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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What is the Mark of the Beast ?


And this gospel (Glad Tidings) of the Kingdom (Sovereign Reign) shall be proclaimed in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come . .

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet (Daniel 11:28-45 & 12:1-13), stand in the holy place . . . who so readeth let him understand. Then let them which be in Judaea flee to the mountains . . . !”
Matthew 24:14-21 & Luke 21:8-28

     “God has revealed what is to take place in the last days, that His people may be prepared to stand against the tempest of opposition and wrath . . . . Those who have been warned of the events before them are not to sit in calm expectation of the coming storm, comforting themselves that the Lord will shelter His faithful ones in the day of trouble. We are to be as men waiting for their Lord, not in idle expectancy, but in earnest work, with unwavering faith.
It is no time now to allow our minds to be engrossed with things of minor importance. While men are sleeping, Satan is actively arranging matters so that the Lord’s people may not have mercy or justice.

The Sunday movement is now making its way in darkness. The leaders are concealing the true issue, and many who unite in the movement do not themselves see whither the undercurrent is tending. Its professions are mild and apparently Christian, but when it shall speak it will reveal the spirit of the dragon. It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger. We should endeavor to disarm prejudice by placing ourselves in a proper light before the people. We should bring before them the real question at issue, thus interposing the most effectual protest against measures to restrict liberty of conscience. We should search the Scriptures and be able to give the reason for our faith. Says the prophet: “The wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”  – 5 Testimonies, p.452

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The Origins of Easter ?

easter eggs 2A powerful article from Amazing Discoveries –

Easter is known for its bunny rabbits, colored eggs, hot cross buns, and the return of springtime. But where did Easter come from?

Few people realize that Easter is not about the resurrection of Christ. The only time the word “Easter” is found in the Bible (Acts 12:4), it is there by mistranslation. The word in the original Greek is “Passover.” Jesus died at the time of the Passover feast, but the Passover is not Easter and Jesus did not die at Easter time. Easter is an ancient spring festival. Long before the time of Christ, the pagan goddess Ishtar, or sometimes known as Astarte or Ashtoreth, was worshiped in different countries. Our modern practice of sunrise worship originates from the pagan festival honoring Ishtar. The story of Easter also helps explain how Sunday became sacred and the origin of virgin worship. Continue reading

Christ-mass ?

Vatican-City - christmasQuote from a protestant reformer, Charles Spurgeon –

“We have no superstitious (non-Biblical) regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English . . . . And, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of Divine authority.
– Charles Spurgeon, Sermon on Dec. 24, 1871

Note: “the mass” literally means = child sacrifice

     “When it can be proved that the observance of Christmas, Whitsuntide, and other Popish (Papal, Catholic) festivals was ever instituted by a divine statute, we also will attend to them, but not till then. It is as much our duty to reject the traditions of men, as to observe the ordinances of the Lord. We ask concerning every rite and rubric, “Is this a law of the God of Jacob?” and if it be not clearly so, it is of no authority with us, who walk in Christian liberty !”
– from Charles Spurgeon’s Treasury of David on Psalm 81:4.

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Hath God Said ?

“And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of Testimony, tables of stone, written with the Finger of God !”     Exodus 31:18

For this is the Covenant (Oath, Promise) that I will make with the house of Israel (children of Abraham, children of faith)after those days, saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah); I will put My laws (instructions in righteousness) into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God (Elohim – Mighty One), and they shall be to Me a people . . . !”   Hebrews 8:10-12

“. . . Written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God; not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of their hearts !”     II Corinthians 3:3

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