Easter and Christ

Easter is the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Resurrection is the return of our spirit to our body after death. The body is made perfect (not a zombie or skeleton: – ). Christ was the first one resurrected.

Christ literally walked away from death, and then started resurrecting people who had died before Him. Have you met anyone that has been resurrected? Probably not, but how would you know?

Christ has said that all the remaining dead who were righteous in life will be resurrected soon. Also, everyone else a thousand years later after paying the price for their bad behavior.

What about people that were bad for part (or all) of their life because of their upbringing, or other challenges? What if they changed their ways? Will they be part of the group resurrected soon? Or, will they have to suffer for a thousand years first?

That brings up the second part of Christ’s gift to us. He took on the suffering of everyone that ever lived and ever will live. He suffered all of that. Every injury. Every bad day. Every pain and sickness. He took on all of that so when it is time to decide if anyone will have to suffer for mistakes that they would not do again if they had a choice, He can mercifully let it slide. He can also take away all that pain, because He’s already suffered it. He has that right.

So what about Easter and Christ? Easter is the day that Christ gave us back every dead relative, our own lives, and paid for our suffering so it can stop, forever.

Jesus Lived a Perfect, Sinless Life

The whole point of Christianity as originally taught is that Jesus was without blemish. He did nothing wrong. Our world judged and condemned him, giving him the right to judge our world.

That is how justice works. The world condemned the only innocent and perfect being to live here, so that one perfect being, Jesus Christ, now by the demands of justice is allowed to return judgement on our world to make things equal.

There is more to it than that. Jesus was the only perfect being to live on this planet. He literally was half God. He had the ability to live forever, being part God, and the ability to die, being part mortal. He had to be willing to let himself die, otherwise he wouldn’t have died.

Also, the night before his crucifixion and then again on the cross all the guilt and pain of every living soul was put on his shoulders. He felt it all. Even though he was innocent, he felt all the pain and guilt that every person ever deserved or caused.

Then he willingly died, as the last step of his willing sacrifice.

He now has the right to judge us and all of this world. Luckily for us, he has no intention of condemning everyone. He intends to show mercy on any who are willing to change their ways, and follow his teaching of loving God and loving everyone, even loving their enemies.

Also, because he was half God, he did not have to stay dead. After a few days, he took up his body again, and lives. He can and will give the gift of life again to every person who ever lived.

This is called resurrection. All people will live again in a perfect body that never suffers death.

Everyone, will be resurrected when Christ chooses. Everyone will be judged, also, by Christ.

He will show mercy on those that seek to do his will. He will punish those that willfully ignore him and his commandments to love God and all people.

Adding Peace

I had to add “peace” to my computer’s dictionary, today.

I typed the word “peace”, and the computer flagged it as a misspelled word. I found that surprising, so double-checked and then triple-checked my spelling. I spelled peace correctly.

With all the hate and vitriol in this world these days, it shouldn’t surprise me that my computer’s dictionary lacks “peace.” So, I added “peace” to my computer’s dictionary. Not much, but I did something to promote peace in this hate-filled world.