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Christianity and the Great Deception
Rav Sha'ul
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Easter replaced Passover
by Rav Sha'ul


Idol of the Fertility Goddess Ishtar and Her Ishtar Bunny

In my book The Mystery Religion of Babylon I introduced the origin of Easter. The religion created in Babylon by Nimrod and Semiramis where the people had to pay money to come into the temple to sacrifice their babies at the Winter Solstice (December 21st-25th).  Then kill and eat a pig and sacrifice babies and dip eggs in their blood and make the sign of Tammus (cross) on those eggs on “Easter Sunrise Services,” at the spring or Vernal Equinox (March 21st-25th).  A practice continued today: 

Every year on March 25th & December 25th, there would be wild drunken parties and orgies where virgins were impregnated by pagan priests. Since there are 9 months to a pregnancy, and there are also 9 months between March 25th and December 25th, the pagan priests of Ba’al (the Lord) would impregnate these virgins on Ishtar/Easter Sungod Day to commemorate the impregnation of Semiramis (Ishtar/Easter) with Tammuz, and then by December 25th when these infants were newly born, they would then offer up these new born babies on the altar to “Moloch” (Nimrod) on December 25th

Easter celebrated by pagan Babylon

Then a few months later on Ishtar/Easter “Sun-day” they would offer up more infants to the goddess named “Easter” or “Ishtar” the moon goddess Semiramis.  These rituals were continued in Rome and continued today as fundamental to Christianity for a reason (it is the newly repackaged version of The Mystery Religion of Babylon).  The true sons of YHVH keep Passover as Yahusha and YHVH both commanded us.

The Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar, was hung naked on a stake, and was subsequently resurrected and ascended from the underworld. One of the oldest resurrection myths is Egyptian Horus. Born on 25 December, Horus and his damaged eye became symbols of life and rebirth.  In our “Christian Nation” we take pride “In God We Trust” on our currency.  Yet that “god” is not YHVH, the “god” this country was founded on was in fact Horus and the “Eye of Horus” adorns the back of the dollar bill.  Horus is another name for Tammuz the second member of the Babylonian Trinity.  “Jesus” too is just another name for Tammuz/Horus.  “Horus” is what the middle initial of Jesus stands for in “Jesus H. Christ”.

Mithras was born on what we now call Christmas day, and his followers celebrated the spring equinox. Even as late as the 4th century AD, The Cult of Sol Invictus, associated with Mithras, was the last great pagan cult the church had to assimilate. Dionysus was a divine child, resurrected by his grandmother. Dionysus also brought his mother, Semele, back to life.  All these were overcome through Syncretism.  They were simply assimilated into one… Jesus H. Christ.

In an ironic twist, the Cybele cult flourished on today’s Vatican Hill. Cybele’s lover Attis, was born of a virgin, died and was reborn annually. This spring festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday, rising to a crescendo after two days, in rejoicing over the resurrection (Good Friday/Easter Sunday). There was violent conflict on Vatican Hill in the early days of Christianity between the Jesus worshippers and worshippers of other pagan gods who quarreled over whose God was the true, and whose was the imitation. What is interesting to note here is that in the ancient world, wherever you had popular resurrected god myths, Christianity found lots of converts. So, eventually Christianity came to an accommodation with the pagan Spring pagan festival. Although we see no celebration of Easter in the New Testament, early church fathers celebrated it, and today many churches are offering “sunrise services” at Easter – an obvious pagan solar celebration. The date of Easter is not fixed, but instead is governed by the phases of the moon – (The pagan roots of Easter, Heather McDougall, guardian.co.uk, 3 April 2010)


Council of Nicaea attempts to standardize Easter

It was the Council of Nicaea, where the Roman Catholic Christian Church emerged full blown pagan (and where Protestant Churches derive all their basic pagan doctrines).  It was at this abominable council the foundation of every Christian’s belief (Nicean Creed) and many abominations originated.  In that council, the Passover was changed to Easter/Ishtar.  Most notably, the true sacrifice of the Lamb was changed to the most abominable sacrifice of all… the pig.

In 325 A.D., the First Council of Nicaea came to a decision that the Church as a whole should use a unified system, which was the Roman one already in existence not The Hebrew scriptures.  We already now that every “bishop” was a pagan priest who worshipped many gods and that their “canons” were nothing more than meaningless rambles, fables, and legends of pagan gods.  We see below that all these pagan religions ALREADY observed Easter.  To standardize “God’s most holy day” they chose the pagan celebration of Easter of the commandments of Yahusha and YHVH regarding Passover:

The Catholic Epiphanius wrote in the mid-4th Century, "...the emperor...convened a council of 318 bishops...in the city of Nicea...They passed certain ecclesiastical canons at the council besides, and at the same time decreed in regard to the Passover that there must be one unanimous concord on the celebration of God's holy and supremely excellent day. For it was variously observed by people..." Epiphanius. The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Books II and III (Sects 47-80), De Fide). Section VI, Verses 1,1 and 1,3. Translated by Frank Williams. EJ Brill, New York, 1994, pp.471-472).

