This will be just a real short post on my take on the whole Easter as Ishtar thing. Often it’s this time a year that we hear people talk about how Easter is not the day Jesus rose from the dead. I get that. I understand that egg hunts, rabbits, and breakfast ham all come from a pagan mystery religion which started back in the days of Nimrod and has been retold in Egyptian and Babylonian mythology. I understand that Easter is actually from the word Ishtar, the moon goddess. I totally understand that this holiday is a paganized merge of truth and commercial interests. But my position on this particular holiday is firm.
I want to remind everyone of a couple important things about this weekend. It’s the day people all across the country and the world remember that Jesus rose from the dead. So I take these facts about the origin of the day with a grain of salt. On one hand, yes it’s troubling that what we celebrate has to do with essentially, Satanic worship. On the other hand, it’s a time when people who seldom or never come to church, do. The reality is, a believer should celebrate the birth, death, and resurrection of Yeshua each and everyday of the year. They should not be exclusive to Christmas or Easter. So as people who understand the origins of this holiday, we should use this opportnity to speak truth into the lives of people who may not know Him. This has been my position for the last couple years, and I stand by it.
Let’s remember Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”