Friday, April 14, 2006

The So-Called War on Easter

Sad, or just plain pathetic?

Centuri0n linked to this site earlier, but it had been flooded with so many hits that it was down most of the day yesterday. Now that it's back up, here are a couple of comments.

Frankly, it's hard for me to take anyone too seriously who denies that Jesus even existed. That said, I find the tactic they are using both interesting & enlightening.
Ask your parents if the Santa exists.
Ask them if the Easter Bunny exists.
Now ask them if Jesus exists.
The answer to all three is no.

Not to resurrect the big Santa debate from Frank's blog, but I will say that for people who have not really thought through why they celebrate Santa & the Easter Bunny, this may very well have some of its intended effect.

Despite their laughable status, however, they are on the right track. In 1 Cor 15, Paul says this:
    12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. (ESV)

The cross of Christ is the key to Easter. And if we shy away from proclaiming it, we have conceded half the battle to these jokers.

For more information, here is their FAQ and the press release.

1 comment:

Daniel Calle said...

Here in Peru we have to preach the resurrection of Christ boldly and with clarity, because these days are filled with sadness. Acording to an old tradition, Christ is dead. Some people even wear black clothes.

Our church is presenting a drama with great emphasis on the resurrected Christ. Please pray for me because I have to preach today after the drama.