Joyous church services celebrate the Resurrected Christ
Christians in Ghana, on Easter Sunday, have joined other faithful across the globe to raise their joy and triumph to commemorate the resurrection of Christ Jesus, three days after his execution by crucifixion.
Church auditoriums and convention centres are filled with vibrant
songs and sermons in exaltation of their God who demonstrated His love for mankind by sacrificing His only Begotten Son to atone for their sins.
Greetings of 'Christ is Risen; He is Risen, indeed!' are excitedly exchanged to complement their adornment of mainly white clothes to celebrate the victory of their Messiah over death, some 2,000 years ago.
Easter, the most important event on the Christian calendar, is the bedrock of the Christian faith.
The source of the faith, Jesus Christ, is the only religious leader reputed to have resurrected from the dead and, subsequently, made many appearances to his followers over time.
Christians believe that Christ sent them the Holy Spirit to empower them to continue with his Ministry of love, salvation and good works on earth, after he ascended to Heaven to prepare for his Second Coming.
Upon their judgement, He would usher the deserving ones into eternal life in the Kingdom of God, while the unsaved would sentenced to eternal damnation in hell fire with Satan.
Theologians put the earliest recorded observance of Easter in the 2nd Century, though it is believed it could have been marked much earlier than that.
More than a third of the world's seven billion plus population are Christians.
Friday, April 19, marked Good Friday, which is also significant for Christians, as it affirms their belief in the prophetic sacrificial death of Jesus Christ to reconcile man with God.
This was necessitated by the curse and separation caused by the disobedience and sin of Adam and Eve against God.