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THE CHRISTIAN OBSERVANCE OF CATHOLIC LENT AND THEIR PAGAN FEAST OF EASTER

  

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THE “EASTER WEEKEND” DECEPTION 

As accepted and preached throughout the true context of New Covenant Scripture, Jesus said in Matthew 12:40, “As Jonah was three days and three nights, (72 hours,) in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights, (72 hours,) in the heart of the earth” or in the grave.  How can anyone confuse such straightforward clarity about Jesus’ death and resurrection with the “Easter Weekend’s” one night, one day, and one night, (36 hours,) in the grave? 

Despite the deliberate confusion that was created concerning the alleged “one day Hebrew perception,” (that a day is supposedly only 12 hours because their day starts at sunset,) the Old Hebrews and Jesus the Creator God Himself, (Hebrews 1:1-14,) knew very well that one day and one night is one 24-hour day.  Even if we say “one day” the other way round, “one night and one day,” still remains 24 hours, which we see by the setting and the rising of the sun, every 24-hour day

¨ So, when God created everything on earth as described in Genesis chapter 1, “He called the light ‘Day,’ and the darkness He called ‘Night.’  So, the evening [12 hours] and the morning [12 hours,] were the first [24-hour] day!” 

¨ Jesus’ own words, in the light of His creation, “three days and three nights in the grave,” completely destroys the Easter Weekend deception.  Yet, countless Christians refuse to simply believe these facts. 

 

The context of Scripture undeniably states, as written in both the KJV and NIV versions:

Matthew 27:63, “...After three days, [three nights and three days,] I will rise.”

Mark 9:31, “...After He is killed, He will rise on the third day; [after three night-time and three daylight days.] 

Luke 18:33; 24:7, “They will scourge Him and kill Him.  And [after] the third day He will rise again.” 

John 2:19-21, “Destroy this temple, [Jesus’ physical body,] and in three [24-hour] days I will rise it up.” 

¨ Jesus’ resurrection after three nights and three days in the grave, just as He said, (Matthew 12:40,) does not account for the Easter Weekend deception that teaches, “That amount to four days in the grave!”  It seems that deceiving Christian clergy who calculate three days in Jesus’ own words as four days, either need to go back to preschool and learn to count, or they must repent from blasphemy and their multitudes of brainwashing doctrines. 

¨ Jesus was risen at the dawn of the fourth day “after three days in the grave,” not during or at the end of Day Four.  No one can say it clearer than this.  Come now, let us think soberly.  If Jesus died late afternoon on “Good Friday,” He was in the grave on Friday night, (12 hours,) Saturday day-time, (12 hours,) and Saturday night time, (12 hours,) to be resurrected in the early hours of Sunday morning!  That is only one and a half day: a 36-hour period, which makes Jesus Himself a “liar,” but which neatly fits into the Christian ‘Easter weekend’ deception.  It is clear that this totally illogic, Jesus-defying weekend-deception does not celebrate Jesus’ real death and resurrection.  As we will see in this study, it’s goal is to lead believers into Christianized, pagan idolatry and witchcraft! 

¨ The “3 days = 36 hours” lie is the totally impractical resurrection theory that must sustain the witches’ calendar’s “Ostara” on ‘Easter weekend,” as seen in the depiction at the top of this page.  It  was concocted by Christian ‘church fathers,’ both Catholic and Protestant, who suddenly  could not understand that one day and one night is 24 hours.  All of a sudden, they calculated one day and one night as 3 X 12 = 36 and not 3 X 24 = 72 as Jesus said!  Even worse, all their Christian followers also suddenly calculated three days and three nights as 36 hours! 

What happened that even according to Matthew 28:1, Jesus was only in the grave for 36-hours, when Jesus Himself prophesied that He would be in the grave “for three days and three nights,” a 72-hour period?  The terrible reality is that even in Bible Scripture, Hebrew “HOLY DAYS” OR SABBATHS in that week when Jesus was crucified, and the day on which Jesus actually died on the cross, were twisted and fabricated by Christian clergies to maintain their “Easter Weekend” feast — another gross pagan-Christianized deception that was swallowed by millions of Christians since the formation of the false church system.  As all the other Christian feasts and most of their dogmas, “Easter” was also unknown to the originalFollowers of The Way,” (Acts 11:26; 9:2; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14.)  This deception only took off sometime during 2 A.D. when Christianity and church substituted Jesus’ ecclesia or the gathering of the “Followers of The Way,” (Mt. 28:1-6.)  The real agenda behind Easter was undoubtedly to Christianize the “Ostara” witches feast on the satanic calendar

 

