Thursday, March 10, 2016

Promote Jesus on Resurrection Weekend

As we get closer to what is commonly called Easter, Christians come under attack for supposedly celebrating a pagan fertility Goddess named "Eostre."

An English monk named Venerable Bede made a comment in his writings about this goddess, which has very little evidence of existing according to Professor Ronald Hutton (Historian of British paganism and occultism).  Hutton says "Eostre" was not known beyond Bede's statement.  Moreover, there is no evidence for any festival in the British Isles in March or April celebrating a goddess named "Eostre."

Professor Hutton suggest that the word Easter simply means the month of opening, which is consistent with both the Saxon and Latan months related to spring, the season when the buds open.


Christian's you will find several views on this issue.  Especially people telling us to withdraw from doing anything that weekend.

Focus on the main issue.  The issue is not a rabbit or eggs, or some so-called fertility goddess.  The main issue is Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world, He was buried, and He rose again from the dead.  Putting one's faith in Jesus and what He did gives us a personal relationship with the Living God.

Christian's, whatever you call the resurrection weekend, "keep the main thing the main thing."

Focus on getting the greatest love story known to humanity out to as many people as possible (pull all the plugs, give your very best), so that people will come to know Jesus (John 3:16).

God Bless,

Pastor Brian Kennedy, Sr.

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