Good Friday History
The history and significance of Good Friday is known to all. The story of this holy day originates from Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. According to the Gospels, Judas Iscariot, who was one of the disciples of Lord Jesus, betrayed him and helped a few temple guides to arrest Jesus Christ in exchange of a few silver coins. There were many charges against Lord Jesus, who was arrested for allegedly misleading the masses, claiming to be God’s son and provoking people to rise against the king.
He was brought to a high priest named Annas, who sentenced him to death because the interrogation held against the son of God failed to arrive at a favourable conclusion. The next morning, he was produced in front of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor, who asked Jewish leaders to judge the case of Jesus Christ. However, Roman law did not allow Jewish judiciary to judge a death sentence. Hence, the case was referred to King Herod, who was the ruler of Galilee because Jesus Christ too was a Galilee. However, the case of Jesus Christ was again sent back to Pontius, because King Herod didn’t find the lord guilty.
Meanwhile, Pontius was about to release Jesus Christ because Pontius’ wife had a dream the night before about the righteous man. Unfortunately, the Christ was charged with another mistake by a priest. The priest demanded that Jesus Christ should be sentenced to death because he claimed to be God’s son. A scared Pontius although declared Jesus as innocent but he handed Jesus for crucifixion because Pontius was scared of the high priests and didn’t wanted to lose his job. Following his orders, Jesus Christ was crucified and as soon it was done the whole land was engulfed in darkness, there was a massive earthquake as the son of God gave up his spirit and when a large cry escaped his lips, the curtains of the temple was torn to pieces. It was then it was declared that he was truly God’s son. This all happened on a Friday which is now observed as Good Friday.
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Meanwhile, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a secret follower of the Christ requested Pontius to hand over the body of Jesus Christ. One of his followers Nicodemus wrapped the Christ’s body with a mixture of spices like an embalm and on the third day, which is celebrated as Easter Sunday, the son of God rose from the dead.
Good Friday Quotes
“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther
“Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. “– Mark 9:31
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” -Isaiah 60:1-2
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” -John 11:25-26
“Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus. The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice. He took our guilt and blame upon Himself so we could be with Him in paradise.”-Anonymous
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