Easter’s Meaning

Easter’s Meaning

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There will be no religious traditionalism on VView.  But here is why the world celebrates Good Friday as it does.

Easter is a Christian holiday period to reflect on Christ’s death, and 3 days later, his resurrection.  Christmas Day is to celebrate Jesus’ birth and today we mourn his crucifixion.  This occurred in AD 30 at the hands of the Romans and under the rule of Pontius Pilate.  Jesus was tried, found with no fault, beaten and then led to Golgotha which means the “place of the skull”.  It was on this hill that Jesus, nailed to a cross which was signed “King of the Jews” fought death for 3 hours and as he breathed his last cried “It  is finished”.  The temple’s curtain was simultaneously torn and the sky turned black as God’s Son left this earth.

Christians hold that this was in direct accordance with scriptures as to what Christ was sent to do on earth – take the punishment for sins and provide us with a way of being in relationship with God.  Jesus was resurrected from the dead 3 days later.

This clip was taken from an American pastor’s sermon about who Jesus was.

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