Friday, April 2, 2010
Eggs, bunnies, baskets, candy? Is this Easter?
Ask your average heathen youngster what Easter is all about and he'll tell you about the Easter bunny, and finding Easter baskets filled with that annoying grass that seems to stick to household furnishings long after Easter is past. And those pastel foil-covered, football things that are a sorry excuse for real chocolate. And, of course, there are Easter eggs to dye and jelly beans -- you've got to have jelly beans. Black beans are best. "And mommy, that's what Easter is." "Oh, Jason, how cute." How sad! Most children today don't know beans about what Easter really means. It is funny how the people of the world lie to their kids about Santa Clause, the Easter bunny and then tell them that God does not exist and when a Christian tells the truth that all these are fake and that God is real we are accused of being cruel to kids. Well here is the truth: Santa is a false idol and the Easter bunny, eggs, bunnies, candy and Easter baskets have absolutely nothing to do with Easter. Lost parents should give out knives or something because knives have just as much to do with Easter as eggs. Nothing. So here is the truth about Easter that the Pagans and luke-warm, compromising "christians" are trying to hide: Because God is absolutely Holy and demands justice from lawbreakers, mankind, because of his heinous sin, is under the wrath of God. Because we have all rebelled and broke His commandments our entire life, daily, we can only store up wrath for the day of judgment. But the good news, the whole point of Easter, is that God loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to satisfy God's divine justice and reconcile us to God by bearing the full wrath of God in our place. God has to punish us for all eternity in Hell or pour out His wrath on His perfect, sinless Son in order to satisfy His divine justice. Jesus went voluntarily to the cross and shed His blood for us so we can have hope and life eternal. He gives this free gift of eternal life to all those who will repent of their sins and put their faith and trust in Him. Jesus was killed on the cross for us and was in the grave for 3 days and then rose to life. This is what we celebrate on Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If the resurrection never happened we would all have no hope of reconciliation and would be in Hell. It is the single most important event in the History of the World. So lets ignore this and look for eggs and hide baskets on this glorious day? That would be conceivably insane.