(1) I am not at all sure about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin but it was certainly interesting to but its still worth getting the gist of – the bottom line is that its more than ok to use the term “Easter” and we are not worshipping pagan gods when we do so.
(3) If you would like to watch something online, but obviously still relevant regarding the evidence for the resurrection of Christ:
(4) The resources in this week’s Friday Ligonier $5 sale are very well worth considering, found here.
I am praying that this is the most blessed Easter weekend in your life so far!
A lady walked into the Church sanctuary, for all who were within earshot to hear, “the Lord is risen! Happy Easter everyone!” As a new Christian, the joy of the Lord was simply radiant in her face.
All were blessed to hear this greeting. All except one, that is.
A man seated in the congregation, not far from her, got up, turned around and said, “Easter is named after a pagan god Ishtar, and I for one will not bow the knee to satan in worshipping Ishtar today!”
As you might imagine, all the excitement and positive energy in the room quickly evaporated. Brother Scrooge (not his real name) had brought us all down to earth with a heavy thud with his “bah humbug” response.
This brother is not alone. Many believe as he does. Yet does scholarship support his theory. Did the Church borrow the name “Easter” from pagans?
No, not by a long shot! I would point you to this article here by Roger Patterson for the details as to why.
I hope you all had a great Easter!