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A look at attempts to save the observance of Easter

A‭ ‬look‭ ‬at‭ ‬attempts‭ ‬to‭ ‬save‭ ‬the‭ ‬the‭ ‬observance‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter.

It‭ ‬is‭ ‬interesting‭ ‬to‭ ‬see‭ ‬what‭ ‬lengths‭ ‬some‭ ‬people‭ ‬will‭ ‬go‭ ‬to‭ ‬defend‭ ‬the‭ ‬observance‭ ‬and‭ ‬celebrations‭ ‬of‭ ‬certain‭ ‬supposed‭ ‬holidays.‭ ‬I‭ ‬recently‭ ‬read‭ ‬through‭ ‬3‭ ‬articles‭ ‬defending‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬They‭ ‬were‭ ‬quite‭ ‬lengthy‭ ‬and‭ ‬a‭ ‬considerable‭ ‬amount‭ ‬of‭ ‬unbiblical‭ ‬and‭ ‬illogical‭ ‬conclusions‭ ‬were‭ ‬made.‭ ‬The‭ ‬authors‭ ‬of‭ ‬these‭ ‬articles‭ ‬take‭ ‬the‭ ‬position‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬does‭ ‬and‭ ‬has‭ ‬always‭ ‬referred‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection.‭ ‬It‭ ‬is‭ ‬simply‭ ‬amazing‭ ‬how‭ ‬much‭ ‬foolishness‭ ‬is‭ ‬stated‭ ‬in‭ ‬these‭ ‬articles.‭ ‬I‭ ‬will‭ ‬give‭ ‬a‭ ‬few‭ ‬examples‭ ‬and‭ ‬then‭ ‬look‭ ‬at‭ ‬their‭ ‬viewpoint‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬whole‭ ‬as‭ ‬I‭ ‬understand‭ ‬it.‭

In‭ ‬an‭ ‬article‭ ‬by‭ ‬Nick‭ ‬Sayers‭ ‬the‭ ‬following‭ ‬is‭ ‬stated:

‭“‬The‭ ‬King‭ ‬James‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬finalised‭ ‬86‭ ‬years‭ ‬of‭ ‬change‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬use‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬and‭ ‬Passover.‭ ‬After‭ ‬seeing‭ ‬what‭ ‬Tyndale‭ ‬had‭ ‬begun‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬refining‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬within‭ ‬almost‭ ‬a‭ ‬century‭ ‬of‭ ‬various‭ ‬translation‭ ‬attempts,‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬translators‭ ‬caused‭ ‬the‭ ‬semantic‭ ‬range‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬translated‭ ‬only‭ ‬once‭ ‬as‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4.‭ ‬This‭ ‬was‭ ‬because‭ ‬in‭ ‬every‭ ‬instance‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬New‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬except‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4,‭ ‬the‭ ‬Greek‭ ‬word‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬represented‭ ‬the‭ ‬pre-resurrection‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬i.e.‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬celebration.‭ ‬In‭ ‬other‭ ‬words‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬had‭ ‬not‭ ‬yet‭ ‬died‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬lamb‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬whole‭ ‬world.‭ ‬But‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬where‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬had‭ ‬died‭ ‬and‭ ‬was‭ ‬risen.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬‭

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬absolutely‭ ‬false.‭ ‬According‭ ‬to‭ ‬what‭ ‬this‭ ‬says‭ ‬any‭ ‬reference‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ “‬passover‭” ‬after‭ ‬the‭ ‬death,‭ ‬burial,‭ ‬and‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬should‭ ‬be‭ ‬referenced‭ ‬as‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬This‭ ‬can‭ ‬clearly‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬false‭ ‬biblically.‭

1Co‭_‬5:7‭ ‬Purge‭ ‬out‭ ‬therefore‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬leaven,‭ ‬that‭ ‬ye‭ ‬may‭ ‬be‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬lump,‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬are‭ ‬unleavened.‭ ‬For‭ ‬even‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬our‭ ‬passover‭ ‬is‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬for‭ ‬us:

1‭ ‬Cor.‭ ‬5:7‭ ‬mentions‭ ‬Christ‭ *‬our‭* ‬passover.‭ ‬He‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬said‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬our‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬This‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ “‬passover.‭” ‬If‭ ‬there‭ ‬really‭ ‬was‭ ‬such‭ ‬thing‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ “‬post-resurrection‭ ‬passover‭” ‬then‭ ‬this‭ ‬would‭ ‬have‭ ‬been‭ ‬the‭ ‬time‭ ‬for‭ ‬God‭ ‬to‭ ‬let‭ ‬us‭ ‬know.‭ ‬This‭ ‬passage‭ ‬mentions‭ ‬purging‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬leaven‭ ‬and‭ ‬becoming‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬lump.‭ ‬This‭ ‬sounds‭ ‬very‭ ‬much‭ ‬like‭ ‬the‭ ‬supposed‭ ‬pre‭ ‬and‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ ‬passovers‭ ‬the‭ ‬author‭ ‬speaks‭ ‬of.‭

The‭ ‬article‭ ‬goes‭ ‬on‭ ‬to‭ ‬teach‭ ‬the‭ ‬following:

‭“‬Because‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬translators‭ ‬rendered‭ ‬this‭ ‬word‭ ‬once,‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4,‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬understanding‭ ‬that‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬being‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬just‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬it‭ ‬stands‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬the‭ ‬most‭ ‬accurate‭ ‬of‭ ‬all‭ ‬the‭ ‬English‭ ‬translations‭ ‬concerning‭ ‬this‭ ‬topic.‭ ‬After‭ ‬1611,‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬predominance‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬and‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬process‭ ‬of‭ ‬time,‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬became‭ ‬known‭ ‬as‭ ‬an‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬word,‭ ‬and‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬became‭ ‬known‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬New‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬word.‭ ‬The‭ ‬only‭ ‬other‭ ‬time‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬is‭ ‬mentioned‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ ‬semantic‭ ‬range‭ ‬is‭ ‬in‭ ‬1‭ ‬Corinthians‭ ‬5:7,‭ ‬“For‭ ‬even‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬our‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬is‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬for‭ ‬us‭”‬.‭ ‬Tyndale‭’‬s‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬has,‭ “‬For‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬our‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬lamb‭ ‬is‭ ‬offered‭ ‬up‭ ‬for‭ ‬us‭”‬.‭ ‬Obviously,‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬semantic‭ ‬range‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬New‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬this‭ ‬scripture‭ ‬is‭ ‬correctly‭ ‬translated‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬by‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬translators,‭ ‬as‭ ‬it‭ ‬alludes‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬custom‭ ‬of‭ ‬carefully‭ ‬putting‭ ‬away‭ ‬from‭ ‬their‭ ‬houses‭ ‬all‭ ‬leaven‭ ‬upon‭ ‬the‭ ‬approach‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬feast‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬thus‭ ‬making‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬more‭ ‬appropriate‭ ‬than‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬or‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬lamb‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬context.‭ ‬A‭ ‬paraphrase‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ “‬For‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬our‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬is‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬for‭ ‬us‭”‬.‭ ‬Tyndale‭ ‬was‭ ‬correct‭ ‬to‭ ‬translate‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬lamb‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬because‭ ‬the‭ ‬terms‭ ‬were‭ ‬not‭ ‬clearly‭ ‬defined‭ ‬until‭ ‬1611.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬

Throughout‭ ‬the‭ ‬article‭ ‬the‭ ‬claim‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬was‭ ‬understood‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬the‭ ‬christians‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬is‭ ‬continually‭ ‬made.‭ ‬This‭ ‬idea,‭ ‬as‭ ‬far‭ ‬as‭ ‬I‭ ‬could‭ ‬tell,‭ ‬was‭ ‬never‭ ‬proven‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬article.‭ ‬The‭ ‬holy‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬gives‭ ‬no‭ ‬indication‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬christians‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christ,‭ ‬besides‭ ‬the‭ ‬fact‭ ‬that‭ ‬many‭ ‬times‭ ‬they‭ ‬met‭ ‬the‭ ‬first‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬week.‭ ‬No‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬celebrations‭ (‬or‭ ‬any‭ ‬for‭ ‬that‭ ‬matter‭) ‬are‭ ‬found‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬rightfully‭ ‬observed‭ ‬among‭ ‬the‭ ‬christians‭ ‬in‭ ‬God‭’‬s‭ ‬word.‭

You‭ ‬can‭ ‬see‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬to‭ ‬take‭ ‬a‭ ‬step‭ ‬back‭ ‬and‭ ‬try‭ ‬and‭ ‬defend‭ ‬his‭ ‬position‭ ‬by‭ ‬saying‭ ‬that‭ ‬1‭ ‬Cor.‭ ‬5:7,‭ ‬when‭ ‬it‭ ‬uses‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ “‬passover,‭” ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬referring‭ ‬to‭ ‬both‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬passover‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬supposed‭ ‬christian‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬No‭ ‬such‭ ‬indication,‭ ‬however,‭ ‬is‭ ‬made‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬passage.‭ ‬Sayers‭ ‬imagined‭ ‬the‭ ‬whole‭ ‬connection‭ ‬up‭ ‬himself.‭

