Significance Of Resurrection And The Created World

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TH501X2 Basic Christian Doctrine
Brian Edgar

Significance of Resurrection to the Created World
Requirement #4

April 24, 2015
Christie M. Berty

Around the world, every spring, in many different types of celebrations, millions of people acknowledge that around twenty centuries ago Jesus Christ was raised from the dead; commonly known as “Easter.” Easter is a celebration of the significance of the resurrection of Jesus and it has significance for the created world.
The origin of the word Easter is uncertain. It is commonly thought to come from the name of the Teutonic Spring Goddess, Eastre [1]. Ēostre or Ostara (Old English: Ēastre, Northumbrian dialect Ēostre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter [2]. Easter in the King James Version in Acts 12:4 is a mistranslation, according to_______________________[3]. “Passover” is the correct translation of the Greek word Pascha. Pascha is found twenty-nine times in New Testament [4]. Christians are encouraged throughout the Scriptures to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ daily and not just as a special yearly holiday. To the world the resurrection of Jesus Christ is what the faithful children of God reflect on every Sunday (John 20:1) as they worship God together in the customary assembly of the church (Acts 20:7; 1…
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