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The Meaning of Easter


Jesus "Christ" is known as the founder of "Christianity". Christmas is a Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus. At Easter, Christians celebrate their belief that Jesus came back to life after his death (called "resurrection"). Read the resurrection story from an ancient biographer (Mark 16).

"The Passion of the Christ" refers to Jesus' final hours of torture and execution on the cross. Read this "crucifixion" story from an ancient biographer (Mark 15). Christians recognize Jesus as God, and the cross as God suffering a penalty on behalf of humans. Christians believe therefore that God no longer needs to punish (can forgive) humans for their wrong doing (sin).

Many people throughout the world have been prompted to ask questions about the life, death, and message of Jesus. Here's what you can investigate further at Jesus Institute, an educational resource about the person of Jesus:

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