He is Risen

That’s the importance of the day. Jesus the Christ is risen from the dead.

A few words on some of the symbolism, The term Easter comes from the old Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, although the only real mention is from the Venerable Bede. The egg being proscribed during Lent was offered in abundance at Easter and is an obvious metaphor for rebirth. There is some evidence for a hare hunt being traditional on Good Friday but, it’s a fairly obvious sign of “go forth, be fruitful, and multiply” anyway.

We have often spoken about Jesus the leader, and his unflinching dedication to the death to his mission. On Easter, this mission is revealed. It finally becomes obvious that His mission (at this time, anyway) is not of the Earth and it’s princelings. It is instead a Kingdom of souls.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

And so we come to the crux of the matter. The triumph over original sin and death itself. For if you believe in the Christ and his message you will have eternal life. This is what sets Christianity apart, the doctrine of grace. For if you truly repent of your sins, and attempt to live properly, you will be saved. Not by your works, especially not by your wars and killing on behalf of your faith, valid  and just though they may be,  but by your faith and your faith alone. For you serve the King of Kings.

And as we know, the Christ is still leading the mission to save the souls of all God‘s children. It is up to us to follow the greatest leader in history or not as we choose. We would do well to remember that our God is a fearsome God but, he is also a just God. We shall be judged entirely on our merits as earthly things fall away from us. But our God is also a merciful God. So be of good cheer for the Father never burdens his people with burdens they cannot, with his help, bear.

As we celebrate the first sunrise after the defeat of darkness, Hail the King Triumphant for this is the day of His victory.

 

He is Risen indeed!

And hath appeared unto Simon!

Even Simon, the coward disciple who denied him thrice

“Christ is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon!”

to Simon Peter the favoured Apostle, on whom the Church is built

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6 Responses to He is Risen

  1. Sorry, but the CHURCH is NOT built on Peter! This is a misreading and misunderstanding of Matt. 16: 18, and the whole of that section. Indeed verses 16 and 17 are the high point of Peter’s so-called revelation, i.e. as the text: ‘the Father’s revelation to Peter’ as the Christ/Messiah and Son of God. THIS is the real foundation of the Church of God, 1 Peter 2: 4-9! (Ps. 188: 22)

    Happy Resurrection Day! 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      No, you’re simply wrong, although so are the Catholics you claim that Rome is the church.

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      • Biblical exegesis and proper historical method, mate! 🙂 And don’t get me going on Roman Catholicism, I came from that ground, just like many of the Reformers! I am myself convinced it is Anathema as to ‘the Papacy!’ So I shall remove.

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        • NEO says:

          As you wish. Take it up with Newman, he wrote it, not me.

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        • Btw, if you really “like” what I wrote? Then read 1 Peter 2: 4-9, this will surely NOT sustain that Peter was the ROCK of the Church! Also read Galatians 2: 11-16, etc.

          And the Catholic Newman was surely just a “convert” as to the Papacy. Read Newman’s own Anglican sermons, well before he went to Rome, he knew better then!

          Again, we just need to move on, btw too, I thought you were a true Lutheran Protestant?

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  2. the unit says:

    Not just this Easter, but for many I’ve read it said “He’s Alive”, “He is Risen” by pastors, choirs and Johnny Cash. NEO and Jessica’s post made me wonder how exactly did Mary Magdalene word it? So I looked and found this…” Jesus said to her, “Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” 18 Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.”
    As for the theory of body snatchers, and high priests motives…maybe early Democrats were looking for votes in the grave yard as is the situation today. 🙂
    I’ll just stick to faith and not what the minds of man can conjure.

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