The pagan origins of our customs and traditions are not lost of some of you, but they are completely lost on most of society. They have no idea where
it comes from.
The word, "Easter" appears once in the KJV. In society, the word easter had already replaced 'passover' , and so the translators used easter.
To find the beginning, you have to go back to just before Babylon, which would be just after the flood.
Semiramis , the sumerian woman who became a goddess by reason of being made pregnant by the sungod (her accended former husband Nimrod). It was from
here that the easter tradition started and the sungod, and moongod became popular. The sungod also took on many names , the most popular in the bible
The Babylonians who came later, called her Astarte.
Later, the canaanites called her Ashereh or Asherim. In Egypt it was Isis, and for the Greeks Ashtoreth and or Aphrodite.
The Romans had Kybele or Venus.
Many of those cultures had two or three sets of gods that changed the name but kept the attrubutes.
Basically it is the same religion that is transported through different cultures as we follow history to the west.
It is that religion that is referred to in Revelation as the Harlot.
Here are some of the titles that these 'goddesses' held/hold
Queen of heaven
Mother of grace and mercy, the hope of the whole world, the celestial Dove, the wrath subduer. (one title)
Mother of the gracious acceptance
The mother of the universe
Goddess of mercy
Mother of God (She being first, mothered the male gods)
Mother of humanity
Let me state here, that the list of goddesses and the list of titles, are by no means complete. Every cultures idols can be traced back to this
beginning. From Norway to China, and over to the Americas.
But there is something else you should realize.
The pantheon system is NOT dead. Officially it died with the Roman Empire.
It lives unofficially inside the church based in Rome.
Look at this link at the words in italics spoken by an infallible' pope
The popes have given mary every title from the female goddesses before.
Look at the way the popes order you to pray to mary
Finally, there is the imagry
The Halo? Belongs to the sungod
The sunburst behind many images? Same sungod
Easter sunrise services? Baal worship (sungod)
Take a look at the bottom of this page. St Peters Square is a sun wheel modeled after Babylonian sunwheels
Now, before I close, I dont want anyone to think Im picking on catholics. I am only pointing out the apostacy in easter, and its source.
Surely most folks dont think that people worship those goddesses today. Now you know they do. The catholic church is the largest 'so called
christian' denomination. But they are not alone. Even muslims venerate mary.
Goddess worship is alive and well in the Episcopal Church
"Our ancient sisters called you Queen of Heaven," says the Episcopal liturgy. That's a reference to Jeremiah. And not a happy one. In Jeremiah 7,
God complains, "The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour
out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger." The liturgy's reference to defiant women worshipping the Queen of Heaven with cakes
comes directly from Jeremiah 44
What about your denomination?
Are you going to a sunrise service this weekend? EZEK 8:16
Following Goddesses Ecumenical Style
After you read that, you will understand how far along the 'Falling away' is.
So when all is said and done, easter is a pagan holiday.
When you get up sunday, get out of bed, get on your knees, and thank God and praise God for what he did. The rest of it..rabbits, eggs, sunrise
service...is all pagan.
[edit on 25-3-2005 by jake1997]