A‭ ‬little‭ ‬double‭ ‬talk‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬seen‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬last‭ ‬portion‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬paragraph.‭ ‬First‭ ‬he‭ ‬says‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJB‭ ‬translator‭ ‬had‭ ‬it‭ ‬right‭ ‬by‭ ‬using‭ ‬passover‭ ‬in‭ ‬1‭ ‬Cor.‭ ‬5:7,‭ ‬but‭ ‬then‭ ‬he‭ ‬claims‭ ‬that‭ ‬Tyndale‭ ‬had‭ ‬it‭ ‬right‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬translated‭ ‬it‭ ‬as‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬They‭ ‬can‭’‬t‭ ‬both‭ ‬be‭ ‬right.‭ ‬God‭ ‬didn‭’‬t‭ ‬inspired‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ “‬Easter‭” ‬for‭ ‬a‭ ‬few‭ ‬years,‭ ‬and‭ ‬then‭ ‬switch‭ ‬up‭ ‬and‭ ‬inspire‭ “‬passover‭” ‬afterwards‭ ‬in‭ ‬that‭ ‬passage.‭ ‬With‭ ‬this‭ ‬we‭ ‬get‭ ‬a‭ ‬small‭ ‬glimpse‭ ‬about‭ ‬what‭ ‬is‭ ‬running‭ ‬this‭ ‬author.‭ ‬Correcting‭ ‬God‭’‬s‭ ‬word‭ ‬begins‭ ‬with‭ ‬small‭ ‬issue‭ ‬like‭ ‬this‭ ‬one.‭ ‬The‭ ‬fact‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬matter‭ ‬is‭ ‬this,‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJB‭ ‬is‭ ‬correct‭ ‬and‭ ‬every‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬that‭ ‬differs‭ ‬is‭ ‬in‭ ‬error.‭ ‬That‭ ‬is‭ ‬all‭ ‬there‭ ‬is‭ ‬to‭ ‬it.‭

Below‭ ‬is‭ ‬another‭ ‬paragraph‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬article.‭ ‬This‭ ‬is‭ ‬filled‭ ‬with‭ ‬foolishness.‭

“According‭ ‬to‭ ‬scripture,‭ ‬Jehovah‭ ‬initiated‭ ‬both‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬and‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Hebrews‭ ‬didn‭’‬t‭ ‬need‭ ‬the‭ ‬intermediary‭ ‬of‭ ‬pagans.‭ ‬Moses‭ ‬states‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬book‭ ‬of‭ ‬Exodus‭ ‬that‭ ‬God‭ ‬gave‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬Feast‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews,‭ ‬and‭ ‬that‭ ‬God‭ ‬gave‭ ‬the‭ ‬specific‭ ‬date‭ ‬upon‭ ‬which‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬was‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬celebrated,‭ ‬the‭ ‬14th‭ ‬of‭ ‬Nissan‭ (‬formerly‭ ‬called‭ ‬Abib,‭ ‬before‭ ‬the‭ ‬Exodus‭)‬.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Jews‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬borrow‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬feast‭ ‬or‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬date‭ ‬from‭ ‬anyone,‭ ‬but‭ ‬got‭ ‬both‭ ‬the‭ ‬feast‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬date‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬feast‭ ‬directly‭ ‬from‭ ‬Jehovah‭ ‬God.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬celebration,‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬occurred‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬very‭ ‬same‭ ‬date‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬celebration,‭ ‬the‭ ‬14th‭ ‬of‭ ‬Nissan.‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬need‭ ‬to‭ ‬copy‭ ‬the‭ ‬Resurrection‭ ‬idea‭ ‬or‭ ‬the‭ ‬Resurrection‭ ‬date‭ ‬from‭ ‬pagans.‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬of‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬because‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬literally‭ ‬rose‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬dead‭ ‬in‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬on‭ ‬that‭ ‬day.‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬speculates‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬was‭ ‬not‭ ‬based‭ ‬upon‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬but‭ ‬that‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬somehow‭ ‬abandoned‭ ‬the‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬and‭ ‬instead‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬an‭ ‬unknown‭ ‬fertility‭ ‬festival.‭ ‬There‭ ‬is‭ ‬no‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬for‭ ‬this‭ ‬apart‭ ‬from‭ ‬what‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬theorised.‭ ‬If‭ ‬you‭’‬re‭ ‬a‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬believer,‭ ‬you‭ ‬believe‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭—‬if‭ ‬you‭’‬re‭ ‬superstitious,‭ ‬you‭ ‬believe‭ ‬Hislop.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬

The‭ ‬above‭ ‬is‭ ‬completely‭ ‬faulty‭ ‬and‭ ‬utterly‭ ‬unbiblical.‭ ‬The‭ ‬author‭ ‬claims‭ ‬the‭ ‬the‭ ‬scripture‭ ‬institutes‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebrations‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬Let‭’‬s‭ ‬look‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬only‭ ‬time‭ ‬this‭ ‬word‭ ‬is‭ ‬used‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible.‭

Act‭ ‬12:1‭ ‬Now‭ ‬about‭ ‬that‭ ‬time‭ ‬Herod‭ ‬the‭ ‬king‭ ‬stretched‭ ‬forth‭ ‬his‭ ‬hands‭ ‬to‭ ‬vex‭ ‬certain‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬church.
Act‭ ‬12:2‭ ‬And‭ ‬he‭ ‬killed‭ ‬James‭ ‬the‭ ‬brother‭ ‬of‭ ‬John‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬sword.
Act‭ ‬12:3‭ ‬And‭ ‬because‭ ‬he‭ ‬saw‭ ‬it‭ ‬pleased‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews,‭ ‬he‭ ‬proceeded‭ ‬further‭ ‬to‭ ‬take‭ ‬Peter‭ ‬also.‭ (‬Then‭ ‬were‭ ‬the‭ ‬days‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread.‭)
Act‭ ‬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.
Act‭ ‬12:5‭ ‬Peter‭ ‬therefore‭ ‬was‭ ‬kept‭ ‬in‭ ‬prison:‭ ‬but‭ ‬prayer‭ ‬was‭ ‬made‭ ‬without‭ ‬ceasing‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬church‭ ‬unto‭ ‬God‭ ‬for‭ ‬him.

Can‭ ‬anyone‭ ‬show‭ ‬me‭ ‬where‭ ‬Jehovah‭ ‬initiates‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬in‭ ‬that‭ ‬passage‭? ‬It‭ ‬simply‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬there.‭ ‬Sayers‭’ ‬imagination‭ ‬gets‭ ‬the‭ ‬best‭ ‬of‭ ‬him‭ ‬again.‭ ‬What‭ ‬I‭ ‬see‭ ‬is‭ ‬Herod‭ ‬observing‭ ‬that‭ ‬there‭ ‬is‭ ‬an‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬I‭ ‬don‭’‬t‭ ‬see‭ ‬any‭ ‬christians‭ ‬celebrating,‭ ‬and‭ ‬I‭ ‬don‭’‬t‭ ‬see‭ ‬Jehovah‭ ‬initiate‭ ‬the‭ ‬day‭ ‬as‭ ‬an‭ ‬holy‭ ‬day.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬is‭ ‬incredibly‭ ‬clear‭ ‬that‭ ‬no‭ ‬holidays‭ ‬were‭ ‬given‭ ‬to‭ ‬christians.‭ (‬Gal.‭ ‬4:9-10‭)

The‭ ‬next‭ ‬erroneous‭ ‬claim‭ ‬made‭ ‬in‭ ‬this‭ ‬paragraph‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬idea‭ ‬that‭ ‬easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬christians‭ ‬fulfillment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬It‭ ‬is‭ ‬almost‭ ‬as‭ ‬if‭ ‬the‭ ‬author‭ ‬does‭ ‬not‭ ‬understand‭ ‬the‭ ‬scriptures‭ ‬here.‭ ‬Look‭ ‬below‭ ‬for‭ ‬information‭ ‬concerning‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭

Lev‭ ‬23:5‭ ‬In‭ ‬the‭ ‬fourteenth‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬first‭ ‬month‭ ‬at‭ ‬even‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD‭’‬S‭ ‬passover.
Lev‭ ‬23:6‭ ‬And‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬fifteenth‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬month‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬feast‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread‭ ‬unto‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD:‭ ‬seven‭ ‬days‭ ‬ye‭ ‬must‭ ‬eat‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread.

This‭ ‬was‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬14th‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬first‭ ‬month.‭ ‬The‭ ‬next‭ ‬day‭ ‬a‭ ‬feast‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ ‬observed‭ ‬that‭ ‬would‭ ‬last‭ ‬7‭ ‬days.‭ ‬Those‭ ‬are‭ ‬the‭ ‬days‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬is‭ ‬very‭ ‬clear‭ ‬when‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬died.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬teaches‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭ ‬died‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬Look‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬verses‭ ‬below.

Joh‭_‬19:14‭ ‬And‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬preparation‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover,‭ ‬and‭ ‬about‭ ‬the‭ ‬sixth‭ ‬hour:‭ ‬and‭ ‬he‭ ‬saith‭ ‬unto‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews,‭ ‬Behold‭ ‬your‭ ‬King‭!

