i know we already had a religion topic, but i figured it would be better to continue the conversation we were having on the main site about good Friday etc. here
my 2 last posts on the main site:
good Friday was the night when Jesus died, 2010 years ago.
Judas (one of Jesusâ€™s disciples) betrayed him during the passover feast. then after a few court sessions, Jesus was deemed â€œguiltyâ€ for saying that he was the son of god, which would have been blasphemy (a sin worthy of death) if it werenâ€™t true.
the reason people actually celebrate good Friday is because of the passover.
the â€œpassoverâ€ is a Hebrew celebration reminding the Israelites of the last plague of there captivity in Egypt when god a said he would kill the first born of every house hold that did not have goats blood painted on there front door post.
the â€œpassoverâ€ is basically the time when the angel of death â€œpassed overâ€ the Israelites because they obeyed god and painted there door post. king Pharaohâ€™s son was killed by the angel, and upon hearing this, he COMMANDED the Israelites to leave his country and never come back. the Israelites were good with this because that was what they wanted to begin with.
so, the â€œpassoverâ€ was a feast that the Hebrews would celebrate because of there freedom from Egypt, and good Friday is a celebration partially because of that, but also because is was the day Jesus died. why would you celebrate Jesusâ€™s death you ask? its not really celebrating Jesusâ€™s death PER say. why celebrate it is because in his death, he took the punishment for all the sins EVERYone in the whole world ever committed. so weâ€™re not celebrating that he died, weâ€™re celebrating that the punishment for our sins has been taken away. but eventually (like ALL holidays) good friday just became a time to eat food and hang out with youâ€™re family.
there you have it, easter Sunday, good Friday, and the passover.. all explained.
*FO asks for explain*
what i meant was, god offers everyone the gift salvation, eternal forgiveness for sins. basically taking the punishment that way the world doesnâ€™t have to. it says in the bible that as soon as you sin, you pretty much deserve punishment, death. but god new that there wasnâ€™t going to be anyone who could possibly never sin except himself, so he took on a human form, lived a whole lifetime free of sin, and then willfully let himself be crucified and payed the price w we deserved. that is the â€œgiftâ€ i was talking about, but if you donâ€™t accept that gift and continue to believe that he didâ€t really die and pay the penalty for the sins of the world, then youâ€™re rejecting that gift. sin separates us from god. so when we sin, we are pushing ourselves away from the one who was willing to die in our sake. that is the reason we feel we need to apologize for our sins, we apologize for rejecting God, and his evaluable gift. but that is no longer necessary. he payed the price of sin, he cut of that separation from us and him, but if we continue to live in sin and NOT accept christ and actually devote, then we are apologizing for something weâ€™re not willing to put fourth the effort to make right.
make sense? or should i go into more detail?
Okay J_M how much do you know about Roman Catholicism because I think youâ€™re mixing some of the other Christian traditions with Roman Catholic traditions. Pretty sure that might be where weâ€™re missing each other
me again: @FO you may very well be right, i personally am a pentecostal. (basically the church you lets you dance during worship time and believes in speaking in tongues). sometimes i get mixed up with all other "versions" of Christianity. can you tell me what exactly the roman catholic people believe?
@ everyone else: and what all of YOU believe?