The moon decides date for Easter

Did Jesus die on the Cross within the month of March, or in April? The Pope has decided that the Moon will decide the correct day.

Every dog has its day. Also those who let the Moon decides when and what shall be worshiped.

Have you ever been puzzled by why man changes the dates of when man shall mark the day Jesus died on the cross?

The truth is that the Church Council in Nicea in 325 A.D decided that the Church should follow the pagan lunar calendar.

The Church made the Jewish passover into “Easter”, which is basically a pagan holiday to honor the goddess of fertility Ishtar.

“Easter eggs” or more correctly “Ishtar eggs” has absolutely nothing to do with faith in the Messiah.

The Bible follows the Jewish calendar, with a different lunar code than the one used by the Vatican. That is why the Jewish festival of Passover does not take place during “Easter”, but might do so once in a while.

The Jewish calendar has a shortfall of 11 days, compared to a solar year.  So Jewish festivals also rotate in a confusing manner. All Jews who tries to pin point the exact day of Biblical events do have a solid problem. Because the moon it self has irregular orbits.

Jesus knew that man have made a mess out of the measuring of time. The Messiah plainly told us that in an eternal perspective, special attention to the exact correct time of any event, only produce speculations around religious rituals. Like the foolish calculations of the day of His second coming.

Jesus has fulfilled the Law. He is the only justification we have. We are saved by mercy and grace alone, and can not gain, win or purchase any justification by obeying any Law, or observance of any calendar event.

Please let every day be a “Jesus day”, where you obey Him.

First published March 26, 2011.

Written by Ivar

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26 thoughts on “The moon decides date for Easter

  1. Thank you for your very informative web site and many e-mails. However I suggest that you research into the knowledge of the history of the calendar’s of planet earths history. Your comments about the moon are not quite accurate as compared with true history, both Bible and secular history. Please learn about the many errors of the several roman calendars and egyptian and babylonian calendars? Find out why some people keep friday, or saturn-day or sun-day on the gregorian calendar?
    respecrfully:
    dennis

    1. Dear Dennis.

      Shalom.

      I am aware of the chaos in regards to human made calendar’s. Go back 250 years, and the European nations could not even agree in which month they were living.

      The Julian calendar lost the “battle” for Europe.

      Sweden finally adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1753, when Wednesday, 17 February was followed by Thursday, 1 March.

      1. Dear ivarfjeld,
        I do not know Dennis but I do agree with him and will go even further, the Roman Catholic church has proactively destroyed any and all worship that is due our Creator.
        They have not only changed Passover to easter, They have also desecrated ALL Other holy days that have given Yahushua praise and worship, including the seventh-day Sabbath that the whole world goes before Him to worship Him.
        The instructions as to when the seventh-day Sabbath was given to Moses in Exodus 12 and Much More . . . There is a wonderful article here carefully explaining the “Reestablishing” of our Creators day of worship, http://www.thecreatorscalendar.com/Art_Intro_Exodus.html
        I along with Dennis and many others worldwide who are finding this wonderful Bible truth, prayerfully encourage you and your staff to consider the word “Remember” of Exodus 20:8. Yahushua is telling Moses to Remember what I just taught you in the wilderness. Daniel 7:25 proclaims that “. . he shall think to change times and laws,” “he” (the beast power) has done just that. Please know lucifer after tempting Christ in the wilderness would “NOT” settle for just changing only Passover.
        Read this and ask yourself, Why, What is wrong with the day I worship on. . . For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 66:22-23.

        Blessings my friend
        David

      2. Dear David Vander Toorn

        Shalom.

        I have problems pronouncing “Yahushua”. I have encountered people in this camp who claim that all who call up on the Messiah as “Jesus” will end up in Hell.

        Are you one of these cult fellows?

  2. Dear ivarfjeld,

    I am so sorry you have made the choice to block my response from the public. You have had your last word in making me look like a “cult fellow.” I am in complete agreement with your views on your site wishing also to express my views. I find your actions in blocking my post very sad.

