(Beyond Today – Gary Petty)
When you come to an understanding of Easter’s ancient pre-Christian origins and Jesus’ practice in His life and what He taught His disciples, you realize that He wouldn’t celebrate Easter. He wouldn’t observe a day that really had nothing to do with His death and resurrection and is actually rooted in the worship of pagan gods and goddesses.
Furthermore, you realize that Jesus most definitely did observe the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread, and He taught His disciples to do the same (Luke 22:15-20). Jesus, on the night that He was betrayed, sat down and said, “Do this in remembrance of Me,” in reference to the new Passover ceremony that He instituted at that time. And just as they learned from Jesus and the apostles, the early Christians most definitely did observe the Passover. They also most definitely observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which symbolized sin being removed from their lives and Christ living in them (1 Corinthians 5:6-8).
As they observed these Holy Days, they came to a deeper understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just like the Christians of apostolic times, Christians today can gain a whole new depth of knowledge and understanding by following Jesus’ example.
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