Easter: A Christian “holy day”?
Is Easter a Biblical Christian “Holy Day”? A significant percentage of the world participates in the various festivities involved with Easter, yet neither know nor care to know anything about Jesus Christ. For those of us who celebrate Easter and proclaim a connection between Easter and Jesus Christ, where does this connection come from? Are there any solid Biblical foundations for Easter?
What might seem strange to many, especially non-Christians, is that Easter is strewn with images of easter bunnies that lay coloured eggs and multitudes of chocolate. Knowing this to be the case, it seems only natural to ask the following question: What do any of these things have to do with Jesus Christ? It may surprise many Christians and non-Christians alike to learn that the tradition of Easter isn’t found in the Bible. Where did it come from?
In addition to looking into the history of Easter, we will examine some of the typical arguments put forward as to why Christians choose to keep Easter while dismissing the Biblical Feasts of the LORD. After all, even if we may choose to keep Easter (and/or Christmas) while choosing to define what these various symbols (such as the Easter bunny and Easter eggs) mean to us, we should firstly consider the following: What does the Bible say about how we should worship God? How does HE want to be worshiped?