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A Blessed Tridduum to all believers

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by Skittles, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Skittles

    Skittles New Member

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    I just wanted to wish all of my brothers and sisters in Christ a blessed Easter weekend as we remember our Lord’s crucifixion and celebrate His resurrection! I pray for God to bless us all and that we may draw closer to the mind of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we seek to do His work in the world.
     
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  2. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

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    Thank you, Skittles! God bless you, too. Christ bless you.
     
  3. Lost4words

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    God bless you all
     
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  4. LoricaLady

    LoricaLady YHWH's Supporter

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    Just in case anyone is interested...
    The Resurrection was 3 days after Passover. Tonight Passover starts at night fall, per Leviticus 23. (That means that tomorrow would be the true "Good Friday.") This year the actual Resurrection anniversary would be Monday. Since Passover follows a lunar, not solar, calendar, neither Passover nor the Resurrection Day could ever be on the same day of the week each year.

    I used to celebrate Easter. Its name is derived from Ashtar, who was a pagan goddess and her symbols were the bunny and the egg. When I learned such things I began to celebrate the Resurrection Day on the actual, Biblical, dates.

    Now, I still think it is great, though, that people want to honor His life, death and resurrection.

    As I said, just sharing in case anyone is interested.

    I pray everyone has a lovely weekend and warm family times.
     
  5. Skittles

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    Since the Hebrew day starts at sundown Good Friday, the first day, would have started Thursday evening. From there you get Saturday as the second day and Sunday, the day used by the earliest Christians to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, ad the third day.

    As to the name - while some folks think that English was the official language of the ancient world it wasn’t. Come to think of it, English wasn’t even the official language of the Church. Why is this important? “Easter” is an English word. In many languages, if not most, the Feast of the Resurrection is named after the Hebrew word Pesach which means passover. In Latin, the official language of the Church for centuries, the word is Pascha. So the fact that the English word may have been derived from a germanic goddess of the spring equinox means pretty much nothing at all. (I, personally, do not think Easter is named for the goddess but rather for April which was Eostremonat. Whoever decided to use the name “Easter” was probably thinking that passover is usually in April and that is why they went with that name—not because april was a month dedicated to the fertility goddess, Oestre.)

    By the way, in some light research, I found that Eusebius noted that there were problems with the timing of the feast of the Resurrection around 190ad. This had to do with the Church’s celebration of the Resurrection as related to the Jewish celebration of the Passover. So, the issue was clarified by the Council of Nicea in 325. I think we can be confident that it was not called Easter by the Eusebius nor by the Council of Nicea. Nor do we have any reason to believe that the Feast had anything to do with a germanic pagan fertility goddess, since the Feast was well in place prior to the conversion of the germanic people’s associated with that particular goddess. The first hints of Christianity among the Germanic people was in about 337. And, as far as England, who borrowed the word from the germans, they didn’t convert until even later (according to Bede; the same source who tells us about Oestre)

    Bottom line, the Feast of the Resurrection was in place at least in the 2nd century (probably was celebrated from the beginning). The germanic worship of Oestre would have had no bearing on the “creation” of the feast as the germans had not even been converted yet. I also don’t see any germans as attendees of the Council of Nicea either but perhaps I am mistaken.

    Either way - Enjoy the celebration Lorica - no mater when you celebrate it.
     
  6. Ttalkkugjil

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    Blessed Easter weekend and I hope you all get lots of chocolate on Sunday from Peter Cottontail.
     
  7. LoricaLady

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    I don't really want to debate this as this is not a debate forum, but will reply this once. The Lord was crucified on the day after the nightfall when Passover started. If you will look up the date for Passover on Google you will see that it starts tonight at nightfall. Therefore, "Good Friday" would coincide with tomorrow.

    Also, there are not two separate laws and holy days for Jews and non Jews. The Bible says, in the Old Testament, that the non native born gentiles, and the Israelites, are to keep the same laws, and the Passover is specifically mentioned in this regard in at least one instance. This agrees, as the New Testament always agrees, with the Old because it is said "There is neither Greek nor Jew." And btw I am not Jewish so have no bias there.

    I personally don't go by the Feast of the Resurrection or Eusibius et al if they don't agree with what the Scripture say. The bottom line for me is the Bible.

    That's all I have to say as, again, this is not a debate forum. Also, anyone can read Leviticus 23 and research on the net, if they like.

    Blessings to all.
     
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  8. sea5763

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    thank you! I pray God blesses you as well. I pray that we all continue to draw near to God so that He draws near to us.
     
  9. Mydreams

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    Lord bless Skittles, and this prayer request. In Jesus loving name, Amen!
     
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