Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It is hard to tell in today's world.
The farther we move as a nation from our Christian roots the more obscure the real meaning of Easter really is.
In a cartoon called "the Family Circus" two children had discovered their Easter baskets and were busily enjoying their contents. One of the children asked "Who colored all these eggs?"
The other child responded "The Easter Bunny."
Who gave us the jelly beans?
The Easter Bunny!
And who gave us the Chocolate rabbit?
The Easter bunny!
Clearly for these two little ones nothing was impossible for the Easter bunny. Then the family went to church. They heard the preacher say, "They came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been rolled away. Who could have done this? The preacher asked? To which the two children cried out in unison, "The Easter Bunny."
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord!
The resurrection was a historical event!
Josephus, a Jewish historian writing at the end of the first century A.D. has a fascinating passage in his book "Antiquities"
Josephus was a Jew writing to please the Romans. This story would not have pleased them in the slightest. He would have hardly included it if it were not true.
"Now about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawlful to call him a man, for he was doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him many Jews and also many Greeks. This man was the Christ. And when Pilate had condemned him to the cross upon his impeachment by the principal man among us, those who love form the first day, did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive on the third day. The divine prophets having spoken these and thousands of other wonderful things about him."
It may be stated that the historical evidence for the resurrection is stronger than ...
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