A Sunday date was selected for Sol Invictus, instead of Nisan 14 established by YHVH (which can fall on any day of the week).  The pagan Greeks did in fact receive “another Messiah” other than the Jewish Messiah Yahusha as they so plainly state as the “spirit of the anti-messiah” grew ever stronger.  They received yet “another way” from their “savior” than THE WAY exampled by Yahusha.  They literally changed the proper sacrifice of The Passover Lamb of YHVH (Yahusha) for a pagan “most holy day” of the abominable pig sacrifice of Ishtar, they named “Jesus” or “Earthly Pig”.  Truly “they” the Christian Church has nothing in common with the Jewish Messiah Yahusha:  Below is a direct quote attributed to the Roman Emperor Constantine AFTER he created Christianity… in a continued effort to blame the execution of Yahusha on “the Jews” when Yahusha was executed by ROMAN DECREE!

Eusebius' Life of Constantine, Book 3 chapter 18 records Constantine the Great as writing: "... it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul. ... Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way."

That is exactly right; a “different way” is represented by “Jesus” than is taught by Yahusha in The Bible.  We have received “another messiah and another way” in Christianity.  The Apostle Paul dealt with this constantly taking the Hebrew Truth to pagan Greeks:

2 Corinthians 11:4

4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Messiah other than the Messiah we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

Yes it appears Paul is right above, we put up with just about every abomination and then take a firm stand AGAINST the commandments of YHVH and example Yahusha set with his life. 

Next we see clear historical evidence that the pagan sun worshipping “Pontifex Maximus” or High Priest of the sungod Apollo called together other pagan priests called “Bishops” at the Council of Nicaea.  There they declared the “Jews” part of the greater Israel chosen by YHVH to receive His Law, Ordained Times, Calendar, Sabbaths, and Messiah as “adversaries”.  We see the “spirit of the anti-messiah” or Spirit of the Antichrist began to prosper among men.  Calling the very Righteousness of YHVH defined in His Law/Feasts/Sabbaths the “evil way”.  They “Rome” turned the tables on humanity and blamed the execution which was at the hands of ROME on the Jews alone (the Jews had no power to execute they were under Roman rule):

Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History 1.9 records The Epistle of the Emperor Constantine, concerning the matters transacted at the Council, addressed to those Bishops who were not present: “It was, in the first place, declared improper to follow the custom of the Jews in the celebration of this holy festival, because, their hands having been stained with crime, the minds of these wretched men are necessarily blinded. … Let us, then, have nothing in common with the Jews, who are our adversaries. … avoiding all contact with that evil way. … who, after having compassed the death of the Lord, being out of their minds, are guided not by sound reason, but by an unrestrained passion, wherever their innate madness carries them. … a people so utterly depraved. … Therefore, this irregularity must be corrected, in order that we may no more have any thing in common with those parricides and the murderers of our Lord. … no single point in common with the perjury of the Jews.”

The Christian Church admits to this abomination of changing Passover to Easter/Ishtar Sungod day.  Literally rewriting the ordinance of YHVH that Passover is an eternal ordinance changing it to Passover.

Rome’s worship of the Babylonian Semiramis/Ishtar and Sungod Baal/Nimrod triumphed over YHVH’s Law and the Truth became a heresy and the Lie became LAW.  Instead of the 14th of Nisan as commanded by YHVH, the “most holy day” of the Christian Church was set to the first Sungod Day service after the first vernal full moon… the exact same day set by the Babylonian Queen Semiramis called Ishtar Day or Easter in celebration of the death and supposed resurrection of Tammuz now called “Jesus”.  Openly admitting the “reason” was opposition to Judaism which was nothing more than the defined Spirit of the Antichrist defined in Daniel as “changing the ordained times and laws of YHVH”.  The Christian Church fulfilled this prophecy in detail.  The Passover of YHVH actually became heresy to the false Church of Rome and all Protestant Churches in the name of their god “Jesus”:

Philip Schaff's History of the Christian Church, volume 3, section 79, The Time of the Easter Festival states: "The feast of the resurrection was thenceforth required to be celebrated everywhere on a Sunday, and never on the day of the Jewish passover, but always after the fourteenth of Nisan, on the Sunday after the first vernal full moon. The leading motive for this regulation was opposition to Judaism, which had dishonored the passover by the crucifixion of the Lord. ... At Nicaea, therefore, the Roman and Alexandrian usage with respect to Easter triumphed, and the Judaizing practice of the Quartodecimanians, who always celebrated Passover on the fourteenth of Nisan, became thenceforth a heresy. Yet that practice continued in many parts of the East, and in the time of Epiphanius, about a.d. 400, there were many, Quartodecimanians, who, as he says, were orthodox, indeed, in doctrine, but in ritual were addicted to Jewish fables, and built upon the principle: “Cursed is every one who does not keep his passover on the fourteenth of Nisan.”

