What is the difference between Passover and Easter?

A lot of people are not familiar with the Passover but they will more likely tell you what Easter is.

Undeniably, Easter is more popular than Passover.

However, it doesn’t mean that if something is popular, it is the right one to observe.

The truth is, Easter was never mentioned in the Bible, yet, it is among the most popular Christian holidays in the world today.

On the other hand, Passover was commanded in the Bible, yet, only a handful of Christians observe it.

So, we want to know, what is the difference between Passover and Easter?

Here’s a blog that you should read to better understand this topic:

Passover versus Easter: A Brief and Comprehensive Comparison

Knowing the difference between these two could help you better understand what God wants from you and not simply what people expect from you through their traditions.

Read the blog and get a chance to receive a FREE booklet about the resurrection of Christ.

See you there!

Until He comes,
Joshua

10 thoughts on “What is the difference between Passover and Easter?

  1. None of these festival should be observed. Easter is not biblical and passover was commanded only to the people if Israel in the old testament, not in the new testament.

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      • Of course, first they were Jews. Second, they were born under the law. And third, the blood of Christ is what the passover symbolizes. The passover happened in Egypt was the foreshadow of Christ sacrifice snd death. The blood of the lamb is the blood of Christ. God commanded Israel to celebrate passover for them to remember and not to forget how the messiah will fulfill the promised salvation. The sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment or end of that festival.
        Do not think that everything what Jesus did and observed should also be observed and done by the new covenant people. As what He said in Luke 24:44 “… all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” if they were fulfilled, that’s the end of it.

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      • So, do you mean that when the Apostles and NT church kept the Holy Days of Leviticus 23 after Christ’s death, they are still living under the law? Because that’s what we see. Even after Christ was already resurrected, we see the church keeping the feast, Sabbath, food laws, and others.

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      • You did not capture the context of these passages. You just focus on the sentence “Let us keep the feast”. You haven’t noticed that it did not stop there. At the end of the scripture it says ” but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”. Paul was not actually referring to the festival and unleavened bread itself but to what it means to our spiritual life. If you look at the context from verse 1, Paul’s concern is about the immorality that defiles tbe church.
        As i have said, passover was a foreshadow of what and how the messiah will fulfill the promised salvation. I hope you know the meaning and purpose of foreshadowing. And as Jesus said in Luke 24:44 “all things must be fulfilled”. I hope we are align in the meaning of the word fulfilled, it means accomplished or done or ended. You cannot continue on something that was already completed otherwise its not yet done.
        Maybe you could share bible scriptures where it says that the disciples observed these festivals after Jesus died. In fact, as i wrote from your other blog, even sabbath was not observed by Jesus and His disciples during and after His ministry.
        By the way, on your title what is the difference between passover and easter? You will find the answer when you look at their equivalent greek word.

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  2. Katatapos kami magselebrate ang Memoryal ng Kamatayan ni Kristo sa pamamagitan ng isang simpleng seremonya. Walang Easter sa Bibliya kundi tanging lamang ang utos na ipagdiwang ang Kamatayan ni Jesus.

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  3. This festival was given as perpetual only to the people of Israel. Infact, one of the regulations given to Moses and Aaron was no foreigner will eat the passover meal. Only those foreigner who are currently residing with the Israelites are given permission to eat the passover meal provided that they will be circumcised. Therefore, if you are not a Jew or converted to Judaism, you are not allowed to celebrate and eat the passover meal. And therefore, Christians should really not celebrate and eat the passover meal.

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    • I’m sorry but I would disagree with you.

      We read:

      6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

      Remember, the Corinthian church was predominantly made of Gentiles. Nevertheless, Paul said, “Let us keep the Feast.” The feast here was the days of unleavened bread and it also included the Passover as what we read in I Cor. 11:23-33.

      Moreover, remember that we are the spiritual Israel now. We live in the New Covenant where gentiles are grafted into Israel.

      Regards,
      Joshua

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      • You did not capture the context of these passages. You just focus on the sentence “Let us keep the feast”. You haven’t noticed that it did not stop there. At the end of the scripture it says ” but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”. Paul was not actually referring to the festival and unleavened bread itself but to what it means to our spiritual life. If you look at the context from verse 1, Paul’s concern is about the immorality that defiles tbe church.
        As i have said, passover was a foreshadow of what and how the messiah will fulfill the promised salvation. I hope you know the meaning and purpose of foreshadowing. And as Jesus said in Luke 24:44 “all things must be fulfilled”. I hope we are align in the meaning of the word fulfilled, it means accomplished or done or ended. You cannot continue on something that was already completed otherwise its not yet done.
        Maybe you could share bible scriptures where it says that the disciples observed these festivals after Jesus died. In fact, as i wrote from your other blog, even sabbath was not observed by Jesus and His disciples during and after His ministry.
        By the way, on your title what is the difference between passover and easter? You will find the answer when you look at their equivalent greek word

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