Christians believe in the word of God which makes us understand that God sent his only son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the Cross.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”John 3:16, 

 

The cross

Dying on the cross in the ancient days, was the most dreadful punishment for criminals but Christ, as part of his mission on earth and fulfilling the scriptures was killed on the cross to save the world (1 Corinthians 15:3–4).

However, it is not certain that indeed Christ died on Friday, but it’s the day set aside to remember the death of Christ on the cross as atonement for the sins of this world.

 

The day is recognised as “Good” Friday, not because it was a good day.

Obviously, that day was bad because, it was when Christ, who knew no sin was humiliated, tortured, excruciated and eventually killed on the cross in Calvary, by the Romans to save the world from sin due to God’s unfailing love for the world.

 

 

That is why it’s called Good Friday.

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The biblical account of the death of Jesus Christ which reflect on his death as good is revealed to us in Romans 5:8

“But here is how God has shown love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”.

Christians believe that, the world didn’t deserve the death of Christ as compensation for our sins but he did it anyway so that believers in him would someday be with him in heaven (1 Peter 3:18).

Hence Good Friday is when Christians focus on the sufferings Christ went through on the cross.

Some churches including the Catholic, Methodist and Anglican perform church services that recounts Jesus’s crucifixion and mourn Jesus’s death.

Other churches including the Charismatic churches, also do conventions, fasting and prayers starting from Good Friday towards Easter Sunday.

Again, Christians have the belief that, Jesus Christ’s death on good Friday paved way for man to be reconciled with God, make it possible to gain salvation and receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

 

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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed… Isaiah 53 5

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Ever wondered what Good Friday is all about?

Good Friday  is the usually the Friday before every Easter.  Biblically, it  marks the day on which Jesus was crucified on the cross for the sins of the world.  Good Friday therefore is a  is a day of mourning and sorrow for Christians all over the world and at the same time a day that every christian is thankful for the selfless sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross for our transgressions…he died on the cross on Good Friday so that we may have life..

John 19 …. ”As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”

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So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).  There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth,the king of the jews.  Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.

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 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,”  and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”  How heartbreaking!

Wishing everyone a blessed Good Friday! We are saved by not what we do but by what christ has done
It is Finished! To God be the Glory!