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Featured Memorial of Jesus’ Death

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by natasha levchenko, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. natasha levchenko

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    Each year millions meet together to observe the anniversary of the death of Jesus.
    Should people commemorate his death?does it benefit us?
    This has been discussed a bunch of times. lots of people have different views about it.
     
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    The point of it is to absorb some of the best qualities of the solstice festival. Whenever you find something good, adopt it. Also many converts to Christianity must have decided to celebrate this holiday, and so it seems appropriate that the holiday was adopted albeit with some changes.

    Phillippians 4:8 comes to mind "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (KJV)"

    Colossians 2:21 "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:"
     
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    Well, according to scripture, he didn't really die (he "rose from the dead"); therefore, there's no loss to mourn.
     
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    According to Christians Jesus is still alive.
    Seems pointless for a memorial.
     
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    Imagine a society without a moral directive. Even Constantine understood for his people that the importants of economic growth and prosperity must be accompanied with a moral structure. And he thought the Christian faith would best achieved it.
     
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  6. natasha levchenko

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    He instituted what has been called the Last Supper or the Lord’s Evening meal.
    So,why did he say this “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”—Luke 22:19.?
     
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  7. natasha levchenko

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    Did Jesus say to mourn?
     
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    I am unaware of millions of people meeting together on Good Friday, which is when Jesus is to have died. I am aware of millions of people meeting together on Easter Sunday, which is when Jesus is to have risen from the dead. For the religious Christian there are various practices centered on Good Friday. Likewise there is the Easter Sunday Mass. Nonetheless, I have never witnessed any religious discussion at the traditional Easter Sunday family gathering and dinner other than saying Grace before eating. And years back I was at quite a few such dinners.

    The millions meeting together,that is, Easter Sunday gathering of family and friends, does not in itself have much to do with religion. It is a cultural tradition not commemorating anything other than an opportunity for family and friends to get together.

    The meaning of the death of Jesus and subsequent resurrection in terms of the Christian religions is another topic. In terms of Christianity, does it benefit us? In that context, the answer is yes.
     
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    It is a BEAUTIFUL time to remember and rejoice. It brings me back to the moment that I accepted Jesus as Lord. It reminds me that I am dead, and the life that I now live, I live in the faith of God.

    Every time I partake of the elements of the bread and the wine, it reminds me of the vows that I made when I declared Him as the owner of my life.

    He took my place for the penalties due to me and paid the price.He resurrected my marriage as well as my life.

    yes... a great day of celebration in remembrance
     
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    Because Jesus did not stay around. According to Luke in Acts, he stayed around for 40 days after the resurrection and then left. Acts is all about creating an ongoing church. A key element in that church is the bread and wine ritual that Jesus said to keep on doing.
     
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    No cause to mourn, but plenty to rejoice.
     
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    No. On the contrary, the whole resurrection thing is about victory over death in an afterlife. And as I said earlier, the 'millions meeting' is about Easter Sunday, not Good Friday.
     
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    Yes, this year March 31st after sundown corresponds to Nisan 14. Looking forward to it!
     
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    Well the title was, "Memorial of Jesus's Death".
     
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    According to Scripture he died a very painful death. But, what purpose did his death serve?

    Matthew 20:28 gives us an idea.
     
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    The anniversary of the "death" would be just prior to the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. It has nothing to do with the solstice celebration of the feast of Ishtar, the queen of heaven, which is called Easter. It teaches us about the Passover, which is on the 14th of the first solar month, whereas on the 15th, the angel of death passed those who marked their lintels with the blood of the unblemished lamb. The angel of death, in the form of the angels of Revelation, will soon be passing over again, in concert with the up coming Passover, and yet no one is cleaning out the "leaven"/hypocrisy from their homes, and they have no protection from the coming angels of death (Revelation 8:2). If you do not heed the anniversary or it's message, it is doubtful it will have any foreknowledge benefit. Now hindsight might be another matter, but that is doubtful according to Revelation 9:21.
     
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    You notice in that paragraph that the blind men recognized, the "Son of man" (Mt 20:28), Yeshua, as the "son of David" and Yeshua healed them. (Mt 20:31-34). Maybe the same could be done for you?
     
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    Revelation 21:3-8 is with respect to the end of the millennium. The "cowardly" will have their part in the "lake of fire" (Rev 21:8). If you don't turn to righteous now, then later will be too late. (Ez 18:26)

    New American Standard Bible Ezekiel 18:26
    "When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.
     
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    The commemoration in and of itself benefits non one, and I believe Christians general do not believe it is. It is simply the commemoration. of the passing of Jesus, and, of course they celebrate what they believe is the physical Resurrection.
     
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    Yes, agree it does benefit us according to 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 because that arrangement will come to an end.
    Ends when Jesus, as Prince of Peace, comes to usher in global Peace on Earth among persons of goodwill.

    I find it is good to keep in mind as a wedding anniversary does Not always come on a Friday, the calendar anniversary date of Jesus' death (Luke 22:19) does Not always fall on a Friday.

    Jesus 'never' said to keep a remembrance of the day of his resurrection, but of his day of death (Nisan 14th).
    Also, just as the Jewish Passover celebration does Not always come on a Friday, so Nisan 14 does Not always fall on a Friday.
    That lunar calendar date starts with sunset as that time starts in Jerusalem.

    If you do research you will find the word Easter is Not a Bible word, but comes from a non-biblical celebration for the Welcoming of Spring.
     
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