Whether you are a Christian or not by faith, you may have already heard about Easter. Even if you aren't aware of it in depth, it is one of the most important religious occasion around the world. Easter is of immense importance in Christianity. According to Christian belief, Easter marks the raising of Jesus Christ after he was crucified in the cross. The Easter eggs which you get to see in abundance at the time of Easter, are actually a symbol of this rebirth. Let's explore the meaning and origins of Easter in terms of the Biblical context itself.
Various events regarding the roots of Easter can be found in the Holy Bible, the Holy Book in Christianity. There are two major sections of the Holy Bible: The Old Testament and the New Testament. The four gospels governing the life of Jesus Christ can be found in the New Testament portion of the Holy Bible. These four gospels are namely the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.
Despite the various occurrences recorded in the gospels, some recorded events seem to be utterly exclusive with respect to each other. What's more, all the four gospels weren't written at the same time or immediately after Jesus Christ had been raised to the Heavens alive. Basically, according to the Christian belief, Jesus Christ is believed to have been crucified on Friday which is known as 'Good Friday' and then came back to life on the following Sunday. This, he had promised his followers, that he will be coming back three days after he has been crucified.
Easter, along with Christmas, marks one of the two most important occasions in Christianity. There are many ways to look at Easter and for those who don't know much about the occasion as well as Christianity, the following infographic will sum up the major points of Easter for you. It also has a few facts related to the gospels and how all of these points relate to each other to form the bigger picture. To fully understand and analyse the various recordings of this event, have a look at the infographic below.
Infographic via: JerichoBrisance