We have a problem Houston.
As we come upon the season of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Yeshua, Jesus Christ, I’m compelled to share what He placed in my heart years ago…my annual reminder.
John 4:24 proclaims that God is a spirit and we are commanded to worship Him in Spirit and Truth….Spirit and Truth.
God also commanded in Joshua 23:7 that we are not to make mention of or swear by the names of pagan gods, particularly those that were worshiped by the people who surrounded Israel.
Joshua 23: (NKJV)
7 and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not MAKE MENTION OF THE NAME of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them,
Some of those names were Baal and Ashtoreth (Judges 2:12-15). One of Israel’s greatest sins was when they “did…
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Ooohhh… I’m sorry, but this is a major peeve of mine: the spreading of false claims about Easter being pagan. These are every bit as false as the attempts to brand Christmas as a pagan festival. None of these claims stand up to historical or archeological scrutiny, but were invented in far more modern times. Even quibbling over the word “Easter” doesn’t work, because it’s only called that in the English language, and Easter was celebrated long before the English language existed. It’s like people who to claim the worship of Jesus is pagan because Son of God… sun god, son… sun.. they sound the same, right? (that one even made its way into a Star Trek episode)
https://arcapologetics.org/comparative-religion/easter-is-not-pagan/ is just one of many sites that debunk the paganism claims.
Sadly, I believe that the rise of these claims are one of the deceiver’s methods of distancing Christians from Christ. Even more sadly, I see it working.