Good Friday?

Today is the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan, which is the exact day that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occured in the year 30 AD. Of course it was not on a Friday, but a Wednesday in that year.

The truth is, the origin of what is called Easter has no Biblical basis whatsoever. The early New Testament church neither taught nor observed an Easter holiday. In order to move people away from celebrating the Biblical Passover, the Catholic Church adopted and Christianized a pagan holiday that celebrated the false goddess Ishtar (Astarte). The Babylonians and Assyrians worshipped this goddess. She symbolized fertility, love, war, and sex. The holiday in her honor occurred around the spring equinox.

According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified and died at 3 p.m. on a Wednesday (in 30 A.D.), spent three full days and nights in a tomb (72 hours total), then was resurrected back to life by God just before sunset Saturday. In order to fulfill prophecy Jesus could not have died on “Good Friday!”

Thoughts From Colossians 4:5-6

“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. [6] Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”
Colossians 4:5-6 NLT

As believers, we need to be careful about how we act when we are around people who do not know God. It can be tempting when we are around unbelievers to act the way they do. Sometimes we feel like no one’s watching if the people we are with do not know how God wants people to behave. But this is precisely when others are watching, believe it or not, unbelievers are watching. Whether they consciously think about it or not, they are observing our behavior.

And if our behavior is godly, it will often lead to opportunities for us to share our faith with others. Folks, someone will ask you why you don’t do this or do that, there is your opportunity share your faith.

Remember, our time on earth is limited. We need to make the most of it by honoring God with our actions, especially toward unbelievers.

Today’s Scripture – 25 Feb 2022

“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. [12] And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, [13] while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. [14] He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.”
Titus 2:11-14 NLT

Can You Judge?

Tonight I was talking to somebody I can’t remember who it was. And they said, “Who am I to judge?” And it got me thinking of a couple of scriptures. We all know what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7 verse 1, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged”
and people use that a lot. But folks, here’s a little thing we kind of overlook. If you say you are a Christian you fall into a different category of being judged. So. if you say, “Hey, I’m a Christian”, you’re fair game on this one. 

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