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As Left Turn Its Back on Christians, Easter Message Remains as Crucial as Ever

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
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This dramatic lighting with storm clouds breaking and sunshine bursting through makes a great Easter photo illustration of Jesus dying on the cross and rising again.

As Americans prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday—the annual commemoration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead and triumph over sin—every practicing Christian and person of faith can likely expect Joe Biden and other prominent liberals to once again distort the sacred Easter message in favor of vague secular jargon and spiritually-tinted leftist talking points.

But even as the culture attempts to reduce the Easter miracle to a secular spring event devoid of any religious meaning, it is more important than ever for Christians to outwardly embrace the true meaning of the holy day. Now as much as ever, Easter serves as an eternal reminder that God has conquered evil and death, and teaches us that, with His help, we too can overcome the forces of evil, corruption, and decay plaguing our nation and gutting our culture.

For every Easter in recent memory, Democrat officials have like clockwork rushed to their social media pages to issue watered-down Easter statements that proclaim not the good news of Christ’s resurrection or humanity’s liberation from the shackles of sin, but instead nonreligious virtue-signaling that whitewashes the true meaning of the holiday.

In his remarks at last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, for instance, Joe Biden – who purports to be a practicing Catholic – made no mention of Jesus Christ, no acknowledgement of the Christian faith, and no gesture toward the resurrection. Instead, he suggested the Easter season is simply “a time to remember… the beauty of spring.”

The previous year, Biden barely acknowledged the Easter holiday in the first place, turning instead to broad language of “joy” and “laughter.”

And in his first Easter message in 2021, Biden twisted Christian terms like “resurrection” and “renewal” to justify his administration’s draconian COVID-19 mandates and insist that “the virus is not gone”—all alongside a masked Easter bunny.

Of course, this political distortion of the Easter message is not limited to Biden. In Easter 2021, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), who campaigned on his status as a Christian pastor (even as he supports unfettered access to abortion) infamously tweeted that the real “meaning” of the day is “more transcendent than the resurrection of Christ.” Easter’s true meaning, he suggested, derives not from Christ’s sacrifice and the miracle of the resurrection, but instead from “a commitment to helping others,” by which we can ultimately “save ourselves.”

The idea that human beings can “save ourselves” is, of course, completely antithetical to the Gospel. As Ephesians reminds us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

This trend of gutting Easter of its significance to Christians isn’t new. In 2010, former President Barack Obama spoke of “the shared spirit of humanity that inhabits us all, Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus, believers and nonbelievers alike”—seemingly diminishing the day’s special importance to Christians.

In Obama’s 2014 Easter message, after briefly acknowledging the Christian origins of the holiday, he also went on to describe Easter as being representative of a secular “universal mission” embracing a “common thread of humanity that connects us all.” Obama and other Democrats were also criticized for referring to Christians as “Easter Worshippers” in 2019.

But every time Biden and other Democrats choose to dodge the rich spiritual meaning of the Easter season in favor of vapid leftist rhetoric, they are doing a major disservice not only to the faith and the millions of Christians who celebrate Easter, but also to our national culture, which remains in desperate need of the Easter message as it devolves further into social, cultural, and political turmoil.

In fact, in an age in which the federal government is actively persecuting some Christians, pro-life activists, and other traditionally-minded American believers, the need for a strong and authentic Christian witness is greater than ever.

Several dominant Christian leaders of the past have outlined why the hope, beauty, and joy of the Easter message becomes more, not less, relevant in times of spiritual and cultural unrest like our nation faces today.

“It is the death of the Eternal Word of God made flesh, which is our great lesson how to think and how to speak of this world,” St. John Henry Newman, an English theologian, Catholic cardinal, and widely respected religious figure of the 19th century, outlined in a widely-read sermon. “It has brought together and made consistent all that seemed discordant and aimless. It has taught us how to live, how to use this world, what to expect, what to desire, what to hope. It is the tone into which all the strains of this world’s music are ultimately to be resolved.”

As Newman reminds us, it is the Easter miracle—not the news of the day or left-wing culture war antics—that ultimately bestows higher meaning upon our lives and the world around us.

Or as Pope John Paul II powerfully stated in his Easter Vigil homily at the turn of the century, the fundamental and timeless need for an authentic Christian witness in the world remains urgent: “Yes, Christ is truly risen, and we are witnesses of this. We proclaim this witness to the world, so that the joy which is ours will reach countless other hearts, kindling in them the light of the hope which does not disappoint.”

As such, even in spite of the left’s evident desire to craft a loosely defined godless religion that fails to acknowledge Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection, Christians should not be surprised or discouraged by the inevitable onslaught of watered-down statements, speeches, and social media posts that subtly seek to separate the holiest day of the year from its ultimate source, meaning, and hope in Jesus Christ.

