by Alex Shute, FaithGiant, ©2021
(Mar. 16, 2021) — Did you know that Easter is only mentioned once in the Bible? This fact brings up many questions:
What is the true origin?
Should Christians celebrate it?
Is it even Biblical in the first place?
When we think of Easter, what comes mind is probably baby chicks, bunnies, and eggs.
While these are modern ways (influenced by pagan traditions) of celebrating Easter, they are not the point of Easter. This is a festival when Christians remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Biblical Meaning of Easter
If you’ve read your Bible carefully, you’ll notice that there isn’t a direct connection of the word of God with Easter. However, many Bible verses point to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The mission of Christ from the time He began preaching was to reconcile man with God. This would regain the relationship we’d lost in the garden of Eden.
The permanent solution was for Christ to die on the cross. But He didn’t have to remain dead. Jesus had to rise again after fulfilling the mission. His death symbolically showed that we died in Him and rose with Him as new creations.
“We, therefore, were buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)
After dying on the cross and staying in the tomb for three days, Jesus rose on the morning of the third day with power and glory. His rising was a symbolic meaning that life overcame death.
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