Posts Tagged ‘easter’
One of the big criticisms of Christianity is that it is very exclusive, after all Jesus himself said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6). I mean, how unfair is that? There are a lot of religions that teach and practise good things, so where does Jesus get off saying something like that? If that were true it would just not be fair to condemn all those other good people to eternity in Heaven.
In my Easter post yesterday I said “Jesus died so that we don’t have to”. But what is with the dying thing any way? I think a lot of us struggle with that. Regardless of our religious convictions I don’t think many of us can fully grasp the deal that says that the things I have done deserve death.
Someone else put it this way: If God is so big on forgiveness, even if my sins deserve death, why could God not just forgive me? As people we forgive people all the time right? Why could God not just forgive us? Why the whole deal with someone having to die?
Tomorrow is Good Friday. For some people that just means it is a holiday. For me it means a whole lot more than that.
Easter, the reasons for it and explanation of it, is something that I am very passionate about. Don’t get me wrong I like the bunnies and chocolates and family time that is usually associated with Easter, but there is so much more to it, and it is the ‘more’ that gets me excited.
The one word that, IMHO, best sums up Easter is the word: Ransom