If you were to explore many of the traditions of Easter, you would have trouble linking them to the death and resurrection of Christ – for example, what does an Easter egg have to do the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Where does the word “Easter” even come from? In fact, Easter originally had nothing to do with the death and resurrection of Christ and was a pagan festival that was hijacked by the early church and “Christianized”. The important question that remains is whether or not Christians should observe such a festival today? The article addresses this in a well balanced way – Should Christians celebrate Easter?
Pastor Jeff points out:
He then concludes that:
The NT teaches that Jesus Christ was our Passover Lamb – the events surrounding the days leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus precisely demonstrate that He fulfilled this feast to every detail.
In fact, the Bible contains no instruction to commemorate either the birth or the resurrection of Christ with new yearly festivals (and certainly not existing pagan festivals). What Jesus did instruct was that we should observe Communion as a solemn reminder of His sacrifice for us and this is an appropriate Biblical way to commemorate His death and resurrection. In addition, the Lord has provided Biblical feasts and convocations that provide the perfect calendar of events for us to celebrate these events if we wish to do so. Read about these – The Biblical Feasts and Jesus Christ.