Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blood Sacrifice: the Easter Miracle

Sean Ewart

Easter Sunday is, to many, a day of celebration. It represents God's sacrifice to mankind, the redemption of our fallen nature, and the promise of eternal life. The alleged resurrection of Jesus Christ is, to Christianity, the corner stone of faith; the justification of a religion which is, according to the Apostle Paul, foolishness to those outside it. The religion which Christians generally practice begins with the Jewish scriptures but deviates in the nature of the Messiah. While Jews still await their Messiah, or savior, Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah and that His death and resurrection will allow them to live in Heaven with God. The sacrifice which Jesus Christ gave to humanity in the form of His torture and death on a Roman cross (an ancient tool of execution) is the greatest moment in the entire Word of God to Christians: it is the moment of their salvation.