Apparently the day of Good Friday came after that of Easter. Good Friday is a celebration of the death of Jesus Christ and it started after His death. Normally, this celebration would extend to the resurrection day of Jesus, which is the Sunday that falls in the next two days. Though Easter is said to have origins in the Bible during the Babel time according to Paul S. Taylor, it is not what Christians of the New Testament age should entertain or even participate in.
Good Friday to the Christian
The day of Good Friday is meaningful to the Christian such that all else should give way to this celebration. No Christian should plan for any other activity on this day other than giving time to be in the presence of God.
There is a huge misconception on how God wants His people to spend their time in His presence. Many people, Christians included, believe that God does not care what you do on days such as Christmas and Good Friday. I can tell you with confidence that Jesus is always looking forward to have fellowship with His own during these wonderful celebrations. He surely would count you in if you profess Christianity.
The gentle Jesus Christ will not force you against His will but He will communicate with you. That is why you may feel guilty not participating in Good Friday. Your conscious will condemn you but because God has allowed man to have a free will, He won’t force His way on you.
I have seen Christians forgo Good Friday for a family holiday, entertainment and spots. This happens a lot in Swaziland and around the world. The Bible may have not directly given instructions on specific dates celebrations but it records many both in the Old and New Testament.
Love is what made Christ hang on the cross for sins of mankind. Even though it is true that the date changes each year, which means the true date is not known to mankind, the event of the death of Jesus Christ is what matters.
Easter to the Christian
“Easter” is simply one of the names of a woman who mightily deceived the world and whose religion has caused untold suffering and misery. She was clearly an enemy of the true God, and her son Tammuz was an anti-Christ, a false messiah that ultimately deceived millions…quote from Paul S. Taylor.
Shun from calling the time on which you as a Christian should be devoting yourself and renewing yourself in prayer “Easter”. Doing so is worldly and promotes the devil’s intention to cloud the wonderful time of Good Friday.
It is not recommended for a Christian to forgo Good Friday for any other activity. It is also not right to pronounce Easters when you mean Good Friday. None of these glorifies God, the first and foremost call for mankind.
The devil is working hard, knowing that his time is limited (Revelation 12:12). Many people have lost their lives during Easter and Good Friday, sadly to the devil’s delight most go to hell. Christians may have been targeted during Good Friday but to Christians death is gain (Philippians 1:21). Better you die in God’s comfort zone and go to heaven when you die that the former.
Non-Christians are called to convert first but while they are not Christians, they are free to do anything during Easter and Good Friday. It is a shame to have a Christian go out with non-Christians during Good Friday holidays.