April 10th 2016
One Word Can Make a Vast Difference
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. (Acts 12:3-4 KJV)
This verse is speaking about the imprisonment of Peter for preaching the gospel in the times of the early church. His imprisonment was with the support of the popular opinion of the crowd. This took place after the Passover, occurring in the days of Unleavened Bread.
Easter is a celebration of the time in ancient biblical history that the angel passed over the blood applied to the door posts with hyssop. The time was not the Passover but the days of the unleavened bread.
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. (Exodus 12:13-14 KJV)
Check the biblical facts in God’s Word about this one single day, which was Passover, as referenced in these verses from Exodus. Study it like a Berean (Acts 17:11) for yourself:
The feast of the Unleavened Bread followed the Passover and was an event of seven days.
God’s Word goes further to tell us exactly what day the Passover falls:
And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. (Numbers 28:16 KJV)
Unlike the King James Version, all other modern versions of the bible have replaced the word Easter in the second verse of this scripture in Acts to read as Passover. Please remember that the word Easter was God breathed, or inspired of God, and recorded according to His inspiration. Further it can be explained biblically as being the correct word, first, because it was inspired of God and secondly, it fits perfectly when one compares God’s scripture to other passages in context to this scripture.
This word Easter in Acts was changed or “updated” by man in modern Bible versions to be written using the word Passover. This truth is so important for every professing Christian to understand just how far man has gone in “rewriting God’s Word AND changing His message from that which He intended. This one example, of many, shows how one word can make such a difference.
The Roman pagan holiday which was named Easter, or Ishtar, was designed to bring worship unto pagan gods rather than God. When man observed this holiday it was common to shed blood from human or animal sacrifices, which was also Herold’s birthday, during these pagan celebrations.
The Passover had already taken place and the King James Bible translators got the word Easter, rather than Passover, correct for the English language.
The Easter season was just celebrated a few weeks ago. Mankind either chose to acknowledge the death and resurrection of Jesus or observe traditions of a pagan celebration on a day set aside by God to honor and glorify a risen Savior.