The Importance of Easter

Originally published at the Washington Times

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The Importance of Easter
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Easter is the most important day of the year for Christians.

On this day, Christians celebrate that Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days after his suffering and death by crucifixion.

Christians believe Christ undertook his suffering and death willingly on our behalf, in obedience to God the Father, so that all of humanity may have hope for a new life with Him and God the Father in heaven.

At the heart of Christianity is this act of God’s love for humanity. That God would send his one and only Son to die so that we may live.

On Easter, we celebrate that God’s love overcomes even death. On Easter, we celebrate that goodness overcomes evil.

Easter is exactly the right time to assess the growing threats to humanity, and especially threats toward Christians.

Christianity today is under siege on two fronts. On one front is a growing secular tyranny which violates the First Commandment and seeks to place human wishes ahead of God. This tyranny also increasingly violates the First Amendment in a campaign to use the power of government to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs.

On the other front is an irreconcilable wing of Islam which, in every country it dominates, is seeking to drive out Christianity. It has been horrifying to watch the spread of ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Europe and the United States. We were reminded of it as recently as this week with the terror attacks in Brussels.

It has been equally dismaying to see the treatment of Christians, especially young Christian women, in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram, and the countless other atrocities committed by radical Islamist groups around the world.

On Easter Sunday, ask yourself some simple questions.

  • Do you believe that the Son of God rose from the dead?
  • Do you believe you can be saved through faith in Jesus Christ?
  • Do you believe God loves you?

If you answer yes to these questions, isn’t it time to stand up to the growing secular tyranny and the irreconcilable wing of Islam which seek to destroy the religion that offers hope and salvation to us and all of humanity?

It really is that simple, and Easter is the day to think about it.

Callista and I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

Your Friend,
Newt

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  • 24 thoughts on “The Importance of Easter

    1. And a good Easter to you and yours to everyone. God bless and I’m thankful for all that I have due to his sacrifice.

    2. Amen. The more we seperate God from our country, we lose his blessings that made the US the greatest nation in the world.

    3. Easter was a screw you from the Christians to the pagans who celebrate the spring solstice. NOBODY died for my sins. I’m responsible for my actions just everyone else is responsible for there actions. There may be some higher power in life, but no-one will ever convince me it is one almighty powerful person. Let’s bet logical pepole.

          1. I do think it’s time that the world move on from it’s silly superstitions of cave dwellers. If a god wants to show up and prove it’s existence, fine, but until that day it’s causing far more trouble than it’s worth to all of humanity to keep believing in imaginary beings.

          2. A real atheist would not write, “There may be a higher power…” I think that you know that there is something out there. You can feel it, but you can not explain it to your intellectual satisfaction. Lots of people have lived charmed lives and felt like you do, until they were faced with immanent death. We pray that you will come to know and have a loving personal relationship with what you call a “higher power” before you die and go to hell.

            1. I have faced death. I have a deadly allergy to bees. I’ve been stung with out my epipen and had drive myself hardly able to breath and I could barely see to the nearest fire station witch was 20 minutes away. No-one helped I did it all on my own till I could get to help. When I got to the hospital the doctor told me I have a strong will. Not God or Jesus it was MY will to live. You have no place to tell me anything about religion. I have stared death in the face and gave him the middle finger

          1. Your brush story is just what I would have expected. I would like to point our that without God the “epipen” would not have been invented; the (presumably) automobile that your drove in would not have been invented; the fire station and its heroic personnel would not have been available; and the Doctor would not not have had the knowledge needed. All of those ideas were gifts to mankind from God. You know, it occurs to me that maybe it was God’s will that saved you. Your will played a relatively small part in the incident. Maybe your story is a proof that God exists and cares for you.

            1. The concept of the fire station was invented by insurance companies who didn’t want to have to pay to replace an entire house when one they were covering caught fire. Medical science has a long and well documented history of being hated by many religions because it’s “Taking things out of god’s hands”. You can try to let god take credit for everything, but the fact remains, without a human doing something, god never seems to show up. So why should god get any credit? Clearly, not something anyone should ever rely on.

            2. Dear Tired:
              1. All of those ideas that you mentioned are gifts given to mankind by God. The freedoms enumerated in our Constitution are credited to God by our founding fathers. So I am in really good company.
              2. The solar system, in fact the universe, all of physics fit together as if by design, but those were not designed by man. Its all “thought stuff”. Some one had to think it.

      1. @gunrightsdemocrat: I am sure you will agree that the 1st and 2nd Amendments protect the rights of all Americans to have their own opinions and beliefs, and to express them freely without persecution or prosecution. You state that we should be logical. As a highly training analyst, I try to objectively analyze and evaluate empirical data, and to draw logical conclusions, and based upon the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, and numerous observations of human interaction over several decades, I have come to the conclusion that if one believes that the entire universe simply came into being with no intelligent design or catalyst, then somehow it must also be logical to assume that somehow, eventually, the Mercedes Benz that I have wanted all these years will eventually be able to ‘self-assemble’ its various molecules into function-specific components, which will then magically form various critical systems (cooling, drive train, electrical, etc.) and appear in my driveway one day. Thanks for giving me hope gunsrightsdemocrat that that can one day happen, but alas, perhaps over many ions…..

    4. It is a fact that this country was founded on Jesus’ teachings and God’s Commandments. To stray from those principles will bring hardship and lawlessness to the citizens of this country. We must work to keep the devil from gaining anymore foothold. Jesus died on the cross for us and defeated Satin at the same time.

      In God we trust.

    5. Isn’t this supposed to be a website about guns, ammo, accessories, etc? If so why the fuck are you showing me shit about religion? Y’all just lost all my respect and I won’t be looking to you for any more advice on my interests.

      1. Yes, this site is about guns… but it is also about patriotism. This is the only government in history that was originally founded on a good idea… which is the reason that the whole right to keep and bear arms was specifically identified as a natural right that must be constitutionally protected… the whole reason YOU own a gun (or can own one), in the first place. The Second Amendment and gun ownership are inextricably entwined. Think about it.

        1. And this government WAS indeed established in Judeo-Christian values. Religion (or lack of it) is a very important factor in this (or any) government’s existence.

    6. I should hope everyone who loves the USA would get behind Donald Trump and end the the way this country is going while it still can be fixed! I believe God will give us help!!!

    7. Newt was addressing believers. Believing comes through faith. But here is truth and “man” can do nothing to change it: “Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord”.

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