Will the Date for Easter Be Changed?

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  1. Zenas

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    If they do this will Protestant America follow along?

    What day will Wal-Mart recognize as Easter?
     
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    Well, for one, the date ALWAYS changes!!

    The calendar back then in Kosher areas was/is a lunar (of the moon), hence our so-called solar (of the sun) calendar will always reflect a different date(s).

    A more basic question, IMHO, is where exactly does one find the term "Easter" in Holy Writ?

    Yes, I do know that the inspired, infallible, "Authorized" 1611 (& subsequent revisions[!?]) one reads the word "Easter" in the latter part of Acts 12:4. BUT, in spite of the rants of St. Peter Ruckman and his disciples, etc., one is hard pressed to PROVE that "Easter" is the 110+% correct rendering of that passage when the Holy Spirit moved Bro. Luke to pen that portion of God's Word.

    (Yeah, I know, let the attacks on the above [in Christian love and concern, of course] begin!! :thumbsup: :type: :BangHead:)
     
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    The word pascha occurs 29 times in the NT. Only once the KJV translates this as "Easter". The other 28 times the KJV says " the passover ". Another example of the KJV in error in regards to Acts 12:4.
     
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    Regarding the date of Easter. I would like to see Christians going back to observing like Polycarp did. Where the date is reckoned by the moon cycle. Regardless of the day. If Polycarp did it this way, good chance the apostle John did it this way.
     
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    SO...................Why then did Scottish-born King Jimmy I "Authorize" this blatant error???

    I guess he was too busy with other more pressing issues (like reading his Apocrypha {in Gothic fonts, of course}) one finds in the 1611 edition!! :laugh:

    Should one take the time to actually read why the first of the Stuart monarchs probably "Authorized" the KJV, you'd find out some interesting things.
     
  6. Zenas

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    Yes, it always changes but the methodology for the year to year changes would also change. So if the Julian calendar called for Easter to be on March 31 and the Gregorian calendar called for April 7, which one would you recognize as the "real Easter."

    Yes, I know it's not in the Bible but neither is Christmas (Christ Mass), the name of which doesn't seem to bother purists nearly as much.
     
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    Personally, I don't "observe" either one.

    I'm a 68 YO never married, have no kids, aren't "Called to Preach," severely handicapped person, etc.

    I've been called worse than "The Grinch," etc., on these supposed "Holidays" ("Holy Days").

    If anyone else on God's terra firma wants to observe these "Holy Days," that's OK with me too.

    I've got more important things to do than launch a anti-Xmas or anti-Easter ("Astarte") crusade(s). :thumbs:
     
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    the first full Moon after the New Moon that happens after the spring equinox is Passover. It would be the 14th day of that lunar month. Christ was crucified at twilight on Passover.

    Easter is simply the Sunday that follows that full moon, so then variable.

    A day to celebrate the resurrection of Christ -- once a year as we do the birth of Christ once a year with a bit less accuracy.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     

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