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Hello, and welcome to Christ Our Passover !

The title I have chosen for this series of writings may seem unusual to some. But Christians will recognize that it refers to the unique event that defines and makes sense of all human history: the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth (Messiah, God, Son of God).

Everything which came before it happened in order to prepare for it, and all which has occurred afterwards has meaning because of it. It was, in short, the focal point of the plan of the entire Universe, and it thereby secured an eternal future for every individual who knows and professes Christ in love, humility, awe, joy, praise, obedience, and reverence.

The ideas and teachings you will find here are based on several inviolable (for me) premises that include, but are by no means limited to, these:

  • The God of the Universe is real; He has a personality; and He may be known. (Jeremiah 9:24)
  • The only things we do know (indeed, can know) about God, we know because they have been revealed to us, including the fact that He is a Father to us. (Luke 10:22)
  • The being who came to this earth to live and die as a created human, Jesus the Messiah, revealed Himself as the eternal Son of the God of the Universe, and as God Himself. (John 8:58)
  • Throughout human history, at specific times and at identifiable geographic locations, this God has intervened and made Himself and His plan known to us. (Hebrews 1:1-2)
  • He has seen to it that a written record of many of these interventions has been preserved by His followers, along with the revelations given to us of things we could not have learned on our own. Among those revelations were teachings about His plan to draw all humans to Himself, and the eventual gift to humans of eternal life, which will be spent with Him. (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
  • The sacrifice of the Son of God (comprising His suffering and death at the hands of the humans whom He himself created, followed by His burial and resurrection) was the focal point of a plan known from the creation of the universe. The idea of that event was taught to God’s people by the annual sacrifice of a Passover lamb, fulfilled by the death of Christ our Passover, and memorialized ever since through the observance of Passover unleavened bread and wine. (John 1:29)
  • Because the sacrifice of Christ our Passover is what has made eternal life for each of us possible, it is then literally true that “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it” — therefore it could never be true that “all roads lead to God.” (Acts 4:12)
I welcome you to my small ruminations on the enormity of our place in the Family of God, and it is my prayer that God will use it (and me) in whatever way He will, in order to strengthen our lives of faith in Him.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I truly look forward to your comments.
—Grover
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