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Church of the Eternal God Announces New StandingWatch Program, Should Christians Keep Easter?

San Diego, CA. — March 12, 2015 — The StandingWatch program is produced as part of the task and commission of the Church of the Eternal God to shed light on common and harmful falsehoods integrated into our society, and warn mankind of impending disaster, while at the same time giving hope and comfort for the future.  The current program, “Should Christians Keep Easter?”, focuses on the truth behind the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and explores the real origins of Easter and its customs.

Many would be shocked if they were told that Easter was neither Christian, nor that it memorializes the death and resurrection of our Savior.  They would be surprised to hear that many Christians have believed over the centuries that Christ was neither crucified on a Friday, nor that He was resurrected on a Sunday.  They have even claimed that if He had been, He could not have been our Savior!

As Evangelist Norbert Link explained: “The only sign that Jesus Christ gave for His Messiahship, was that He would be dead and buried in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights, as noted in Matthew 12:38–40.  Christ was referring to 72 hours. The traditionally accepted period celebrated in Easter from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning simply does not add up.  By no stretch of the imagination could that constitute 72 hours.”

Many would also be surprised to learn where the modern name “Easter” originated, and most have probably never asked the question as to what egg-laying Easter rabbits and colored Easter eggs have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Go to to find answers to the question as to whether Christians ought to participate in Easter celebrations.


About Church of the Eternal God:

The Church of the Eternal God in the United States—with its operations around the world, including Die Kirche des Ewigen Gottes (in German-speaking areas), the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship (Canada) and the Global Church of God (United Kingdom)—exist to fulfill the Work which Jesus Christ has given to His Church. It is through the fruit of unity in God’s Holy Spirit that we strive to be of one mind in doctrine, purpose and practice.

We conduct weekly Sabbath services with an emphasis on live transmissions over the internet and in local congregations where possible. We also observe biblical Holy Days as commanded by God.

We maintain websites for access to our published materials; to present church messages in English and German (both recorded and live); to publicly proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God through the StandingWatch programs (including the German language program, AufPostenStehen); to make available our weekly Update; and to provide spiritual assistance and guidance to both Church members and any whom God may call to salvation at this time. For more information, please visit

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