For chicken hatcheries, the weeks leading up to Easter are always the busiest. Spring is in the air for people shaking off long winters spent watching Netflix under a blanket who had hoped to emerge into a world of budding flowers, green grass and baby animals.
While spring might be calling people to congregate outside, health authorities are saying the opposite. Many schools and businesses are closed, and states and cities are implementing â€śshelter in placeâ€ť orders to keep cases of the new coronavirus from skyrocketing.
The combination of an enormous rise in unemployment, anxious free time for those not struggling with illness, and financial instability has created a number of strange moments in economics. Hereâ€™s another: For the next few weeks, baby chickens are next to impossible to find....
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Might be because not in area dominated by Catholics or Europe but don't hear much of "Holy Week" here and according to my research Pancake Day occurs before Ash Wednesday (again not big in my area) not during this week, just a fyi.
Bro US, I'm glad someone is alert and wide awake, while everyone else is sleeping soundly during Holy Week (or busy putting up decorations, making Easter eggs etc.).
Pancake day (known as Shrove Tuesday) occurs 47 days before Easter Sunday and is the day before Ash Wednesday. Coming into Lent, the idea is to use up all those rich ingredients by making pancakes and eating them.
John UK wrote: According to many, today is Holy Tuesday of Holy Week, otherwise known as Pancake Day.
Might be because not in area dominated by Catholics or Europe but don't hear much of "Holy Week" here and according to my research Pancake Day occurs before Ash Wednesday (again not big in my area) not during this week, just a fyi.
According to many, today is Holy Tuesday of Holy Week, otherwise known as Pancake Day. We are in the midst of the Great Ecumenical Movement's big week of the year, which culminates in the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ, which no ecumenist understands nor believes in as a substitutionary sacrifice for their sin; it is merely another religious event in the middle of other religious events.
The Great Ecumenical Movement loves this sort of thing, Holy Week, when they can make preparations and have plenty of pomp and ceremony, rather than a biblical expression of the church, which is made up of people who have died to sin, washed in the blood of the Lamb, and are now living their lives solely for their Lord, Jesus Christ the Righteous, denying self, taking up their cross daily, and following him.
Personally, I believe the Great Ecumenical Movement is a mighty wonder to behold, and extremely powerful, like a massive spiritual vacuum cleaner, sucking in denominations all over the world and conforming them to its practices, none of which are biblical. I believe it is a masterpiece of Satan, designed for the endtime apostasy of christendom.
â€śWhy herein is a marvellous thing,â€ť as the former blind man told the Pharisees. Earlier in this thread you accuse those who suggest that an annual celebration of Christâ€™s resurrectionâ€”even those of us who donâ€™t call it Easterâ€”isnâ€™t necessarily a terrible thing, of being ecumenical, papists, apostate, and even satanic. Now you say â€śwe both want what our Lord wants.â€ť Reckon Iâ€™ll be scratchinâ€™ my noggin over that one for a spell.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Hey John thanks again for your kindness during our discussion and if itâ€™s any consolation my preacher shares your thinking. God bless
Brother, and I thank you also for your willingness to talk together with grace and Christian love. It is a good testimony to the world that two believers can disagree without seriously falling out. Come the end of the day, we both want what our Lord wants.
Anglo saxon salt wrote: ... Depends what you think the word really means as translated so by Tyndale, and why you think he is mistaken.
The word Easter was never coined by Tyndale, not in that spelling anyway.
The Jews had a celebration every year on 14 Nissan (I think, check it out). This went on for an extremely long time, and it followed the deliverance of the Israelites from their enslavement in Egypt, when their firstborn sons were saved from certain death by means of the blood of a substitute, a small lamb without blemish. This celebration was yet another type, which had its antitype in the Lord Jesus Christ and his blood shedding on the cross at Calvary as a substitute for God's elect, making atonement for them.
Today, in our English Bibles, we have this celebration called passover, and we find the word in both old and new testaments. This is the celebration we find in Acts 12:4, as is very clear from the context; it was the Jewish passover.
