By J. R. Terrier
Easter is an annual celebration observed throughout the Christian world.
However, there are absolutely no verses in the Bible that authorize or
endorse the keeping of this tradition. Further – the Bible does not mention
anything about Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, or even Lent!
The author includes convincing evidence to show that these very items
were parts of the pagan rituals of the Mystery Religion of ancient Babylon.
Where did the tradition of celebrating Easter originate? The author
exposes the hidden accounts of the original Easter festival which was
initiated several thousand years ago - many years before the birth, death,
and resurrection of Jesus.
Easter has its origins in the world of the occult. The Occult / Satanic
calender is comprised of four periods of 13 weeks each. Occultists believe
that numbers contain inherent power, and many base their lives on
numerology. Numerology is also a key component of astrology – another
system occultists follow closely. Thus the occult calendar is divided into 4
parts of 13 weeks each. Note that 13 x 4 = 52 weeks – our year!
In the occult system, the number 6 = man, the number 7 = divine
perfection or god, and the number 13 = rebellion against authority and
depravity. So, in the occult or satanic world, the number 13 represents the
state of man’s having reached divine perfection, self-achieved perfection,
According to 8th century scholar St. Bede (also known as the Venerable
Bede / Bede, the Venerable), the name Easter is derived from the
Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre" - both of
whom were goddesses of mythology and were identified with spring and
fertility. Festivals for these goddesses were celebrated on the first day of
the vernal equinox – March 21. Important parts of these pagan celebrations
included the rabbit, colored eggs, and gifts – all of which represented
Easter is steeped in the Mysteries of ancient Babylon – an evil and
idolatrous system invented by and promoted by Satan – the father of lies!
(John 8:44, II Corinthians 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8) Ishtar – the Babylonian
goddess – is the one for whom Easter is named. Ishtar is but another name
for Semiramis – the wife of Nimrod. Semiramis and Nimrod instituted the
building of the tower of Babel and are the co-founders of all the counterfeit
religions that have ever existed.
This post-Flood festival was part of the false religion Mystery Babylon and
was started by Nimrod and his wife Semiramis (also known as Ishtar).
They not only instituted the building of the Tower of Babel , they also
established themselves as god and goddess to be worshipped by the people
of Babylon . They are the co-founders of all the counterfeit religions that
have ever existed.
Nimrod was worshipped as the Sun God. He was worshipped in numerous
cultures and countries under a variety of names: Samas, Attis, Uti,
Merodach/Marduk, Ninus, Bel/Baal, Moloch, Tammuz - the list is virtually
The name Easter actually comes from Ishtar / Easter who was worshipped
as the moon goddess, the goddess of spring and fertility, and the Queen of
Heaven. She is known by so many other names in other countries and
cultures that she is often referred to as the goddess of one thousand
names. Millions of people are unknowingly worshipping and praying to this
pagan goddess today. What is her present-day name?
The Babylonians celebrated the day of Ishtar / Easter as the return of the
goddess of Spring – the re-birth or reincarnation of Nature and the goddess
of Nature. Babylonian legend says that each year a huge egg would fall
from heaven and would land in the area around the Euphrates River. In
her yearly re-birth, Ishtar would break out of this egg and if any of those
celebrating this occasion happened to find her egg, Ishtar would bestow a
special blessing on that person. Does this explain the origin of our modern-
day tradition of Easter eggs and baskets and Easter egg hunts?
Other pagan rites that were connected with this celebration and which are
part of our modern Easter tradition are Easter offerings to the Queen of
Heaven (consisting of freshly cut flowers, hot buns decorated with crosses,
and star-shaped cakes); new clothes to celebrate this festival (The pagan
priests wore new clothes or robes and the Vestal Virgins wore new white
dresses or robes and bonnets on their heads.); and sunrise services (to
symbolically hasten the yearly arrival of Ishtar’s egg from heaven - the re-
incarnation of the spring goddess). Do we still worship Ishtar today? A re
we making a fatal mistake in following this tradition?
From Babylon , this diabolical mystery religion spread to Egypt, Asia,
Europe, North and South America, all over the world, and eventually was
incorporated into mainstream Christian religion.
