Ok Nayhobear, still don't know what you are trying to draw. I was told to look into of someones post and I didn't intend to be argumentative but consider it as friendly neighborhood discussion. But if you have nothing to offer, then I rest my case.
Which brought up this whole "Passover/easter" discussion.
In post #205, John146 said this:
"Herod would not have cared about the Jews coming in because they hated Peter and his preaching of Jesus. Herod would have feared of the large Jewish Christian gathering celebrating the resurrection of Christ, our Passover Lamb. If Herod allowed a prisoner to be set free, there may be such an outcry from the Jewish believers to set Peter free. He didn't want to take that chance."
Which sounds like a pretty good argument for the why the word "easter" was inserted. So the reader/s, at that time, would be better able in differentiating the "separation" that had already begun betweenst Passover, and Christ's Church. Which also coincidentally(?) aligns very close to those celebrating the vernal equinox.
Which puts a "very strong" pagan flavor to the word "easter." Which, really leaves a "rotten taste" in many peoples mouths. Mine included.
And, as a "little leaven" leavens the whole loaf?
Your efforts, in my eyes, anyway, have proved Jesus' words concerning leaven, aka "traditions of man." Where people these days, as well, as in several days past, don't even think about the what or why of the "original Passover" in Moses' day. And, in practice? Have rejected the word Passover, in favor of the strongly flavored practices of the vernal equinox.
Much rather thinking that the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, is as coincidental of occurring during the Jewish Passover, as the celebrating of the vernal equinox is to baal worshippers.
And again, in my eyes anyway? Proves just how true Jude's words are.
4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
Jude Living Bible (TLB)
4 I say this because some godless teachers have wormed their way in among you, saying that after we become Christians we can do just as we like without fear of God’s punishment. The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jude New Matthew Bible (NMB)
4 For there are certain men who have craftily crept in, who were long ago marked out for such judgment. They are ungodly, and turn the grace of our God into licentiousness, and deny God the only Lord, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude King James Version (KJV)
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
And, as scandal after scandal, concerning these "acts", have proven over the course of His-Story? This hasn't gotten any better! Only worse, and, gaining strength!
Lord HELP us!