    I do pray you allow my post to be seen.
    Thank You
    David

  3. Dear ivarfjeld,
    My thoughts above have nothing to do with whether someone uses the name “Yahushua” or not. this is not what your article is about.
    Your article is basically about – “The Church made the Jewish Passover into “Easter”, which is basically a pagan holiday to honor the goddess of fertility Ishtar. This speaking of the Roman Catholic church. . .
    My comments go on to further your correctly stating that Rome, (pagan and papal) has changed not only Passover to easter, (this they indeed did change), but they have also changed -> All <- other days of worship that give glory and honor to Him that is deserving of it and turned them into "holidays," there holidays are all self indulging, raising ones self up “To Receive.” To worship is go give to the one who has done so much for me, including dying for my sins, the RCC did not (can not) do for me, Only Christ (Yahushua) is able to forgive sins.

  4. Part 3 . .

    3) Revelation 13:3 tells us that, “and all the world wondered after the beast.” How? The changes they have made to the calendar that hangs on every wall in every home today, this has taken place over many years, today the entire world “Wonders” in harmony in the transforming to the calendar RCC has made.

    4) But now today, our Creator has yet a greater plan, He in Revelation 18:4 is calling all His people to “Come out of her,” to follow the slain Passover lamb, ” follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth” Revelation 14:4

    This is a part of what Passover is about, “Following the Lamb.”

    Easter, well, I will only state, in is NOT “Following the Lamb.”

    You ivarfjeld have a most wonderful site here warning people of current events and things that are yet to come from a Biblical perspective. Continue this work as it is a blessing to many.

    Be Blessed, David

  5. Dear ivarfjeld,

    My post above have nothing to do with whether someone uses the name “Yahushua” or not. Your article is not about this.

    Your article is about – “The Church made the Jewish Passover into “Easter”, which is basically a pagan holiday to honor the goddess of fertility Ishtar. This speaking of the Roman Catholic church. . .

    My comments go on to further your correctly stating that Rome, (pagan and papal) has changed not only Passover to easter, (this they indeed did change), but they have also changed -> All <- other days of worship that give glory and honor to Him that is deserving of it and turned them into "holidays," there holidays are all self indulging, raising ones self up “To Receive.” To worship is go give to the one who has done so much for me, including dying for my sins, the RCC did not (can not) do for me, Only Christ (Yahushua) is able to forgive sins.

    That being said, my above comments are in agreement with your article, and to go on and further state that, it has been the goal of the RCC to Remove ALL worship From our heavenly Father by changing the “Day” in which we (the world) goes before my Savior to give Him worship. They have achieved this over time by changing the calendar the world follows. http://thecreatorscalendar.com/, Again, copy and paste for a most wonderful site explaining this

    1) Daniel 7:25 tells us, “. . he shall think to change times . . .”

    2) This Rome did already do, hence the “Gregorian” calendar of Pope Gregory the world follows today, Pope Benedict, (the RCC) is wanting again to change the calendar in 2012,
    http://thecreatorscalendar.com/art_world.html, See the calendar change here

    3) Revelation 13:3 tells us that, “and all the world wondered after the beast.” How? The changes they have made to the calendar that hangs on every wall in every home today, this has taken place over many years, today the entire world “Wonders” in harmony in the transforming to the calendar RCC has made.

    4) But now today, our Creator has yet a greater plan, He in Revelation 18:4 is calling all His people to “Come out of her,” to follow the slain Passover lamb, ” follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth” Revelation 14:4

    This is a part of what Passover is about, “Following the Lamb.”

    Easter, well, I will only state, in is NOT “Following the Lamb.”

    You ivarfjeld have a most wonderful site here warning people of current events and things that are yet to come from a Biblical perspective. Continue this work as it is a blessing to many.

    Be Blessed, David

  6. I do want to publicly apologize for thinking this site had blocked my post, I had used 2 “A href” tags (It is said I may use them below) that it may not have recognized.

    David

    1. Dear David.

      Shalom.

      I have not blocked your posts. This site is a free site for people who want to debate faith, with a humble spirit.

      I just asked you a question: Do people have to call on the Messiah with a particular Hebrew grammar, to be saved?

      Please answer me.

      1. Dear ivarfjeld,

        You have selected an item from my original post and made an issue out of a name, that is not what my post was about, I will answer your question although it is off topic.

        ivarfjeld asked, “Do people have to call on the Messiah with a particular Hebrew grammar, to be saved?

