Christians reading this article might cause religious disagreement but this content is post to learn from true Christian view !!!
According to the Christian faith, today is the most important day of the year. The day Jesus rose from the dead. It’s not just an ordinary day. It’s a day of fulfilment, renewal, victory. It marks the end of Christ’s suffering and also the beginning of the end of every Christian’s bad days. It’s a day that is said to have come once upon a time. And the one that now comes annually, as an avenue to remembering the old days. Today, which is Easter Day, is the sole basis of Christianity.
While everything could be right with this day, something doesn’t sit well with me, and that’s how the easter story was set up. It’s said that on the third day of his death, as it was their custom then that the people would go anoint the body because it was believed the spirit of the dead would have parted ways with the body, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
No one knew how she came about her confidence. And in those days they didn’t normally believe female’s testimonies so she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” Of course this would be the next question on anybody’s mind, where the body was now located, and who was in charge of the mysterious relocation.
The other discipline had arrived at the scene before Simon Peter because he’s way faster than him. He bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
This was it, but how and why did they believe in his resurrection even though they hadn’t fully understood the scripture? Was it just automatic or they programmed themselves to be that way? Why didn’t they give Mary’s statement, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”, a thought. I mean, why there wasn’t an atom of doubt that the body was taken by someone else?
Fine, it’s said that they were his disciples and they were witnesses of his doings. Even, it’s said that they were the ones he told he was going to rise from the dead on the third day. It’s understandable that they believed. But in our world of today, where there are little or no evidences of things that are said to have happened in the past, how then do we believe? By quoting bible passages that many have now found faulty? Or by threatening the world with a hell that none of us knows the gravity of its realness?
See, the world celebrates easter. And for sure non of us celebrating it is a witness of His resurrection. Personally, I don’t fully believe in this so called most important day of the Christian year. But you, Pastor Missuses, Evangelists, how did you believe it? What convinced you that it’s real?
PS: This is not about God and his existence now, but about Jesus, his resurrection and the basis of the Christian faith. Of course if Christ wasn’t said to have risen from the dead, there wouldn’t be any Christiandom. Or would there? So I ask again, what’s your muse?
What your view about this ?