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.

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A blog post by Darris McNeely

On Easter Sunday Pope Benedict XVI performed the rite of baptism on an Egyptian-born journalist, Magdi Allam. Since Islam teaches that to abandon Islam is an apostasy punishable by death this is a significant event.

Allam has been a vocal critic of Islamic extremism and has lived in seclusion with death threats hanging over him. He took this step of baptism knowing the risk. It seems that Benedict chose to perform this rite in spite of the criticism that can come.

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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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