Acts 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Acts 12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Acts 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
- “Easter” is not pagan, it is just another word for “Passover”
- Easter is a time where we remember the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- My understanding is, that English translations of the bible prior to the King James Version contained more instances of the word “Easter” in place of “Passover”.
- Let’s celebrate with the Lord’s supper and breaking of bread, not with vain traditions such as chocolate eggs and bunnies.
- Hot cross buns seem to make sense with the symbolism of the bread and the cross – but my family still doesn’t make or buy them.