Easter Is Translated Correctly In The King James BibleThe word “Easter” has been incorrectly translated “Passover” in all the modern Bible versions.
Only the trustworthy authorized King James Bible renders the proper word, “EASTER.” How do I know this? The Bible evidences it. Notice again in the passage of Acts 12:1-4 that King Herod killed James. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, Herod also had Peter arrested. Notice that Herod took Peter DURING THE DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD and was going to bring him forth to the people AFTER EASTER.
The Old Testament teaches that the DAY OF PASSOVER IS BEFORE
the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
Notice in the following Scripture that the Day Of Passover occurred on the 14th day of the first month, but the Feast Of Unleavened Bread began on the 15th day of the month...“In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.” (Leviticus 23:5,6)
So we learn from this Old Testament Scripture that the day of PASSOVER fell on the 14th day of the first month, and then the “FEAST of UNLEAVENED BREAD” began upon the 15th day of the first month.The days of unleavened bread came AFTER Passover! Acts 12:3 tells us that Peter was apprehended DURING the “days of unleavened bread.” This means that the day of Passover had ALREADY occurred. “Easter” could not have been Passover, because Passover occurs BEFORE the days of UNLEAVENED BREAD. Passover had come and gone.
Herod decided to bring Peter forth AFTER EASTER. But before we continue we must realize that CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE EASTER OBSERVANCE MENTIONED IN ACTS , under the article “Councils” in the Catholic Encyclopedia again, we read about the purpose of the Council of Nicaea.
‘The first ecumenical, or council, of Nicaea (325 A.D.) lasted two months and twelve days. Three hundred and eighteen bishops were present. Hosius, bishop of Cordova, assisted as legate of Pope Sylvester. The Emperor, Constantine, was also present. To this council we owe the Creed of Nicaea, defining against Arius the true divinity of the Son of God [Arius challenged the divinity of Jesus Christ], and the fixing of the date for keeping Easter [which opposed the Quartodecimans who observed Passover] It was now made “official”: Easter Sunday, the day after the first full moon, after the spring equinox, became the day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection. This was a serious and critical shift of theology. Critical, because it not only changed the day of the observance, but changed the focus, the meaning of the observance. It now became an observance and celebration of His resurrection, contrary to the Biblical admonition of remembering His death! This is the proper time sequence BEFORE THE EASTER CHANGE OF 325 AD:
1. PASSOVER on the 14th
2. DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD FOR 7 DAYS starts on the 15th
So there you have it... the Day Of Passover precedes the seven Days Of Unleavened Bread, starting the day before the 7 day feast begins. So if Herod arrested James during the Feast Of Unleavened Bread, the Passover was already over thus Easter is correct AND EVERY BIBLE SCHOLAR THAT SAYS IT MEANS PASSOVER IS IN ERROR and not the the translators of the KJV.
Of course, Easter is a pagan holiday and the Bible doesn't deny that. The Bible is simply teaching that James was taken by Herod during the days of unleavened bread, and Herod was planning to kill Peter after Easter. Easter Was Originally A Pagan HolidayThe word “Easter” here does NOT refer to “Easter” as we know it nor does it refer to the “Passover” as it is wrongly translated in other Bible versions. Though many modern day Christians celebrate “Easter” in remembrance of Christ's resurrection, Easter was originally a pagan festival (etymology of your dictionary should confirm this), which is what Acts 12:4 refers to and not the Passover.
We will determine this by looking at the passage.The Webster's New World Dictionary gives the following etymology (origin and development of a word), for the word “Easter” ...“originally, name of pagan vernal [spring time] festival ALMOST COINCIDENT in date with paschal [Passover] festival of the church”SOURCE: Eastre, dawn goddess—Austro, dawnIn other words, Easter was originally a pagan festival celebrated in the spring time.
When the King James Bible says “EASTER” in Acts 12:4, IT IS CORRECT! But when socalled bible scholars and other versions say “PASSOVER” in Acts 12:4, THEY ARE INCORRECT AND CORRUPT. Again, “Easter” in this passage is referring to a pagan festival.
Further Evidence From The Book Of NumbersPassover only comes once a year on one day, the 14th of Abib (Numbers 28:16). After the Passover, then comes the seven days of unleavened bread (Numbers 28:16-17), extending from the fifteenth day through the twentieth day... Numbers 28:16-17, “And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.”So when Peter was arrested during the days of unleavened bread (Acts 12:3), Passover had come and gone!
This evidences is 100% accurate that “Easter” is the correct word that should be rendered in Acts 12:4.
The Bible says that Herod was going to bring him forth AFTER Easter (which had not come yet). The angel of the Lord rescued Peter in response to the prayers of the church, who were gathered together praying for Peter after they heard that James had been killed. The Bible says in Acts 12:19 that the keepers of the prison were put to death by Herod for Peter's escape from the prison. In acts 12:23 the Holy Spirit struck Herod and He was eaten by worms and died. Herod is in Hell this moment in torments.
Don't listen to the Bible critics who always attack the King James Bible. The very fact that so many wicked people are attacking the King James Bible evidences that it is God's holy, preserved and inspired Word.
Thank God for the precious King James Bible, the holy Words of God. My friend, if you are wrong on the Bible you are wrong on Jesus Christ, for He is called the Word of God (Revelation 19:13). John 1:1-3,14 teaches that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.John 1:1-3 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”Jesus is the living Word, and the Bible is the written Word. Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” To have the mind of Christ we must abide in the Scriptures. Jesus said in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Amen and amen!
Please don't get caught up into the modern Bible-correcting movement that's always finding fault with God's Word. Those hypocrites never go soul-winning, never take a stand against sin in American culture, never contend for the Christian faith, never make a difference for God. All they do is critic Bible-believing preachers, critic the inspired King James Bible, critic door-to-door soul-winners, but they never do anything to get lost sinners saved.
“Easter” belongs in the Bible in Acts 12:4. and to translate it as “Passover” is a woeful mistranslation.
Now you know the truth! The New International Version (NIV) is perverted and it's homosexual translators in trouble with God for butchering the Words of the living God. The NIV 2011 is even worse!!! Jeremiah 23:36, “And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.”