The Messiah arose on the Biblical Feast of Firstfruits, not Rome's "Easter"
The Saviour, the Messiah, the perfect Passover Lamb, was crucified on Passover,...
(John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Luke 22:7-20; Luke 22:39-71; Luke 23:1-56; Passover - Leviticus 23:4,5; Unleavened Bread - Leviticus 23:6-8)
"For even Christ (Messiah) our Passover is sacrificed for us:"
1 Corinthians 5:7b
... And the Redeemer arose "from the dead the third day," on the Feast of Firstfruits.
(Luke 24:1-7; Matthew 12:39,40; Luke 24:44-47; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Leviticus 23:9-14; Firstfruits - Leviticus 23:9-14)
"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man (Jesus / Yeshua) be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matthew 12:40, KJB (Jonah 1:17)
"... Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ (Messiah) to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day." Luke 24:46
"But now is Christ (Messiah) risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept." 1 Corinthians 15:20
"But every man in his own order: Christ (Messiah) the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's (Messiah's) at His coming." 1 Corinthians 15:23
Passover is observed according to the Hebrew / Biblical calendar according to the 14th day of the month of Nisan. The 14th day of Nisan can fall on any day of the week. In 2009, it begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8th, and ends at sundown on Thursday, April 9th. [The Romish holiday of Easter is on Sunday, April 12 in 2009.]
However, in 2008, the Hebrew / Biblical observation of Passover, still on the 14th day of Nisan (Leviticus 23:4,5), began at sundown on Saturday, April 19th, and ended at sundown on Sunday, April 20. Clearly, the day of Passover, according to the Hebrew / Biblical calendar, can fall on any day of the week. Passover was the day Messiah our Passover Lamb, was crucified (sacrificed) to atone for the sins of believers ! NOT "Good" Friday ! [In 2008, the Romish holiday of Easter was on a Sunday, as it always is, on March 23, almost one month before Passover !!! -
If the Messiah was crucified after the Passover meal with His disciples (the "Last Supper" - Luke 22:1-20), and, realizing of course the Resurrection occurred after the Crucifixion; then, how was it that in 2008, "Easter" was almost one month before "Passover" ??? How can Easter ever occur before Passover, if the Messiah was crucified on Passover and arose from the dead three days and three nights later ?!! Answer: The Romish holiday of Easter is NOT when the Messiah arose. The Messiah arose from the dead on the Hebrew / Biblical holy day of Firstfruits, not the pagan, Romish holiday of Easter.
Easter was established at the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325), convened by the Roman emperor Constantine.
"The Council of Nicaea in 325 decreed that Easter should be observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox (March 21)." www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/176858/Easter
So the observance of Easter is based on the solar calendar, i.e., the spring equinox. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. On the other hand, Passover is the 14th day of Nisan, based on the lunar calendar, in which the first day of each new month starts with the new moon.
Easter is not the Day of the Messiah's Resurrection ! He arose from the dead three days and three nights (Matthew 12:39,40) after He was crucified, on the feast of "Firstfruits." There is no way that a "Good Friday" crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection can come out to three days and three nights between the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Easter is another one of Rome's many fabrications and fables.
Conclusion: Easter is not Christian; it is Pagan, a "religious" invention of the minds of men, rooted in the pagan false religion of ancient historical Babylon. The Biblical observances are Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits, fulfilled and completed in the life, death, and resurrection of the Messiah, the Lord, Saviour, and Redeemer !
(Leviticus 23:4-14; Matthew 26:20-29; Mark 14:17-25; John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23)
(fifth day of the week (Thursday), April 9, 2009)
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