Why is Good Friday Good?

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Why is Good Friday Good?

On such a dark sorrowful day when Jesus suffered the most excruciating death, why do Christians call Good Friday Good?

Good Friday for Christians is such an important day of the year, a day of sadness yes at the death of Jesus but also a day of gratitude at His unconditional love and forgiveness of sin for all mankind.

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3 

"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures".

On Good Friday we remember that Jesus willingly died on the cross for us all. Easter follows the celebration of His resurrection on the third day. Jesus proclaims his victory over sin and death and to all that believe in Him, eternal life awaits.

Romans 5:6-10

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!"

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  • Ardi McCormack