The Pagan Origin of Easter
By Kelly McGinley
"...the 'church' called the resurrection of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after the sex goddess of Babylon, Easter..."
After I was born again, not only was I saved, but I was born into reality. There were two things I learned that were earth shattering to my short Christian walk. The first was that most who call themselves "Christians" did not believe God's Word. I was shocked! I thought when salvation took place that our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ meant we believed His Word. All of it, Genesis through Revelation. We did not have a choice. It is submission to the Word of God. Although I did not know much of God's Word at the time, I did know it was absolute truth.
My first realization something was amiss was when I was sitting in my Sunday School on Sanctity of Life Sunday and I was the only pro life in the room. Then I began to see that Christians believed in evolution, were pro abortion, and tolerated homosexuality. The Lord Jesus was not known as the Creator of the Universe, Almighty God, Everlasting Father and the Word become Flesh. Sin, repentance and hell were never talked about.
Seeing all this play out, the Holy Spirit caused me to realize the Way is truly narrow and few find it. He caused me to see that these people are saved to a false Christ. One they have created in their own mind, or have been falsely taught.
While I was still reeling from the first blow, the second wave hit me. This shock was the result of the first problem, not believing or obeying God's Word.
The second insight was finding out that the "church" called the resurrection of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after the sex goddess of Babylon, Easter! Easter is the moon goddess worshiped in Babylon and beyond. She is the goddess of fertility from which we get the term Estrogen, the female sex hormone. Plus the word, Estrus which means the sexual excitability of mammals or being in heat.
The worship of Easter was basically an orgy as seen when Moses came down from the mountain. Her first temple was in Babylon and the gate to her temple was seen on T.V. nightly during the Gulf War II news casts. You can find remains of her temple from Nineveh in the British Museum. Archaeological digs in the Middle East are finding more information of the worship of Easter.
Easter has many names depending on which culture: Ashteroth, Ashtarte, Ishtar, Venus, Aphrodite, Semiramus, Diana, and Mary. Easter has a son named Tammuz. In Ezekiel 18:14 in the Lord's house, the Angel of the Lord is showing Ezekiel a "greater abomination, a woman crying for Tammuz". She is known as the "Queen of Heaven" and the "Woman riding the Beast" in Revelation.
The story of Easter and Tammuz can be learned by going to your local library children's section, where there are several books on Ishtar and Tammuz. Or you can check out the Witchcraft section of your local book store. The story differs from culture to culture. It starts off as Easter gives birth to Tammuz at the winter solstice. He grows up and reimpregnates Easter. Tammuz dies at Sam Hein or Halloween, then goes to the underworld. Easter goes to the underworld to get him back. In order for Tammuz to be allowed to come back to earth, Easter must stay in the underworld for 6 months of the year. While she is gone, all earth dies until she resurrects in the east at the spring equinox. This cycle continues year after year.
Mixing the pagan celebration of fertility into the celebration of the resurrection is a severe insult to the Creator of the Universe, and the pastors that lead us into this sin need to repent. God does not wink at ignorance, especially willful ignorance.
The thing that gets my goat the most about this is that everyone knows about this except us sitting in the pews. Hollywood is laughing at us and making movies to mock us. The movie "Chocolat", came out a couple of years ago in the theaters. There is a big connection between chocolate and sex. This movie showed the pagans celebrating Easter and the church down the street celebrating Easter. That made me even madder when I realized Hollywood knew about this but those in the church did not. The witches and Satanists know and they have no respect for us using that word. Check out some books on witchcraft and you can learn a lot about Easter. Heavy metal music groups use the name of Ishtar. Children's books about Ishtar and Tammuz can be studied at your local library. One book available on Amazon is titled "Ishtar Rising: Or, Why the Goddess Went to Hell and What to Expect Now That She's Returning". Most all female studies at the universities teach about the goddess Easter.
The symbols of bunny rabbits, eggs, and chocolate are symbols of sex and fertility. The obelisks and orgies in groves of trees are all in worship of Easter and Tammuz. Obelisks such as the Washington monument plus the one in St. Peters square are phallic symbols as well as trees like the Christmas tree. The Yule log turning into a Christmas tree is also a phallic symbol representing Tammuz's birth.
Satan always tries to imitate all that God is doing. But you may be wondering how all this became intertwined into the church. We can start from Babylon to Alexandria, Egypt, to Rome, and the anti-Semitism of the Catholic Church. The first couple hundred years after Pentecost, the fellowship was mostly Jewish. Most Gentiles who were saved worshipped God the way He directed in Leviticus 23, except blood sacrifices were no longer needed. So early Christians celebrated the Passover week which included the feast of Passover, representing the shed blood of the true Lamb of God occurring on the Passover. The feast of unleavened bread represents the burial of the Lord Jesus plus Jesus being the Bread of Life. Thirdly, the Feast of First Fruits which occurs on the morrow after the Sabbath after Passover, is the Resurrection Sunday. And Jesus is the First Fruit of the resurrection.
Constantine along with the Catholic Church began to kill Christians who celebrated the Passover week. They, through force, demanded the pagan celebration of Easter to be the Christian celebration.
There are several ways we can react to this new information. Some folks are indifferent. Some get angry at the messenger. The biblical way is to search the matter completely and if found to be true, repent and submit. As Joshua stated before entering the Promised Land in Joshua 24:15, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
In Mobile, Alabama, every spring, men whose identities are always kept secret, go under the groves and have sodomy. Fourteen were just arrested and the media in Mobile will not give out all their names. Two names they did give out, one an ex legislator and the other a sports editor. Last year a judge threw out their arrests. I expect the same this year. I believe these men are celebrating Easter and Tammuz, as this is how it has been celebrated for centuries.
This paganism in the church is a sign to me of the anti-church and not the true church of the Living God. This is definitely the beast's system and the scriptures exhort us to "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins." Revelation 18:4
Kelly A. McGinley
Easter Sunday or Ishtar Pagan Day