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#1 Blessed By His Grace

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:54 PM

Sources are divided on this one, really. Old english, quirks of language. Modern parlance would be because our salvation was secured by the cross, to be followed by the resurrection, so it is a good day. I prefer Holy Friday myself.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onitor-27067136


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:15 AM

Just found another http://www.desiringg...rst-friday-good


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:47 AM

With more than one theory or reasoning it seems various people have different opinions as to why. Which is interesting in itself.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:06 PM

I'm part of a christian forum on Facebook where there has been a massive discussion about how Easter is totally pagan and that Christians should only be remembering Jesus' death and not getting caught up with any pagan nonsense as Jesus only instructed up on how to remember his death... for me this totally misses the point of him rising from the dead and over coming death itself!!


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Yeah, i am totally good with celebrating the resurrection as well as the cross. People have their particular viewpoints, though, don't they?
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

I agree - anyway, Easter may have pagan influences, but it ties in with Passover which is always celebrated at this time of year!!


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