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The Pagan History of Easter

Most people celebrate Easter but do not understand the history of this Pagan holiday. I made this video to give people some knowledge about the roots of Easter.

Spring is the best season of the year for many people. Warm sunny days; the earth, springing forth with new life. Flowers, budding trees, baby animals: all seem to joyfully announce that the long cold winter is over.

No other Springtime custom encapsulates these celebrations of new life quite like Easter. From baby animals, to Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts, to sunrise Sunday services and more, Easter is a beloved tradition to many people.

Easter Sunday is the highlight of the Roman Catholic liturgical year when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

According to their Catechism:

Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the "Feast of feasts," the "Solemnity of solemnities," just as the Eucharist is the "Sacrament of sacraments" (the Great Sacrament). St. Athanasius calls Easter "the Great Sunday" and the Eastern Churches call Holy Week "the Great Week." The mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death . . . . (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 2, Sec. 1, Chapter 2, Article 1, #1169.)

Artemis (Semiramis)
Artemis of Ephesus (Semaramis in one of her many guises).
1st century CE Roman copy of the cult statue of the Temple of Ephesus. Statue in the Museum of Efes (Turkey).
Note: She is clothed with eggs.

The origins of Easter, however, reveal that it flows directly from ancient paganism. Shortly after the flood, Nimrod reestablished idolatry in the earth. After his death, Nimrod was promoted as the original sun god. His widow, Semiramis, was called the "queen of heaven." Various cultures continued the idolatry of these original pagans under different names. To the Egyptians, Semiramis was Isis. To the Babylonians, she was Beltis, consort to the god, Bel. To the Cannaanites she was Astarte. The Assyrians called her Ishtar.
The worship of these goddesses involved occult fertility practices. These degrading rites were practiced even by the Israelites when in apostasy. Yahuwah clearly denounced any Israelite involvement in these pagan celebrations.

"Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger." (Jeremiah 7:17-18, NKJV)

"And He said to me, 'Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.' So He brought me to the door of the north gate of . . . [Yahuwah's] house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz." (Ezekiel 8:13-14, NKJV)

Modern Easter has no basis in the pure religion of Heaven. All of its traditions are pagan.

Easter (Ishtar) Eggs in a basket
Easter (Ishtar) Eggs

Rabbits and dyed Easter eggs symbolize fertility.
Hot cross buns were the "cakes" offered to the queen of heaven.
The forty days of weeping for Tammuz are now the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter.
Sunrise services were performed by pagan priests to honor the sun god.
Celebration of Easter does not honor the death and resurrection of the Saviour. Participation in pagan practices honors Satan. No amount of renaming it by Christian names can purify Easter of its pagan origins.

Easter is much more than a pagan imposter pretending to be Christian. Lurking behind the pretty facade, Easter is a cover-up for the greatest fraud of all time: a calendar change which hides the true day of the resurrection and the true seventh-day Sabbath.

As the years passed and the first Christians died, paganism began to corrupt the once-pure faith. The Church in Rome, greedy of ever greater power, sought ways to increase her influence.

"To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skilful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity – now far sunk in idolatry – in this as in so many other things, to shake hands. . . . This change of the calendar in regard to Easter was attended with momentous consequences. It brought into the Church the grossest corruption and the rankest superstition . . . ." (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, pp. 105-106.)

This change of calendar also changed the day of worship. This is admitted by Roman Catholics who point to it as the sign of their authority.


25 thoughts on “The Pagan History of Easter

  1. (2of2) Isaiah 66:15-17 For behold, the Lord will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind,To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For the Lord will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the Lord will be many. “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine’s flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether,” declares the Lord.

  2. SO your saying Jesus died on the cross to redeem pigs? Nowhere in the Bible does it ever say it is ok to eat the vaccum cleaner animals that eat filth and have worms and diseases and make us sick. Study your Bible better and your health will vastly improve. Shalom!

  3. please read pros TimotheosA d1-5 and you will see it clearly. And you can read also pros galatesB16, C,And E 4, pros kolosais B16-23,

  4. please you can read it too. pros TimotheosA d1-5 and you will see it clearly. And you can read also pros galatesB16, C,And E 4, pros kolosais B16-23.

  5. If I understand correctly, the Bible says we may eat food that was created to be consumed…NOT all animals. In other words, pork, shell fish, buzzards, etc, were not created to be eaten and therefore, are forbidden. These creatures are scavengers, created to clean the earth, they are not created as food for humans. They are full of filth, toxins, etc. True or not?

  6. Jesus made all foods clean but if you want to continue eating what you want just remember not to make people think the dietary laws are still in affect.
     Mark 7:14-19,Romans 14:1-23;Colossians 2:16

    • i do not judge on christian liberty, but the holy days, months, festivals were all dealing with Jewish tradition and not pagan tradition. which is why i do not care if someone wants to observe Saturday it is of their liberty to do so but do it to the Lord. but only dealing with what God had already Approved. when it came to certain jewish festivals as Gentiles i do not have to celebrate such things. but no where in scripture will you find acceptance in celebrating what God despises. which is involving ourselves and associating with idolatry. and the feasts, festivals,and celebrations that involve such gods or goddesses. most people do not directly worship them and most are ignorant to the pagan roots to these goddesses and gods which are just demons. Christmas is a mixture of the pagan Romans winter solstice and the celebration of Yule, Santa being the god odin. so why would i want to associate with such things? i am separating myself from the things God hates, and i suggest you should too. for those who are friends of the world are the enemy of God.

    • Anything that is good for food God deemed clean. Anything that isn’t meant for eating God deemed unclean. It still stands as God’s word stands forever.

    • +HearItKeepIt Umm, no. Read the consensus of NT scholars on Mark 7, it says “all foods are declared clean.” The original teaching is in response to some “false” Pharisaic traditions, but it ends with Christ saying all foods are clean, for what goes in your mouth does not defile you. This is backed up by Paul’s letters. If you want to say there was a different covenant to the gentiles than to the Jews, then you’re in violation of the “No greek, no Jew” statement by Paul. Also it’s going into mid-acts fundy la-la land. 

  7. SHALOM ! SHALOM! Let our eternal FATHER bless and keep you I truly am with you !! Just question we are on Passover week from the 2nd day we count the Omer I just found am I too late

  8. And that is why I can no longer celebrate Easter.  Once you know the truth, you are accountable for what you know.  I am so grateful that I know the truth now, thanks to people like my brother, Paul Nisson.

  9. That was GREAT! My Sunday school lesson for my pre teens was for them to find out where the eggs and Easter bunnnys came from in association with Easter. The Christian book store did not know when I ask for literature for my class and there was nothing on their shelves. Thanks

  10. Love your teaching ministry Paul… but I have been on a long search… I am looking for the documentation for the history that you and many others share about the MYSTERY RELIGION.  So if you have in good hard academic resources… could you please post them?

  11. For years I have not used the Term Easter. I would say Passover and Ressurection but now I’m going to coincide the correct dates. Thank you so much!

  12. Sadly I think it is more about them straight not caring for the truth rather than not knowing. I have talked to countless Christians about the truth behind Easter. I tell everyone “don’t believe me, look it up for yourself”. But they will do no such thing. They will fight for their inherited lies to the bitter end. And in many cases they do not want to hear the truth.

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