Do Your Friends Know What Easter Means?

Just read this over at Adrian Warnock’s blog and found it interesting. Christians, we need to do better at sharing the meaning of Easter.

In Raised With Christ I argue that many have never heard the real gospel of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Today I share with you some research that demonstrates the truth of this. Quite simply this is strong evidence that we are not speaking about the resurrection enough. Also, only a tiny percentage of people believe that Easter is the most important holiday of the year. We must change this! Every Christian is meant to be a witness of the resurrection. Why do we all (myself definitely included) do such a bad job of this? This Easter lets all try and find someone to tell that he is risen!

Here are some quotes from the research:

In response to a free-response query, most Americans described Easter as a religious celebration. Two out of every three Americans (67%) mention some type of theistic religious element. Common responses included describing it as a Christian holiday, a celebration of God or Jesus, a celebration of Passover, a holy day, or a special time for church or worship attendance.

However, while a majority of Americans indicated some type of spiritual connection with Easter, the research also showed that a minority of adults directly linked Easter to the Christian faith’s belief in the resurrection of Christ. In all, 42% of Americans said that the meaning of Easter was the resurrection of Jesus or that it signifies Christ death and return to life. One out of every 50 adults (2%) said that they would describe Easter as the most important holiday of their faith.

2% of Americans said that Easter is about the “birth of Christ”; another 2% indicated it was about the “rebirth of Jesus”; and 1% said it is a celebration of “the second coming of Jesus.”Not included in the theistic category was another 3% who described Easter as a celebration of spring or a pagan holiday . . .

13% of respondents said they were not sure how to describe Easter. Another 8% of Americans said the holiday means nothing to them or that they do not celebrate the occasion. READ MORE

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