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Since, in 2016, Easter occurs on a wildly earlier date than The Passover,
WHEN will YOU celebrate this coming
PENTECOST?

 

 

 

Because of
celebrating a Roman Catholic Easter on a wildly early date
and mis-calculating Pentecost from that wildly early date for Easter...

Coming-up soon in 2016, most Christians will completely ignore, miss and neglect both the TRUE! (Biblical) Resurrection-Day and the TRUE! (Biblical) Pentecost.

Find out WHY? below.

 

 

Matthew 15:9 - "But in vain they do worship me, teaching as doctrines the traditions of men."

 

Matthew 15:6 - ".... Because of your traditions you have destroyed the authority of God’s word."

 

 

 

In every century...
.... since the original institution of The Passover,
which was back during the time of Israel’s Exodus from out of Egypt,
Easter has often occurred on a wildly earlier date than The Passover.

 

And, in the year of Christ Jesus’ crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection, Easter occurred on a wildly earlier date than The Passover.

In that year, a capricious Easter was already past - 25 days before Christ Jesus was crucified on The Passover!



Easter does not qualify as a potential representative day
of Christ Jesus’ resurrection!


 

So, if Easter, in late March, really was the day of Christ Jesus’ resurrection 2,000-years-ago, how could He come out of the grave 25 days before His crucifixion, death and burial on The Passover in late April?

 

If pagan Easter really was the authentic Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ Jesus, Easter would ALWAYS occur on the correct Sunday - the first Sunday following The Passover.

 

And since, 2,000-years-ago, Christ Jesus was NOT resurrected on an Easter, the 5,000-years-old, pagan, heathen, springtime fertility festival is thoroughly discredited. Easter has no authentic Christian significance at all.  But just try to tell that to the countless millions of Christian faithful who have been taught from birth that EVERY Easter REALLY IS the resurrection day.

 

Just because Easter does fall on the Sunday following Passover in most years is utterly meaningless since Easter does NOT ALWAYS occur on that all-important, self-same Sunday. Easter occurs a month BEFORE the actual, historic resurrection day about 20% of the time.

 

Even the various Orthodox Christian denominations hold their Pascha (Easter) celebration a week LATER than the first Sunday following The Passover because they calculate that date using the outmoded Julian calendar. About 80% of the time, Orthodox Christianity observes the resurrection of Christ Jesus a week LATER than the actual, historic resurrection day.

 

Interestingly, most of the time, whenever the Roman Catholic-based Easter is on the Biblically correct Sunday, the Orthodox Christian Pascha (Easter) is a week later. And vise-versa, whenever the Roman Catholic-based Easter is a month before the Biblically correct Sunday, the Orthodox Christian Pascha (Easter) is on the Biblically correct Sunday.

 

Should one think that Christian theologians and scholars would take notice if a capricious Easter ever once preceded Passover in the last 2,000 years?  YES!  But, alas, no alarm has been raised... Even though a capricious Easter has preceded Passover more than 400 times since the resurrection of Christ Jesus, and over 750 times since the first institution of Passover in Moses' day.

 

The most recent occurrences were in 1986, 1989, 1997, 2005 and 2008.

The next occurrences will be in 2016 and 2024.

Coming up soon, in 2016,
a capricious Easter will occur
26 days BEFORE The Passover.


Click Here - View A Chart Of Easter, Passover and Pentecost Dates
For Years 2000 -thru- 2050

Click Here - View The Current Hebrew Calendar

 

 

Were YOU one of those many millions of Christians who, in the last 40 years, celebrated each and every Easter as the resurrection day of Christ Jesus when, in 8 of those past 40 years, a capricious Easter occurred a month BEFORE His crucifixion day on Passover?

 

It is an undisputable and well-known fact among Christians that the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, His death and burial, was on a Passover daytime period.  A Biblical fact documented so very well that it is neither an item for debate nor even for doubt.

It is merely "BELIEVED" among Christians that Christ Jesus arose from the dead on an Easter.  A "BELIEF" that is not documented or supported anywhere in the original Greek texts of the Bible (The “Autograph” texts). This mere "BELIEF" about an Easter resurrection is false!  It is nothing more than a highly subjective, highly doubtful, highly debatable object of FAITH with no basis in Biblical fact.

The Moslums (Muslims), the Hindus, the Buddhists, and many other non-Christians have very impressive, strong FAITH.  If not for the strength of FAITH of its piously devout and faithful adherents, even the Roman Catholic religion would have long ago fallen on its face and would have ceased to be an influence on Christianity.

