Why is Good Friday and Easter celebrated by Christians? Also what about Jews?
I an a Hindu.
- DougLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Passover recalls the Hebrew people being saved from Egyptian slavery and death, by the power of God. Good Friday commemorates the whole of humanity being redeemed from perpetual slavery to Satan, sin and death through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, on the cross. Easter commemorates the Passover of the People of God from death into life, through their faith in the divine power of Jesus Christ and his glorious Resurrection from the dead. It all ties together in a very profound way, but it's too complicated to explain in full, here.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- PaulLv 72 months ago
Because the two together are the source of our salvation.
- Miss SmartypantsLv 62 months ago
I'm a Catholic Christian who believes in Jesus Christ as God's son and that he saved us from sin by dying for us on the cross. The penalty for sin is death, and without Christ we wouldn't be able to be saved. As Christians we acknowledge that we have come short of God's glory and that we're in need of a savior. Good Friday depicts the crucifixion of Christ was part of God's plan. He was crucified, buried, and rose again on the third day. He defeated death on the cross and now he's in Heaven until he comes back to judge everyone living and dead. Easter celebrates the fact that he did rise again. All we have to do is accept Christ as our savior and we'll be with him when we die. The Jews don't believe Christ is the messiah or God's son. They celebrate passover which happens before Good Friday, but they don't celebrate Easter or the rest.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Why "is" THEY? They "is" not anything.
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- NousLv 72 months ago
Easter is set by the first full moon after the vernal equinox. This is the one day in the year when day and night are roughly equal!
It varies by more than a month over the years and so it simply cannot represent the date of anyone's death!!!
It is in fact a combination of several pagan festivals most notably the spring festival.
The name Easter comes from “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess. Also the Norse goddess,Ostara who took her name from the Teutonic lunar goddess Eostre
Even the Chinese have the festival of Ching Ming where flowers and sweets are put on their ancestors graves!!
The egg and the rabbit are symbols of springtime and rebirth along with the custom of giving flowers etc!!
The Venerable Bede, an early Christian writer pointed out that the Christian church absorbed Pagan practices when it found the population unwilling to give up the festivals. Thus a lot of what Christians now see as Christians practices are in fact pagan!!!
The Pope said last year that Easter should now have a set date to make it Christian!
Fun to watch the Christians worshiping a pagan festival though - makes it just like Christmas when they do the same thing!!!
- DoobyLv 72 months ago
Meh. Christians just got very good at hijacking pagan celebrations... I don't think the Jews really give a shi te.
- Zac ZLv 72 months ago
Easter is the centerpiece of Christianity.
The Christian religion revolves around the resurrection of Jesus. Christians claim that, accepting "Jesus into ones heart", his death on the cross "washed away" one's sins and paves a way into heaven.
Easter celebrates this event. Good Friday is the day when Jesus was crucified (it's not actually that the crucifixion itself is celebrated but obviously there cannot be a resurrection from death without a preceding death which is why Good Friday is a crucial part of Easter). Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection.
Jews don't believe in the divinity of Jesus or any of the stuff I just wrote that's why they don't celebrate Easter. Well, not in a religious sense, at least. I guess, everybody is free to celebrate the bank holidays, even if they are from a different religioun or no religion.
I'm an atheist myself but don't mind a bank holiday! ;-)
- capitalgentlemanLv 72 months ago
Hindus believe that God has come to Earth several times, in the form of avatars, which are called gods, but, are actually thought of by Hindu scholars as the one God.
Christians have that Jesus was God living on the Earth as a human being. He was executed on the Friday, which we now call Good Friday, and he came back to life on the Sunday, which we call Easter Sunday. Easter is the most important religious day for Christians.
Hindus have that Jesus was just another of these avatars of God. Christians make a little bit more of him!
- Dick TrumpheadLv 52 months ago
They think Skydaddy got double vision
- DuckLv 72 months ago
Good Friday is the day that Jesus was crucified. Easter is the day Jesus rose from the dead. It's a celebration of the fact that we were cleansed by Jesus' death on the cross, and his return to us a couple of days later.