Joh‭ ‬19:31‭ ‬The‭ ‬Jews‭ ‬therefore,‭ ‬because‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬preparation,‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬bodies‭ ‬should‭ ‬not‭ ‬remain‭ ‬upon‭ ‬the‭ ‬cross‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬sabbath‭ ‬day,‭ (‬for‭ ‬that‭ ‬sabbath‭ ‬day‭ ‬was‭ ‬an‭ ‬high‭ ‬day,‭) ‬besought‭ ‬Pilate‭ ‬that‭ ‬their‭ ‬legs‭ ‬might‭ ‬be‭ ‬broken,‭ ‬and‭ ‬that‭ ‬they‭ ‬might‭ ‬be‭ ‬taken‭ ‬away.

The‭ ‬passover‭ ‬began‭ ‬the‭ ‬evening‭ ‬of‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬death.‭ ‬According‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬scripture,‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬is‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬14th‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬1st‭ ‬month.‭ (‬the‭ ‬name‭ ‬for‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬Abib,‭ ‬but‭ ‬for‭ ‬us‭ ‬it‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ ‬between‭ ‬March‭ ‬and‭ ‬April‭) ‬The‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬was‭ ‬exactly‭ ‬3‭ ‬days‭ ‬and‭ ‬3‭ ‬nights‭ ‬later‭ ‬according‭ ‬to‭ ‬Matthew‭ ‬12:40,‭ ‬20:19,‭ ‬27:63‭ ‬and‭ ‬many‭ ‬other‭ ‬passages.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬says‭ ‬he‭ ‬rose‭ ‬again‭ ‬the‭ ‬1st‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬week.‭ (‬Mat.‭ ‬28:1-2‭) ‬There‭ ‬is‭ ‬no‭ ‬way‭ ‬anyone‭ ‬can‭ ‬dispute‭ ‬these‭ ‬facts.‭ ‬They‭ ‬come‭ ‬straight‭ ‬from‭ ‬God‭’‬s‭ ‬word.

You‭ ‬see‭ ‬the‭ ‬problem‭? ‬Christ‭’‬s‭ ‬death‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬and‭ ‬his‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬was‭ ‬3‭ ‬days‭ ‬after‭ ‬that.‭ ‬Sayers‭ ‬tries‭ ‬to‭ ‬yoke‭ ‬the‭ ‬2‭ ‬together‭ (‬passover‭ ‬and‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬day‭)‬,‭ ‬but‭ ‬even‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬realizes‭ ‬the‭ ‬difference.‭ ‬Let‭’‬s‭ ‬take‭ ‬another‭ ‬look‭ ‬at‭ ‬1‭ ‬Cor.‭ ‬5:7.‭

1Co‭ ‬5:7‭ ‬Purge‭ ‬out‭ ‬therefore‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬leaven,‭ ‬that‭ ‬ye‭ ‬may‭ ‬be‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬lump,‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬are‭ ‬unleavened.‭ ‬For‭ ‬even‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬our‭ ‬passover‭ ‬is‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬for‭ ‬us:

The‭ ‬passover‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬sacrifice.‭ ‬The‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬could‭ ‬not‭ ‬rightly‭ ‬be‭ ‬called‭ ‬a‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬The‭ ‬passover‭ ‬had‭ ‬to‭ ‬do‭ ‬with‭ ‬death.‭ ‬The‭ ‬death‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬The‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬was‭ ‬more.‭ ‬And‭ ‬the‭ ‬fact‭ ‬is,‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬3‭ ‬days‭ ‬after‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬arise‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬day.‭ ‬That‭ ‬is‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬died.‭

Something‭ ‬worthy‭ ‬to‭ ‬note‭ ‬is‭ ‬that‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬did‭ ‬give‭ ‬us‭ ‬an‭ ‬ordinance‭ ‬to‭ ‬commemorate‭ ‬the‭ ‬death‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christ.‭ ‬This‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper.‭

1Co‭ ‬11:23‭ ‬For‭ ‬I‭ ‬have‭ ‬received‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭ ‬that‭ ‬which‭ ‬also‭ ‬I‭ ‬delivered‭ ‬unto‭ ‬you,‭ ‬That‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬night‭ ‬in‭ ‬which‭ ‬he‭ ‬was‭ ‬betrayed‭ ‬took‭ ‬bread:
1Co‭ ‬11:24‭ ‬And‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬given‭ ‬thanks,‭ ‬he‭ ‬brake‭ ‬it,‭ ‬and‭ ‬said,‭ ‬Take,‭ ‬eat:‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬my‭ ‬body,‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬broken‭ ‬for‭ ‬you:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:25‭ ‬After‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬manner‭ ‬also‭ ‬he‭ ‬took‭ ‬the‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬supped,‭ ‬saying,‭ ‬This‭ ‬cup‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬new‭ ‬testament‭ ‬in‭ ‬my‭ ‬blood:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬ye,‭ ‬as‭ ‬oft‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬drink‭ ‬it,‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:26‭ ‬For‭ ‬as‭ ‬often‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬eat‭ ‬this‭ ‬bread,‭ ‬and‭ ‬drink‭ ‬this‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬ye‭ ‬do‭ ‬shew‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬death‭ ‬till‭ ‬he‭ ‬come.

This‭ ‬could‭ ‬be‭ ‬said‭ ‬to‭ ‬replace‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬Now‭ ‬all‭ ‬we‭ ‬need‭ ‬is‭ ‬something‭ ‬to‭ ‬remember‭ ‬his‭ ‬death‭ ‬by.‭ ‬Not‭ ‬one‭ ‬scripture‭ ‬commands‭ ‬us‭ ‬or‭ ‬even‭ ‬indicates‭ ‬that‭ ‬we‭ ‬should‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬a‭ ‬day‭ ‬for‭ ‬his‭ ‬resurrection.‭ ‬The‭ ‬fact‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬matter‭ ‬is‭ ‬this,‭ ‬to‭ ‬commemorate‭ ‬Jesus‭’ ‬death‭ ‬is‭ ‬to‭ ‬commemorate‭ ‬his‭ ‬burial‭ ‬and‭ ‬resurrection.‭ ‬There‭ ‬is‭ ‬no‭ ‬requirement‭ ‬for‭ ‬an‭ ‬extra‭ ‬celebration.‭

The‭ ‬last‭ ‬part‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬paragraph‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬swipe‭ ‬at‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬and‭ ‬his‭ ‬book‭ ‬The‭ ‬Two‭ ‬Babylons.‭ ‬The‭ ‬author‭ ‬makes‭ ‬a‭ ‬joke‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬idea‭ ‬of‭ ‬believing‭ ‬christians‭ ‬have‭ ‬left‭ ‬off‭ ‬the‭ ‬true‭ ‬christian‭ ‬worship‭ ‬for‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬worship.‭ ‬He‭ ‬makes‭ ‬a‭ ‬mock‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬thought‭ ‬that‭ ‬christians‭ ‬would‭ ‬forsake‭ ‬truth‭ ‬and‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬fertility‭ ‬festival.‭ ‬The‭ ‬foolishness‭ ‬of‭ ‬such‭ ‬jestings‭ ‬is‭ ‬that‭ ‬they‭ ‬are‭ ‬in‭ ‬fact‭ ‬true.‭ ‬Even‭ ‬from‭ ‬his‭ ‬perspective‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬true.‭ ‬Where‭ ‬else‭ ‬would‭ ‬the‭ ‬fertility‭ ‬symbols‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬eggs‭ ‬and‭ ‬hares‭ ‬have‭ ‬come‭ ‬from‭? ‬They‭ ‬certainly‭ ‬are‭ ‬not‭ ‬christian.‭ ‬Even‭ ‬if‭ ‬you‭ ‬do‭ ‬believe‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬was‭ ‬christian,‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬christian‭ ‬anymore.‭

The‭ ‬following‭ ‬is‭ ‬by‭ ‬a‭ ‬pagan:

‭“‬All‭ ‬the‭ ‬fun‭ ‬things‭ ‬about‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬are‭ ‬pagan.‭ ‬Bunnies‭ ‬are‭ ‬a‭ ‬leftover‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬festival‭ ‬of‭ ‬Eostre,‭ ‬a‭ ‬great‭ ‬northern‭ ‬goddess‭ ‬whose‭ ‬symbol‭ ‬was‭ ‬a‭ ‬rabbit‭ ‬or‭ ‬hare.‭ ‬Exchange‭ ‬of‭ ‬eggs‭ ‬is‭ ‬an‭ ‬ancient‭ ‬custom,‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬by‭ ‬many‭ ‬cultures.‭ ‬Hot‭ ‬cross‭ ‬buns‭ ‬are‭ ‬very‭ ‬ancient‭ ‬too.‭ ‬In‭ ‬the‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬we‭ ‬see‭ ‬the‭ ‬Israelites‭ ‬baking‭ ‬sweet‭ ‬buns‭ ‬for‭ ‬an‭ ‬idol,‭ ‬and‭ ‬religious‭ ‬leaders‭ ‬trying‭ ‬to‭ ‬put‭ ‬a‭ ‬stop‭ ‬to‭ ‬it.‭ ‬The‭ ‬early‭ ‬church‭ ‬clergy‭ ‬also‭ ‬tried‭ ‬to‭ ‬put‭ ‬a‭ ‬stop‭ ‬to‭ ‬sacred‭ ‬cakes‭ ‬being‭ ‬baked‭ ‬at‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬In‭ ‬the‭ ‬end,‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬face‭ ‬of‭ ‬defiant‭ ‬cake-baking‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬women,‭ ‬they‭ ‬gave‭ ‬up‭ ‬and‭ ‬blessed‭ ‬the‭ ‬cake‭ ‬instead.‭”

Even‭ ‬the‭ ‬pagans‭ ‬know‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬comes‭ ‬from‭ ‬paganism.‭ ‬Above‭ ‬the‭ ‬author‭ ‬spoke‭ ‬about‭ ‬the‭ ‬hot‭ ‬cross‭ ‬buns‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬and‭ ‬their‭ ‬connection‭ ‬to‭ ‬idolatry.‭ ‬Look‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬passage‭ ‬below.

