Who was Easter ?

“The renowned Oxford English Dictionary informs us that the name Easter is derived from the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the time of the vernal equinox. We are told that she was originally known as the dawn goddess – no doubt the origin of sunrise celebrations at the time of Easter.

According to Venerable Bede, a seventh century Anglo-Saxon theologian, the English word Easter is derived from the name of the pagan fertility goddess Eostra. He tells us that “the heathen Anglo-Saxons called the fourth month “Esturmonath” after their goddess Eostra – another name representing the spring fertility goddesses such as Astarte or Ashtaroth, the goddess who was introduced into the British Isles by the Druids. In all actuality Easter is just another name for Beltis or Ishtar of the ancient Babylonians and can be traced all the way back to Hathor, the cow goddess of Egypt that was associated with the building of the golden calf at Mt. Sinai. Continue reading

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Glad Tidings of Romans – part 5

Bible girl reading     “For I am not ashamed of the Glad Tidings of Christ: for it is the power of GOD unto Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing) to everyone that believeth . . . !”

Now “there cometh a woman of Samaria (samaritan, gentile) to draw water: and Jesus saith unto her, Give Me to drink ? . . . Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that Thou, being a Jew (from Judea, the tribe of Judah), askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?   For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans . . .

Jesus (Yehushua) answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the Gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee Living Water . . . !”     John 4:7-10

“Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the wells of Salvation. And in that day shall ye say . . . !” Isaiah 12:1-4 Continue reading

Glad Tidings of Ephesians – part.2

Grace & Peace be unto you !
Chapter 1.2

Grace be unto you, and Peace (Shalom), from GOD our Father (He Who has begotten us), and from the Lord (Adoni – Sovereign King) Jesus Christ !”    Ephesians 1:2

This blessing of Peace, spoken by the apostle Paul upon all, and unto all who believe, is very powerful ! For the Word itself contains the very Promise made to each of us, before the foundation of the world.

Peace = (Greek -1515), to join, at one, quietness, rest, to set at one again ! Continue reading