Just as Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ became meaninglessly commercialized with Christmas trees, parties, decorations and gifts, so has the death of Jesus Christ at (Easter) with bunnies, egg hunts and baskets filled with candies and stuffed toys.
There is nowhere in the Holy Scriptures, to my knowledge, that mention a holiday in the terms we know today as Easter or Easter Sunday . Ancient manuscripts of which the Holy Bible was born speaks of the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, all of which give Christians worldwide hope for the future. Many Christians worldwide have stricken the word Easter from their vocabulary, replacing it with Resurrection Sunday.
Everything celebrating Resurrection Sunday such as Easter egg hunts, Easter bunnies and Easter baskets have their origin rooted deep in ancient pagan history and has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. Adults spend millions of dollars a year on events planned at Easter so as not to disappoint the children.
Parents must make sure their children attend long-expected Easter egg hunts, get photos of their child on the lap of the Easter bunny, and set out an expected Easter basket, Easter Sunday. Many parents must buy the best Easter attaire for them and their children to go to church on Easter Sunday. This is the focus of the children and adults today. Christian parents must remove this as the focus for children and them as parents and place the focus back onto what Jesus Christ did for them on the Cross at Calvary.
Jesus does not want thousands of dollars spent on special clothing to worship him, nor does he care about all the meaningless Easter events. He just wants us to remember what He did for mankind and how He suffered to accomplish what God appointed to Him from the beginning of time. He wants mankind to know how very much He loves each and every man, woman and child, no matter what they wear to worship Him. If your best clothing is not good in your eyes, rest assured it is well with God.
Thousands of Christian churches worldwide celebrate Resurrection Sunday with a mixture of pagan events. Pagan events relate to events and celebrations that have nothing to do with the Christian values set by Jesus Christ and his Death and Resurrection.
While many Christian churches celebrate these events, most are aware of the problems associated with these pagan events and consider this special day a challenging endeavor to keep this holiday’s focus where it needs to be, on Jesus.
Traditionally Jesus arrested on a Friday, beaten to an inch of His life, hung on a cross to die, buried in a tomb for three days and arising on the third day is what Resurrection Sunday consists. Resurrection Sunday depicts Jesus arising from His place of burial and taken to Heaven. The Holy Scriptures depict a few witnesses to this spectacular event which offers hope to every man, woman and child who ever lived in history and who lives in the future.
This Death and Resurrection of Jesus was God’s way of erasing man’s sins and offering him new hope for an eternal life with Him. Jesus took all of man’s sin when He went to Calvary. So how did so many pagan events filter into what Jesus did for humankind? Each event on Easter such as the Easter egg hunt has a deep-rooted history in pagan life with our ancient ancestors. These events never died out from generation to generation (with a bit of help from Satan) and are just as deeply rooted in family traditions of today.
Many Christian churches of today are aware of these pagan problems and find it challenging to eliminate some of these from Resurrection Sunday’s’ expected fun events for children. Just as the Holy Scriptures explains repeatedly, Satan is sly and sneaky and Christians feel Satan is at the root of this problem and has everything to do with taking the focus of this time off from Jesus’ Death and Resurrection and placing the focus on materialistic values and events.
During the most holiest week of the year, leading up to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we must never stray from the focus of why we are remembering what Jesus Christ did for humankind. We must strive to teach children never to forget the reason for this awesome spring holiday, Easter, better known as (Resurrection Sunday).