Easter

"...do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods" (Deuteronomy 12:30-31).

With many of its odd and unexplained customs tracing back to ancient fertility rites of the pagan goddess Astarte, the holiday of Easter is not only unbiblical—it is also filled with things God hates. Learn why followers of Christ don't celebrate the day by checking out the resources below.

Bunny rabbit in the grass with colored Easter eggs.
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Bust of Constantine in the Vatican Museum.
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The inside of a tomb looking out.
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A blog post by Peter Eddington
Hand on top of a Bible

Is the biblical Passover valid for Christians in the 21st century? While its observance is not commonplace today, history confirms that the original 1st century Christians took part in the Christian Passover as described in the New Testament book of John.  Following the example of Jesus Christ, members of the United Church of God will again revive the ancient biblical command to take the Christian Passover this year, which will occur on the evening of April 13.

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A blog post by Victor Kubik

Clint Porter talks with Victor Kubik about his work in designing graphics for Beyond Today and the Web. His main focus is creating content that works on TV, in print and on the Web, bringing them all together to visually express the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

Posted March 25, 2014 | 0 comments
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What are Ash Wednesday and Lent? Does the Bible tell us to celebrate these days?
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Related Booklet

Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Many people are shocked to discover the origins of our most popular religious holidays. They are also surprised to find that the days God commands us to observe in the Bible—the same days Jesus Christ and the apostles kept—are almost universally ignored. Why? Also, why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? In this booklet you'll discover detailed answers to these questions.

Easter: The Rest of the Story

Easter: The Rest of the Story

Many believing Christians celebrate Easter as a way to honor Jesus Christ's resurrection. But Easter is a day with very different roots—stretching long ago into pre-Christian paganism. The Bible alone has the truth of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, and it shows a different set of celebrations—the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread—that give us the real story that Easter doesn't tell us.

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