Strong FAITH is somewhat admirable. But even exceedingly strong FAITH will not bring one Salvation when that FAITH is in ancient traditions composed from un-biblical myths, legends, folklore, fantasies, fables or lies.

 

Why do Christians,
including theologians and scholars,
ignore the fact that


EASTER  IS  ERRATIC  &  CAPRICIOUS?


 

 

How could Christ Jesus be resurrected from the dead on any Easter that occurs a month before the day of His crucifixion, death and burial on Passover?

 

 

Christ Jesus was NOT resurrected on Easter at all !







 

The following chart lists both the recent and the future years between CE 1975 and 2024, when a capricious Easter has occurred, and will occur, on a wildly earlier date than Passover - 7 times in the past 41 years and 2 more times in the next 8 years. And, a second chart shows the years between CE 26 and 34, when a capricious Easter often occurred on a wildly earlier date than Passover.

 

 

 

CE  1975 -thru- 2024
Years CE
Easter Date
Passover Date
14 Nisan - At Sunset
2024
March 31
Sun. April 21
2016
March 27
Thu. April 21
2008
March 23
Fri. April 18
2005
March 27
April 22
1997
March 30
April 22
1989
March 26
April 20
1986
March 30
April 25
1978
March 26
April 23
1975
March 31
April 25

During any given century, Easter occurs BEFORE Passover about 20% of the time.


In The Days Of Christ Jesus
Years CE
Easter Date
Passover Date
14 Nisan - At Sunset
26
March 31
April 21
27
April 13
April 11
28
April 4
March 30
29
April 24
April 18
30
April 9
April 7
31
March 31
April 24
32
April 20
April 14
33
April 10
April 3
34
March 28
April 22

In the years CE 26, 31 and 34, Easter occurred
on a WILDLY EARLIER date than Passover.


 

Click Here - View A Chart Of Easter, Passover and Pentecost Dates
For Years 2000 -thru- 2050

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The most likely year
for the crucifixion, death, burial and
resurrection of Christ Jesus is CE 31.

Since it is generally recognized and accepted among Non-Roman Catholic Christian scholars and theologians that Christ Jesus was born in early Fall of the year BCE 4; and that He was reputed to be 30 years old when He was baptized, by John-The-Baptist, in mid-September of the year CE 28 (At the very beginning of the 15th year of Emperor Tiberius)...

.... His crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection occurred
in early Spring of the year CE 31.


There are 33½ years between early Fall, BCE 4; and early Spring, CE 31.

 

Additionally, the Hebrews of Christ Jesus' day kept time by counting their days and dates from sunset -to- sunset (from dusk -to- dusk), but Middle Eastern, pagan, heathen Gentiles (who had originated and still celebrated Easter) kept time by counting their days and dates from sunrise -to- sunrise (from dawn -to- dawn).

 

The Middle Eastern, pagan, heathen Gentiles began this sunrise (dawn) timekeeping practice in ancient Babylon, c. 3,000 BCE, as a central feature of their sun-worship-based religion. And that explains the supreme importance of Easter Sunday sunrise religious and worship services, which have been in existence since Easter was first instituted more than 5,000 years ago.

 

The Hebrews do not celebrate pagan Easter, and...
Easter does not begin when a Hebrew's Sunday begins, and...

Since a Hebrew's Sunday begins at a time that we (today) call 6 -or- 7pm,
on what we call Saturday night, and...

Since Christ Jesus was resurrected very early on a Hebrew's Sunday, at a time-of-day the pagan, heathen Gentiles (of His day) referred-to as Saturday night, then...

Christ Jesus was NOT resurrected on any Easter at all, no matter which year is the correct year for His Crucifixion.


 

 

The above chart shows that if it is true that Christ Jesus actually was crucified, dead, buried and resurrected in the year CE 31, He absolutely was NOT resurrected on Easter!


Pagan heathen Easter had already occurred 25 days BEFORE He was nailed to His cross!


For, how could He be resurrected from death BEFORE He was crucified and buried in the grave?


But, it really does not matter which year the resurrection
actually occurred, since (in that day and age) Easter did not officially begin until
sunrise (dawn),
12 hours after Christ Jesus' resurrection at sundown (dusk),
on the evening before Easter!

Even if it is your personal belief (in opposition to Matt. 28:1) that Christ Jesus was resurrected just before sunrise, He was still resurrected late on a Gentile's Saturday, before Easter Sunday officially began - AT sunrise!