The two-nights-and-one-day lie of Easter is not the only blasphemy Christianity commits against Jesus.  The Christian ‘feasts’ may seem devout and Biblical to Christians. (Some Baptists, Methodist, Presbyterians, Lutheran, and other Protestants also ‘fast’ during Lent.)  But as everything else, (the entire church system that is seated in Christianized paganism,) the roots of these feasts are not found in the context of true New Testament/Covenant Scripture

¨ Jesus’ New Covenant believers must not observe a single ceremonial or outward precept of the Old Testament Law such as Old Israel's feasts, (Gal. 2:19-21; Heb. 8:13; chapters 7-9,) so we can "purge out the old leaven, that we may be a new[born] lump [of spiritual dough,] since we [ourselves] are truly unleavened [or uncorrupted by ritual religion and ousted Hebraic feasts.] For indeed, Christ, our [Spiritual] Passover, was sacrificed [and has risen from the dead] for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast [of Jesus' full redemption and salvation in our place;] not with old [covenant] leaven, nor with [the pagan/Christian] leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and Truth," (1 Cor. 5:7-8.)  That is why “Jesus, [on the cross,] knowing that all things, [which were commanded in the Old Covenant Testament’s ceremonial law] were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be [fully] fulfilled... said, ‘It is finished!’  And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit,” (Jn. 19:27-30.)                         

 

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 [Acknowledgement to the people who did the images and photos used on this website]

Above from Left:  The Fourteen Stations of the Cross during Roman Catholic “Lent.” The origin of the pagan feast to the fertility goddess Ishtar, (which is NOT a ‘fabrication’ but truth.) The Christian Easter bunny feast. (Fertility symbols such as eggs and bunnies are actually pagan sex symbols.) 

 

¨ Just one simple test will prove that the feast of the Easter Weekend is not only totally unscriptural, but completely pagan, although it was connected to Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.  What does the Creator God of the universe and the Savior of the whole believing world, the Lord Jesus Christ, have in common with chocolate eggs, hot-cross buns,  and Easter bunnies? (Jn. 3:16; Jn. 19:28-30 KJV.) 

¨ Because Protestantism is one of the firstborn daughters of Roman Catholicism, Protestants also keep the “Easter Weekend” feast, which the Vatican took from the pagan veneration of the fertility goddess Ishtar.  Alexander Hislop explained in his book, ‘The Two Babylons,’ “The hot cross buns of Good Friday… were ‘sacred bread’ offered to their gods, used in worship of the Queen of Heaven, (the fertility goddess Semiramis, Ishtar, or the Christian goddess Mother Mary: [their ‘holy spirit,’ the ‘wife of god...’])  The Druids used the decorated eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday as the sacred emblem of their Order’s sacred ceremonies, [mainly as symbols of ‘new birth’ as also in the reincarnation of the sun god at ‘Christmas.’]  This ancient pagan rite and ‘food of the gods’ are still used in nearly all cultures worldwide.  And of course, in both Roman Catholic and Protestant Christianity.]” 

►►►So, may believers eat hot cross buns, ‘Easter eggs,’ and other food sacrificed to idols? Yes, if one rejects all the pagan and Christianized gods, rituals, laws, and feasts associated with it.  Our liberty in Christ is so great, where food and all created things are concerned, everything [can be] cleansed by thanksgiving, “God’s Word,” and prayer,  (1 Tim. 4:4-5.)  

 

WHAT IS ROMAN CATHOLIC “LENT” AND HOW IS IT ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR ‘EASTER WEEKEND FEAST’? 

Lent is the first day of a six day Roman Catholic “fast” and ritual “repentance” before Easter Sunday.  It begins on “Ash Wednesday,” a so-called “holy day of peace.”  (As explained from the top of this page, that Wednesday was Preparation Day, the day on which Jesus was crucified!)  The aim of this fast is allegedly to “mortify the flesh” by abstaining from luxuries such as meat, “like Jesus [supposedly] did during His 40-day fast in the wilderness,” and by “giving alms.”  Lent is  the unscriptural “prelude to the Holy Week before Easter,” when Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection are commemorated. (The Scriptural and practical truth about the 8-day Passover Feast in which Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day, [Wednesday,] and was risen at dawn on Sunday “AFTER three nights and three days in the grave, is explained from the top of this page.”) 

What’s more, when Jesus fasted in the desert He ate nothing for 40 days, (Mt. 4:1-11.)  After the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, believers do not fast without a specific, personal cause.  Contrary to the Old Testament Covenant before the cross and Pentecost, all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ now have the Spirit and God’s True Word constantly living inside them, (1 John 2:20,27; Col. 3:16 KJV.)  The only thing that can alienate true believers from God is unrepentant disobedience to His True, contextual Word.  Following false church dogmas and so-called ‘saving’ sacraments is one of the main stumbling blocks to believers.  So, Isaiah 58:3-6 remains the ONLY ‘fast’ that God recommends.  This passage describes true spiritual fasting as a lifestyle, not an annual ritual.  God said, “…You fast for strife and debate and do wickedness… [Thus, this is the spiritual/emotional] fast I have chosen: loosen the bonds of wickedness, [such as Roman Catholic, Protestant, and other church fallacies and false practices,] undo the heavy [religious and other sinful] burdens, let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke [caused by unrepentant sin...] Share your bread with the hungry [as a lifestyle of Moral love,] and bring to your house the poor who are cast out… [in Holy Spirit leading.]” 

