When did Jesus rise from the rich man's tomb? The world—because of tradition—says Sunday, but the Bible reveals the only possible timing of His resurrection.
The only biblical reference to 'Easter' (in some versions) is a mistranslation of 'Passover.' Easter comes from the Assyrian fertility goddess Ishtar.
The Catholic Church did not forbid keeping the Passover until AD 325. The controversy over Passover or Easter boils down to following Scripture or Roman tradition.
The world's churches have adopted the fertility symbols of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, and the traditional Easter ham from pagan, pre-Christian rituals.
Easter is not a Christian name, but belongs to the idolatrous 'queen of heaven.' Here are the origins of Easter eggs and sunrise services, which pre-date Christ.
No one wants to have his traditions or treasured fantasies burst. But when a real Christian is presented with truth, he embraces it out of reverence for God.
Jesus said He would be 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, but that is impossible in a Friday crucifixion, Sunday resurrection scenario. Here's the biblical truth.
Good Friday is a semi-holy day for many, commemorating the assumed day Jesus died. Yet its observance is based on bad math and overlooking obvious scriptures.
The holidays of this world counterfeit God's holy days, but it is obvious that they are very different. God warns us not to be involved in them.
The timing of Jesus Christ's resurrection has nothing to do with establishing which day God made holy, and everything to do with whether He is the Messiah.
Orthodoxy in virtually every aspect of life has been discarded, indicating how perverse human nature is in its determination to rebel against God.
We must be careful not to be satisfied with the basic truth that Jesus was resurrected, for if we do, we miss the magnificence and significance of the event.
A scriptural explanation of the time of Christ's death, burial and resurrection, showing that He died on a Wednesday and rose from the dead on the Sabbath.
Galatians 4:9-10 is a favorite crutch of those who claim Christians no longer need to observe God's holy days. However, Paul's meaning is quite different.
New Years, Christmas, Easter, Halloween and birthdays all originate in paganism. Satan entices many into accepting these pagan practices through emotional appeals.
Human tradition and Bible truth regarding the timing of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection do not square. Here is the overwhelming chronological evidence.
Many are guided by a multicultural value system that posits that all values, regardless of their source, are equal and should be tolerated. But God has one way.
Clyde Finklea demonstrates that God's revelation extensively discusses His Sabbaths and Holy Days throughout. God established the weekly Sabbath, sanctifying it on the seventh day of Creation (Genesis 2:2-3); He established His Holy Days (also called His Feasts, or appointed times—the "seasons" denoted by the Hebrew word moed) on the fourth day of Creation by configuring the sun and moon to reflect the coming of these Days (Genesis 1:14-15)—thereby instituting His calendar. God based this calendar on the moon; the new moon indicating the start of each month. God codified His Sabbaths and His Holy Days for modern man (as distinct from those living before the Flood) in Leviticus 23, providing there an outline of His plan of salvation through the annual progression of the appointed times. In Exodus 31, He makes it clear that the weekly Sabbath is the sign identifying His Own people. All the major events in Scripture, including Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac, the Passover, the crossing of the Red Sea, the incarnation of Christ and His sacrifice happened on these moeds—God's appointments with history. Likewise, the Scriptures indicate that we can expect future events of moment—the return of Christ, the cleansing of restored Israel, the Millennium, the second resurrection and the creation of the new heaven and new earth, to take place on these Days appointed from the beginning by the sovereign God.
Redemption is useless to mortal beings without God's gift of eternal life (I Corinthians 15:19), which God made possible through Christ's resurrection.
Neither Christmas or Easter appear in the Feasts of the Lord, but we find plenty of emphasis on the resurrection and ascension of Christ in the Holy Days.
If we do not keep God's holy days, we will deprive ourselves of the knowledge of God's purpose. Jesus and the first century church observed and upheld these days.
Both Lot and Ezekiel were tormented by the abominations, sins, and defilement taking place within their culture, polluted with idolatry and paganism.
Major reinterpretations have significantly distorted the meaning of Passover and Unleavened Bread, blurring the distinction between the two events.
Putting on a spiritual garment of sackcloth in mourning is necessary in humbling ourselves as a part of the process in examining and scrutinizing our lives.
Jesus perfectly fulfilled the Old Testament types, slain as the Passover Lamb, resurrected with the cutting of the wavesheaf, and ascended to His Father at the time of the waving of the sheaf.
Despite the Council of Laodicea's condemnation of the Sabbath, a group of believers termed Paulicians kept God's laws and resisted the heresy from Rome.
We are admonished to internalize the book of Deuteronomy in preparation for our future leadership roles.