Monday, April 02, 2018

Trump Celebrates Easter, Passover… and Easter Bunny!


Trump Celebrates Easter, Passover… and Easter Bunny!

By Julio Severo
Evangelical Christians, who were vital for Trump’s election, rejoiced at his Easter and Passover speech, in which he said,
“For Christians, we remember the suffering and death of God’s only Son and his glorious resurrection on the third day. On Easter Sunday, we proclaim with glorious joy that Christ is risen… In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps. We trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength. And we praise our heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life.”
After years of paganism and anti-Christian attitudes in the U.S. government under Obama, it was fresh air to hear Christian words from President Trump.
Yet, at the same time Trump celebrated Easter and Passover, he also celebrated the Easter Bunny at the White House.
According to CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), of Pat Robertson, who has already interviewed Trump at least a couple of times,
The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess Eastre was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit.
The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.
As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.
I assume that a true Christian does not engage in any pagan festivals and does not mix the true God with elements of false gods. God’s Word says:
“Stop forming inappropriate relationships with unbelievers. Can right and wrong be partners? Can light have anything in common with darkness? Can Christ agree with the devil? Can a believer share life with an unbeliever? Can God’s temple contain false gods?…” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16 GWV)
Some could argue that at least Trump did not celebrate only the Easter Bunny, but included Easter and Passover, differently from what he did last October 31, which marked the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation. Because the United States is the largest Protestant nation in the world and Trump’s election was made possible because of Protestants, it would have been more than natural for him remember the Reformation.
Last Christmas, he celebrated Jesus, and included a celebration of Kwanzaa, a Marxist holiday.
So what is the point of his beautiful Christian speeches if he equally praises Halloween, the Easter Bunny and Kwanzaa?
Jesus said,
“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” (Matthew 15:8 GWV)
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