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Should A Christian Celebrate Easter?

Should we? Read this article and tell me your views.

Easter is recognized in modern Christianity as the day upon which the faithful celebrate Christ’s miraculous resurrection. Yet, in celebrating this event millions will turn to the familiar image of the biogenetic oddity known as the Easter Bunny without so much as asking, “What does an egg-laying rabbit have to do with Christ?” This article suggests perhaps it’s time YOU asked that question. Shocking as it may sound the truth is that Easter goes together with the true Christ just about as well as eggs do with rabbits. <<added by mod>>

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Celebrating Easter has nothing to do with the mark of the beast in Rev. 14 or the plagues in Rev. 16.

'Easter' has come to be understood as a celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; but that is an unfortunate translation of the word in Acts 12:4 which is supposed to have been 'passover'. As such, it is indeed a blessing to celebrate what Christ has done for us (I Cor. 5:7). Although many Christian churches hold this celebration on a special day each year, for me it is rather a celebration each day of my life.

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The problem with all these holidays, festivals, is that they were man-made. The sad thing is that we prefer what man has made and have rejected what God has made. Strange isn't it?

Secondly these days weren't initiated by the apostles either, but by the Roman catholic church. In its attempt to highlight the fact that it as a church had the power to initiate religious festivals, and apply whatever meaning it felt like to those days, really shows the contempt it had for God and His word.

The apostle Paul spoke of the man of sin that would appear before Christ's return. He saw the falling away before it started in the 3rd and 4th century, when paganism found its way in the church. Hence the observance of Sunday the day assigned to the sun god, and the other festivals with their pagan attachments as well.

Revelation 18:4 says "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues."

God is calling back His people to pure and un-adulterated worship as seen in Revelation 14. He warns us not to recieve the beast's mark. If we fail to heed the warning then the plauges of Revelation 16 will fall on all those who recieve that mark.

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Is it the name or the date that disturbs you? So if we change the name you will allow us celebrate abi?

Wishing Y'all a Happy Easter Resurrection Sunday.

The date? Someone pick a date at any time of the year, and see if the significance of the celebration will change.

It wont.

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@ Horus

Yes there is the Death and resurrection of Jesus that is why he came to this sinful world to save us from our sins. We can celebrate this with Immense prayer and Evangelism, not that we are not supposed to evangelize all year but we can just give ourselves more to his love.

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Easter: the hand-me-down myth

The truth is that those so-called wise and prudent theologians know absolutely nothing about the so-called resurrection simply because it never happened. Easter, or the celebration of the resurrection, is merely a tradition, a tradition that you have been taught from childhood, and coming into maturity you have accepted it because that is what you were taught. That is what you read bout. That is what your parents made you observed every Easter Sunday. Thus, you continued to go along with it and before you knew it, you had carelessly assumed what you now believe without question or proof. Easter is the feast of feasts celebrated in honor of the risen Christ. You have even reached the point where you will defend vigorously and emotionally your belief, a belief that can lead you straight to hell.

It has become human nature to flow with the stream, and to go along with the crowd, to believe and perform like those around you. And, even when you stumble on the truth, you will not believe because like the majority of the people, you stubbornly refuse to believe what you are unwilling to believe. There is an old saying that says:

He who is convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

Source: http://factology.com/archive/20050326.htm

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There NO must in xtianity, as long as u realize the importance of jesus's death, no shaking. I 4 one celebrate easter when im in the mood. as long as jesus died on the cross and resurrected after three days, alll these things are irrelevancies

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Yes we must.

From my own point of view,a true born again Christian must celebrate easther.WHY? If you truly believe that Jesus is the son of GOD sent to this corrupt world to die for man's sins(the sin committed by our fore father & mother-ADAM & EVE).then Its worth celebrating the DEATH and RE SURATION of our lord Jesus. HOW? HE was sent from GOD the father inform of HIS word to us for fogginess of our sin, and HE came inform of man to dwell among us as in GOD IS NOW WITH US reconciling us back to himself.

REALLY? Yes. HE came to abolished the law of sin and death and remition of our sin.HE was crucified for our sin and buried to figth for our deliverance from the ruler of the darkness of this sinful world(Satan)and gave us victory through HIS Blood.And Finlay,was resurrected from the dead for our justification.There is therefor no condemnation to whoever that has received him, (Rom 8:1)

Can you now see reasons why you should celebrate HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION. It worth celebrating.

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Easter is just a secular holiday. The name is not in the bible, and the date is not in the bible.

If I decide to create a holiday for Americans in rememberance of their independence, should they celebrate it?