        No, We are saved by grace, through faith.

        There have been centuries of souls that are saved in calling on the name of “Jesus.”

        It is our continued knowledge of, and refusal to stop sinning that will keep one from entering His kingdom.

        ivarfjeld, I do not know your real name, If I did I would call you by that name. Why would I call I call a man I know by a name other than what is his?

        Is my knowing that the “Titles” like “God,” “Lord” and the like going to keep me from salvation if I use them instead of calling Him by name? I do not believe so.

        (I believe that His real name(s) have been so “Proactively” removed from man, we still today do not know His true names)

        In stating that, I will add. . .
        We are called to be obedient where we know to be.

        Be Blessed
        David

      2. Dear David.

        Shalom.

        I apologize for debating off topic. But for me this is an important topic. In India, Hindu’s are ex communicated, persecuted and sometimes killed when they embrace the Jewish Messiah. They call up on Him, as “Yesu Mesi”. I am sure there is a lot of rejoicing in Heaven when former Hindus cry out in this name, and ask the Messiah to forgive their sins of idol worship, and save them.

      3. Interestingly enpugh, we are commanded not to invoke the names of other supposed gods, nor let their names be heard on our lips. Joshua 23:7 so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.
        Exodus 23:13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.

        So was Christ names Je-Zeus as the greeks would have us believe, or is His name Yahushua or Joshua? Although zeus is known as the highest greek god, is Je-Zeus our God?

        Whats in a name? Saul or Paul, Abram or Abraham? It seems as though a name is important to God, so why wouldn’t it be important to God?

        Perhaps you should ask youself this, would it be appropriate to our Messiah satan christ? Perhpas then you will understand why some believers are a little concerned about using the name of other gods, when referring to the ONLY name under heaven by which a man can be saved.

        As for the moon and the lunar cycles, God put the moon there for a reason, the reason was for seasons, the season are the times appointed by God for worshipping Him. Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind and worship according to faith. Some consider one day above another, another considers each day the same. To those who regard a day, they regard it to the Lord, and those who dont regard the day, to the Lord they have no regard!

  7. You ivarfjeld have very strong loving feelings for a culture that much of the world may have forgotten. It is so comforting to have the knowledge of how our Savior has sacrificed His life for each one of those people that each might eternal life.

    Your site work and kindness abounds
    David

  8. Scripture warns us at least twice about invoking the names of other gods Joshua 23:7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; DO NOT INVOKE THE NAMES OF OTHER gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. 8But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.
    And again in Exodus 23:13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
    Here is another along the same line in Hosea 2:17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.

    Quite clearly our Creator is a jealous God and He desires us not to be DECIEVED by anyone to become disobedient. So when the Romans forced the Julian calendar upon the world there was most certainly bloodshed, and again when the popes determined theri authority by enforcing the gregorian calendar, guess what? Yes, the gregorian calendar in filled with names of other gods, so that in order to quote a date, it invariably causes even believers to be deceived to worship the beast and his image.

    For some people its not important the name of a day, but this usually only applies to those who are already deceived to worship the image. The jews even had problems when Christ was around because their greed and thirst for money, power, and influence led them to also change their calendar system. Christs Last Supper was indeed the Passover being at the end of the 13th day and just as the evening of the 14th day began, yet the jews wouldn’t celebrate it until 24grs later.

    To the jews of the time, it was more convenient for them to bundle the Holy Days together whereveer possible to reduce the impact upon the established business and enterprise systems. So they pushed the Passover to the evening of the 15th just as sunset on the 14th day.

    But most assuredly, you would never hear a self conscious jew in Christs Day uttering the names of pagan gods as representing Gods days. Certainly not Christ Himself, as this would no doubt be considered a sin, and yet we know that He was & still is sinless!

