March 26, 2023, 11:12 AM

โœ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–Christian friend, please don't intermingle the gospel of God with bunnies, eggs, pagan celebrations or observations which have nothing to do with Christ this year. Teach your children the truth. Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh who died for the sins of the whole world, He was buried & rose from the dead the 3rd day. Rome's easter has no connection with God's Son. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

โ˜†from the Saxon goddess Eostre- ATSD

โ˜†originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover- Easton

The English word comes from the Anglo-Saxon Eastre or Estera, a Teutonic goddess to whom sacrifice was offered in April, so the name was transferred to the paschal feast- ISBE

โ˜†Easter is a word of Saxon origin, and imports a goddess of the east. This goddess was Astarte, in honour of whom sacrifices were annually offered about the passover time of the year, the spring; and hence the Saxon name "aeaster" became attached by association of ideas to the Christian festival of the resurrection.- Watson

ASHTORETH, PLURAL ASH'TAROTH

Called by the Greeks Astarte, was a goddess of the Phoenicians, 2Ki 23:13, whose worship was also introduced among the Israelites and Philistines, 1Ki 11:5,33; 1Sa 7:3; 31:10. She is commonly named in connection with Baal, Jg 2:13; 10:6; 1Sa 7:4; 12:10. Another Hebrew name for the same goddess is Aherah, the happy, the fortunate; or more simply, fortune. This last name is commonly rendered in the English version "grove;" but eminent Hebrew scholars think this meaning is unsupported either by the etymology or the context. Both these Hebrew names of Astarte, when used in the plural, often signify images or statues of Astarte; which are said to be set up, broken down, destroyed, etc. In connection with the worship of Atari there was much of dissolute licentiousness; and the public prostitutes of both sexes were regarded as consecrated to her. See 2Ki 23:7. Compare Le 19:29; De 23:18.

As Baal or Bel denotes, in the astrological mythology of the East, the male star of fortune, the planet Jupiter; so Ashtoreth signifies the female star of fortune, the planet Venus. As to the opinion that Baal designates the sun, and Ashtoreth the moon, see under BAAL. Compare Jer 7:18; 11:13; 44:17-18; Eze 16.- ATSD

โ˜†Easton's Bible Dictionary

Ashtoreth

the moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity (Jg 10:6; 1Sa 7:4; 12:10). These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer 44:17; 1Ki 11:5,33; 2Ki 23:13). There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1Sa 31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1Ki 11:33). Jezebel's 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1Ki 18:19). It was called the "queen of heaven" (Jer 44:25).

Our "star," Greek " aster," Latin stella, is akin. Her worship was most licentious and abominable; closely connected with that of (See ASHERAH, "THE GROVE". Ashtoreh is the goddess, asherah "the grove," the image or the symbol of the goddess, of wood; asher, yashar, "to be straight," a straight stem of a tree living, or fixed upright (1Ki 18:19; 2Ki 21:7; 23:6,13-15; Jg 6:25,30). The "bringing out the asherah from the house of the Lord," and the "cutting down," suit such a symbol, not a grace in our sense. The active and passive powers of nature, generative and receptive, suggested the male and female deities, Baal and Ashtoreh. The ewes of a flock were called Ashteroth on this principle, propagating the flock (De 7:13).- Fausset's Bible Dictionary

โ˜†Eggs are an obvious and archetypal symbol of fertility and new life. Hens generally increase their laying in Spring, leading to an even firmer connection of the egg with the resurgence of life in the world.

Romans sacrificed eggs to Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. And eggs featured in various creation stories in ancient Egyptian, Hinduism, and Finnish mythologies. All of this makes it no surprise that the symbolism of the egg would attach itself to the Vernal Equinox and, by extension, to the later Easter holiday.- Morris H. Lary, "Eostre: The Mystery Goddess Who Gave Easter its Name.

Point โ“๏ธChristian friend, please don't intermingle the cross of Christ with the devils eggs. In love- Brother Carlos ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™