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Bible Quotes
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
(Matthew 27:46-50) ESV

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. ...
(Matthew 28:1-20) ESV

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
(Mark 15:42) ESV

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. ...
(Mark 16:1-8) ESV

Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.
(Mark 16:9) ESV

Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
(Luke 23:56) ESV

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? ...
(Luke 24:1-12)

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
(Luke 24:36-39) ESV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16) ESV

Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.
(John 19:31) ESV

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. ...
(John 20:1-18) ESV

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-26) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
--Josh McDowell – American Writer Born 1939

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
--Pope John Paul II – Polish Clergyman Born 1920 Died 2005

Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character.
--Todd Rundgren – American Musician Born 1948

The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.
--Basil Hume – English Clergyman Born 1923 Died 1999

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
--Bernhard Langer – German Athlete Born 19574

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Easter and the Bible

Although most Christians still call the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection “Easter Sunday”, the term ‘Easter’ as well as the traditional Easter Bunny and Easter eggs all have pagan roots, and the original pagan festival is still celebrated by practitioners of witchcraft today.

The name “Easter” is actually a derivation of the name of a Germanic goddess called “Eostre” by ancient Anglo-Saxons, “Ostara” by ancient German pagans, and “Ishtar” or “Ashtaroth” by ancient Babylonians. This goddess was one of fertility and newness to all of the pagan cultures, but was also a goddess of sexual lust to the ancient Babylonians, and the worship of this goddess took place during the season of the Vernal Equinox, which falls at the end of March, coinciding with the Passover season. Although in differing regions and cultures the stories of the origins of the hares (rabbits) and eggs as symbols of fertility do vary, these symbols were associated with this particular goddess by all worshippers, regardless of what they called her. This pagan goddess worship affects the people of God directly in the Old Testament and indirectly in the New Testament.

In the Old Testament, as far back as Exodus 34:13 and Deuteronomy 12:3, “asherahs” which were phallic poles that in modern times are referred to as “May Poles”, were commanded to be destroyed, as some Israelites had erroneously begun to incorporate them into the worship of God. 1 Kings 14:15, 22-23 denotes God’s fierce anger toward the Israelites for continuing to participate in this pagan worship practice.

In the New Testament, we see the one and only occurrence of the word “Easter” in scripture in Acts 12:4, which is a direct result of the English translation and Roman influence on the context of the passage. The word “pascha” is the Greek word used for “Easter”, which is translated in every other place in the New Testament as “Passover”. However, Acts 12:4 describes the actions of and intents of Kind Herod, a ruler appointed over Judea by the Roman Senate (it was a Roman Province at that time), one who did not celebrate Passover. The holiday season for Romans and other Gentiles in that region would have been the worship of the goddess Eostre or Ostara, which is why this word would be translated “Easter”, as the time was regarded from a non-Jewish perspective.

So, the next time you see an Easter egg or an Easter bunny, know that these symbols were created for the worship of a pagan goddess, and the historic festival is still celebrated by Wiccans and others who are involved in witchcraft. Easter has nothing to do with Jesus Christ or his resurrection in any way, shape, form, or fashion. The only connection is the time of year in which Easter and Passover were celebrated.2


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Definition of Easter

1. An annual church festival commemorating Christ's resurrection, and occurring on Sunday, the second day after Good Friday. It corresponds to the pasha or Passover of the Jews, and most nations still give it this name under the various forms of pascha, pasque, paque, or pask.

2. The day on which the festival is observed; Easter day.

3. To veer to the east; -- said of the wind.3 




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2.  What Does the Bible Say About Easter? Are Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny Somehow Connected with Jesus Christ?
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