What Easter Is Not!


Easter is not a secular holiday that revolves around a mythical bunny that hides eggs in the houses of children around the world.  While some Christian households do have an Easter egg hunt, we need to make sure that our children have no confusion between the secular meaning (the Easter bunny) and the real meaning of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter is also not about getting a pretty Spring outfit to wear at church on Sunday morning.  These are ways that Satan tries to deflect our focus from the true meaning of Easter.

What Easter is...

Easter is the most important event in the history of mankind, and it is a celebration of the defining moment of the Christian faith.  Easter is the day we celebrate the fact that Jesus rose from the death that he suffered on the cross, in fulfillment of the Scriptures, and paid in full the penalty of our sins.  Easter proves that everything that Jesus said about the cross is true!

Being a "Christian" is not about just going to church or trying to live a good life.  While important, they do not result in our eternal salvation.  These actions seem (unfortunately) to be the extent of the Christian life for millions of men and women, yet they can be pursued without any true spiritual connection to Jesus Christ.

Being a Christian means trusting in what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross and rising again on the third day.  It means that we are really willing to deny our fleshly ways and will follow Him and His teachings.  If you are not sure about what I have said here, then follow this link to find out more about the good news  of Jesus Christ.  The old saying "good little boys go to Heaven and bad little boys go to Hell," could not be further from the truth.  The ones that get to heaven are the bad boys who realize that they are bad and that the only way that they will get there is if Christ helps them.  Sadly, many of the good boys trust in what they have done in order to gain admittance to heaven.

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