Easter bunny parades,little children holding baskets full of eggs,hot cross buns they call it Easter but does this have anything to do with the messiah?The ancient records clearly show that it originated from paganism and that it was substituted for the Passover and the days of Unleavened Bread observances.Easter was originally a pagan festival honoring Estre,a germanic goddess of light and spring.At the time of the vernal equinox which was the day in the spring when the sun crossed the equator and day and night were of equal length,sacrifices were offered in her honor.The only appearance of the word Easter in the KJV is a mistranslation of Pascha the ordinary greek word for Passover.This source agrees completely with the encyclopedia,which states,Easter,the English term,according to the Ven.Bede(De temporum ratione,I,V)relates to Estre,a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring,which deity,however,is otherwise unknown,even in the Edda(Simrock,Mythol,362):Anglo-Saxon,Easter,eastron:Old high german,ostra,ostrara,ostranum,german,osterm.April was called Easter monadh.Why did easter become a substitute for Passover and who had the authority to make such a drastic change?The Apostolic congregation in Jerusalem and all other locations always observed Passover and never Easter.The apostle Paul in his first epistle to Corinthians wrote about the Passover observance,exhorting them to keep the feast.1 Corinthians 5 verse 7 to 8 states purge out the old leaven,even as you are unleavened.For our Passover also has been sacrificed even the Messiah:therefore let us keep the feast,not with old leaven,neither with the leaven of malice wickedness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.Paul had instructed the Corinthian brethren in the proper observance of Passover and the days of unleavened bread that follow it.he never switched the biblical observances to Easter or even intimidated or envisioned such a thing for the future.Easter is nothing else than Astarte,one of the titles of Beltis,the queen of heaven,whose name,as pronounced by the people of Nineveh,was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country,That name,as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments,is Ishtar.The worship of Bel and Astarte was very early introduced into Britain,along with the Druids,"the priests of the groves."Some have imagined that the Druidical worship was by the Phoenicians,who,centuries before the Christian era,traded to the tin-mines of Cornwall.But the unequivocal traces of that worship are found in regions of the British islands where the Pheonicians never penetrated,and it has everywhere left indelible marks of the strong hold which it must have had on the early British mind.From Bel,the 1st of May is still called Beltane in the Almanac;and we have customs still lingering at this day among us,which prove how exactly the worship of Bel of Moloch(for both titles belonged to the same god)had been observed even in the northern parts of this island."Hislop links Easter to Astarte,Beltis(the queen of heaven),Ishtar and Bel (or as known to the Israelites,Baal).Astrate and Baal were two of the most reprehensible idols that the Isrealites worshipped.These idols competed with Yahweh as Elohim.In 1 Kings chapter 18,the story of the Prophet Eliyah and his competition with the priests of Baal and Asherah shows how serious they were to the true worship of Yahweh.Ancient Israel's proclivity for leaving the worship of Yahweh for the abominable worship of Baal and Asherah continues today in the rites of Easter.The hot cross buns of Good Friday,and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday,figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now.The 'buns,'known too by that identical name,were used in the worship of the queen of heaven .The goddess Easter,as early as the days of Cecrops,the founder of Athens-that is ,1500 years before the Christian era.They offered one of the sacred cakes called Boun which was made of fine flour and honey.The prophet Jeremiah took a strong stand against these abominations:"The children gather wood,the fathers kindle the fire,and thee women knead their dough,to make cakes to the queen of heaven(Jeremiah 7:18)."Because the use of eggs was forbidden during Lent,they were brought to the table on Easter Day,coloured red to symbolize the Easter joy.This custom is found not only in the Latin but also in the Oriental Churches.The Easter rabbit lays the eggs,for which reason they are hidden in a nest or in the garden.The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility.The Easter celebration has more to do with pagan fertility rites than it does with Yahshua's death and resurrection as the son of Yahweh.Nowhere in the scriptures exists a command or example for observing the saviour's resurrection.He indeed was impaled and resurrected ,but it is not a matter to be celebrated after the ways of the pagans.The resurrection is not justification for devising our own observance,nor is it grounds for Sunday worship.There are,however,clear mandates for observing the day of his death.The scriptural way we remember the saviour's resurrection is through our own baptism.The scriptural way we remember the saviour's resurrection is through our own baptism.Paul repeats to the Colossians that the believer is 'buried with him in baptism,wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of Elohim,who has raised him from the dead,"(colossians 2 verse 12)As we come up out of the watery grave into a new life in the saviour,we portray his rising from the tomb and changing to spirit.The word lent is derived from the old english lencten,meaning spring.Today it is the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter,reserved by churchianity for penitence and fasting.The two Babylonian explains that the forty days' abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the babylonian goddess. Such a lent of forty days in the spring of the year is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil worshippers of Koordistan,who have inherited it from their early masters,the babylonians. Such a lent was observed in Egypt held expressly in the commemoration of Adois or Osiris,the great mediatoral god.Osiris's counterpart is the greek Demeter and babylonian Tammuz both deities of fertility and life.Among the pagans this lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz,which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing.It was never almighty Yahweh's intention to link his son's death and resurrection to a pagan festival in honour of a fertility idol. Instead,Almighty Yahweh ordained the observance of Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread-(Leviticus 23:4-7) to point toward the salvation that comes through his son.By dying on Passover day and being resurrected during the days of unleavened,Yahshua became the saviour of mankind. Yahweh had never told us to observe the saviour's resurrection nor is Easter commanded anywhere in the Scriptures. From Genesis to Revelation there is no where that tells us or gives us the slightest impression that Yahshua or his disciples were colouring and hiding eggs,eating hot cross buns or worshipping the rising sun.Nor did it ever happen among the saviour's apostles even after his death and resurrection.If he commands us to keep certain days at certain times then we simply have no authority to do anything differently. Yahweh's temple was built facing eastward just as the tabernacle in the wilderness faced east.This positioning was for a purpose.Sun worshippers would begin their daily worship by facing the rising sun in the east temple tabernacle faced the east so that a true worshipper would turn away from the rising sun in the east to face the temple or the tabernacle in the west.This was a symbol of repentance.One had to turn away from sun worship to the True worship of Yahweh.These revolting pagan custom were ushered in by roman catholic church without even the slightest admission of wrongdoing.Constantine was a sun worshipper so he gave support to the Sunday observance.Why the break from thousands of years of tradition and embrace Easter over Passover?In a bid for new converts,Roman church leaders integrated heathen customs of the masses with their worship.As shown,the Easter celebration was originally a heathen fertility rite for the worship of the female deity Eostre or Estre. The pagan celebrations attached to this deity were quite offensive to True Worshippers. Yahweh's word tells us that the Passover observance is everlasting. "This day shall be for you a memorial day and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh;throughout you generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever. You shall observe this rite as an ordinance for your sons for ever.(ex.12:14,24:RSV).