    1. We are saved by faith in Jesus the Christ and not by any exact formula. It was the LORD Almighty that gave different tongues at Babel and surely He knows and understands all prayers calling on Jesus Christ as Savior. AMEN

  9. Ivar,

    Don’t want to pour a little rain on your comments, but technically Passover is on 14 Nisan which is not based on the moon, but on the beginning of the new year which is determined by the barley. As it is written, “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD you God brought you out of Egypt by night.” Thus, the new year start is based on the barley first turning to ear. Only then is moon used to determine the 1st day of the month. AMEN

  10. Ivar,

    the “new ear” is the start of the “new year”…our LORD must have a little humor don’t you think? AMEN

    1. Dear Gordon and Leif-Toralf.

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      The Messiah came to Jerusalem, died and resurrected as the law and prophets had foretold.
      1. There must be 4 days from his entry of Jerusalem to the lamb of God was slain.
      2. Jesus could not have hired a donkey on the Sabbath, so an entry on a Saturday is an impossibility.
      3. The entry was on the first day of the week (Sunday), and He died on Thursday, and rose again on the first day (Sunday).

      This is ABC in basic Judaism.

      1. Ivar,
        It is difficult to understand when we mention “days” like Wednesday and Thursday. As you know Gentiles and Jews used different timing for the start of a day. My understanding is Jesus died at 3:00 PM on the 13th of Nisan. He must be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of earth and rise after 3 days. I know that it might not necessarily have to be exactly 72 hours, but can’t find proof it was less. We know from Scripture He was risen during the darkness of the first day of the week so please tell me where the following deductions are wrong:
        1. Jesus died on Nisan 13 at 3:00 PM.
        2. Jesus was the whole day of Passover in the tomb the 14th.
        3. Jesus was the whole day of Feast of Unleaven Bread in the tomb the 15th.
        4. Jesus was the whole day of the regular Sabbath in the tomb the 16th.
        5. Jesus rose sometime during the night of the first day of the week or the 17th.

        My study shows that the only year that fits the above is 30 A.D.
        In 30 A.D our Wednesday was Nisan 13 and our Sunday was Nisan 17.
        Also, in 30 A.D. was the only year when Passover, Feast of Unleaven Bread, and the Sabbath [7th day] all fell back to back to back.
        Specifically where do you think I’m mistaken and why?
        Thanks,
        Gordon
        BTW, I already agreed that Jesus entered on Sunday which was the day Israel picked their lamb for the Passover.

      2. Dear gordon stamper

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        My point is that Jesus could not have died on the Sabbath, as the pope claims. That Jesus might have spent more than three nights in Sheol, is a different topic. The Bible says “will be” three nights. I see no reason for why he should stay longer. The exact timing for his resurrection is not mention. Still I register that people debate, and even quarrel about this.

  11. The very simple point is that he was crucified, buried and died.Scripture was fullfilled. we dont need to argue over the small stuff. the bigger thing is that the sin debt for Israel and all mankind was paid in full,
    the ressurection occurred which grants all who believe a new life and an eternal one at that. When Jesus had the last supper with his disciples he told them; as often as they eat the bread and drink the cup they show his death. Do it in remembrance of him. Paul mentioned these words in his letter to the Corinthians. His disciples were told to do this as often as they wanted.
    It was to remember what he did for them and we do it to remember what he did for us. It doesnt have to be done on any special moon or any special day. it is done whenever and wherever. I can do it by myself

    1. Dear Todd.

      Shalom and love in Jesus.

      In both fairy tales and in the Bible, there is a Jesus. For those who believe in whatever, the Scriptures did not have to be fulfilled. Like in Roman Catholicism. But for Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, this has always been an important issue. Jesus could not walked into Jerusalem. Even if the walking copy-cat had died on a Cross, He could not have been the promised Messiah. The true Son of God had to come riding on a donkey….

      Ps. There was at least 50 Jews claiming to be the promised Messiah, who were executed by the Romans. Be sure you follow the one who obeyed the Torah and the Tankah. (The Jewish Bible).

  12. Dates are not important my friend, because nobody will confirm them, and days wont actually repeat yearly if we dont have any calendar, but the message if the celebration is a little bit of panata (that’s a tagalog term, a ritual, a bit of sacrifice), if we do celebrate our birthday, then we might as well retell the sacrifices of Christ to remind us of how He love us all. manmade things are not important at all like dates and time, but such deed which is dedicated no matter what happens is a trait of the heart.

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