Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter: "Christianized" Romish paganism rooted in Babylon's ancient religion

- Sunday, March 23
- Sundown, Saturday, April 19 - Sundown, Sunday, April 20

If the Messiah was crucified after the Passover meal with His disciples (the "Last Supper"), and of course the Resurrection occurred after the Crucifixion; then:

How is it that in 2008, "Easter" is almost one month before "Passover" ???

This year in 2008, Passover will begin at sundown, Saturday, April 19, and will continue until sundown, Sunday, April 20. Passover is based upon the biblical (God-given) lunar calendar (Leviticus chapter 23).

Easter in 2008 will be observed on Sunday, March 23 (almost one month before Passover). Easter is based on the solar calendar and the spring equinox, observed on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the spring equinox. It is a man-based system which has been given to us by the Roman Catholic system of (false) religion.

If the Saviour (Messiah) celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples (Luke 22:1, 15) before His arrest, crucifixion the next day, and His rising from the grave on the third day hence, after His death (Matthew 16:21, 1 Corinthians 15:4), then how is it, in 2008 that Easter, the alleged celebration of the Resurrection, is to be celebrated almost one month before the observance of Passover ?!! Answer: because Easter is not the day that the Messiah rose from the dead ! The Saviour (Messiah) actually arose from the dead on the feast of "Firstfruits" (Leviticus 23; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23), not the pagan observance of "Easter / Ishtar's Day" !

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 "First Fruits." 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 not Christian; it is Pagan, a "religious" invention of the minds of men, rooted in the pagan false religion of ancient historical Babylon. Biblical observances are Passover and First Fruits (Leviticus 23:4,5,9-14; Matthew 26; Mark 14; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8).

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250
March 21, 2008


Easter: "Christianized" Romish paganism rooted in Babylon's ancient religion

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The Pagan Origin Of Easter


Easter is a day that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.

Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead ? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour ?

The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions.

The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called "Easter."

"Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.

In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah's son named Ham.

Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod."

After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.

Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.

Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found.

That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship.

Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess.

Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived.

She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.

She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.

This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg."

Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.

The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.

Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.

Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion.

The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz.

During this time, no meat was to be eaten.

Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "T" in front of their hearts as they worshipped.

They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or cross on the top.

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made.

It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs.

Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.

By now, the readers of this tract should have made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary "Christian" churches, and further study indicates that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System.

The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.


CCL note: Steve Lefemine has deleted this section of the tract addressing Acts 12:4 - here only, the Greek word "pascha" is translated "Easter" in the KJV, though it is translated "Passover" elsewhere.


The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.

So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you, if you are a seeker of the truth.

We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, "God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities !

Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry.

These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian.

You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children.

These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun."

How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East ?

How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon.

These things are no joke, any more than Judgement day is a joke.

I pray to God that this tract will cause you to search for more truth.

We will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you.

These are the last days***, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.

David J. Meyer

Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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*** Note from Steve Lefemine: We have been in the "last days" for the last nearly 2,000 years, since A.D. 33 - see Acts 2:17 - there may yet be hundreds, or even thousands of years of human history remaining before the return of the Messiah (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 28:18-20), who is King of kings and Lord of lords today, now ! (1 Timothy 6:15)

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