Yet, during Lent, people must do ‘daily devotional’ prayers according to the “Lenten calendar to draw close to God.”  This is simply a replica of the feasts on the “Pagan Witches’ Wheel of the Year.” (This is the calendar displayed at the top of this page.)  Jesus’ spiritual example of ‘carrying our cross’ or suffering for the sake of His Scriptural Truth, (1 Peter 4:12,) is set on the Lenten calendar as “spiritual disciplines,” which are “sacramental, devotional commemorations” named “The Stations of the Cross” – the so-called Via Delarosa or the Way to the Catholic god nailed to the cross.  This is a “spiritual pilgrimage, [literal pilgrimage is always pagan,] to contemplate the Passion of Christ.”  All this stems from paganism. 

 

The following commandments constitute the only ‘sacrifice’ we must bring to God on a daily basis.  Romans 12:1-2, “…Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God [through the full atonement of Jesus Christ,] which is your reasonable [or basic] service.  And do not be conformed to this world [and it’s ceremonial or ritual religion,] but be transformed by the renewing of your minds [on a continual basis,] that you may know what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God [for every situation to glorify Him.]” 

¨ Roman Catholic Lent is akin to Islam’s 30-day Ramadan fast when Muslims do pilgrimage and fast from sunrise to sunset, ‘abstaining from sinful behavior, and giving alms.’  Is this a coincidence?  No, because Catholic clergies made everything that is spiritual under Jesus’ New Testament Covenant “tangible” to Christians, those pagan “stations” on the Lenten calendar were arranged from picture to picture to say their ritual prayers while stringing their pagan prayer beads between their fingers.  Contrary to ritual, Christianized pagan practices, true repentance is a permanent ‘laying down’ of all moral sin and living a lifestyle of constant prayer in absolute devotion to Jesus; endeavouring to always obey God’s contextual Word in Holy-Spirit leading and power. 

¨ Lent also requires physical pilgrimage such as trips to the so-called ‘holy land’ in “a spirit of reparation for the sufferings of Jesus’ passion.” How ridiculous!  Without the suffering of Jesus Christ to utterly fulfill God’s Law in our place, no one would ever have been justified to stand before God’s most holy throne, (Gal. 5:1-6 KJV!)  Hence, God’s entire Old Testament covenant with the people and country of Israel was annulled at the cross to establish His eternal New Covenant with every true believer, who is already fully “redeemed with the blood of Jesus from every tribe, tongue, and nation,” (Heb. 8:13; chapters 7-9; Eph. 1:7; 12-14 KJV!)  The physical country and people of Israel cannot add anything to Jesus’ full atonement in any way!  Heaven is the only ‘holy land’ that genuine believers must focus on.  Earth is destined for the fire at Jesus’ return, (2 Pt. 3:10-14.)  The lives of true believers in this dimension is a spiritual pilgrimage because they are not of this world, (Heb. 11:13-16; 12:22-24.)  Thus, they strive to complete their SPIRITUAL journey through life until Jesus comes to take them home, (Heb. 11:12-16; 12:22-24; Mt. 28:18-20 KJV.)   

 

Jesus’ first disciples observed neither Lent nor Easter, (Ishtar,) until ‘church’ and Christianity was stealthily formed to become the State religion of the Roman Empire, (Acts 11:26 KJV.)  Hislop, in his book ‘The Two Babylons,’ (p. 103-111,) told how, “Among pagans, Lent was a preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the ‘death and resurrection’ of Tammuz…” In ancient Babylon religion, Semiramis was Nimrod’s wife who was deified as Ishtar, (among other names,) “the great earth mother.” Semiramis birthed Tammuz after Nimrod died, (Genesis chapter 11.) The so-called “reincarnated” or “born again” Nimrod was then deified as his son Tammuz.  As a result, Tammuz became the so-called “son of the god.”  Semiramis later ‘married’ her husband/son Tammuz.  Tammuz was killed by a wild bear, but was ‘resurrected’ by his mother/wife the “earth goddess,” as “the new spring time.”  Other religions tell the same story, but call their gods by different names. (E.g., Pan, Isis, and their ‘cosmic christ’ son Horus.)  That is why all “earth goddesses” and “reincarnated creator gods” are actually the same deities, which originated from ancient Babylonian religion.  When the True God of Bible Scripture confused their “one-world” religion at the Tower of Babel, this worship spread worldwide. 