 

 

Christ Jesus was NOT resurrected on any Easter at all !


 

Click Here - View A Chart Of Easter, Passover and Pentecost Dates
For Years 2000 -thru- 2050

Click Here - View The Current Hebrew Calendar

 

 

 

 




There is only ONE
authentic Pentecost, annually!


There is NOT a separate "Christian" Pentecost that is on a different date
than that of the God-established, Biblical Pentecost (Shavu'ot).

There is NOT a traditional "Christian" Pentecost on some different date,
there is only a false Pentecost on some different date.

 

Please do not neglect thinking about the fact that one must annually determine the correct Sunday for Pentecost by counting 50 days beginning on the “Resurrection Sunday” that follows The Passover...

.... no matter when Easter is celebrated.


 

 



Pentecost (Shavu’ot) is one of the Hebrew’s three Annual High Sabbaths, one of three Hebrew High Holy Days, one of the three "Pilgrimage" Sabbaths.

Pentecost is always 50 days from the Hebrew’s Feast of First Fruits.

And, First Fruits always falls on the Sunday following The Passover.

And, resurrection day was on the Sunday following The Passover.

And, crucifixion day was on The Passover!

 

Whenever Easter falls on a wildly earlier date than Passover, and whenever one counts 50 days from a capricious Easter in order to determine the supposed day of Pentecost, one will err by up to five weeks, and will completely miss (ignore) the genuinely authentic, God-ordained, God-established Pentecost during that particular year.

 

Among Evangelical Christians, Charismatic Pentecostals are strongly focused on Pentecost and on the spiritual events described in the Book of Acts, Ch. 2. Yet, in those years when Easter falls on a wildly earlier date than Passover, Charismatic Pentecostals celebrate Holy Communion on a false Pentecost date calculated from a capricious Easter, and completely ignore the true Pentecost date calculated from the Sunday following Passover.

 

For Example: In 2005, and again in 2008, Charismatic Pentecostals celebrated a false Pentecost in May, rather than on the Biblically authentic Hebrew Pentecost (Shavu’ot) in June. Pentecostals were just as oblivious to the true date for Pentecost as were the rest of the Scripturally clueless Christians who always calculate 50 days from a capricious, erratic Easter.

How could the Pentecostals be so Pentecost-challenged
when they claim to be Pentecost-centric?

 

How could Pentecostals,
of all people,
celebrate Pentecost on a day that is
NOT Pentecost?

 

 

If Holy Spirit-filled, triple-anointed, tongue-talking, Charismatic Pentecostal, super-saints can be deceived and deluded by a capricious Easter, so that they fail to correctly observe their signature namesake Holy Day, can there ever be any hope for ordinary Christians?

 

Observant, piously devout, Scripturally astute Hebrews have absolutely no problem determining the correct Sunday to celebrate the Hebrew Feast / Festival of Shavu’ot (Pentecost). Hebrews are not burdened with the confusion or the delusion of pagan holidays like Easter.

 

Piously devout, observant Christians (whom are NOT Scripturally astute) should take note of pagan Easter’s capricious nature, and should learn to always count 50 days from the Sunday following Passover in order to always be able to determine the correct Sunday for Pentecost...

.... no matter when Easter occurs !


 


In 2016, the TRUE! (Biblical) Resurrection-Day is on April 24 --- NOT! March 27.
In 2016, the TRUE! (Biblical) Pentecost is on June 12 --- NOT! May 15.

So, coming-up soon in 2016, most Christians will completely ignore both the TRUE! (Biblical) Resurrection-Day and the TRUE! (Biblical) Pentecost because of celebrating a Roman Catholic Easter on a wildly early date and mis-calculating Pentecost from that wildly early date for a Roman Catholic Easter.

 

 

 

Those persons familiar with ancient history are well aware that the pagan's Spring fertility festival, now called Easter, was in existence and was celebrated for thousands of years before the death of Christ Jesus.

Easter existed even before the original institution of Passover,
some 3,500 years ago, around 1550 BCE.

Christ Jesus was NOT resurrected on an Easter!  And, Easter has no connection to the resurrection of Christ Jesus at all, except in the myths, fables and outright lies surrounding the pagan origin, and supporting the heathen traditions, of Roman Catholicism.

 

For it is Roman Catholicism that is responsible for combining Rome's ancient paganistic, heathenistic, (5,000-years-old) powerless religious rituals, worthless ceremonies, and suspect sacraments, along with Rome's un-biblical holidays, celebrations and spiritual practices, together with the original (2,000-years-old) Apostolic form of Christianity.



