Jesus died on the cross, so why do we call it Good Friday?

Today we remember a man being tortured and executed so have you ever wondered why is it called GOOD Friday? ‪#‎HolyWeek‬ ‪#‎GoodFriday‬ ‪#‎JesusSaves‬

Honest about my faith

Good FridaySo, today we remember that a man was beaten, tortured, nailed to a cross and left to hang there until he died.

So why on Earth do we call it Good Friday?

Shouldn’t it be called ‘Bad Friday’ or ‘Sad Friday’?

When the film ‘The Passion of the Christ’ was released I remember listening to film critic Mark Kermode describing it as a horror film. I think that he is right, the death of Jesus was horrific and if we looking just at the nature of Jesus’ death then it is definitely a bad and not a good day of remembrance.

What makes it Good Friday is the reason why Jesus died.

The Bible says that our sin separates us from a holy God but the good news is that Jesus died to offer freedom and cleansing from sin.

‘Now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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