Open Veil Ministry




January 24, 2011


1 Corinthians 5:7
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

The name "Easter" is highly pagan in origin. On this, all scholars agree. This name is NEVER used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these reasons, it is preferred to use the term "Resurrection Sunday" or Resurrection Day" rather than "Easter" when referring to the annual Christian remembrance of Christ's resurrection.

Easter is not a Christian name. It is Chaldean (Babylonian) in origin - the name Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven. The name Astarte, as found on the Assyrian monuments by the noted archeologist Layard, was the name Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced very early into Britain, along with the Druids, "the priests of the groves," the high places where the pagans worshipped the idols of Baal. In the Almanac of the 1800's, May 1st is called Beltane, from the pagan god, Bel. The titles Bel and Molech both belong to the same god.

We must remember that Semiramis (also known as Ishtar) of Babylon, the wife of Nimrod and mother of Tammuz, was the same goddess worshiped throughout the world under various names, such as the Egyptian fertility god, Artemis, the Roman goddess of licentiousness, Venus, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the Ephesian, many-breasted fertility god, Diana, as well as many others.

The (Easter) bunny, the oldest pagan symbol of fertility - Semiramis - has absolutely nothing to do with the birth of Christ. Nor does the Sunrise service. Jesus was resurrected while it was still dark.


John 20:1 "And early came Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre."

Sunrise services are for the worship of the Pagan Sun god – only. In addition, Jesus was not resurrected on Sunday, the first day of the week.

One mythological legend says that sometime after Semiramis died, a huge egg dropped from heaven. Out of the egg came a re-incarnated Semiramis, now a goddess. The Babylonian Talmud refers to her as Ishtar, or Easter.

The forty days of Lent symbolize one day for each year of Tammuz' life. This period of time is celebrated in the "Christian" church by giving up something to mourn the death - of Tammuz, the son of the pagan goddess Semiramis!


Ezekiel 8:13,14 tells us what God thinks about any festival that recognizes Tammuz:


"The Lord said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they (the Israelites) do. Then He brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz

As late as the 19th century, in Great Britain, at Beltan (or the 1st of May) a number of men and women assembled at an ancient Druidical circle of stones near Crieff, to participate in an ancient worship feast to Baal.

The festival of Pasch, or the Passover (pas'-khah Strong's G3957), was very early observed by many professing Christians, in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Christ, although it cannot be traced back as far as the Apostles. But Pasch was observed by Christians a full month before the festival of Ishtar was celebrated by the Pagans. In addition, the festival of Ishtar (Easter) now observed in churches is far different from the original festival of Pasch.


The amalgamation of the Christian Pasch, (Pasch is the Christian spelling of ‘pas'-khah’) as observed in Britain by the Christians, and the Pagan Easter enforced by Rome, occurred by violence and bloodshed. But at last, the Festival of the Anglo-Saxon or Chaldean goddess, Ishtar, came to supersede that which had been held in honor of Christ.

"The hot cross buns of Good Friday and the dyed eggs of Easter Sunday figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do today. The buns,' known by the identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess Ishtar, as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens, that is, 1500 years before the Christian era. One species of sacred bread which used to be offered to the gods was called “Boun Hislop”, (Two Babylons, pg 107).

Jeremiah 7:18 "The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven.”

The hot cross buns are not now offered, but eaten instead, on the festival of Easter (Astarte - Ishtar).

"The origin of the Pasch (Passover) eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg as the sacred emblem of their order. In the mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The hindu fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden color. In China, even as late as the 19th century, dyed or painted eggs were used during sacred festivals.

"In ancient times, eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples. . . The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians….

The occult meaning of the mystic egg of Astarte had reference to the ark during the time of the flood, in which the whole human race was shut up, as the chick is enclosed in the egg before it is hatched. And of course, the egg also refers to birth, or creation.

Though the deified queen, whom Astarte represented, had no actual existence till some centuries after the flood, yet through the doctrine of metampsychosis, which was firmly established in Babylon, it was easy for her worshipers to be made to believe that, in a previous incarnation, she had lived in the Antediluvian world and passed safely through the waters of the flood. The Roman Catholic Church then adopted this mystic egg of Astarte, and consecrated it as a symbol of Christ's resurrection." (Ibid pg 109 -110)

The Bible clearly tells us what God considers the memorial of Christ's death and resurrection. It is not the pagan celebration of Easter, in honor of the pagan god, Ishtar. It is BAPTISM:

Romans 6:3-6 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed (rendered inoperative), that henceforth we should not be slaves of sin."

The Easter Rabbit or Hare

The rabbit is well known as a sexual symbol of fertility. In various parts of the world, religions which developed from Babel also associate the rabbit with periodicity, both human and lunar (Egypt, China, etc.). As you may remember, the Mother Goddess Semiramis (Easter) is associated with the moon. In other words, the Easter bunny symbolizes the pagan Mother Goddess. Annual Spring-time fertility rituals are associated worship of the pagan Mother Goddess and Tammuz, the reincarnation of her husband Nimrod.

"Easter" is simply one of the names of the ultimate pagan goddess - a woman who mightily deceived the world and whose religion has caused untold suffering and misery.[14] "Easter" is clearly an enemy of Christianity, and her son Tammuz was an anti-Christ, a false messiah that ultimately deceived millions.

If you are Christian, it is not difficult to discern the bizarre deception and confusion that Satan has successfully orchestrated. For example, notice the embarrassing irony in these probably well-meant traditions:There is no doubt that Easter is a totally Pagan holiday.

The Easter Egg

"The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians! They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg - according to the ancient story - the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter."

1 Corinthians 5:7
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:



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LUKE 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

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 Christ Jesus speaking, "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctifed by faith that is in Me." ~Acts 26:18

Pastor / Counselor

Todd Davis Serving My Father in everything I do. Planting seeds and in prayer they take. Not going to force anyone to truth as we grow at our own rate. Our Father will do the watering. Not going to sugar coat His Word as The Word will speak for it's self. I Love everyone, all races, and Peoples of every religion. It is why I teach the only reality which is Christianity, that they also will have life everlasting. Only through Christ Jesus, Yahshua, can anyone have this. If you believe on Him and what He did for you than you are saved. Then it is time to get to work and study as to see what direction it is that He would have us go. Join us on Facebook for daily study. For those that live in the Roanoke Valley, come join us for study. You can find times on this web site or on Facebook. I truly love you and hope you are hungry for The Word of our Father that created us all. Let Him know you love Him won't you do that today? God bless you and yours.