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 when in a discussion about this event, 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 the lie put forth by the Roman Catholic Church about Easter. I will attempt to shed some Biblical light on this pagan lie; “the holiday called Easter”; but first let me give you some questions to chew on as you continue to read.
The Parkersburg Easter Parade has an Easter bonnet competition, how does that relate to scripture in any way? Don’t forget the Easter Bunny will be out in full force, complete with Easter eggs, how do you line this old rabbit up with the scriptures? Local churches have floats in the parade and 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 pagan Priest passing himself off as a minister of Jesus Christ, where is that 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 starts in Acts chapter 12 and keeps company with Bible correctors worldwide. The Holy Bible (AV1611 of course) haters use this verse as a springboard to heresy. Heretics claiming that the AV1611 translators made a grave mistake in Acts 12:4 say 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).
Those in liberal Christian churches are already weeping and wailing at what I have just written and no doubt will be gnashing their teeth as they continue reading. We must understand, 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.
Easter was celebrated by the Babylonians 1,000 years before Christ and was adapted as a national Roman holiday. Rome’s Catholic church carries on this pagan practice until today. Easter falls on a different day every year because this wicked pagan holiday follows the cycle of the moon. 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 holiday to remind the Jews that blood was put on the door posts of their homes, thus the death angel passed over them when he came to kill all the first-born of Egypt when the Jews were held captive there.
Easter, celebrated world-wide, is a pagan holiday. Easter embodies the worship of a goddess known by names such as Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Hathor, Kali, and Ostara; all perverted sex and fertility goddesses. 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? See if you can spot the origin of Sunrise Services, Easter bunnies, ham dinners and Easter eggs in the following.
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, and Semiramis his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. An enemy killed Nimrod, his body was cut in pieces and scattered throughout his kingdom. Semiramis was able to have all the pieces of Nimrod’s bogy gathered, except for 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 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, in both candles or lamps used in worship. Starting to smell like Catholic tradition here.
Being guided by Satan, Semiramis was setting herself up as a goddess, being the wife of Nimrod who was now the sun-god “Baal”. Semiramis, seems so much like the Roman Catholic’s Mary, claiming immaculate conception. Among other things 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 and was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar lied and 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 new tree overnight. The evergreen tree became 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 worshipers of Baal and Tammuz would make the sign of the “T”. Cakes were baked with a “T” on top for this pagan Sunday holiday, much like the cross buns eaten by Christians today. This all 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, and a pig was killed and eaten by worshippers of Tammuz because he was killed by a wild pig.
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.