Jesus said in Mark 7:13 that the traditions of men nullify the Word of God. While it is appropriate for Jesus’ resurrection to be celebrated on a Sunday, the day on which Jesus’ resurrection is celebrated should not be referred to as Easter. Easter was a pagan holiday celebration of spring.
As a result, many Christians feel strongly that the day on which we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection should not be referred to as “Easter Sunday.” Rather, something like “Resurrection Sunday” would be far more appropriate and biblical.
For the Christian, it is unthinkable that we would allow the silliness of Easter eggs and the Easter bunny to be the focus of the day instead of Jesus’ resurrection. The fact is that Jesus was resurrected from the dead, and that His resurrection guarantees us an eternal home in Heaven by receiving Jesus as our Savior. If you are not sure what salvation or being saved is all about, please call 1-800-Need Him.
David Nowak, Weatherford