No Easter nor Good News without Christ

By The Moderator.

The postmodern worldview wishes to celebrate festivals and holidays without the knowledge nor commitment to history and factual events. This world view is anti-Christian and espouses an ideal that humanity is god and is able to deny the reality of nature and natural processes. On the contrary, true Christians understand the fallen nature of humanity, how limited we are in controlling our destiny and how easily we are thrown hither and thither by the forces of nature. That is why our trust is in the King of Kings. Tucker Carlson sheds light on the current dichotomy of world views in our society below.

After a number of years without having the opportunity to teach about Christ in the elementary school, an opportunity arose to explore and discuss the historic nature of Easter symbols. The curriculum allows children to explore factual historic events and common cultural symbols in an impartial way, as long as this is prefaced with, “Christians believe…” This exploration easily led to reading ‘The Easter Story” which described, in a simplified manner, the last week of Jesus’s life and His Resurrection. Some students had a more detailed understanding of the life of Christ than others and I felt blessed that I was able to share a simple, factual explanation of the last days of Jesus and the hope of new life with Him.

The following day, in a follow up lesson on special days and celebrations, one young girl told me that her mother was “angry, very angry” because the lesson on Easter involved Jesus. Yet without Jesus, there would be no holiday, no hope nor forgiveness. I explained to the girl that it was part of the curriculum, and not religious instruction to explore special days and events in the study of history and the social sciences. She responded that her mother would prefer us to learn only about bunnies. With further prompting, she admitted that her family celebrated Easter with chocolate eggs, but without Jesus.

To deny a child knowledge of Jesus, the Son of God, who has shaped the culture and monumental events in history, is pure ignorance. Even pagans and atheists need to have knowledge of Christ and the eternal hope that Christians have in His works for our salvation. Otherwise history, celebrations and symbols become meaningless. An egg no longer is the symbol of the empty tomb and the risen Christ. A cross on the bun will no longer represent the sacrifice of the Lamb of God for our transgressions. Rabbits will no longer symbolise new life and fertility – but rather a mysterious purveyor of foetid chocolate.

“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Luke 18:15-17

And yet the post modern world is becoming hostile to all forms of conservatism and Christianity. An age of great persecution against Christians in the west is coming – be warned that this age wants to erase facts, gender, family, history and natural justice. But most of all, they wish to make man into god so as to glorify themselves above all else.

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16

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