The observance of Easter

Have you ever thought about it? Was Easter celebrated in the churches of New Testament times? For a brief discussion of the historical information, read an article that I have posted here at the Biblical Studies Info Page.

3 responses to “The observance of Easter

  1. I thing the teaching of Paul in Romans 14 applies to this. Note especially verses 5 and 6: “5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
    6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.” (Romans 14:5-6 ESV)

  2. I read your article, and I agree we as Christians are not obligated to celebrate Easter, and it is wrong to bind it on anyone. But is it actively wrong, sinful, to focus on one aspect of Christ’s life – his birth, his death and resurrection – on a particular day as a matter of emphasis? Not binding it on anyone, and not neglecting to honor him every day for his life and death. Just setting aside a time for extra contemplation of certain things? I’m curious to know your thoughts on that.

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