Category Archives: Jesus Christ

>His Sacred Name – An Easter Declaration

>This Easter, remember the sacred name, life, and sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

From Mormon Messages

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>The True Meaning of Christmas

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WHAT DOES THE EASTER BUNNY HAVE TO DO WITH EASTER?


Have you ever wondered where the Easter Bunny came from? Well so have I, Discovery News explains it below:

There’s no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies.

And real rabbits certainly don’t lay eggs.

So why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

Well, nothing.


Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots. They were incorporated into the celebration of Easter separately from the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

According to University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny — can be traced back to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.

Spring also symbolized new life and rebirth; eggs were an ancient symbol of fertility. According to History.com, Easter eggs represent Jesus’ resurrection. However, this association came much later when Roman Catholicism became the dominant religion in Germany in the 15th century and merged with already ingrained pagan beliefs.

The first Easter bunny legend was documented in the 1500s. By 1680, the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in a garden was published. These legends were brought to the United States in the 1700s when German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, according to the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.

The tradition of making nests for the rabbit to lay its eggs in soon followed. Eventually, nests became decorated baskets and colorful eggs were swapped for candy, treats and other small gifts.

So while you’re scarfing down chocolate bunnies (hey, I hear chocolate is good for you!) and marshmallow chicks this Easter Sunday, think fondly of this holiday’s origins and maybe even impress your friends at your local Easter egg hunt.

Happy Easter!

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 4/3/10 Holiday Greetings

In this week of Easter, Passover, and faithful celebration, the President offers a holiday greeting and calls on people of all faiths and nonbelievers to remember our shared spirit of humanity.

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Easter

Easter – The Atonement of Jesus Christ

An Apostle’s Easter Thoughts on Christ

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>This Is What Christmas Is All About

>Contrary to popular belief, Christmas is not about toys and presents, mistletoe or Santa, it’s about people caring for one another.
Christmas is a time for reflection and giving thanks for all that we have and enjoy. This is what Christmas is all about.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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This Is What Christmas Is All About

Contrary to popular belief, Christmas is not about toys and presents, mistletoe or Santa, it’s about people caring for one another.
Christmas is a time for reflection and giving thanks for all that we have and enjoy. This is what Christmas is all about.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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