Theologically, Jesus Christ stands alone in history! In comparison with Him, all the many imagined deities created by man, ultimately became meaningless. They were merely crude reflections of man’s own deeply sinful nature. Today, secular society is still subject to the same flawed reasoning, superstitions, and vain philosophies. In retrospect, we can easily see that the world’s superficial counterfeits were and remain spiritual empty and spurious. However, this Easter we must sadly also realize that from Adam, to Noah, to our own generation, only a relatively small percentage of the global population has ever acknowledged an understanding that God is – singular, knowable, personal, eternal, and unchangingly holy!
The Bible wonderfully declares, “God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Sin was universal and highly toxic, so man’s desperate condition initiated God’s redeeming spiritual response. The Bible explains, “…Christ suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…” (1 Peter 3:18). Good Friday – was the world’s worst unthinkably shameful day! It was only after agonizing hours of substitution – that our Savior could finally proclaim, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30) That timeless moment took place for all humanity, but like all of God’s many other blessings – His eternal and sinless sacrificial Lamb had to be recognized! Only then would God’s saving grace be – accepted! Today, with our heads bowed and our hearts humbled before God – the searching question remains: “Have I truly accepted Jesus, heaven’s Passover Lamb, as my Savior?