It is these types of teaching that reveal if we want truth of status quo. Don't rock the boat Pastor, everything is going fine.
God the Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob established seven feasts for His people. Each of these feasts carry a great significance and are God's calendar and timetable for history and end times events.
However, most within the church are unaware of these seven feasts because they have elected to celebrate the man-made substitutes. Easter is not Passover. It never was nor can it ever be. Easter has nothing to do with the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
However, soon many well meaning Christians will be running around with "happy Easter" and doing all the things that are associated with this man-made celebration.
With just a little bit of study and investigation one will find that our Lord was telling the truth when He said that He needed to be in the grave THREE days and THREE nights. Imagine that, our Lord speaking the truth about His life and death. (Num.23:19 God cannot lie). If I cannot believe the Lord Jesus in His statement of 3 days and 3 nights in the grave, can I believe anything He says? But if I can change the Word of God to fit what I want to do in the 3 days and 3 nights, what keeps me from changing anything in the Word to fit whatever I deem right in my own eyes.
In our worldly wisdom we try to fit three days and three nights from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning as though what our Lord spoke does not matter. In fact, with a little research one would find that our Lord died at 3pm on a Wednesday and raised on a Saturday. I will prove this, not only from the Word of God but by theologians from major respected colleges verifying what I am about to teach.
One would find with a little investigation that the Friday to Sunday celebration was given to us, complete with all the other religious junk of Easter by the Catholic church. Oh, we can explain worshipping Easter as being a great evangelistic day as though the end justifies the means.
Restoration and the Futility of Empty Religious Rituals and Holidays:
Mankind has consistently thought of ways to earn God’s acceptance by his own performance. Men came to think of their spiritual relationship with God only in terms of externals. They thought that just by observing certain rules and regulations, performing certain rituals, keeping certain holidays, and speaking certain words, they could stay in favor with God.
One of the ongoing problems with many Pastors each year is their willingness to bow to the pressures of the congregations and teach what is expected of them about these pagan holidays. Of course the Pastors are pleased with the large number of people who attend church at Christmas and Easter.
The Lord set people straight concerning this misconception in the words of the Prophets. He let them know that He despised their ritualistic worship and empty sacrifices.
Amos 5:21-23 ESV “I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. (22) Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them. (23) Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
He let them know that He despised their mock solemnity. Solemnity is the state or quality of being serious and dignified. A Solemnity of the Church is a principal holy day in the liturgical calendar, usually commemorating an event in the life of Jesus.
I will be posting more giving a time-line of events and Biblical proof that our Lord died on a Wednesday and raised on a Saturday and is connection of the Feast of Passover. What believer, after seriously researching Easter, would ever believe that God would be pleased of us accepting and celebrating our Lord's death and resurrection on a pagan holiday of a false goddess? Look up "the origin of Easter on search engine. I will give history on next study.