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LETTER TO EDITOR: Easter a time for Christians to consider essence of Bible

Sinless sacrifice and resurrection a definitive Christian philosophy
Letter writer: Christians reflect on themes of the resurrection story at Easter time. (Rick McKee,

This coming Friday, Christians will be celebrating the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible.

Why did He need to die?

Because of the first people’s disobedience, they were separated from God and had a sin nature. In order for them to become united again with God, their sin had to be forgiven, and their nature changed so that God’s Spirit would once more live inside of them. Jesus had to come to earth and live in a human body without sinning.

When Jesus came to John to be baptized, John called out “Behold the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Because Jesus lived a sinless life, He could offer His body to be crucified, taking the punishment due to us, shedding His blood so that the sins of whoever believes in Him can be washed away.

Hell was prepared for Satan and his angels when he rebelled. Jesus has provided everything needed to keep people from going there. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).” “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).”

By Marilyn McClenahan

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Frank Peebles

About the Author: Frank Peebles

I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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