The resulting "Religious" amalgam obscured authentic Christianity, and...

That un-Holy combination explains "Mystery Babylon"
by the mixture of the profane with the Divine.

 

The mystery IS the mixture!

A mixture that appears so religiously acceptable. A mixture that feels so religiously comfortable. A mixture that seems so religiously right and correct. But, a mixture that is so Biblically wrong as to be theologically scandalous from a strictly Scriptural perspective.

 

Theologically scandalous to the extreme!

 

It remains a theological scandal as long as Christian saints are deluded and oblivious to the religious mixture of the profane with the Divine. And it also remains a theological scandal as long as Charismatic Pentecostals are blinded and deceived as to the correct day (or date) of the Biblically authentic Pentecost during...

 










 

Click Here - View A Chart Of Easter, Passover and Pentecost Dates
For Years 2000 -thru- 2050

Click Here - View The Current Hebrew Calendar


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The above charts were developed from information
found at the following World Wide Web locations:

Easter Sunday/Jewish Passover Calculator - This JavaScript calculator determines the dates of Julian and Gregorian Easter Sunday, plus the date and weekday of the first day of the Jewish Passover feast (For: 15 Nisan) for a given year. Also given are the Paschal Full Moon date and miscellaneous computistical parameters such as the dominical letter, the golden number (or epact), and the martyrology letter according to the Julian and the Gregorian calendrical reckoning.

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/easter/easter_text2a.htm

Final Comment On Easter And Passover -

http://quasar.as.utexas.edu/BillInfo/ReligiousCalendars.html

U.S. Naval Observatory - Lunar cycles with days and dates, for both full moons and new moons, reflected on our modern Gregorian calendar; to accurately determine days and dates for Passover.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/

Computing The Date Of Easter -

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/easter.html

U.S. Library Of Congress - Perpetual calendar showing days and dates of major holidays & holy days reflected on our modern Gregorian calendar, to pinpoint dates for Easter Sunday.

http://www.loc.gov/

The Dates Of The Paschal Full Moons For 1980-2009 -

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/PaschalFullMoon.html

Perpetual Jewish Civil Calendar -

http://www.uwm.edu/cgi-bin/corre/calendar

The Jewish Calendar -

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777385.html

Virtual Perpetual Calendar -

http://www.vpcalendar.net/


 

An Autobiographical Note:

This author was first made aware of just how early a capricious Easter can occur when, in 1964, his father died at dawn on an Easter Sunday; on March, 29th.

Awareness of the theological problems posed by myriad differences between a wildly early Easter and a much later Passover occurred in 1978. That is when this author first began to inquire of numerous Christians of various denominations: "Just when was their congregation planning to observe Pentecost?"

That year was the beginning of this author’s appeal to church-going Christians to observe Pentecost on the Biblically correct date. Not 50 days from a capricious Easter - but 50 days from the Sunday following Passover, exactly as the Apostles did on the first "Christian" Pentecost, as recorded in Acts, Chapter 2.

Beginning very early in the spring of 1978, just before a capricious Easter, this author first began to question the Christian practice of holding Holy Communion ceremonies on the Thursday evening before Easter (The so-called "Maundy Thursday"), and again 50 days from Easter (The falsely imagined date for Pentecost), during a year when a capricious Easter had occurred a month before The Passover.

This author, like a voice crying in the wilderness, has long been explaining that Christ Jesus was crucified on a Passover and raised from His grave the following Sunday. And that even in the year of His death and resurrection, a capricious Easter had already occurred 25 days before His crucifixion on Passover.

Over the decades, since 1978, it has been a slow and difficult battle to get responsible religious parties to listen and understand. To say that the dissemination of this information has been an uphill struggle is to vastly understate the resistance this author has faced, for the mythical Sisyphus had it easy by comparison.

At least Sisyphus was "On-A-Roll" !

It appears that precious few Christian individuals possess the Scriptural (theological) background to even consider the (relatively simple) calculations involved in determining the correct date for Pentecost - counting 50 days from the Sunday FOLLOWING The Passover.

 

Mostly, today's Christian leaders just do not care to "Rock-The-Boat" concerning a capricious Easter. They fear the loss of congregants, the loss of tithes, and they are terrorized by the fear of stigmatization as a religious nut-case, or as...


 

 

 

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For Years 2000 -thru- 2050

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