Jer‭ ‬7:17‭ ‬Seest‭ ‬thou‭ ‬not‭ ‬what‭ ‬they‭ ‬do‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬cities‭ ‬of‭ ‬Judah‭ ‬and‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬streets‭ ‬of‭ ‬Jerusalem‭?
Jer‭ ‬7:18‭ ‬The‭ ‬children‭ ‬gather‭ ‬wood,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬fathers‭ ‬kindle‭ ‬the‭ ‬fire,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬women‭ ‬knead‭ ‬their‭ ‬dough,‭ ‬to‭ ‬make‭ ‬cakes‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬queen‭ ‬of‭ ‬heaven,‭ ‬and‭ ‬to‭ ‬pour‭ ‬out‭ ‬drink‭ ‬offerings‭ ‬unto‭ ‬other‭ ‬gods,‭ ‬that‭ ‬they‭ ‬may‭ ‬provoke‭ ‬me‭ ‬to‭ ‬anger.
Jer‭ ‬7:19‭ ‬Do‭ ‬they‭ ‬provoke‭ ‬me‭ ‬to‭ ‬anger‭? ‬saith‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD:‭ ‬do‭ ‬they‭ ‬not‭ ‬provoke‭ ‬themselves‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬confusion‭ ‬of‭ ‬their‭ ‬own‭ ‬faces‭?

The‭ ‬fact‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬matter‭ ‬is‭ ‬this,‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬pagan,‭ ‬and‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬institute‭ ‬it.‭ ‬No‭ ‬holidays‭ ‬were‭ ‬given‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬church‭ ‬to‭ ‬observe.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬is‭ ‬and‭ ‬has‭ ‬always‭ ‬been‭ ‬against‭ ‬such‭ ‬activities‭ ‬by‭ ‬christians.‭

Gal‭ ‬4:9‭ ‬But‭ ‬now,‭ ‬after‭ ‬that‭ ‬ye‭ ‬have‭ ‬known‭ ‬God,‭ ‬or‭ ‬rather‭ ‬are‭ ‬known‭ ‬of‭ ‬God,‭ ‬how‭ ‬turn‭ ‬ye‭ ‬again‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬weak‭ ‬and‭ ‬beggarly‭ ‬elements,‭ ‬whereunto‭ ‬ye‭ ‬desire‭ ‬again‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬in‭ ‬bondage‭?
Gal‭ ‬4:10‭ ‬Ye‭ ‬observe‭ ‬days,‭ ‬and‭ ‬months,‭ ‬and‭ ‬times,‭ ‬and‭ ‬years.
Gal‭ ‬4:11‭ ‬I‭ ‬am‭ ‬afraid‭ ‬of‭ ‬you,‭ ‬lest‭ ‬I‭ ‬have‭ ‬bestowed‭ ‬upon‭ ‬you‭ ‬labour‭ ‬in‭ ‬vain.

Here‭ ‬is‭ ‬another‭ ‬quote:

‭“‬Ralph‭ ‬Woodrow‭ ‬who‭ ‬repented‭ ‬of‭ ‬writing‭ ‬many‭ ‬Hislop-style‭ ‬books‭ ‬pointed‭ ‬out‭ ‬that‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬theorised‭ ‬that‭ ‬Nimrod,‭ ‬Adonis,‭ ‬Apollo,‭ ‬Attes,‭ ‬Ball-zebub,‭ ‬Bacchus,‭ ‬Cupid,‭ ‬Dagon,‭ ‬Hercules,‭ ‬Januis,‭ ‬Linus,‭ ‬Lucifer,‭ ‬Mars,‭ ‬Merodach,‭ ‬Thithra,‭ ‬Molock,‭ ‬Narcissus,‭ ‬Oannes,‭ ‬Oden,‭ ‬Orion,‭ ‬Osiris,‭ ‬Pluto,‭ ‬Saturn,‭ ‬Teitan,‭ ‬Typhon,‭ ‬Vulcan,‭ ‬Wodan,‭ ‬and‭ ‬Zoraster‭ ‬were‭ ‬all‭ ‬one‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬god‭! ‬By‭ ‬mixing‭ ‬myths,‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬supposed‭ ‬that‭ ‬Semiramis‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬wife‭ ‬of‭ ‬Nimrod‭ ‬and‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬as‭ ‬Aphrodite,‭ ‬Artemis,‭ ‬Astarte,‭ ‬Aurora,‭ ‬Bellona,‭ ‬Ceres,‭ ‬Diana,‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬Irene,‭ ‬Iris,‭ ‬Juno,‭ ‬Mylitta,‭ ‬Proserpine,‭ ‬Rhea,‭ ‬Venus,‭ ‬and‭ ‬Vesta.‭ ‬With‭ ‬these‭ ‬types‭ ‬of‭ ‬generalisations‭ ‬one‭ ‬must‭ ‬seriously‭ ‬consider‭ ‬whether‭ ‬Hislop‭’‬s‭ ‬book‭ ‬has‭ ‬any‭ ‬redeeming‭ ‬qualities‭ ‬at‭ ‬all.‭”

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬fairly‭ ‬silly.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬teaches‭ ‬that‭ ‬all‭ ‬false‭ ‬religions‭ ‬come‭ ‬from‭ ‬one‭ ‬place.‭ ‬They‭ ‬can‭ ‬all‭ ‬be‭ ‬traced‭ ‬back‭ ‬to‭ ‬Babylon.‭ ‬Nimrod‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬founder‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬place‭ ‬according‭ ‬to‭ ‬God‭’‬s‭ ‬word.‭ ‬Therefore‭ ‬Hislop‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬too‭ ‬far‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬truth.‭

Rev‭ ‬17:5‭ ‬And‭ ‬upon‭ ‬her‭ ‬forehead‭ ‬was‭ ‬a‭ ‬name‭ ‬written,‭ ‬MYSTERY,‭ ‬BABYLON‭ ‬THE‭ ‬GREAT,‭ ‬THE‭ ‬MOTHER‭ ‬OF‭ ‬HARLOTS‭ ‬AND‭ ‬ABOMINATIONS‭ ‬OF‭ ‬THE‭ ‬EARTH.

‭“‬Many‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬critics‭ ‬and‭ ‬translators‭ ‬today‭ ‬who‭ ‬perhaps‭ ‬know‭ ‬how‭ ‬to‭ ‬use‭ ‬a‭ ‬Strong‭’‬s‭ ‬or‭ ‬Vine‭’‬s,‭ ‬or‭ ‬took‭ ‬a‭ ‬year‭ ‬or‭ ‬two‭ ‬of‭ ‬Greek‭ ‬or‭ ‬Hebrew‭ ‬at‭ ‬a‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬school,‭ ‬have‭ ‬followed‭ ‬in‭ ‬Hislop‭’‬s‭ ‬footsteps.‭ ‬What‭ ‬a‭ ‬shame‭ ‬that‭ ‬believers‭ ‬devote‭ ‬so‭ ‬much‭ ‬time‭ ‬arguing‭ ‬against‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬something‭ ‬that‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬himself‭ ‬instituted,‭ ‬or‭ ‬waste‭ ‬so‭ ‬much‭ ‬time‭ ‬attacking‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬Bible.

