Sunday, April 8, 2012

An Historic Look at Easter by David Barton

“This Sunday is Easter — perhaps the most important date on the Christian calendar, for had there been no resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity would have very little to commend it from other religions whose founders still lie in their graves. As the Apostle Paul affirmed in Romans 1:4: ‘He was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.’

Easter is certainly a time of joy and celebration for the Christian, but it is also more. For example, Founding Father Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a framer of the Bill of Rights, saw Easter as a time to evangelize his own son, telling him: ‘The approaching festival of Easter and the merits and mercies of our Redeemer’s abundant redemption . .

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