“As for Easter, it is mentioned in Acts 12:4 KJV (the people that don’t read the KJV will disagree with this, but one thing is for sure and that is this is one of the oldest Bibles and from that long ago, people were evidently celebrating Easter), but again this was the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.”
The word “easter” in Acts 12:4 was translated from the greek word Paschal which means Passover.
Why the word Paschal was translated as “Easter” in this verse and not as “Passover” like it is in the several hundred other occurances in the bible is beyond me.
The time of the year was the “Passover”, which is the time that Jesus died, was burried, and rose again.
If you want to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on a more accurate date, then look up when the Passover really is and then count two (2) days past it; that is the true anniversary of the resurrection of Christ.
And just as a side note:
Where in the bible does it tell the reader to only eat fish for the 40 day period, commonly called “Lent”, which precedes Easter?
And where in the bible is “Lent”?
This is what my bible says to me:
1 Timothy 4:1-3 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
(v.2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
(v.3) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”
Something to ponder.