Tag Archives: passover

Easter is Passover, not Resurrection Sunday

The only annual feast that the apostles’ churches kept, as far as I can tell, is Passover. Over time, that has become Easter. I won’t concern myself with how it got to be Easter, whether there were pagan origins, etc. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian History News in Focus, History, Modern Doctrines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

This Shall Please the Lord More Than Sacrifice

I heard the title line in a song this more. “This shall please the Lord more than sacrifice.” What will please the Lord more than sacrifice? I knew the song was taken almost directly from Scripture, so I googled those … Continue reading

Posted in History, Modern Doctrines, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Easter or Resurrection Day? … Or Neither?

It doesn’t take much insight to realize that colored eggs and the Easter bunny have nothing to do with the original reason for “Easter.” It takes a little research to find out that the word Easter comes from the name … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Sunday and the Resurrection of Jesus

Today is Sunday. To the early Christians every Sunday was a celebration of the resurrection. On Sunday they would not kneel, and prayers were said with hands raised, which was the position of the cross to the early Christians. (Different … Continue reading

Posted in Gospel, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Easter, Passover, Resurrection Day? What Is It?

I have read dozens of articles and sections of books that talk about the pagan origins of Easter. What about the Christian origins? From the very earliest times, the apostles’ churches celebrated the Passover each year. We know that there … Continue reading

Posted in History, Modern Doctrines | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Polycarp, Anicetus, Popes, Tradition, the Passover, and Easter

From great to small, Christians were known for their bravery. Not just men, but women and children scorned the punishment of Roman persecutors, passing judgment on their judges by their joy in facing death, and knowing that every drop of blood they shed was seed. “The more often you mow us down, the more of us there are,” they would boast. Continue reading

Posted in Church, History, Unity | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roman Catholics, Quote Mining, and Honesty

I debated whether Roman Catholicism was really a topic that fits this blog. I thought some about the name of the blog. It is “The Rest of the Old, Old Story.” This post definitely fits the blog title because I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Church, History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment