No, eating Easter egg is not a sin, as long as that is not the main focus of Easter. The most important thing about Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection for our salvation. Everything else is accessory.
Where does the Easter egg come from?
Easter happens in the spring, when many pagan religions had parties of life and fertility. The Easter egg comes from these pagan traditions, where it was a symbol of new life. People painted eggs and offered them to each other to wish them prosperity. When Christians came into contact with other traditions, they mentioned symbols that people already knew to explain the gospel. In the case of the Easter egg, they used it to symbolize the resurrection and the new life we have in Jesus. There they changed their meaning and became part of the Christian tradition.
Many centuries later, when chocolate had arrived in Europe and became a commodity, someone remembered to make egg-shaped chocolates for Easter. The fashion caught on and that’s how we now have chocolate eggs for Easter.
So, should I or shouldn’t I eat Easter egg?
You can eat if you want and if that is not an obstacle to your faith. If you eat and thank God, not the pagan gods, for such a sweet treat, no problem. You are not defiled by what you eat ( Matthew 15:11 ). But if you are tempted by idolatry when eating, then don’t eat ( 1 Corinthians 8: 7 ). Or if you think you are overreacting and falling into the sin of gluttony, then moderate or stop eating. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or do anything else, do everything for the glory of God.”
See also: how should a Christian celebrate Easter?
How can I use the egg to explain Easter?
An egg is a new life that is happening. Likewise, Jesus’ death and resurrection brings hope for new life. When we repent and accept Jesus as our lord and savior, our sins are all blotted out, the past no longer matters. It’s like being born again, a second chance. It is a new life, like an egg.