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the death and ressurection is easter in it totality. the bunny is another man's way of remembering it.

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The death of Christ is not the same thing as Easter. So why celebrate Easter?

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Easter duck and Easter chick,

Easter eggs with chocolate thick,

Easter hats for one and all,

Easter bunny makes a call!

Happy Easter always brings

Such a lot of pleasant things!

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of course u should celebrate easter itz the celebration of jesus resurriction if ur doin it for the easter bunny then u got problems

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of course u should celebrate easter itz the celebration of jesus resurriction if ur doin it for the easter bunny then u got problems

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like many said in summary, more and more confusion on a simple issue. and in somewhat repitition of what @wellborn has already said, Easter is just a day set aside for christians (and remember is once in a year) to remember our Lord and Savior Jesus christ and the price he paid for our sins. how many people have complained up in here about marting luther king jr's. day (celebrated by recognizing his contribution to the emancipation of blacks), MKO Abiola's day (for his own contributions lol), Columbus day and the likes. like i will always say, we are all sane human beings, able to choose what and what not to do, where and where not to go. its not by force its my choice.

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@mod

- why shouldn't we(Christians) celebrate Easter?

- why shouldn't we celebrate the fact the Jesus, the Only Savior died and rose from the dead?

- is there any other person, man or mortal that has achieved such a feat, and who can be counted as a Savior?

- How many other Gods have risen from the dead? how many of them have saved themselves, not to talk of saving their followers?

and I wonder why intellectual minds of today are always on the prowl to find something wrong with Christianity. Is it because they know its the truth, yet they'll fight to finish trying to disprove it? The Bible is there for all to read, free for all,

December is just around the corner, and just before we get there, what is Christmas going to be associated with, or should we stop the celebration all together?

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Here we go again,splitting hair over something as harmless as an observance of a religious event.

I wouldn't be surprised if the writer of the article or the original poster is a member of the seventh day adventist on 'evangelism,' spreading his confusion to other people.

The whole essence of Christ death was to establish a better covenant than that of the old testament(the book of Hebrew is much about this).

So the passover and what have you is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT to a christian,otherwise there wouldn't be need for Jesus Christ to die.

Jesus rose from death on the first day of the week according to the scriptures,thus the reason why the church meet on this day.

And to the issue of celebration of Easter( or Christmas) rooted in Pagan/Hellenistic culture,thanks for educating us on this bit of history.

We've heard it over and over again.

If  pagan superstitions are substituted with momentous events in Christianity,I don't think there is any cause for sorrow,but joy as long as we understand the significance of the event we refer to and we allow the message to have meaning in our individual lives.

For me personally,I have never bothered and don't care what rabbit or bunny or egg is all about(not part of my culture and never had any meaning for me anyway),but to remember that 2000 years ago  this season,Christ was crucified and He rose again(THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN HISTORY FOR A CHRISTIAN),and that is what I remember,relive and celebrate.

Finally,no chriatian should feel condemned by observance or otherwise of any day,as Paul admonish us in Colossians 2:16-17;

LET NO MAN THEREFORE JUDGE YOU IN MEAT,OR IN DRINK,OR IN RESPECT OF AN HOLYDAY,OR OF THE MOON,OR OF THE SABBATH DAYS:

WHICH ARE A SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME;BUT THE BODY IS OF CHRIST.

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well,

some christians dont celebrate chrismas because they say it pagan

christmas being about the birth of christ, but they celebrate the easter

the death and rise

of christ, which i dont quit understand,

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u celebrate easter and know why u're celebratin it.if u're celebratin it cuz of the resurected christ then do it and if it's 4 the easter bunny it's a free world.

it's like askin why we celebrate christmas Jesus wasn't born on 25th od dec.

i read a ling while ago that the romans or greeks can't really remember had a god they used to worship on this day.

so if we celebrate christmas what's stoping us 4rm celebratin christmas.

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Do we always have to do something as christains because thats the way it has always been done, even if its not right?

Do we have to do something so as not to fall out of favor with the world?

I believe, the Messiah, Jesus Christ didnt adopt this attitude when he was among the Jews, and just stick to what was been done because it was the norm. He said ,  Seek ye the truth,

I believe we should be able to question our beliefs!  I am dismayed at the lack of intellectual robustness that we sometimes display.

Read through the article and convince me why i should still celebrate Easter again!

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yes we should, Happy Easter evryone

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well i tried to read the article, too long. i 'll still celebrate easter the way i was raised, all that easter egg and rabbit thing, dont know where that started. thats jus another way the mordern world have chosen to commercialize everything

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