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24 Apocryphal Myths Commonly Associated With Easter:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2015
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True or False - According To The Bible....
- There is no mention of the “Via De La Rosa” the way of the cross, nor did this avenue become of special significance to the early church.
- The “Stations of the Cross” were venerated and put into place by the early church
- Though miracles are frequent throughout the Gospels and the Book of Acts and the ministry of the Apostles, including miracles associated with certain physical objects (Acts 5:15; Acts 19:12; Luke 15:44) not a single miracle was associated with objects of Jesus’ Passion. (Drops of His blood, the robe, the cup, slivers of the cross, etc..)
- There is no mention in the Book of Acts nor the Bible of the institution of Easter as an annual festival of the church nor of any celebration of Easter as a specific day on the church calendar.

Dear Prayer Warriors,
Each day this week leading up to Easter I will be posting a series of True and False questions (four each day), with the answers appearing below. Like Christmas, Easter is a celebration in which Biblical, apocryphal and legends are all taught side by side without distinguishing between what is Scriptural and what are unsubstantiated legends and stories. The object of these questions is for you to test yourself--not a test of obscure Bible trivia but a test of whether you are holding to Biblical revelation or myths and legends. You should ask yourself, “If I have believed this myth, what other myths do I believe concerning God the Holy Spirit’s Revelation concerning Christ’s arrest, trial, torture, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection and the actions of the early church?” The goal is that you will be challenged to faithfully read and study the Holy Scriptures and base your convictions on the holy, eternal, inerrant written Word of God.

True or False - According To The Bible....

1. There is no mention of the “Via De La Rosa” the way of the cross, nor did this avenue become of special significance to the early church.
True: Nowhere does the phrase nor the emphasis of this tradition appear in Holy Scripture. Nor does it appear in primary source first century Christian documents.

2. The “Stations of the Cross” were venerated and put into place by the early church
False: Nowhere does the phrase “Stations of the Cross” nor the emphasis of this tradition appear in Holy Scripture. Nor does it appear in primary source first century Christian documents.

3. Though miracles are frequent throughout the Gospels and the Book of Acts and the ministry of the Apostles, including miracles associated with certain physical objects (Acts 5:15; Acts 19:12; Luke 15:44) not a single miracle was associated with objects of Jesus’ Passion (Drops of His blood, the robe, the cup, slivers of the cross, etc..)
True - The wood of the cross, the literal drops of blood of Christ, the robe, the cup from the Lord’s supper, the spear, the crown of thorns, nor any other object is associated with any miracle in Holy Scriptures nor are there any mentioned in any first century primary source Christian document.

4. There is no mention in the Book of Acts nor the Bible of the institution of Easter as an annual festival of the church nor of any celebration of Easter as a specific day on the church calendar.
T – Although the first day of the week is referred to as “The Lord’s Day” (Revelation 1:10; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:2) no mention in Scripture is given of a special annual holy day celebration, feast day or church calendar day commemorating any of the events surrounding the Passion of Christ. Nor are there in existence any primary source first century documents mentioning annual holy days surrounding the Passion of Christ or what has come to be known as Easter.

By His Mercy,
II Corinthians 4:1
Rev. John S. Mahon - Director
Grace Community International

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24 Apocryphal Myths Commonly Associated With Easter:
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
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True or False - According To The Bible.... - Christians greeted one another on Easter with “He is Risen”, the response being, “He is Risen Indeed!”. - The historical and architectural locals related to Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion were...
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Sharing Christ This Easter
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
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Dear Prayer Warriors, I thought I would share with you in this blog some thoughts on sharing Christ this Easter. Unfortunately many Christians become so caught up in what Easter is not that they forget that it is one of the easiest times of the...
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Doctrinal Misconceptions - Protestant Apocryphal/Teaching
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
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True or False - According To The Bible.... - We are still under the dietary laws - Dietary laws were given for health purposes - Although technically free from dietary Laws it is the spiritual and moral high ground to keep them - Numerology – 7 is...
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Doctrinal Misconceptions - Protestant Apocryphal/Teaching
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
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True or False - According To The Bible.... - Adam was the first man but not a Jew - Noah was a Jew - Abraham was a Jew - Ishmael is the father of all Arabs - Jacob is the first Israelite and father of all Israelites, later to be called Jews - ...
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The Sanctity of Marriage - Part Three of Three
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
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Dear Prayer Warriors - This is the last of a three-part series on marriage, which follows our opening message on The Covenant of Marriage, given at Big Sky Baptist Fellowship in Helena, MT. Next week’s blog will be – Sharing Christ At Easter....
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Doctrinal Misconceptions - Protestant Apocryphal/Apocrypha Teaching
TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2015
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True or False - According to the Bible.... -More than two of every animal went into the ark; -The historical revelation of Noah and the flood is given to explain the existence of rainbows; -The historical revelation of Noah, the ark, the flood and...
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The Sanctity of Marriage - Part Two of Three (updated 02.27.15)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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Dear Prayer Warriors, This is the second of a three-part series on The Sanctity of Marriage. It coordinates with my recent seminar lectures at Big Sky Fellowship Church in Helena, MT. It picks up where part one left off. You may want to...
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Doctrinal Misconceptions - Protestant Apocryphal/Apocrypha Teaching
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
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True or False - According to the Bible.... - Creationism is an aberration of Genesis and limited to a few passages in the opening chapters of the Bible. - The sin of Adam and Eve was sexual in nature. - The existence of an historical Adam and Eve...
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The Sanctity of Marriage - Part One of Three
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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The Sanctity of Marriage - Part One of Three Dear Prayer Warriors, This three-part series on The Sanctity of Marriage is meant to accompany my recent seminar lectures at Big Sky Fellowship Church in Helena, MT. I was greatly encouraged by the...
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