For my first article, I wanted to explain to the world what Easter is for Christians. It is an informative article not to criticize or insult a religion or a person. Please, if you know you would be offended, I would advise you not to read this article.

First of all, for understanding, the Christian faith is built on the incarnation, birth, life, death and expected return of its founder. It is the only religion where the founder dies for the followers. And Easter represents and celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday

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Jesus Christ died to redeem humanity because Adam [the first man] had disobeyed God. In Hebrew, "disobedience" is "אי ציות" which means rebellion [against the known will of God]. And since man has disobeyed God, the power of death has been activated. Thus, Jesus Christ came [in the form of man] to save man from death [death in hell].
This day, we celebrate the crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection

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1 Corinthians 15:55

The resurrection is celebrated because death could not hold Jesus captive. That is why in the Bible, the Apostle Paul said in his letter to the church in Corinths in 1 Corinthians 15:55: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [KJV]"
[My interpretation] This was to show that the power of God knows no limits because grave and death had been defeated.

Why we celebrate the resurrection

  • For the Master of the grave has won victory over death. Christ is risen!
  • Jesus Christ has reclaimed what satan stole.
  • Jesus Christ had paid the price mankind couldn't pay.
  • Since Christians believed that Heaven and Hell are real. The resurrection is the seed of the resurrection of the saints at the rapture.
He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said [He would]. Come! See the place where He was lying.
— Matthew 28:6

This article was influenced by my understanding, Dr. Myles Munore [of blessed memory] and my spiritual father, Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche