Christians Observe Good Friday: Crushed for Our Iniquities

Christians all over the world today are observing Good Friday. It is the anniversary of the death of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe died in place of sinners to pay the price to satisfy the justice of a holy God for all their sins, if that person would turn to God in faith and repentance, trusting in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf, and believing in his Easter resurrection from the dead.

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Emmanuel: God with Us, Born that Man No More May Die

While billions across the globe celebrate Christmas as a cultural event for family and exchanging gifts, for countless faithful Christians it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel – “God with Us” – whom they believe was born not only to reveal the will of God, but more importantly to die so that billions may live.

Circa 4 BC, The shepherds kneeling before the newly born Jesus Christ and Mary and Joseph in the stable at Bethlehem. Original Artwork: 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Giorgione (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)