It‭ ‬also‭ ‬seems‭ ‬strange‭ ‬if‭ ‬not‭ ‬blasphemous‭ ‬that‭ ‬we‭ ‬as‭ ‬Bible-believing‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬could‭ ‬think‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬King‭ ‬James‭ ‬Version‭ ‬translators‭ ‬would‭ ‬insert‭ ‬the‭ ‬name‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬deity‭ ‬in‭ ‬place‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Pascha.‭ ‬Imagine‭ ‬if‭ ‬we‭ ‬placed‭ ‬Krishna‭ ‬or‭ ‬Allah‭ ‬in‭ ‬its‭ ‬stead.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬

This‭ ‬argument‭ ‬makes‭ ‬very‭ ‬little‭ ‬sense.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬never‭ ‬once‭ ‬says‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬himself‭ ‬instituted‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬To‭ ‬keep‭ ‬saying‭ ‬he‭ ‬did‭ ‬does‭ ‬not‭ ‬make‭ ‬it‭ ‬so.‭ ‬To‭ ‬parrot‭ ‬the‭ ‬speculation‭ ‬made‭ ‬in‭ ‬this‭ ‬article‭ ‬as‭ ‬absolute‭ ‬truth‭ ‬is‭ ‬foolish.‭ ‬There‭ ‬are‭ ‬many‭ ‬things‭ ‬that‭ ‬might‭ ‬be‭ ‬able‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬proven‭ ‬through‭ ‬history,‭ ‬but‭ ‬proving‭ ‬the‭ ‬idea‭ ‬that‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬instituted‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬far‭ ‬beyond‭ ‬the‭ ‬capabilities‭ ‬of‭ ‬history.‭ ‬Only‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬used‭ ‬to‭ ‬teach‭ ‬what‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬did‭ ‬or‭ ‬didn‭’‬t‭ ‬do.‭

They‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬insert‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬place‭ ‬of‭ ‬Pascha.‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬even‭ ‬an‭ ‬English‭ ‬word.‭ ‬So‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬could‭ ‬not‭ ‬have‭ ‬replaced‭ ‬it.‭ ‬And‭ ‬the‭ ‬fact‭ ‬is‭ ‬that‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬makes‭ ‬no‭ ‬sense‭ ‬in‭ ‬that‭ ‬passage.‭ ‬The‭ ‬days‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread‭ ‬were‭ ‬after‭ ‬that‭ ‬passover.‭ (‬And‭ ‬that‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬time‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬occurred‭ ‬according‭ ‬to‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4‭) ‬The‭ ‬word‭ ‬could‭ ‬not‭ ‬have‭ ‬been‭ ‬passover.‭

Lev‭ ‬23:5‭ ‬In‭ ‬the‭ ‬fourteenth‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬first‭ ‬month‭ ‬at‭ ‬even‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD‭’‬S‭ ‬passover.
Lev‭ ‬23:6‭ ‬And‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬fifteenth‭ ‬day‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬month‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬feast‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread‭ ‬unto‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD:‭ ‬seven‭ ‬days‭ ‬ye‭ ‬must‭ ‬eat‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread.

We‭ ‬as‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬believers‭ ‬believe‭ ‬the‭ ‬King‭ ‬James‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬and‭ ‬do‭ ‬not‭ ‬place‭ ‬our‭ ‬faith‭ ‬in‭ ‬any‭ ‬other.‭

“To‭ ‬think‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬world‭’‬s‭ ‬most‭ ‬famous‭ ‬translation‭ ‬could‭ ‬get‭ ‬it‭ ‬so‭ ‬wrong‭ ‬here‭ ‬is‭ ‬sheer‭ ‬ignorance‭ ‬on‭ ‬our‭ ‬behalf.‭ ‬To‭ ‬believe‭ ‬that‭ ‬Tyndale,‭ ‬Cranmer,‭ ‬Martin‭ ‬Luther,‭ ‬Coverdale,‭ ‬Matthews,‭ ‬the‭ ‬translators‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Great‭ ‬Bible,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bishops‭’ ‬Bible,‭ ‬the‭ ‬King‭ ‬James‭ ‬Bible,‭ ‬were‭ ‬referring‭ ‬to‭ ‬a‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬god‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬spring‭ ‬called‭ ‬Ishtar‭ ‬is‭ ‬so‭ ‬absurd‭ ‬that‭ ‬it‭ ‬becomes‭ ‬humorous‭ ‬when‭ ‬examined.
If‭ ‬this‭ ‬hearsay‭ ‬is‭ ‬true,‭ ‬then‭ ‬Luther‭ ‬and‭ ‬Tyndale‭ ‬who‭ ‬named‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬the‭ “‬Easter-lamb‭” ‬were‭ ‬being‭ ‬blasphemous,‭ ‬as‭ ‬it‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ ‬like‭ ‬calling‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬the‭ “‬fertility‭ ‬goddess‭ ‬lamb‭!” ‬Imagine‭ ‬calling‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬the‭ “‬Allah-lamb‭”‬,‭ ‬or‭ ‬the‭ “‬Buddha-lamb‭”‬.‭ ‬But‭ ‬I‭ ‬suppose‭ ‬that‭ ‬is‭ ‬why‭ ‬people‭ ‬have‭ ‬rejected‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬for‭ ‬conscience‭ ‬sake.‭ ‬But‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬information‭ ‬provided,‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬time‭ ‬for‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬to‭ ‬examine‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬logical‭ ‬way‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬follow‭ ‬conspiracy‭ ‬theories,‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬usually‭ ‬the‭ ‬practice‭ ‬of‭ ‬cults.‭ ‬Modern‭ ‬biblical‭ ‬criticism,‭ ‬more‭ ‬than‭ ‬anything‭ ‬else,‭ ‬has‭ ‬weakened‭ ‬and‭ ‬almost‭ ‬destroyed‭ ‬the‭ ‬high‭ ‬view‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬previously‭ ‬held‭ ‬throughout‭ ‬Christendom.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬

Here‭ ‬is‭ ‬when‭ ‬we‭ ‬finally‭ ‬find‭ ‬out‭ ‬why‭ ‬Sayers‭ ‬gave‭ ‬the‭ ‬double‭ ‬talk‭ ‬a‭ ‬few‭ ‬paragraphs‭ ‬up‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬said‭ ‬the‭ ‬following‭ ‬concerning‭ ‬the‭ ‬usage‭ ‬of‭ ‬passover‭ ‬in‭ ‬1‭ ‬Cor.‭ ‬5:7:‭

“Because‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬translators‭ ‬rendered‭ ‬this‭ ‬word‭ ‬once,‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4,‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬understanding‭ ‬that‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬being‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬just‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬it‭ ‬stands‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬the‭ ‬most‭ ‬accurate‭ ‬of‭ ‬all‭ ‬the‭ ‬English‭ ‬translations‭ ‬concerning‭ ‬this‭ ‬topic…Tyndale‭ ‬was‭ ‬correct‭ ‬to‭ ‬translate‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬lamb‭ ‬and‭ ‬not‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬because‭ ‬the‭ ‬terms‭ ‬were‭ ‬not‭ ‬clearly‭ ‬defined‭ ‬until‭ ‬1611.‭”

He‭ ‬claims‭ ‬both‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bibles‭ ‬are‭ ‬right,‭ ‬yet‭ ‬both‭ ‬are‭ ‬different.‭ ‬Every‭ ‬word‭ ‬of‭ ‬God‭ ‬is‭ ‬pure.‭ ‬You‭ ‬cannot‭ ‬rightly‭ ‬switch‭ ‬words‭ ‬out‭ ‬and‭ ‬say‭ ‬they‭ ‬are‭ ‬the‭ ‬same,‭ ‬or‭ ‬that‭ ‬both‭ ‬renderings‭ ‬are‭ ‬correct.‭

Pro‭_‬30:5‭ ‬Every‭ ‬word‭ ‬of‭ ‬God‭ ‬is‭ ‬pure:‭ ‬he‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬shield‭ ‬unto‭ ‬them‭ ‬that‭ ‬put‭ ‬their‭ ‬trust‭ ‬in‭ ‬him.

His‭ ‬whole‭ ‬point‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬above‭ ‬paragraph‭ ‬is‭ ‬an‭ ‬attack‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬absolute‭ ‬truth‭ ‬found‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬KJB.‭ ‬He‭ ‬believes‭ ‬further‭ ‬truth‭ ‬and‭ ‬authority‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬in‭ ‬other‭ ‬Bibles.‭ ‬He‭ ‬claims‭ ‬the‭ ‬inerrancy‭ ‬in‭ ‬men‭ ‬like‭ ‬Tyndale‭ ‬and‭ ‬Luther‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬means‭ ‬to‭ ‬prove‭ ‬his‭ ‬unbiblical‭ ‬viewpoint.‭ ‬Stooping‭ ‬to‭ ‬such‭ ‬a‭ ‬level‭ ‬simply‭ ‬proves‭ ‬one‭’‬s‭ ‬own‭ ‬error.‭

Here‭ ‬is‭ ‬another‭ ‬paragraph:

‭“‬The‭ ‬modern‭ ‬KJV‭ ‬21st‭ ‬century‭ ‬version‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬Third‭ ‬Millennium‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬both‭ ‬read‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:4,‭ ‬while‭ ‬every‭ ‬other‭ ‬modern‭ ‬translation‭ ‬has‭ ‬Passover.‭ ‬While‭ ‬it‭ ‬was‭ ‬correct‭ ‬to‭ ‬translate‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬as‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬16th‭ ‬century,‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬factual‭ ‬to‭ ‬state‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬an‭ ‬erroneous‭ ‬translation‭ ‬of‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬today.‭ ‬I‭ ‬believe‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬should‭ ‬be‭ ‬resurrected‭ (‬no‭ ‬pun‭ ‬intended‭) ‬from‭ ‬its‭ ‬current‭ ‬state‭ ‬in‭ ‬modern‭ ‬translations,‭ ‬dictionaries,‭ ‬and‭ ‬in‭ ‬our‭ ‬personal‭ ‬worship.‭ ‬The‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬should‭ ‬be‭ ‬a‭ ‬time‭ ‬of‭ ‬jubilation,‭ ‬not‭ ‬a‭ ‬time‭ ‬to‭ ‬talk‭ ‬about‭ ‬myths,‭ ‬fables‭ ‬and‭ ‬old‭ ‬wives‭’ ‬tales.‭ ‬Just‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews‭ ‬remembered‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover,‭ ‬so‭ ‬too‭ ‬should‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬remember‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬at‭ ‬communion.‭ ‬So‭ ‬next‭ ‬time‭ ‬you‭ ‬break‭ ‬the‭ ‬bread‭ ‬and‭ ‬drink‭ ‬the‭ ‬wine‭ ‬at‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬consider‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬lamb,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬which‭ ‬has‭ ‬been‭ ‬a‭ ‬part‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christianity‭ ‬since‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christ.‭”
The‭ ‬complete‭ ‬article‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬here:‭ ‬

Again,‭ ‬we‭ ‬find‭ ‬double‭ ‬talk,‭ ‬and‭ ‬contradictory‭ ‬statements.‭ ‬He‭ ‬says‭ ‬both‭ ‬renderings‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Pascha,‭ ‬as‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬or‭ ‬passover‭ ‬are‭ ‬correct‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts.‭ ‬12:4.‭ ‬Such‭ ‬an‭ ‬idea‭ ‬is‭ ‬unbiblical.‭

He,‭ ‬again‭ ‬confuses‭ ‬the‭ ‬timing‭ ‬difference‭ ‬between‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬The‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬was‭ ‬3‭ ‬days‭ ‬after.‭ ‬He‭ ‬also‭ ‬confuses‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper‭ ‬was‭ ‬an‭ ‬ordinance‭ ‬established‭ ‬by‭ ‬God‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬church‭ ‬to‭ ‬remember‭ ‬the‭ ‬death‭ ‬of‭ ‬their‭ ‬Saviour.‭ ‬It‭ ‬was‭ ‬not‭ ‬a‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬held‭ ‬every‭ ‬year‭ ‬on‭ ‬different‭ ‬dates.‭ ‬Here‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬passage‭ ‬below.‭

1Co‭ ‬11:23‭ ‬For‭ ‬I‭ ‬have‭ ‬received‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭ ‬that‭ ‬which‭ ‬also‭ ‬I‭ ‬delivered‭ ‬unto‭ ‬you,‭ ‬That‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬night‭ ‬in‭ ‬which‭ ‬he‭ ‬was‭ ‬betrayed‭ ‬took‭ ‬bread:
1Co‭ ‬11:24‭ ‬And‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬given‭ ‬thanks,‭ ‬he‭ ‬brake‭ ‬it,‭ ‬and‭ ‬said,‭ ‬Take,‭ ‬eat:‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬my‭ ‬body,‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬broken‭ ‬for‭ ‬you:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:25‭ ‬After‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬manner‭ ‬also‭ ‬he‭ ‬took‭ ‬the‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬supped,‭ ‬saying,‭ ‬This‭ ‬cup‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬new‭ ‬testament‭ ‬in‭ ‬my‭ ‬blood:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬ye,‭ ‬as‭ ‬oft‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬drink‭ ‬it,‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:26‭ ‬For‭ ‬as‭ ‬often‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬eat‭ ‬this‭ ‬bread,‭ ‬and‭ ‬drink‭ ‬this‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬ye‭ ‬do‭ ‬shew‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬death‭ ‬till‭ ‬he‭ ‬come.

I‭ ‬am‭ ‬going‭ ‬to‭ ‬give‭ ‬a‭ ‬few‭ ‬more‭ ‬quotes‭ ‬and‭ ‬point‭ ‬out‭ ‬the‭ ‬foundational‭ ‬flaw‭ ‬in‭ ‬this‭ ‬viewpoint.‭

“The‭ ‬early‭ ‬church‭ ‬never‭ ‬debated‭ ‬whether‭ ‬or‭ ‬not‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬but‭ ‬only‭ ‬debated‭ ‬the‭ ‬day‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬it‭ ‬on.‭ ‬The‭ ‬King‭ ‬James‭ ‬translators‭ ‬concluded‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬insertion‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬words‭ ‬in‭ ‬Acts‭ ‬12:3‭ “‬Then‭ ‬were‭ ‬the‭ ‬days‭ ‬of‭ ‬unleavened‭ ‬bread‭” ‬just‭ ‬before‭ ‬the‭ ‬inclusion‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬word‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬was‭ ‬enough‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬to‭ ‬prove‭ ‬that‭ ‬Luke‭ ‬was‭ ‬talking‭ ‬about‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬i.e.‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection.‭”

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬based‭ ‬on‭ ‬historical‭ ‬accounts‭ ‬and‭ ‬hold‭ ‬no‭ ‬authority‭ ‬when‭ ‬it‭ ‬comes‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬truth.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬was‭ ‬against‭ ‬observing‭ ‬any‭ ‬type‭ ‬of‭ ‬holidays.‭ ‬And‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬never‭ ‬refers‭ ‬to‭ ‬anything‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬christian‭ ‬Pascha.‭

“It‭ ‬must‭ ‬be‭ ‬remembered‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬most‭ ‬important‭ ‬feast‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews.‭ ‬The‭ ‬early‭ ‬Church,‭ ‬including‭ ‬Luke,‭ ‬would‭ ‬have‭ ‬initiated‭ ‬the‭ ‬trend‭ ‬of‭ ‬not‭ ‬celebrating‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬shadow‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬but‭ ‬celebrating‭ ‬the‭ ‬new‭ ‬Pascha.‭”

There‭ ‬is‭ ‬no‭ ‬old‭ ‬and‭ ‬new‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬or‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬with‭ ‬his‭ ‬death.‭ ‬He‭ ‬also‭ ‬commanded‭ ‬us‭ ‬to‭ ‬observe‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper‭ ‬as‭ ‬oft‭ ‬as‭ ‬we‭ ‬will,‭ ‬commemorating‭ ‬his‭ ‬death.‭

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬from‭ ‬a‭ ‬second‭ ‬article‭ ‬by‭ ‬Sayers:

‭“‬It‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ ‬so‭ ‬much‭ ‬more‭ ‬edifying‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬church‭ ‬to‭ ‬learn‭ ‬of‭ ‬subjects‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬Passover‭ ‬Lamb‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬in‭ ‬Christ,‭ ‬or‭ ‬the‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬69‭ ‬weeks‭ ‬of‭ ‬Daniel‭’‬s‭ ‬prophecy‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬10th‭ ‬of‭ ‬Nisan,‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper,‭ ‬the‭ ‬blood,‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬etc,‭ ‬which‭ ‬no‭ ‬doubt‭ ‬many‭ ‬have‭ ‬been‭ ‬doing,‭ ‬however‭ ‬should‭ ‬do‭ ‬so‭ ‬with‭ ‬even‭ ‬more‭ ‬boldness,‭ ‬proclaiming‭ ‬them‭ ‬without‭ ‬unnecessary‭ ‬doubting‭ ‬or‭ ‬confusion.‭ ‬History‭ ‬reveals‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬majority‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬worldwide‭ ‬have‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬because‭ ‬Jesus‭ (‬not‭ ‬Pagans‭) ‬said:
Do‭ ‬this‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬Me‭ ‬cf.‭ ‬Luke‭ ‬22:19‭ ‬with‭ ‬1‭ ‬Corinthians‭ ‬11:24.‭”‭_‬Why‭_‬We‭_‬Should‭_‬Not‭_‬Passover‭_‬Easter‭_‬%28Part‭_‬2%29‭_‬by‭_‬Nick‭_‬Sayers

The‭ ‬fact‭ ‬that‭ ‬Catholics‭ ‬make‭ ‬up‭ ‬the‭ ‬majority‭ ‬of‭ “‬christians‭” ‬seems‭ ‬to‭ ‬have‭ ‬been‭ ‬a‭ ‬point‭ ‬missed‭ ‬by‭ ‬this‭ ‬author.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬never‭ ‬calls‭ ‬us‭ ‬to‭ ‬follow‭ ‬the‭ ‬deeds‭ ‬of‭ “‬the‭ ‬majority.‭” ‬We‭ ‬are‭ ‬to‭ ‬follow‭ ‬the‭ ‬doctrines‭ ‬found‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬holy‭ ‬scriptures.‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬one‭ ‬of‭ ‬them.‭

And‭ ‬once‭ ‬again‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬never‭ ‬initiated‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬Look‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬2‭ ‬passages‭ ‬used‭ ‬to‭ ‬give‭ ‬credence‭ ‬to‭ ‬this‭ ‬foolish‭ ‬idea.‭

Luk‭ ‬22:19‭ ‬And‭ ‬he‭ ‬took‭ ‬bread,‭ ‬and‭ ‬gave‭ ‬thanks,‭ ‬and‭ ‬brake‭ ‬it,‭ ‬and‭ ‬gave‭ ‬unto‭ ‬them,‭ ‬saying,‭ ‬This‭ ‬is‭ ‬my‭ ‬body‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬given‭ ‬for‭ ‬you:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.

