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Easter or Pascha?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Salamander, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Salamander

    Salamander New Member

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    I understand the MV proponents "arguement" that the word is translated as The Passover, that in and of itsself is a translational issue. This is not, that is why it appears here in the study and theology forum. The proceeding is from Smtih's revised 1999:
    When it comes to doctrinal issues, I firmly believe our Bible is to reflect it in its wordings.


    Yes, everyday is a celebration of the death burial and resurrection, but the arguemnt stands justified in replacement of otherwise glory stealing observances of other religions and such.

    My son was saved on Easter morning. It is a matter of who has precedence in the recognition of a day rather than just observing a day. The quotation has helped confirm what I believe, what about you?:godisgood:
     
  2. Beth

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    conscience issue

    This is a conscience issue. It would be sin for you to use the word "Easter" if, for you, this is tied up to the pagan origins, and you believe in some way you are venerating this mythical goddess. For others, who do not even consider that they are celebrating anything other than the joyful resurrection of Christ, it would not be sin.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Member
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    I'll use Easter. I'm delivering it from its pagan corruptions and using it in its true sense! :godisgood:
     
  4. Salamander

    Salamander New Member

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    WOW! and not even one disrespectful post concerning this and everyone agrees!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    The Bible says Pascha, which always means Passover. Growing up Jewish, even using the pagan English word "Easter" is offensive So my choice is to transliterate the Greek/Hebrew Pascha rather than use that word.

    To each his own . .
     
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    Marcia Active Member

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    I prefer Pascha, since as Dr. Bob says, that is the Biblical word. But I say Easter as I am not sure anyone would understand me otherwise.

    Or we can say "Resurrection Day." :jesus:
     
  7. Beth

    Beth New Member

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    interesting point

    Last year, while witnessing to a young Jewish woman, she had a hard time with that term also....the term "Easter" seemed too far from her Jewish understanding of the Holy Days. When I explained Christ in terms of fulfilling the spring days of Passover, Feast of Firstfruits and Feast of Weeks, she was much more interested in continuing the discussion with me....she hasn't accepted Christ as Savior yet, though. Her name is Rebecca, in case you want to keep her in your prayers.

    Beth
     
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