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Featured Easter ? What are we celebrating?

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by Grams, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Jay Ross

    Jay Ross Well-Known Member

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    Ah! he possibly gets his rocks of when you do that. It what excites them more than playing the pokies or bingo. Always trying to beat the system.
     
  2. marksman

    marksman My eldest granddaughter showing the result of her

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    I don't celebrate Easter as I am not into pagan rituals.
     
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  3. marksman

    marksman My eldest granddaughter showing the result of her

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    I always thought that every day is a celebration of his resurrection.

    What is a weekly remembrance feast?
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    That is one aspect of the power of the resurrection, in that every genuine believer can walk in newness of life everyday. In that sense it is a celebration.

    But there is no question that the general celebration of Easter worldwide gives the whole unbelieving world an opportunity to remember the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and receive Him as Lord and Savior. Provided the TRUE Gospel is preached and broadcast on that day.
    As Paul said: For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. (1 Cor 11:26)

    So that is a weekly reminder of the Lord's sacrifice -- that His body was broken and His blood was shed for the remission of sins.
     
  5. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    How is commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord a "pagan ritual"??
     
  6. "ByGrace"

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    Doesn't it change every year..... full moon equinox the first of Spring..the resurrection of the Sun god? :eek:

    I'll go with the easter bunnies , which also represent fertility, spring..etc.

    NO, I don't celebrate Easter...as @marksman said...it is a pagan feast.
    Adopted , cleaned up , and sold to Christians as a religious holiday!!

    HE IS RISEN...once and for all.
    He doesn't rise again every Easter!!

    It is now popular for Christians to attend the early morning sunrise service ...
    not even realizing they are standing there worshipping the rising of the sun god!! How dumb and foolish can we be...

    ...and we wonder how the elect could be fooled by signs and wonders...most are fooled without the signs and wonders!!!
     
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  7. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    HUH??

    Where
    do you get your information?? this is absolutely BONKERS and has NO root in fact or based in reality.
    Sorry to be so abrupt, Helen - but you've been sold a truckload of rubbish . . .

    The changing day of Easter has NOTHING to do with "Sun gods" or "paganism".
    Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection took place around the time of the Passover - which is based on the first Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox. - THAT is why the date changes - and NO OTHER reason.

    As Christians, yes, we celebrate Christ's Resurrection EVERY Sunday (The Lord's Day) - and EVERY day. This day is simply set aside as an annual Solemnity - a Feast Day commemorating his victory over death.
    Don't "passover" Easter just because you've been given some bad information. Christ is Risen - and we SHOULD celebrate . . .

    This reminds me of all of those "anti-vaxers" who refuse to vaccinate their children from CURABLE diseases because some idiot doctor with an agenda went around telling people that it caused Autism. Even AFTER he later recanted his claims - they STILL believe the lie . . .
     
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    historyb Active Member

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    Only to the nuts
     
  9. farouk

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    In the end, doctrinally it's about the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15), central to the Christian's faith and hope.
     
  10. Cherie Faye Mora

    Cherie Faye Mora New Member

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    Thank you for replying. I'm a practicing Christian, non-denominational. I wanted to share it to hear more thoughts. Clicking on the link is up to you. :)
     
  11. Cherie Faye Mora

    Cherie Faye Mora New Member

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    Ahh yes, I understand. Thank you for replying. I'm also just wondering if celebrating Easter (The way it is practiced today and I do more so mean the traditions during Holy Week and Lent, etc.) really honor Christ.
     
  12. farouk

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    Good to see you on the forums; my wife and I by God's grace meet with a Bible based non denominational local church.

    Interesting thread; in some Bibles the word Easter is rendered Passover. Luke 22 gives a wonderful view of how the last passover - looking forward to the finished sacrifice of the Lord Jesus at the Cross - developed into something new, as instituted by Him: the Lord's Supper, which looks back to the Cross and forward to His coming (1 Corinthians 11.26).
     
  13. farouk

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    See the previous post. :)
     
  14. Cherie Faye Mora

    Cherie Faye Mora New Member

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    Thank you for sharing. I understand. I'm in no way trying to dishonor the resurrection of Christ. Just wanted to hear more thoughts especially on the way Easter is practiced today.
     
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    Cherie Faye Mora New Member

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    Thank you! It's good to see you on the threads too. Hope you're having a good Monday :)

    Our religion is also based solely on the Bible or the Holy Scriptures.
     
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  16. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! :)

    John 17.17; Psalm 119.105.
     
  17. CoreIssue

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    Easter is a Catholic invention. An adaption of Ishtar worship.

    It did not exist at the time of the apostles nor did the Catholic Church.

    I am nondenominational so to me recognition of the birth, Life, death and resurrection of Jesus every day reality.

    There are no holy days in the New Testament.
     
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    I beg to differ...for Easter is one holy day that is mentioned.

    Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead...I do not find it improbable that the disciples would have been celebrating it by the time it was mentioned in the book of Acts.

    The King James version is Bible.
     
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    It actually is not.

    It didn't exist at the time of the writing. A Catholic ADD centuries later.
     
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    Give documentation for this.
     
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