Christmas

Pagan, Christmas and Easter

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 I have heard it said that you do not believe that Christmas and Easter are pagan holidays. Could you please explain? Messianic Apologetics is a solution-driven ministry. In dealing with controversial subject matters, we try to deal in fair-minded and scholarly terms, demonstrating the testimony of people who have changed for the better spiritually, and not worse. As it relates to the holidays, for example, all too often during Chanukah in the Winter, and Passover in the Spring, we as Messianic Believers can spend too much time focusing on what our Christian brethren are doing in […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

What is the Problem With Easter?

3 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 10 March, 2002 reproduced from the Messianic Spring Holiday Helper It comes every Spring, usually sometime in March or April.[1] You know it because in stores you see the baskets, candy, rabbits, eggs, and the annoying fake grass that goes in those baskets. You see the Cadbury cream egg commercials on television with the rabbits gobbling like chickens. Its name is Easter. Most sincere Christians celebrate the season of Easter not as a time to fawn over rabbits or eat candy, but as a serious time to remember the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus). They commemorate His […]

Easter

Easter

28 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 23 OCTOBER, 2006 Do you celebrate Easter? Easter is a non-Biblical holiday that is not listed among the appointed times that God gave to His people in Leviticus 23. Because Easter is not listed as a holiday that has been ordained by the Lord, we do not celebrate it. The majority in the Messianic movement do not celebrate Easter because it is something that He has not commanded us to do. Many sincere Christians today observe Easter because in their minds they believe they are commemorating the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. We believe that the resurrection of our […]