An Easter Challenge


Before I post the Easter Challenge, I wanted to let you know that I did a guest post about our 2011 Passover Celebration over at Tribal Mama .   Emily will be featuring various ladies this month, so check it out ~ it should be very interesting and beneficial! =)

Now for the challenge:

I also asked my children this question today. 

Part One: Where in Scripture are we either commanded to celebrate the Resurrection or even where there is a clear example of the believers celebrating the Resurrection ~ without reading anything into the passage.  If you find this, please come back here and post it in the comments.

Part Two: If this practice of celebrating the Resurrection did not originate in Scripture, does anyone know when it started and who started it?  Again, post your answer in the comments, but please have solid evidence to back it up.

This is a great opportunity to dig through Scripture and learn some Church History!

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4 thoughts on “An Easter Challenge

  1. torahgirl says:

    ooh, great question, Kare! I’m going to post this link on my blog – what a good way to put the Easter celebration in perspective for many Christians!

    =)

  2. Sarah says:

    To my knowledge, Easter was started as a Pegan holiday to celebrate the sun-god, RE. (He has other names depending on what society you lived in). RE was a real human, who went hunting in the spring and never returned. His mother, Tamar, (Nimrod’s wife in genesis) said he was a “god” and would one day return. (I was told this is what made the people decide to build a tower to heaven… to find him). The evergreen tree was decorated in winter to give hope to the people that he would return (and that he would never die), and the eggs were painted and hunted, as a symbol of looking and someday finding RE. It’s interesting, because if you read what Nimrod did in Genesis he was not a great guy. He started Sodom and Gomorrah, created the Tower of Babel… Any way, from my assumption the new Christians had a hard time leaving their holidays and found ways to make them “holy” like some people do with Halloween. Neither Christmas or Easter is mentioned as a time of Celebration for us.

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