Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easter--Resurrection Day

For those who are new to reading my blog I like to add religious or Christian comments now and again.

I'm usually late but early this time.  :)

Just want to say a few words on Easter or the Resurrection Day. Even though some things have been added to it over the years the main part of this day is still the physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is that gives us hope and validates Christianity. 
As the writer of 1st Corinthians 15: 14, said, “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” (KJB)That makes this event and all it means the most important happening around.  

     Without going into too many details, Jesus’ resurrection means that our sins are forgiven. He died as a sin substitute. The main reason he was born and lived as a man was to die in our place. He taught good things, he healed which the sick loved, he lived a perfect life. It’s a trade our sin--wrong doing--rebellion for His Right Standing with God. 

And as I said it gives us hope we can set our hope in something positive, lasting, solid, and real. Hope for eternal life with God the creator not in the other place of punishment. Plus hope for now that God really does love us and wants to heal our souls and life. 

All of that---forgiveness, a second-and more-chance, a Savour that is alive and Powerful enough to beat death and the grave not to mention our sin, His great love and amazing grace, a place in Heaven with Him---is what we celebrate on Easter or Resurrection Day. 

As I said at the beginning, yes, some stuff, like Bunnies and colored eggs, have been added to the celebration but that is all incidental--little extras and not the main attraction.  

There’s a whole lot more that could be said and many churches will be saying it but these are the basics. If you need to know more ask here or click here for one place to learn church, you can ask  there  

I verse I used is the King James version but if you go Here  you can read it in a lot of different versions.  Different translations and ways of saying the same thing., You might like the way some versions say it better than others.   

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