This Easter, may every American Christian warmly embrace the true source of our Easter joy and let it radiate for all to see.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Max
Max
2 months ago

It is a shame that the Christian faith is losing in the West. The forces of Evil continue to water down the true meaning of established Christian doctrine. It doesn’t help that even Christian denominations have changed Biblical interpretation of the Word of God for their own self-satisfaction while leading millions away from the Creator. Read Revelation, Ch 22, v18-19 for the consequences that will be coming to those change the Word of God. HAPPY EASTER, for HE IS RISEN!!!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

“In his remarks at last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, for instance, Joe Biden – who purports to be a practicing Catholic – made no mention of Jesus Christ..” Well, the EER is a secular event and I’m surprised “Easter” hasn’t already been removed from the event’s name to keep from triggering the snowflakes. This year, Bozo Biden will likely have one bunny leading him around and telling him where to go while a rainbow-colored bunny hands out LBQRST books to the kids. Sadly, our country has turned its back on God and Jesus. As a result, I think Revelation prophecy is already being fulfilled.

Jerry
Jerry
2 months ago

First let me say that I am a Bible believing Hillbilly who clings to his Bible and gun. I would like to make a few points on Easter. First there is no Biblical commandment to observe Easter. It is a man made holiday like Christmas. Also consider that Jesus said the only sign of his messiahship would be that he would be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. No way can you get three days and nights from Friday afternoon till Sunday morning. Also I am told that the year and week that Jesus was crucified a yearly Sabbath fell on Wednesday that year. So if that is true you can get three days and nights from Wednesday afternoon till Saturday night or Sunday mourning. I have no problem with those who observe Easter, just don’t think you are keeping a Biblical commandment when you do it. There is a commandment concerning Jesus’s death we are suppose to keep, Passover.

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
2 months ago

The Spirit of Easter should be celebrated by all people — even those who are of different religions or beliefs. Christianity not only offers us hope and salvation, it also serves as a positive and constructive philosophy of how to leads one’s life. Biden, Obama, and many of the Marxist Democrats purposely cheapen the sanctity of Christianity in order to make it easier to destroy our Constitution which uses the Christian and Jewish faiths to strengthen its appeal to American citizens.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

Government is their religion.

Fred Eck
Fred Eck
2 months ago

This is tragic and unacceptable. Believers in God and the Lord Jesus and the resurrection should be made to feel their beliefs are wrong or unimportant!
Our country was founded and operated on “freedom of religion” and thousands of immigrants from all over the world have come here for that reason.
The liberals should not be trying to change these values and rights we have as citizens.

Alta Dibbert
Alta Dibbert
2 months ago

Your blog is a constant source of inspiration for me. Your passion for your subject matter shines through in every post, and it’s clear that you genuinely care about making a positive impact on your readers.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

The Left does same gimmick for Christmas & Thanksgiving too

M3
M3
2 months ago

Forgive me Heavenly Father of our Lord Jesus Christ while I tell them all to Kiss off; Please forgive me. Actually there is a passage that reads, Not verbatim: If they persecuted me, you being my followers, they will do the same . Whats happening world wide is another step toward the end; our countries leadership and multitudes of the populus turned its back on the one true God a long time ago. God has removed His hand from this USA; a serious revival needs to happen, its called confession

M3
M3
2 months ago

I’ll read this article later. The Left has a Big problem, they are dragging the Faith issue in the Ring of fire; No Surprise. Only the Puppet talking heads, most recent, some cartoon character named Scarsborough thinks he’s a Bible scholar; please Stop because You do Not know scripture. That upsets the Lord God Almighty; Please stop while you’re ahead. I even heard one on the Right-side who rhymes with Cannon, he did the same thing…. Its a disgrace, leave the Bible alone, don’t even put it in your Script….

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
2 months ago

The dims should declare themselves as the party of aetheists. Why avoid the point.
We know what they are not willing to admit. That they are aethiests is not the problem. The issue is that, as usual, they are trying to hide, yet communicate, their beliefs.

Rex walker
Rex walker
2 months ago

What a great Easter message. EASTER the greatest Holliday in all Chrisidom, the gift God gave the world. Now if all would wasn’t to dumb to accept it. Your payment for the gift is to praise the Lord.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 months ago

The Communist White House has Banned Religious-Themed Art Designs for EASTER and is calling EASTER the Transgender Day.
Another excellent reason why I am voting for President Trump.

They do
They do
2 months ago

Just don’t ask what’s in the bread lol

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