1Co‭ ‬11:24‭ ‬And‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬given‭ ‬thanks,‭ ‬he‭ ‬brake‭ ‬it,‭ ‬and‭ ‬said,‭ ‬Take,‭ ‬eat:‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬my‭ ‬body,‭ ‬which‭ ‬is‭ ‬broken‭ ‬for‭ ‬you:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:25‭ ‬After‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬manner‭ ‬also‭ ‬he‭ ‬took‭ ‬the‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬when‭ ‬he‭ ‬had‭ ‬supped,‭ ‬saying,‭ ‬This‭ ‬cup‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬new‭ ‬testament‭ ‬in‭ ‬my‭ ‬blood:‭ ‬this‭ ‬do‭ ‬ye,‭ ‬as‭ ‬oft‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬drink‭ ‬it,‭ ‬in‭ ‬remembrance‭ ‬of‭ ‬me.
1Co‭ ‬11:26‭ ‬For‭ ‬as‭ ‬often‭ ‬as‭ ‬ye‭ ‬eat‭ ‬this‭ ‬bread,‭ ‬and‭ ‬drink‭ ‬this‭ ‬cup,‭ ‬ye‭ ‬do‭ ‬shew‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬death‭ ‬till‭ ‬he‭ ‬come.

Both‭ ‬of‭ ‬those‭ ‬passages‭ ‬are‭ ‬speaking‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper.‭ ‬It‭ ‬has‭ ‬absolutely‭ ‬nothing‭ ‬to‭ ‬do‭ ‬with‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬clearly‭ ‬teaches‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬purpose‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬for‭ ‬us‭ ‬to‭ ‬remember‭ ‬the‭ ‬broken‭ ‬body‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬shed‭ ‬blood‭ ‬of‭ ‬Christ.‭ ‬It‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬time‭ ‬of‭ ‬examination‭ ‬vs‭ ‬28‭ ‬teaches.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬never‭ ‬commands‭ ‬christians‭ ‬to‭ ‬observe‭ ‬any‭ ‬holidays.‭ ‬The‭ ‬NT‭ ‬is‭ ‬against‭ ‬such‭ ‬things.‭

Ok,‭ ‬all‭ ‬those‭ ‬quotes‭ ‬were‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬source‭ ‬and‭ ‬now‭ ‬we‭ ‬are‭ ‬moving‭ ‬on‭ ‬to‭ ‬another‭ ‬article‭ ‬written‭ ‬by‭ ‬a‭ ‬man‭ ‬named‭ ‬Scott‭ ‬Jones.‭

“There‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬pre-resurrection‭ ‬pascha,‭ ‬and‭ ‬there‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ ‬pascha.‭ ‬The‭ ‬difference‭ ‬is‭ ‬night‭ ‬and‭ ‬day,‭ ‬and‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬very‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬of‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬himself‭ ‬that‭ ‬forces‭ ‬both‭ ‬the‭ ‬schism‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬distinction,‭ ‬that‭ ‬divides‭ ‬the‭ ‬New‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬pascha‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬pascha,‭ ‬just‭ ‬as‭ ‬he‭ ‬divided‭ ‬the‭ ‬light‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬darkness‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬very‭ ‬beginning.‭ ‬The‭ ‬fact‭ ‬that‭ ‬this‭ ‬simple‭ ‬truth‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬understood‭ ‬by‭ ‬the‭ ‬critics‭ ‬only‭ ‬serves‭ ‬to‭ ‬demonstrate‭ ‬yet‭ ‬again‭ ‬the‭ ‬rampant‭ ‬unregeneracy‭ ‬that‭ ‬permeates‭ ‬mainstream‭ ‬Christianity,‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬method‭ ‬of‭ ‬employment‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬word‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬pre-‭ ‬or‭ ‬post-resurrection‭ ‬context‭ ‬is‭ ‬utterly‭ ‬paramount.‭ ‬Utterly.‭”‭_‬Easter‭_‬or‭_‬Passover‭_‬by‭_‬Scott‭_‬Jones

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬sheer‭ ‬foolishness.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬never‭ ‬speaks‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬and‭ ‬a‭ ‬New‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬Pascha.‭ ‬Pascha‭ ‬is‭ ‬Pascha.‭ ‬According‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬is‭ ‬our‭ ‬passover.‭ (‬1Cor.‭ ‬5:7‭) ‬He‭ ‬was‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬for‭ ‬our‭ ‬sins.‭ ‬Praise‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord.‭ ‬He‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬this‭ ‬day.‭ ‬There,‭ ‬however,‭ ‬is‭ ‬no‭ ‬such‭ ‬thing‭ ‬as‭ ‬2‭ ‬separate‭ ‬Pascha.‭ ‬The‭ ‬one‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬fulfilled‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬same‭ ‬one.‭ ‬And‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬supper‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬commemoration‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬event,‭ ‬Christ‭’‬s‭ ‬death.

Joh‭_‬4:23‭ ‬But‭ ‬the‭ ‬hour‭ ‬cometh,‭ ‬and‭ ‬now‭ ‬is,‭ ‬when‭ ‬the‭ ‬true‭ ‬worshippers‭ ‬shall‭ ‬worship‭ ‬the‭ ‬Father‭ ‬in‭ ‬spirit‭ ‬and‭ ‬in‭ ‬truth:‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬Father‭ ‬seeketh‭ ‬such‭ ‬to‭ ‬worship‭ ‬him.
Joh‭_‬4:24‭ ‬God‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬Spirit:‭ ‬and‭ ‬they‭ ‬that‭ ‬worship‭ ‬him‭ ‬must‭ ‬worship‭ ‬him‭ ‬in‭ ‬spirit‭ ‬and‭ ‬in‭ ‬truth.

Php‭_‬3:3‭ ‬For‭ ‬we‭ ‬are‭ ‬the‭ ‬circumcision,‭ ‬which‭ ‬worship‭ ‬God‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬spirit,‭ ‬and‭ ‬rejoice‭ ‬in‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬Jesus,‭ ‬and‭ ‬have‭ ‬no‭ ‬confidence‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬flesh.

We‭ ‬do‭ ‬not‭ ‬worship‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬observance‭ ‬of‭ ‬days.‭ ‬We‭ ‬worship‭ ‬him‭ ‬in‭ ‬spirit.‭ ‬God‭ ‬never‭ ‬commanded‭ ‬us‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬or‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬Such‭ ‬observances‭ ‬are‭ ‬not‭ ‬founded‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible.‭

Here‭ ‬is‭ ‬another‭ ‬quote:

‭“‬Alfred‭ ‬Edersheim,‭ ‬a‭ ‬Jew‭ ‬who‭ ‬converted‭ ‬to‭ ‬Christianity‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬19th‭ ‬century,‭ ‬and‭ ‬a‭ ‬master‭ ‬in‭ ‬Rabbinic‭ ‬scholarship,‭ ‬stated‭ ‬it‭ ‬this‭ ‬way‭ ‬when‭ ‬describing‭ ‬the‭ ‬fellowship‭ ‬of‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬with‭ ‬his‭ ‬disciples‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬Last‭ ‬Supper‭ ‬–

‭‘‬It‭ ‬was‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬the‭ ‬last‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬old‭ ‬paschas‭; ‬the‭ ‬first,‭ ‬or‭ ‬rather‭ ‬the‭ ‬symbol‭ ‬of‭ ‬promise,‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬new.‭’”‭_‬Easter‭_‬or‭_‬Passover‭_‬by‭_‬Scott‭_‬Jones

This‭ ‬is‭ ‬confusion‭ ‬and‭ ‬has‭ ‬no‭ ‬basis‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬holy‭ ‬scripture.‭ ‬No‭ ‬where‭ ‬does‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬mention‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬Pascha.‭ (‬passover‭) ‬What‭ ‬he‭ ‬is‭ ‬calling‭ ‬the‭ “‬promise,‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭” ‬is‭ ‬what‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬would‭ ‬call‭ ‬a‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬old.‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬died‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover,‭ ‬not‭ ‬to‭ ‬start‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬tradition,‭ ‬but‭ ‬to‭ ‬fulfill‭ ‬the‭ ‬old.‭ ‬He‭ ‬died‭ ‬for‭ ‬our‭ ‬sins‭ ‬just‭ ‬as‭ ‬the‭ ‬lambs‭ ‬were‭ ‬sacrificed‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬to‭ ‬cover‭ ‬sins.‭ ‬He‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬begin‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬passover,‭ ‬he‭ ‬completed‭ ‬the‭ ‬only‭ ‬passover.‭

Here‭ ‬are‭ ‬a‭ ‬few‭ ‬more‭ ‬quotes:

‭“‬The‭ ‬day‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬rose‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬dead,‭ ‬the‭ ‬Apostles‭ ‬ceased‭ ‬celebrating‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jewish‭ ‬pascha,‭ ‬which‭ ‬was‭ ‬only‭ ‬a‭ ‬type,‭ ‬and‭ ‬instead‭ ‬began‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬the‭ ‬Christian‭ ‬pascha,‭ ‬which‭ ‬was‭ ‬the‭ ‬fulfillment.‭ ‬That‭’‬s‭ ‬why‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬to‭ ‬this‭ ‬very‭ ‬day‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬the‭ ‬RESURRECTION‭ ‬OF‭ ‬JESUS‭ ‬CHRIST,‭ ‬and‭ ‬that‭’‬s‭ ‬why‭ ‬it‭’‬s‭ ‬called‭ ‬Easter,‭ ‬for‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬means‭ ‬-‭ ‬and‭ ‬has‭ ‬always‭ ‬meant‭ ‬-‭ ‬RESURRECTION.‭”‭_‬Easter‭_‬or‭_‬Passover‭_‬by‭_‬Scott‭_‬Jones

Here‭ ‬this‭ ‬author‭ ‬recognizes‭ ‬the‭ ‬truth‭ ‬of‭ ‬what‭ ‬I‭ ‬just‭ ‬stated‭ ‬above.‭ ‬But‭ ‬he‭ ‬completely‭ ‬misses‭ ‬the‭ ‬truth‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬matter.‭ ‬Jesus‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬fulfill‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover‭ ‬to‭ ‬begin‭ ‬another‭ ‬traditional‭ ‬feast‭ ‬day,‭ ‬He‭ ‬died‭ ‬to‭ ‬save‭ ‬souls.‭ ‬And‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬was‭ ‬after‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬cannot‭ ‬be‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬That‭ ‬would‭ ‬be‭ ‬when‭ ‬Christ‭ ‬died.‭ ‬The‭ ‬whole‭ ‬things‭ ‬makes‭ ‬no‭ ‬sense.‭

If‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬was‭ ‬truly‭ ‬a‭ ‬biblical‭ ‬concept‭ ‬then‭ ‬why‭ ‬is‭ ‬it‭ ‬done‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬most‭ ‬unbiblical‭ ‬way.‭ ‬Why‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬date‭ ‬different‭ ‬every‭ ‬year‭? ‬Why‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬date‭ ‬based‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬unbiblical‭ ‬usage‭ ‬of‭ ‬astrology‭? ‬And‭ ‬if‭ ‬we‭ ‬are‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬and‭ ‬observe‭ ‬this‭ ‬day‭ ‬why‭ ‬does‭ ‬the‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬say‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬weak‭ ‬and‭ ‬beggarly‭ ‬to‭ ‬do‭ ‬such‭?

Gal‭ ‬4:9‭ ‬But‭ ‬now,‭ ‬after‭ ‬that‭ ‬ye‭ ‬have‭ ‬known‭ ‬God,‭ ‬or‭ ‬rather‭ ‬are‭ ‬known‭ ‬of‭ ‬God,‭ ‬how‭ ‬turn‭ ‬ye‭ ‬again‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬weak‭ ‬and‭ ‬beggarly‭ ‬elements,‭ ‬whereunto‭ ‬ye‭ ‬desire‭ ‬again‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬in‭ ‬bondage‭?
Gal‭ ‬4:10‭ ‬Ye‭ ‬observe‭ ‬days,‭ ‬and‭ ‬months,‭ ‬and‭ ‬times,‭ ‬and‭ ‬years.
Gal‭ ‬4:11‭ ‬I‭ ‬am‭ ‬afraid‭ ‬of‭ ‬you,‭ ‬lest‭ ‬I‭ ‬have‭ ‬bestowed‭ ‬upon‭ ‬you‭ ‬labour‭ ‬in‭ ‬vain.

One‭ ‬final‭ ‬quote:

‭“‬In‭ ‬summary,‭ ‬the‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬was‭ ‬PURELY‭ ‬Christian,‭ ‬a‭ ‬SINGULAR‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬RESURRECTION‭ ‬OF‭ ‬JESUS‭ ‬CHRIST‭ ‬in‭ ‬fulfillment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Old‭ ‬Testament‭ ‬prophecies‭ ‬and‭ ‬types,‭ ‬instituted‭ ‬BY‭ ‬THE‭ ‬APOSTLES,‭ ‬and‭ ‬any‭ ‬assertion‭ ‬claiming‭ ‬that‭ ‬born‭ ‬again‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬adapted‭ ‬the‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬-‭ ‬that‭ ‬is,‭ ‬the‭ ‬RESURRECTION‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬-‭ ‬to‭ ‬a‭ ‬pagan‭ ‬festival‭ ‬is‭ ‬condemned‭ ‬on‭ ‬its‭ ‬own‭ ‬face‭ ‬by‭ ‬both‭ ‬the‭ ‬Word‭ ‬of‭ ‬God‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬Holy‭ ‬Ghost‭ ‬also‭ ‬bearing‭ ‬witness.‭”‭_‬Easter‭_‬or‭_‬Passover‭_‬by‭_‬Scott‭_‬Jones

I‭ ‬suppose‭ ‬in‭ ‬such‭ ‬an‭ ‬erroneous‭ ‬article‭ ‬as‭ ‬this‭ ‬one,‭ ‬one‭ ‬must‭ ‬end‭ ‬it‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬idea‭ ‬that‭ ‬the‭ ‬case‭ ‬was‭ ‬proven‭ ‬beyond‭ ‬a‭ ‬doubt.‭ ‬Here‭ ‬are‭ ‬the‭ ‬facts.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Bible‭ ‬did‭ ‬not‭ ‬institute‭ ‬the‭ ‬celebration‭ ‬of‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬pagan,‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬seen‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬way‭ ‬it‭ ‬is‭ ‬celebrated‭ ‬around‭ ‬the‭ ‬world.‭ ‬The‭ ‬bunnies,‭ ‬the‭ ‬eggs,‭ ‬the‭ ‬sunrise‭ ‬service,‭ ‬none‭ ‬of‭ ‬that‭ ‬can‭ ‬be‭ ‬found‭ ‬in‭ ‬God‭’‬s‭ ‬word.‭ ‬Well..actually‭…‬you‭ ‬can‭ ‬find‭ ‬a‭ ‬sunrise‭ ‬service…here:

Eze‭_‬8:16‭ ‬And‭ ‬he‭ ‬brought‭ ‬me‭ ‬into‭ ‬the‭ ‬inner‭ ‬court‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD‭’‬S‭ ‬house,‭ ‬and,‭ ‬behold,‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬door‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬temple‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD,‭ ‬between‭ ‬the‭ ‬porch‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬altar,‭ ‬were‭ ‬about‭ ‬five‭ ‬and‭ ‬twenty‭ ‬men,‭ ‬with‭ ‬their‭ ‬backs‭ ‬toward‭ ‬the‭ ‬temple‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬LORD,‭ ‬and‭ ‬their‭ ‬faces‭ ‬toward‭ ‬the‭ ‬east‭; ‬and‭ ‬they‭ ‬worshipped‭ ‬the‭ ‬sun‭ ‬toward‭ ‬the‭ ‬east.

As‭ ‬you‭ ‬can‭ ‬see‭ ‬this‭ ‬is‭ ‬not‭ ‬a‭ ‬service‭ ‬a‭ ‬christian‭ ‬should‭ ‬take‭ ‬part‭ ‬in.‭

Ok,‭ ‬that‭ ‬pretty‭ ‬much‭ ‬sums‭ ‬up‭ ‬the‭ ‬false‭ ‬idea‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬christian.‭ ‬Now‭ ‬I‭ ‬am‭ ‬going‭ ‬to‭ ‬sum‭ ‬up‭ ‬their‭ ‬position.‭ ‬They‭ ‬believe‭ ‬that‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬fulfilment‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬They‭ ‬further‭ ‬contend‭ ‬that‭ ‬christians‭ ‬are‭ ‬taught‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬Easter‭ ‬much‭ ‬like‭ ‬how‭ ‬the‭ ‬Jews‭ ‬observed‭ ‬the‭ ‬passover.‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬nutshell‭ ‬that‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬position‭ ‬taken‭ ‬by‭ ‬the‭ ‬authors‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬articles‭ ‬quoted.‭ ‬The‭ ‬problem‭ ‬with‭ ‬their‭ ‬positions‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬false‭ ‬data‭ ‬used‭ ‬to‭ ‬prove‭ ‬it.‭ ‬Christians‭ ‬are‭ ‬never‭ ‬once‭ ‬taught‭ ‬to‭ ‬observe‭ ‬the‭ ‬holiday‭ ‬called‭ ‬Easter.‭ ‬They‭ ‬are‭ ‬never‭ ‬told‭ ‬to‭ ‬celebrate‭ ‬the‭ ‬resurrection‭ ‬day‭ ‬either.‭ ‬The‭ ‬only‭ ‬thing‭ ‬they‭ ‬are‭ ‬told‭ ‬to‭ ‬commemorate‭ ‬is‭ ‬Christ‭’‬s‭ ‬death.‭ ‬This‭ ‬is‭ ‬done‭ ‬through‭ ‬the‭ ‬Lord‭’‬s‭ ‬su