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Christianity is important this weekend, and every weekend

Register • Apr 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Why is it that when actors, athletes or celebrities come out in public and announce they are gay, that people applaud them and stand behind them, yet when an athlete, actor or celebrity publically announces that they are a believer in Jesus Christ and take a stand for Christianity, they tend to be ridiculed, made the butt of jokes on talk shows and laughed at?

I, for one am publically making my stand for Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. This week is called Holy Week in the Christian faith, because of what Jesus Christ did some 2,000 years ago.

On Friday, which we call “Good Friday” Jesus took our sins and died on the cross as a sacrifice for all the sins of the world.

He sacrificed His blood to take away all of our past, present and future sins, to all those who believe in their hearts and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And on the third day after His death, He conquered sin by rising from the dead on Easter Sunday.

This is not a myth or fairytale. It is recorded in not only the Bible but also by other Jewish historians of His day. In fact our calendars were completely changed to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, hence we have B.C. and A. D.

I am not a perfect man by any means. I have made many mistakes in my lifetime that I am not proud of, but by the grace of God, I accepted Jesus into my heart and I know where I will be when my life is over on this Earth.

Churches are not meant to be social clubs, or just a formality or tradition that people do. They are places to worship our Lord and our King and to grow spiritually stronger day by day. We were given the command to go into all the world and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our country was founded as a Christian nation, “one nation, under God”

This Sunday was Easter, the biggest Sunday for the Christian Church.

I, for one want to stand and be counted for as a Christian. “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

— John Lewis


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