Easter is a term that has become synonymous with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is probably not a term used by the early church, but since it is recognized worldwide as a common custom, it is used here.
The celebration of Easter remembers and celebrates the beginning of the Christian faith.
Here is something spoken by a former atheist who was an investigative reporter.
You will have to pause each of the videos in turn below, in order to watch the other, as both will start at the same time.
I assume most people reading this know how to use the pause button on an online video, but in case someone does not,
These scriptures have been called, “The Romans Road to Salvation”, because all the scriptures come out of the Book of Romans. Of course, there are many other scriptures relating to salvation, but these are out of the book of Romans (KJV).
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
This minister makes an excellent point for those who do not understand why Jesus died. If any of the other religions could bring people to God the Father, why would Jesus go through the suffering or why would the Father permit his son to go through such suffering? It was only because it was necessary for the salvation of the world, for all who would believe, as it is not automatic.
The prophecy came from this link, starting at 31:33. I listened several times to transcribe it. He did speak a few comments, which I did not transcribe, but which you can go back to and listen.
Prophecy Quoted Below [transcribed]:
To the daughter of Babylon, the great whore, who sits on many waters, My fury and wrath is about to be unleashed upon your land and the high priests and priestesses who have brought destruction upon your country.
You’ve been sold into slavery and you shall not remember the freedoms of yesterday, as my hand of blessing and protection is lifted.
Like a termite eaten foundation which crumbles, so have your freedoms and blessings been chewed away by the unrelenting appetite and greed of those you voted for who have declared their hatred and contempt for all that is just and pure.
O nation poised for destruction, you have broken the covenant of the light that I made with your forefathers and whom I blessed with a nation unlike any other in the history of the world.
The penalty for idolatry has always been destruction of the fallen ones and their followers can only produce death.
The great blood feast of the evil one is fully underway, and soon everything, everything that has been a blessing will turn upon you in an instant and become a curse.
Your sweet water will turn bitter and where they were once the source of refreshing, they will turn sour and disappear.
The bounty of your fruited plains will turn to dust as starvation takes hold.
All the medical advances that once prolonged life and cured those diseases of long ago will be released by he who only comes to kill, to rob, and destroy, and those who willingly yield themselves to eternal damnation.
To my people who sit silently, compromising with the powers of hell, do you not know your silence is acquiescence to your own slaughter?
Life and death is in the power of the tongue.
As you fail to declare My Word and stand for righteousness, you surrender to those who will destroy you, abandoned by the prince of hell who has deceived you.
Friendship with this world is enmity with the living God. He said any price is a lie.
Compromise is destroying you both of your earthly blessings,
and will keep you from your eternal reward that I promised you in my word.
Now I speak concerning the graven images that you set up and have allowed in your land.
Whether Egyptian, Babylonian, or Greek idols, I will smite the land of idols with great quakes which will alter life as you have ever known it before.
The statue of the evil ones in the center of your country will bow before me,
Even as the statue of dagon did before my holy ark in the Philistine temple.
As the earth opens its mouth, I will bring down the vanity and the lying lips along with the pomp and splendor of your highest officials who worship the father of lies.
This is an excellent interview about leadership with Andy Stanley. For those who don’t know, Andy Stanley is the son of Charles Stanley, a well known Pastor whose online presence is at InTouch.org
I don’t recommend heading to hell or the lake of fire to find out, but he has some thoughts that I have not heard before. Can we know for sure? I don’t know, but it is exceedingly, exceedingly, far, far, far better to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and heaven than to experience hell or the lake of fire for eternity.