Thanks to Tyndale (and don't forget we love him for all the good work he did), many are confusing the Jewish celebration with a more modern Easter. Passover is most biblical, Easter never has been, never will be. It just isn't there.
Most of us would say it is a matter of conscience. We know Tyndale coined the english translation Passover and Easter. He used both. We know that many wrongly use Alexander Hyslop to reference why Easter is pagan and also Ralph Woodrow, but Woodrow saw he was mistaken and later refuted his own work.
We can hardly claim Answers In Genesis are KJVO, yet the article gives reason what easterlamb meant to Tyndale and Luther, and do we believe for one second that Tyndale thought of a connection to paganism when he translated Acts 12.4.
If we know what he meant by Easter, then we have little problem, but he must have had good reason when he reached this first post resurrection example in Acts.
I can read it with a good conscience and not celebrate a pagan Easter, or even an unscriptural one.
Depends what you think the word really means as translated so by Tyndale, and why you think he is mistaken.
I would like to say a bit more about the scriptural translation of Acts 12:4 especially for the benefit of KJVO's who believe the KJB is perfect, and any errors of the original mss were put right in the King James Bible.
Acts 12:4 Geneva (4) And when he had caught him, he put him in prison, and deliuered him to foure quaternions of souldiers to be kept, intending after the Passeouer to bring him foorth to the people.
Acts 12:4 MKJV (4)Â And capturing him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four sets of four soldiers to keep him; intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
Acts 12:4 KJV (4)Â 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.
If the KJVO's got it right, then Easter was a festival celebrated by some at the time of the apostles.
This can lead to all sorts of speculations concerning Easter.
But the Geneva had it right, and the Modern KJV restored the correct translation, so the word Easter is not found in the Bible anywhere. And for this reason, I discount it, not being instituted by the Lord.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. My apologies, I have already opted out of that discussion. If you had taken the time to read my posts you would know I believe that the resurrection is part of the daily Christian walk (see Romans 6:4) and also the premise of your question is inaccurate.
2. On what authority do you arrive at your figure of 95% of church is apostate and that AIG is demonically deceptive, pretty strong statements that appear to have no backing.
3. CES wrote The Billy Graham EA has on their website, to observe the *lenten season* 2/25/20.They also are using the popish wordâ€”penitence â€”in their article.đźĄµ. My how far they have fallen.
1. Unprofitable, as usual it appears you want to hold hands to two ends, marrying tradition along with biblical doctrine.
2. Perhaps the 95 % comes determined by the real percentage of the evangelical church taken with what you wish to defend here.
3. Not 'fallen' really, they have been on that trend for a long time, only they have come to the end of the ecumenical trip: union with Rome.
Of course that is what Easter week is all about; it is about the devil causing problems in the church, schisms and arguments. It was him who introduced it and it is him who makes use of it in his purposes of ecumenism and destruction of the gospel.
Which churches most celebrate Easter week in the UK? It is the ecumenical churches, which number about 95% of all professing churches. If you attend any of these churches, they have much in common. They all accept Roman Catholics as Christian brethren and have pledged never to evangelise them. They never preach the gospel message in their buildings. (Is that serious or not?) They all make much ado about the church calendar and hold special services for all the special holy days (none of which were instituted by the Lord).
But, some say, they will never infiltrate MY church. Oh? Have you not heard of Evangelicals and Catholics Together?
Open your eyes. Look around at what is going on. Get your head out of the sand.
King James cultists need to cease believing that the KJB is perfection, more accurate than the original Greek MSS. It is for this reason that they believe Easter was celebrated at the time of the apostles!
CV wrote: Lovely US God so meticulously established the requirement for the Passover - the date/time/details around it. For our Lord, just any day would not suffice. It had to be the Passover. You tell me on what authority do you or AIG have of moving the dates and renaming it?
My apologies, I have already opted out of that discussion. If you had taken the time to read my posts you would know I believe that the resurrection is part of the daily Christian walk (see Romans 6:4) and also the premise of your question is inaccurate. On what authority do you arrive at your figure of 95% of church is apostate and that AIG is demonically deceptive, pretty strong statements that appear to have no backing.