Ufuoma Omorere Bernard, Bishop of the Godist Church, says Good Friday is an antithesis of its name, Newsbreak.ng reports.
According to him, the murder of Jesus Christ on that day doesn’t make it a ‘good’ day.
Read Bishop Bernard’s full Facebook post about Good Friday below:
What’s good about the murder of God’s anointed servant Jesus the Christ by enemies? Nothing!
Instead of hyping “Good Friday” it’s time to call a spade a spade and set the records straight by calling it Bad Friday because on that day something terrible and horrible happened; an innocent man was falsely accused of crimes he didn’t commit and arraigned before a Kangaroo court and sentenced to death.
4 Bad Things About That Friday
1. The Death of Jesus Christ Was Never The Plan of God. In Luke 5:18 Jesus himself spelt out his mission statement and nowhere did he mention transubstantiation or scapegoating or dying for the world, “The Spirit of God is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, he has commissioned me to heal the depressed, to preach freedom to the enslaved, and to open the inner eyes of the mentally blinded, to liberate those bruised by dogmatism.”
2. Jesus Was Hated By The Establishment. There was a gang up by the religious establishment of the time against Jesus because of his unorthodox teachings and behavior. Jesus swam against the tides of popular opinion and was therefore marked for persecution, incarceration and crucifixion. In John 8: 45 Jesus himself said, “Because I tell you the truth you believe me not.”
3. The Process Leading To The Killing Of Jesus Was Dark And Deadly.
The shenanigans surrounding the arrest and conviction of Jesus was shrouded with bribery and corruption. Firstly, his disciple Judas was bribed by the priests and elders with money to betray him. Secondly, false allegations and witnesses were deployed to do Jesus in. They lied that he was planning to overthrow the government of the day. Thirdly, Jesus was tortured and brutalized.
4. GOD DOES NOT ACCEPT HUMAN SACRIFICE.
The notion that Jesus was offered to God as sacrifice for the sins of mankind is preposterous. It’s a dogma. God doesn’t drink blood or eat flesh. Jesus was martyred. Jesus was killed because of the truth. In John 8:37, 40 Jesus himself said, ” I know you are descendants of Abraham; but you are conspiring to murder me because my messages are unacceptable to you”.
In Matthew 21: 33- 46; Mark 12: 1-12; Luke 20: 9-19 we see the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen where Jesus himself spoke about his killing and his killers. This parabolic story clearly stated that the killing of Jesus wasn’t God’s will and the killers of Jesus were wicked and that God will punish them.
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