The Greatest Victory
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
To those interested in Christ, as opposed to Christianity, Easter seems far more important than Christmas. But what is it really all about?
By Anthony Migchels
It is said that during Easter we first mourn Christ’s painful death and then celebrate His miraculous rise. But as usual all is not clear cut.
Easter is closely related to the Jewish Passover, commemorating the Exodus.
The symbol of the Easter Egg, while said to refer to the empty tomb, reminds us more of a sort of fertility symbol. And since this is the time to sow for the next harvest this does seem a plausible interpretation.
It is not even clear whether Christ really died on the Cross. Part three of the Abrahamic Trilogy says that Jesus was taken off the cross by some of His helpers.
Interestingly, Allah sternly warns us to desist from the notion of the Trinity. Allah can destroy the Christ, but the Christ cannot destroy Allah. Says Allah. Simple logic, and thus hard to negate. Christ Himself most certainly never said anything even hinting at parity with the One. He was always very outspoken in the order of things: Christ asks, God gives, if He is willing.
The Trinity is one of Paul’s inventions. And although the book of Acts do seem to authorize him as Christianity’s leading apostle, it’s hard to forget he was once Saul, member of the Sanhedrin. We have only his own statements about his conversion to rely on. It’s hard to believe I’d be the first to suggest Saul may have been a Marano/Crypto Jew ‘avant la lettre’. There are many hints in his letters that suggest this may be the case.
The Qur’an states Christ was the only man not to be touched by Satan at birth. Born from the only woman not to be touched by Satan at birth. That’s quite special enough, in my book.
Is all this important? Probably not. The Qur’an explains we’re only human and cannot know, do not need to know. Until we do we should heed: “To each religious community we have given a direction which it follows, so compete all together in the performance of good deeds. (Qur’an 2:148)”
Yes, humility is higher than knowledge. The meek, not the intelligent will inherit the earth.
But we do know this, from the King James’s Bible, John 2:13-16:
13And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
This is what got Christ on the Cross, whether He died there or not. He was messing up the Money Power’s business.
This lone man Jesus constructed a whip and just kicked Satan’s children out of the Temple. Their response was to (try to) murder him in a despicable way, but in doing so they created the most famous martyr ever.
The very least we can say about Easter is that we remember this brave man, untouched by Satan, dealing the Money Power a lethal blow.
His example shows, even 2000 years later, that not only must the Money Power be confronted. But that victory is assured.
Thank you Jesus! May we never forget!