Max Randor blogs about religion specificaly Christianity.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The meaning of Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the day that we remeber that Jesus Rose from the dead and showed himeslf to many people over the next 40 days.
Jesus rose because he had defeated death, destroyed our sin, suffered for eternity^n (n being the number of eternities) in our place, and to show us the way to him.
'You came from heaven to earth to show the way from the earth to the cross my debt to pay, from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky - Lord I lift your name on high' - (Lord I lift your name on high - as recorded by Sonicflood)

The meaing of Good Friday

The meaning of Good Friday is to remember that Jesus died for us on the cross. He died that we might live.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Through the death of Jesus we gained forgiveness for our sins if only we asked to be forgiven.
Everything is being supplanted by consumerism every day of the year we are assaulted by adverts telling us that we will only be happy if we buy their product. And the hole inside your heart grows the more you buy to try to fill it. Only God can truly fill the hole.
But Christmas and Easter have been particularly badly hit by consumerism. The gift of life has been changed to be the gift of a lot of money to the companies the whole meaning is being changed.

Biblical contradictions

You say there are contradictions
I say you do not understand
Have you read the book you criticize
Do you know that God gave one law and we broke it
So he told us all the laws to live by
And we broke them all
And so he said give to me the work of the sweat of your brow
And I will wipe your slate clean again
But it must be the perfect work
Living work
To replace your life with its that you might live
And again we denied him
So he sent his only Son – Part of himself
Feeling all the pain we felt – and loving us more than we could imagine
He bore pain beyond imagining
And forgave us
Though we hated him
Died for us
Though we cursed him
Gave his life for ours
Though we killed him
Took our sins away
Gave us a clean sheet – his
Fought death and pain and evil
Faced an eternity of torment
Was Victorius
Defeated death and pain and suffering and evil
Showed us the way
Rose prepare a place
And gave us another part of himself to live within us
And if we only let him in
He will save us
Give us eternal life
Beyond time
In heaven – perfection
‘Revelation 21:5 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."’
And we will be the children of God
And I would that none that read this could say to me on the last day that I did not tell you – for I have.
And I would that you investigate what I have said
And come to the truth
John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

This is my culture

That I would know salvation and tell others of it when so many are lost
That I would teach of peace when others scream of war
That I would share when others would keep
That I would speak of love when others speak of hate
That I would know God when so many deny him
That I would turn the other cheek when others would strike back
That I would be a steward when others destroy
That I would buy a green machine while others drive SUVs
This is what I would be
This is my counter culture – my own – my religion – my reason – my life
Now live with it and I will live with you.
In peace and harmony