Posts Tagged ‘the Origin of Easter’
Watchman’s Question: What Does Easter, With Its Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs, Have to Do With the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
HNewsWire: Is Easter’s origin biblical? What is the Bible’s take on Easter? What is the significance of Easter? Do Christians have to celebrate Easter? According to a brief history of Easter, the name “Easter” comes from the Anglo-Saxon Eostre, the goddess of spring. Bunnies are fertility symbols, whereas eggs were pagan symbols of death and life. Is there any mention of Easter in the Bible? If you searched for the word “Easter,” you would only find it in the King James Bible, in Acts 12:1-4. Around that time, Herod the king stretched out his hands to vex certain members of the church. And he killed John’s brother, James, with the sword. And, seeing that it pleased the Jews, he went on to take Peter as well. (This was back in the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended…Read More