Pagan “Extravaganza” Parade

Last week it came to my attention that organizers for the annual Easter Parade in my home town are hard at work preparing for this years hometown pagan “extravaganza”.  A Christian friend of mine was surprised during a discussion about this event when  I referred to Easter as a PAGAN HOLIDAY!   I totally understand why my friend was shocked.  He, like ninety plus percent of those in churches called Christian have loved and believed a lie put forth by the Roman Catholic Church about Easter.  I will attempt to shed some AV1611 Biblical light on this pagan lie; “the holiday called Easter”; but first let me give you some questions to ponder on as you continue to read.

The Parkersburg Easter Parade boasts an Easter bonnet competition. How does that relate to scripture?  Don’t forget the Easter Bunny will be out in full force; laying (his) Easter eggs. How do you line this old rabbit up with the Holy Scriptures?   Local churches have floats in the parade that promote their location and service times, but little or no mention of Jesus Christ. Why is that?  The Parkersburg Easter Parade gives a prominent slot to the Catholic Church, complete with a local pagan Priest passing himself off as a minister of Jesus Christ. where  is this found in the AV1611 Holy Bible?  During Parkersburg’s Pagan Parade the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ take a backseat to bonnets and bunnies. Why is that?  To all these fore-mentioned pagan practices; I ask, Bible, chapter and verse please?

…intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.  Acts 12:4

Parkersburg’s Easter Parade committee  gets its start in Acts chapter 12, and keeps company with Bible correctors  worldwide.  The Holy Bible (AV1611 of course) haters use this verse 12 as a springboard to their heresy.   Heretics claim the AV1611 translators made a grave mistake in Acts 12:4 , saying the word Easter should have been Passover.  So there you have it!  NO YOU DON’T!!    Stick with me while I explain, Biblically (AV1611 of course).

Kiki and those in liberal Christian churches are  already weeping and wailing at what I have just written, and no doubt will be gnashing their teeth when they continue reading.  We must understand this important principle of the Holy Writ; if the Holy Ghost had meant to say Passover in Acts 12: 4,  He would have said Passover. But He didn’t!   It would serve us well to look at why He said Easter instead of Passover!!

Easter was celebrated by the Babylonians 1,000 years before Christ was born in Bethlehem,  and was adapted as a national Roman holiday.  Rome’s Catholic church carries on this pagan practice to this very day.  Easter falls on a different day every year because this wicked pagan holiday follows the lunar cycle.  Passover is a set day on the Jewish calendar.  Both days are  in the spring and every few years both holidays will fall  on the same day, but are not the same holiday or observed in the same way.  The Passover is a Jewish holy day,  reminding Jews that blood was put on the door posts of their homes when they were captive in Egypt.  Thus the death angel would see the blood and pass over them when he came to kill all the first-born of Egypt.

Easter is a pagan holiday celebrated world-wide. Easter embodies the worship of a perverted sex  goddess known by many names such as  Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Hathor, Kali, and Ostara. Does your church hold a “Sunrise Service”?  Is ham a must for your “Easter” dinner?  Do you color and hide “Easter” eggs for the children?  You can spot the origin of Sunrise Services, Easter bunnies, ham dinners and Easter eggs in the following short expose. 

Jesus rose from the dead on a certain day.  Easter follows the Equinox.  Easter celebrates the resurrection of the pagan god “Tammuz” who was believed to be the son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.

…,there sat women weeping for Tammuz…with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east…  Ezekiel 8: 9-18

The Bible records that their was a man named Nimrod, the son  of Cush and the grandson of Ham,  and the great -grandson  of Noah.  Nimrod’s mother was Semiramis.   After the death of his father, Nimrod married Semiramis, his own mother.  At this point we can easily see how the story of Easter is getting off to a bad start, and it gets worse from there.

Genesis 10:8-10  “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

The Bible states that Nimrod became King.  Legend has it that Nimrod became a god-man to the people.   Semiramis his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.  An enemy killed Nimrod and  his body was cut in pieces and scattered throughout his kingdom. Semiramis was able to have almost all the pieces of Nimrod’s body  gathered after his death except one. his reproductive organ which could not be found.  Semiramis said that the reason Nimrod could not come back to life was because the reproductive organ could not be found and hence he had ascended to the sun, and he was to be known as  ‘Baal” the sun-god.  Can you see the connection between Nimrod, Baal, and your Sunrise Service?  Semiramis sitting as queen also claimed that “Baal” would manifest himself  in the form of a flame when  either candles or lamps were used during worship.  Hmm., it’s starting to smell much like Catholic and Protestant traditions in here.

Being guided by Satan, Semiramis was setting herself up as a goddess.  And in turn she was setting up  Nimrod her  dead husband/son to be the  sun-god “Baal”.  Semiramis, seems earily similar to the Roman Catholic’s Mary.  Both claim immaculate conception. Semiramis’ immaculate conception came on this wise.  She  taught the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle of   ovulation  when the moon was full Semiramis claimed that after the first full moon of the Equinox, that an egg fell from the moon goddess into the Euphrates River and she was in it.

But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven…as we have done.. Jeremiah 44: 14-23

Semiramis’ name become known as “Ishtar” and is  pronounced like the AV1611 word “Easter”.  Her moon egg was called “Ishtar’s” egg”, hence our present day Easter eggs. hmm.  From here the  plot thickens. “Ishtar”  committed fornication and became pregnant , but claimed  the rays of the sun-god Baal caused her to conceive. Yea right.  Her son’s name was Tammuz.  Convenient, huh?

Tammuz, was fond  of rabbits and legend has it, he like his supposed father (Nimrod/Baal)  became a hunter.  He was killed by a wild pig.  Queen Ishtar  said that Tammuz had ascended to his father, Baal, and the presence of both of them would now be   in the candle or lamp flame when used in worship, as Father, Son and Spirit.  Do you use candles in your church? Ishtar, now accepted  worship as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”.  Do you see any resemblance of the Roman church?

Ishtar  taught  that when a wild pig killed him,  some of Tammuz’s blood fell on the stump of an evergree tree, and caused the stump  to grow into a  new tree overnight. The evergreen tree has become sacred in paganism ever since.  Can you see a connection between this legend and your modern X-mas tree?

Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you…Learn not the way of the heathen…For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.   They deck it with silver and gold… Jeremiah 10: 1-5

Ishtar established a forty day partial fast used for a time of meditation.   During this time  cakes were baked with a “T” on top for this pagan Sunday holiday, much like the cross buns eaten by Catholics and Protestants today.  This mess/mass looks eerily like the Roman Catholic lent and sign of he cross.  Ishtar also instituted rabbits and the eating of ham into this pagan Sunday celebration because Tammuz liked playing with rabbits.   A  pig was killed and eaten by worshippers of Tammuz because he was killed by a wild pig.   Looks  a lot like your Easter celebration doesn’t it?!

Easter has nothing at all to do with Resurrection our Lord Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ wants nothing to do with Easter celebrations on the street or in your church.  Amen? AMEN.








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