Today is Good Friday. Although it is the day of a tragic event. About 2000 years ago God had to come in the form of man which we know as Jesus Christ. He had to sacrifice himself for the sins we committed against him. If not for this act, much of humanity would never have a means of redemption from sin. On what is known as Palm Sunday, God’s original chosen people the Jews felt Christ was coming to physically destroy their enemies. Some were disappointed that Christ came for a spiritual victory, which is the greater battle. In Christ’s death he provided access to God to all humanity, both Jews and Gentiles. (Gentiles are all non-Jews.) For this reason all who sin now have a means for salvation through Jesus Christ. And all humanity, both Jew and Gentile is born into sin, so all have to accept Christ in order to be saved. God loved humanity so much, that he expanded the means for access to all who will believe.
After Judas betrayed Jesus, he (Jesus) was crucified. Today some are trying to use false doctrine to legitimize Judas. But even Matthew records that Judas knew he was not acting as a hero in turning Christ over for death. It was a betrayal of the Lord, that Judas himself was unable to live with.
Matthew 27:3-10 (New King James Version)
Judas sinned against the Lord, but God knew this would happen and used it as the means of sacrifice, to save man (humanity) from sin. Fire & Hammer has more about the modern day spin regarding Judas.
Many were not able to understand why Christ came and likewise when he was on the cross many could not understand that either.
Matthew 27:32-54 (New King James Version)
By the time that day was over, some finally realized that Jesus is the son of God. And the true victory came when Christ was risen from the dead with all power given unto him. When Christ was on the cross accepting the weight of all humanity’s sin, God the Father had to turn from him. Christ was left and asking why he had been forsaken. But upon resurrection after conquering death, hell and the grave Jesus was fully restored with all power and now sits at the right hand of the father. One God that had to give directly of himself, deny himself as part of him took on the weight of our sins and then restore himself with all power.
This is an amazing act that we did not deserve. God will not be floating by prior to judgement to perform such feats for man again. The door is open for all who wish to accept Christ as their savior and believe he was born of a virgin, died on the cross and resurrected on the 3rd day.
Please take this opportunity to believe and accept Christ as your personal savior. Then visit your local church to be baptized and show the world you are redeemed from sin. Because while the opportunity has existed for about 2000 years now, you only have your own short physical life span to make the decision and allow the Lord to bring eternal life to your soul.
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