Several reference sources tell us the word Easter was derived from Eastre –
Teutonic goddess of Spring. In reality, the origin of the name (and the
goddess) is much older and has its real roots in the story of the Tower of
Babel, built after the flood of Genesis 6. Noah and his family and the
animals on the ark were the only ones who survived the flood. Noah’s
grandson was Nimrod (the son of Cush who was the son of Ham - Noah’s
son - Gen 10:8-10). Nimrod built and organized major cities among which
were Babel, Asshur, Nineveh, and Calah. He is mentioned in Jewish
tradition as being a tyrant who made all of the people rebel against God. It
is evident that Nimrod was the lead priest of a form of occult worship.
It was at Nimrod’s city of Babel that a towering structure was built in
defiance of and in rebellion toward God – and as part of this false religion.
(www.towerofbabel.com) shows an artist’s rendition of what the tower
looked like.) Archeological evidence notes that the tower was quite
splendid and was a pyramid-shaped structure or ziggurat.
In Genesis 11 we read that “....the whole earth was of one language and of
one accent and mode of expression....” (v1 Amplified). Further, most of
the population that existed then was located in the area (the plains of Shinar
– modern day Iraq) and most people participated in this false religion. This
was the first concept of a one-world government and a one-world religion.
God confused their language and scattered the people. As many of the
people moved away from the plains of Shinar / Babylon, they took their
new languages with them - the beginning of the world’s many languages.
Many of them also carried their evil Sun-God religion with them and they
continued to worship the stars and practice the ungodly rituals of their
pagan religion. Some even continued to build pyramids reminiscent of the
tower of Babel.
What about the timing of our Easter tradition? Jesus told the scribes and
Pharisees that when He died, He would be in the “heart of the earth” for
three days and three nights (72 hours) before He arose. Our traditional
Good Friday to Sunday celebration however only accounts for Jesus’ being
in the heart of the earth for two nights and one day. Were the facts of
Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection purposely distorted? Learn who is not
telling the truth -- and why!
The author has investigated credible and reliable ancient sources to uncover
the real origins not only of our Easter tradition, but also the real origins of
Christian symbols such as the cross and the church building. Was Jesus
nailed to a cross or a tree? Is the true church a physical building -- or is it
something much more?
There are absolutely no verses anywhere in the Bible that authorize or
endorse the keeping of an Easter celebration. Further, the Bible says
nothing about the practice of observing Lent, dying Easter eggs, having
Easter egg hunts, baskets of candy, bonnets – and so on. Easter has long
been known to be a pagan festival. America’s founders knew this. In the
children’s book Easter Parade: Welcome Sweet Spring Time (pp 4-5) Steve
Englehaty states: “When the puritans came to North America, they
regarded the celebration of Easter – and the celebration of Christmas with
suspicion. They knew that pagans had celebrated the return of spring long
before Christians celebrated Easter. .... For the first 200 years of European
life in North America, only a few states - mostly in the South - paid much
attention to Easter. Not until after the Civil War did Americans begin
celebrating this holiday.... Easter first became an American tradition in the
1870’s.... The original 13 colonies of America began as a Christian nation,
with the cry of ‘No king but King Jesus’. The nation did not observe
Easter within an entire century of its founding.”
The central theme of the Bible is that Jesus Christ was to come (Old
Testament) and did come (New Testament) to die for mankind’s sins and
to offer redemption to a world separated (by sin) from God. However,
Satan, “the god of this world” (II Cor. 4:4) seeks to counterfeit every
aspect of God’s plan and he “deceives the whole world.” (Rev 12:9). And
as the great deceiver, Satan has always attempted to devise a counterfeit
Savior. Then, who is the real “savior” that is being celebrated in the Easter
Sunday tradition? Is it the Jesus of the Bible – or another god?
Most people accept traditions as fact because they have been part of our
culture for so long. This, however, does not mean these traditions are
based on Biblical truth. The Easter tradition has been incorporated into
Christian churches, but this does not make it Christian! If Easter is not a
true Christian celebration, what is it?