The Catholic papacy used the idea that Nimrod was allegedly ‘reincarnated as Tammuz,’ to focus their religion of  Christianity, (not God’s Scriptural Truth,) on their goddess “mother” Mary and her “little baby Jesus,” who was resurrected but simultaneously still suffers on their cross as their “perpetual victim,” (Gen. 8:10-14.)  Of course, they had to wildly shuffle and twist God’s true Word and historical facts to fit this Christianised idolatry into their church dogmas, which they unscrupulously did.  Later, the papacy even ‘evolved’ this dogma of Semiramis and her son/husband’s incest, into their Christian sex feast of “Saint Valentine’s Day.”  In the same way they made the “weeping for Tammuz” in the old Hebrew temple, (Ezekiel 8:13-14,) into the mournful Catholic festivals of Lent and Easter.  

 

Imbolg or Spring Day – Roman Catholic St. Brigit’s Day, Groundhog Day and May Day

The Celts commemorated the arrival of the god Spring, (Imbolc,) as the season of new growth.  The Old Irish worshiped Spring as their ‘great’ fertility goddess, Bridged.  The ancient Celts and their Druidic priesthood called this goddess the midwifery (of birth,) the goddess Bridged or ‘Mother Earth.’  ‘Imbolc’ literally means, “in the belly of the mother.” 

So, on this day, worshipers of Bridged still light candles, firecrackers, and bon fires (or sacrificial bone fires) in worship to this creation and fire goddess.  As all the other traditions of Christianity, church leaders Christianized this pagan goddess as ‘saint’ Brigit – the so-called “patron saint (or goddess) of fire, smith craft, poetry, and healing.”  To suit Christian tradition, the papacy changed the pagan fire festival of Imbolc to ‘Candle Mass,’ ‘Saint Bridget’s Day,’ or the ‘Day of Mary of the Candles’ – that is ‘Mother’ Mary, worshiped as the fire and creation goddess Bridged!  Furthermore, the Vatican had the audacity to call their Christian-pagan Candle Mass “a day of blessing and healing.”  [Partly from Wikipedia.] 

Americans renamed the fertility feast of Imbolc or ‘saint’ Brigit to Groundhog Day.  To predict that the coming summer would be “blessed,” they monitor the behavior of animals to see if they come out of their winter hibernation on Groundhog Day, which supposedly foretells the weather for the coming season. 

 

May Day or Spring Day is a festival which, in some way or another, relates to every culture on the globe.  The origin, however, is seated in the worship of the Greek ‘Mother Earth’ goddess Maia – or the Irish fertility goddess Brigit.  Romans knew Maia as the ‘mother’ of the Roman god Mercury.  Some knew Brigit, (or all plant and animal life in the personage of a goddess,) by the names Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals,) or ‘Mother Nature.’  On May Day, Bridget, Flora/Fauna, (nature itself,) or Maia was, or is especially revered as the goddess in the form of blossoms, flowers, leaves, and other vegetation.   

¨ Ancient Celts and Druids, and even modern Europeans and other witches, believe that “during this spring festival, the spirits of their dead ancestors, known as ‘earth spirits,’ (in the form of fairies, gnomes, and elves,) rise from the earth, come down from the hills, etcetera, to play and dance among the new leaves and flowers.”  Although many cultures view these ‘mystical’ creatures as benign, they are actually demons, who pretend to be cute and friendly.  One thing is certain, they are not the human spirits of dead ancestors.  Bible Scripture declares, “The dead knows nothing.  They have no more reward (or honor on earth…) Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun,” (Eccl. 9:5-10.) 

On May Day or Spring Day, pagans had and still have the custom to decorate wells and sacrifice flowers to the ‘healing water’ or the ‘holy water itself, named “Bridget.”  As usual, these pagan rituals were also Christianized to honor the Christian ‘goddess of healing,’ ‘mother’ Mary.  That is why, on Saint Brigit’s Day, Christians also “dress trees and bushes with flowers, ribbons, crosses, and so on, and hang the clothes of the sick on them to invoke the ‘healing’ of their goddess Mary and other so-called mediatory ‘saints,’ or gods.”  [Acknowledgement to Wikipedia and Britannica.com]

However, if healing occur through such pagan beliefs and rituals that were cloaked in church dogma, Christians should attribute those ‘miracles’ to the Druidic spirits ‘of the dead,’ who masquerade as imps, sprites, gnomes, fairies, etcetera, but are actually demonic representations of the human spirits of deceased ancestors, who are either in heaven or in hell and “know nothing about anything” going on here on earth, (Luke 16:19-31; Eccl. 9:5-6.)  

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