Easter is one of the most pivotal moments in Christianity. If the story of Easter is not true than the whole Christian faith is built on false truths. Like it says in 1 Corinthians 15:4 “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” It is important because Jesus did what no person or god has ever done, which is resurrect from the dead. By Him resurrecting we can be sure that He was the son of God. Because of this, many people want to know how it could be possible. Click here for a link that goes more in detail about historical accounts of Jesus from non-Christians.
The main points of the Easter story are Jesus was crucified on the cross, was buried in a tomb, then resurrected three days later. The Easter story is told in Mark, Matthew, Luke and John. People wonder why He had to even die on the cross in the first place, (click here for a link to my gospel post that explains this). The bible has stories of Jesus foreseeing His death on the cross. The Roman council decided to crucify Jesus, because of all the miracles He was performing and because He said He was the son of God.
Good Friday is when Jesus was crucified on the cross. He was nailed onto the cross, and actually died from suffocation because of how He was hanging. Right before Jesus died He yelled, “My God, My God why have your forsaken me.” It was in that very moment where Jesus experienced death, which is complete separation from God. Jesus was then buried in a tomb and three days later, women found the tomb to be empty. Many of the Jewish people at this time believed that his body was stolen, which gives us proof that His body was actually gone. Jewish people weren’t for Jesus so there would be no desire for them to even believe that He did in fact resurrect. Jesus was then seen by 1,000’s of people, which is why there is no reason that He could have been a hallucination. Click here for a link that goes more in depth about these points. The story of Jesus is very old, and the bible has made it through all these years with out being lost. If people still believe in a, more than a thousand year, old story about what Jesus did then there must be something more going on.