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Redefining 'good' Friday by Btruth: 6:56am On Apr 02, 2021
Redefining ‘Good’ Friday

Fri, 2 Apr 2021

‘God was also pleased to bring everything on earth and in Heaven back to Himself through Christ.’ Colossians 1:20

Carolyn Arends writes: ‘Easter Sunday is the Christian faith’s gold medal victory lap… the Happily Ever After… But I dread Good Friday… images of torture and suffering… the terrible recollected cry, “My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?” Left to my own devices, I’d probably skip Good Friday. But… if I did, Easter morning would become increasingly hollow. I’d forget how much my salvation cost… I’d start to believe that you can have victory without sacrifice… I’d buy the lie that Christ’s… victory over death—and my decision to follow him—means life will be trouble-free… The Biblical writers… encourage us to consider suffering… an opportunity to identify with Christ… to take up His cross. Yet… when the job is lost, or the tumour is malignant, or the friendship is betrayed, we grieve not only the wound but also the fact that we can be wounded. We feel… Jesus has let us down. We don’t consider it “pure joy”… So how do we become Easter Sunday Christians? When I’m expecting Easter Sunday and I get Good Friday… [I try] to remember that God’s definition of “good”… far exceeds my own… that almost all the new beginnings… have come from what felt… like terrible endings… What seems like a small (but devastating) death is actually a chance at new life.’

If you’re struggling to see the ‘good’ in your situation, hear this: ‘Life from nothing began through Him, and life from the dead began through Him, and He is, therefore, justly called the Lord of all… through Him God planned to reconcile… everything on earth and everything in Heaven by virtue of the sacrifice of the cross.’ (Colossians 1:18–20 PHPS)
Re: Redefining 'good' Friday by ItsReal: 1:18pm On Apr 02, 2021
Oh, Christ worshipers! We want an answer to our question from your wise.

If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act…what sort of god is this?

We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him? If yes,
blessed be they..they achieved the pleasure of His

But if He was discontented….this means their power subjugated His!!

Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer… so who answered the prayers?

Were the heavens vacated…when He laid under the ground somewheres?

Were all the worlds left without a God…to manage while His hands were nailed?

Why did not the angles help Him when they heard him while he wailed?

How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened

How could the iron reach Him and His body pinioned?

How could His enemies’ hands reach Him and slap His rear

And was Christ revived by himself…or the Reviver was another god?

What a sight it is!A grave that enclosed a god!
What’s more weird is the belly that had Him in it!

He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness…fed by blood!

Then he got out of the womb as a small baby,
weak and gaping to be breastfed!

He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted in
Is this a god??!!

High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians
All of them will be held accountable for their libels

Oh cross worshipers…for what reason is it exalted
and blamed who rejects it?

Is it not the logic to break and burn it along with the one who innovated it?

Since the Lord was crucified on it…and his hands were fastened to it?

That is really a cursed cross to carry…so discard it
Don’t kiss it!

The Lord was abused on it…and you adore it?
So you are one of His enemies!!

If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the worlds

why don’t you prostrate yourself and worship graves,

since the grave contained your god in it?

So, Christ worshiper, open your eyes,
this is what the matter is all about.

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