21, GNA - Christians in Ghana, on Easter Sunday, have joined other faithful
across the globe to raise their joy and triumph to commemorate the resurrection
of Christ Jesus, three days after his execution by crucifixion.
Church auditoriums and convention centres are
filled with vibrant
sermons in exaltation of their God who demonstrated His love for mankind by
sacrificing His only Begotten Son to atone for their sins.
'Christ is Risen; He is Risen, indeed!' are excitedly exchanged to complement
their adornment of mainly white clothes to celebrate the victory of their
Messiah over death, some 2,000 years ago.
most important event on the Christian calendar, is the bedrock of the Christian
The source of
the faith, Jesus Christ, is the only religious leader reputed to have
resurrected from the dead and, subsequently, made many appearances to his
followers over time.
believe that Christ sent them the Holy Spirit to empower them to continue with
his Ministry of love, salvation and good works on earth, after he ascended to
Heaven to prepare for his Second Coming.
judgement, He would usher the deserving ones into eternal life in the Kingdom
of God, while the unsaved would sentenced to eternal damnation in hell fire
the earliest recorded observance of Easter in the 2nd Century, though it is
believed it could have been marked much earlier than that.
More than a
third of the world's seven billion plus population are Christians.
19, marked Good Friday, which is also significant for Christians, as it affirms
their belief in the prophetic sacrificial death of Jesus Christ to reconcile
man with God.
necessitated by the curse and separation caused by the disobedience and sin of
Adam and Eve against God.