What they referred to above as a “Jewish Fable” is in reality a curse from The Creator:

Deuteronomy 27:26

"Cursed is the man who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out."

Notice that above it is ADMITTED that Yahusha was sacrificed on Passover and the very festival pointing to the Messiah’s role, the very one he kept on “the last supper” is now declared a “heresy”… That is why YOU a Christian do not keep Passover.  The Book of Acts and in fact the entire Bible has NO REFERENCE to Easter at all.  Yahusha never celebrated Easter, YHVH never commanded Easter worship, not one of the men in the Bible celebrated Easter, the disciples after Yahusha’s death never celebrated Easter.  They all to a man celebrated Passover.

We see below, that there were many who strongly objected to this move, and as a result were excommunicated from the pagan Christian Church.  Notice, that even at that time, it was well known that Yahusha was crucified NOT on "good Friday", but on the TRUE Passover.  Apollinaris, later recognized as a "Saint", clearly stated the fact below:

Pope Victor I excommunicates the Quartodecimans

However, one of Anicetus' successors, Victor I, excommunicated the Quartodecimans of Asia (then apparently led by Polycrates of Ephesus) for not adhering to the Easter practices of the majority of Christians. Despite this schism, several Quartodecimans who died prior to the excommunication under Victor I, including Melito of Sardis and Polycarp, are recognized as Saints by both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches even though they kept Passover.

Another recognized Catholic saint, Apollinaris, wrote admitting the Messiah fulfilled Passover ON Passover not Good Friday:

"There are, then, some who through ignorance raise disputes about these things (though their conduct is pardonable: for ignorance is no subject for blame -- it rather needs further instruction...)...The fourteenth day (of Nisan on the Jewish Calendar)

9, the true Passover of the Lord; the great sacrifice, the Son of God instead of the lamb, who was bound, who bound the strong, and who was judged, though Judge of living and dead, and who was delivered into the hands of sinners to be crucified, who was lifted up on the horns of the unicorn, and who was pierced in His holy side, who poured forth from His side the two purifying elements, water and blood, word and spirit, and who was buried on the day of the Passover, the stone being placed upon the tomb" (Apollinaris Claudius, From the Book Concerning Passover, Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson, Excerpted from Volume I of The Ante-Nicene Fathers).

I will expound on this blasphemous move by the Christian Church to replace the Passover Lamb with the Easter pig later in this book series.  Proving that Easter is the abominable sacrifice that causes the Passover Lamb sacrifice to cease destroying the alter and temple of God.  The elevating of a man above YHVH as god, worshipping that created by YHVH above YHVH as god in your heart.  Better known as “accepting Jesus H. Christ into your heart” and putting your faith in (eating a ham) the Easter Pig of Ishtar.  I will prove that Easter is the Abomination of Desolation.

Summary of Easter Origins

"Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah's son named Ham. Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis.Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod."

After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King. The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Acadian Calneh, in the land of Shinar." Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.

Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River as she emerged as the moon fertility goddess Ishtar.

This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.

Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten.

Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "X" in front of their hearts as they worshipped.   Today this is called “The Sign of the Cross” made over the heart of Christians as we read from the Catholic Encyclopedia


The cross was originally traced by Christians with the thumb or finger on their own foreheads. This practice is attested by numberless allusions in Patristic literature, and it was clearly associated in idea with certain references in Scripture, notably Ezekiel 9:4 (of the mark of the letter tau)

We know The Mark of YHVH is His Name not the Tau or X as taught by Christianity.  The Tau or X is the mark of Tammuz!  They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" for “the Tau” the mark of Tammuz on the top.  

We know them today as “hotcross buns” we bake and eat on “Ishtar SungodDay” i.e. Easter Sunday.

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs.  The “Ishtar Eggs” were died in the blood of babies sacrificed to Tammuz with the “cross of Tammuz” emblazoned on them as the children would “hunt” the eggs in the likeness of Tammuz and Nimrod the mighty hunters.

Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Isthar’s Sunday.   At this point we begin to “see” what exact abominable “beast” replaced the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb.  It was then and is still now, the Easter Pig of Ishtar!

Next: The Sabbath changed to Dias Solis


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