world is in big trouble.It is only a matter of time.

 

Not so sure about that. I mean have you really truly sank your teeth into a cadbury egg. You talk about a resurrection, i'll tell u what.



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What?? What???....First No Santa and now this....OOOOooooo Yeah!

Prove it!!!!

Then Who Brings them there colored Egg's???? :foot-stomp:

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Mom colors the eggs silly.I was not born yesterday.I was coloring them eggs when I was 4 years old.



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This world is so obsessed with the Easter Bunny.The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This world is in big trouble.It is only a matter of time.

 

Not so sure about that. I mean have you really truly sank your teeth into a cadbury egg. You talk about a resurrection, i'll tell u what.

 

:foot-stomp:  I will have you know that I can not have chocolate anymore because of health issues.OH YES!!!! I know how good they are because a few years ago I did eat them. I could never ever compare a "Cadbury Egg" to the resurrection of Jesus Christ NO WAY.The food that we will be feasting on in heaven would put the "Cadbury Egg" to shame. 



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Like many others here, I'm not a fan of the EB.

But, it's not his fault some pagan a long time ago honored him.

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Blessings other one....

       God Bless you,,,,,,it grieves me that the truth stays hidden & the world just continues in traditions of the occult & even when the truth is revealed many will still continue because they feel no harm is being done because it's just for the kids to have fun or some other justification,I always knew the pagan celebratory origin but never read it as it was revealed to me this evening.................

        My God,forgive me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,don't think I can ever make light of it again,thank you,thank God

                                                                                                                                                                 With love-in Christ,Kwik



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Question: "What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?"

Answer:
It is thought that the word Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honor her. Of interest is the word’s relation to east (ost in German). The name for a celebration of the sunrise and a change of season was eventually applied to the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the new era He heralded.

The goddess Eastre’s earthly symbol was the rabbit, which was also known as a symbol of fertility. Since rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring, it’s understandable that the rabbit is the symbol of fertility.

The legend of the Easter Bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by settlers from southwestern Germany. The German tradition of the Easter Bunny or “Oschter Haws” migrated to America in the 1800s, likely accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Easter Bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter.

In legend, the Easter Bunny, also called the Easter Hare and the Spring Bunny, brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter, in much the same way as Santa Claus is said to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning, giving rise to the tradition of the Easter egg hunt.

Should Christian parents allow their children to participate in traditional activities that refer to the Easter Bunny? This is a question both parents and church leaders struggle with. There is nothing essentially evil about the Easter Bunny, unless it is used to promote the goddess of spring or fertility rites. What is important is our focus. If our focus is on Christ and not the Easter Bunny, our children will understand that, like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny is merely a symbol. As with Christmas, Easter should be a time to reflect upon and celebrate the incarnation, the resurrection and the risen Christ.



Read more: http://www.gotquesti...l#ixzz2y4Ryp67Q


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I don't tell anyone what to do, but as for me and my household, we will serve The Lord.

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I don't tell anyone what to do, but as for me and my household, we will serve The Lord.

Amen to that  :grin:



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This world is so obsessed with the Easter Bunny.The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This world is in big trouble.It is only a matter of time.

 

Not so sure about that. I mean have you really truly sank your teeth into a cadbury egg. You talk about a resurrection, i'll tell u what.

 

:foot-stomp:  I will have you know that I can not have chocolate anymore because of health issues.OH YES!!!! I know how good they are because a few years ago I did eat them. I could never ever compare a "Cadbury Egg" to the resurrection of Jesus Christ NO WAY.The food that we will be feasting on in heaven would put the "Cadbury Egg" to shame. 

 

I've been cutting back on the chocolate myself. The problem is, it's always available, like mail. Cutting back is always good. The food in heaven will be pretty unreal. I wonder what chocolate in heaven taste like. :biggrin2:



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This world is so obsessed with the Easter Bunny.The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This world is in big trouble.It is only a matter of time.

 

Not so sure about that. I mean have you really truly sank your teeth into a cadbury egg. You talk about a resurrection, i'll tell u what.

 

:foot-stomp:  I will have you know that I can not have chocolate anymore because of health issues.OH YES!!!! I know how good they are because a few years ago I did eat them. I could never ever compare a "Cadbury Egg" to the resurrection of Jesus Christ NO WAY.The food that we will be feasting on in heaven would put the "Cadbury Egg" to shame. 

 

I've been cutting back on the chocolate myself. The problem is, it's always available, like mail. Cutting back is always good. The food in heaven will be pretty unreal. I wonder what chocolate in heaven taste like. :biggrin2:

 

Just think if there is chocolate in heaven I can have it   :thumbsup:



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My Brother i mean't no offense to you....

 

Or anybody else in this thread....

 

The FACT that JESUS CHRIST gave HIS LIFE for me on that cruel Cross mean's EVERYTHING To ME!!!

 

Remember other one, i'm HIS Child  as well.....

 

GBU!

I didn't take offense at you personally.....   we go through this every year and I'm just a little sensitive about it more so than others......   at one time in my life a long time ago I was very involved with the dark side of the spiritual world through doing some research.   Not a follower but a watcher and what I found was way way over any mortals head.....   The Holy Spirit dragged me away from the edge of that abyss just as I was about to make some really stupid decisions and saved me from certain spiritual destruction.......     so because I am very familiar with those entities that this is all about, it's kind of upsetting to me on the spiritual level...... 

 

This world is going to hell in a hand basket and it seems that no one understands why.........    we promote the evil entities in this world with our pagan customs and then wonder why things seem to go down hill ever year... I would suggest everyone read the article I posted very closely for what it says is the same as the occult how to books I was studying in the mid 1970's.... These customs come from the original Babylonian religion that came from Nimrod and his wife/mother and their son.....   While we pretty much make it a game, it's still a serious thing spiritually...   I don't know for sure what God thinks about it today, but these entities that we play games with with our kids cost the Israelites their relationship with God for a very long time more than once..






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