Celebrate This Easter Remembering God’s Gift To Humanity!

On Holy Thursday, a story appeared on Drudge Report which stated that in private conversations, Pope Francis indicated there was “No Hell”.  As Pat Buchanan points out in his column, “Why then did Jesus Christ have to die on the cross?”

In case you were not aware…The world didn’t come into being by a big explosion billions of years ago.  You are not here because of a series of mistakes millions of years ago in which life was somehow created violating every scientific law we know to be true.  Everything did not come from nothing.

On the contrary, you are a unique creation by God with a purpose.  You are not an accident, but someone of significance.  After the Fall of Man, the world changed from it’s perfect state as did Adam and Eve.  Adam and Eve (and us) were created in God’s image, meaning they were eternal.  However they were no longer sinless, meaning they would die.  Because God is just, His plan included a place for the righteous (heaven) and for the wicked (hell) after they die.  Genesis 3 chronicles the Fall and God’s plan of redemption.  While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The meaning of Easter – What does it mean to you?

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.