The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ are the pivotal points of history.
As Believers, we celebrate His Birth every winter and His Resurrection every spring.
But our society has not just secularized those Holy Days, they have successfully paganized them by exchanging Christ for Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
Christmas is about the birth of Christ, not some mythological character in a magic sleigh that comes down the chimney bearing gifts.
Likewise, the term “easter” comes from the name Eostre, the pagan goddess of fertility. Hence the bunny mascot, as they are known to be prolifically reproductive. Pagans would boil eggs, decorate them and then hide them for their children to find, telling them that they were left there by one of Eostre’s bunnies.
Sadly, even the church has fallen for the pagan customs and have Santa at Christmas and easter egg hunts during the Resurrection Celebration.
The prophet Isaiah proclaimed, “Lord, your people are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination and embrace pagan customs.”
The apostle Paul also warned, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worship everything but the Creator.”
In 1 Corinthians 15, to clarify why we celebrate, Paul also said:
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Since death came through one man, Adam, the resurrection of the dead comes also through the God-man, Jesus. Because of Adam we all die, but in Christ all will be made alive. Just like a seed planted in the ground can bring forth a beautiful flower, so it is with the resurrection of the dead. If you have indeed put your trust in Christ, when they plant your body in the ground, you will come forth with Glory. Your weak and fragile physical body cannot exist in the spiritual realm of Heaven, therefore at death you must throw off your old tent in order to move into your new mansion.”
So if these Holy Days have confused you in the past with their mix of sacred and pagan traditions, take the time to find the truth: