The Via Dolorosa

Por La Via Dolorosa. The Via Dolorosa (Latin: “Way of Grief,” “Way of Sorrow,” “Way of Suffering” or simply “Painful Way”) is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion, per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Dolorosa). No one needs to understand the words of the song to know all that is happening in the video to “Christ, our Lord and Savior”(Acts 2:36).

Bunnies, and colored eggs and chicks, often overshadow the truth of the day that we honor Christ for being resurrected from death. Many churches advertise egg hunts that will take place, “immediately following Sunday morning services.” However, “the things of Easter” create confusion in the minds of children and adults that don’t know Christ as “The Risen Lord and Savior.” Believers in Christ are familiar with “the death, burial and resurrection of Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). But, bunnies, colored eggs and chicks, and egg hunts, could very easily misconstrue the truth of that verse to be, “the death, burial and Easter of Christ.” Our Lord never observed Easter, because there was no festival or day that was known as Easter, until it was invented in later years (see my link on any of my posts on Passion Week). Christ was a Jew. He observed Passover and The Feast Of Unleavened Bread, and every other feast that God directed Jews to observe (see Leviticus 23). The word “Easter” is written in the King James version of the Bible in Acts 12:1-4 (42 A.D.), which has nothing to do with the resurrection of Christ, but relates to the abuse that had been planned for the Apostle Peter by Herod, and was far from being the account of the glorious resurrection of Christ. The time of that Acts 12 occurrence was stated as being “the Days of Unleavened Bread and Passover,” in the following translations: New King James Version, New International Version, English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New Living Translation, New English Translation, and others. It is important for parents to know the truth of Passion Week, so that they can teach it to their children. Unfortunately, “Easter” is often preached from many pulpits.

The videos of the Passion of the Christ are very graphic. They show the reality of the Friday on which Christ was crucified, and endured the beatings which came upon Him. See the 30 A.D. fulfilled prophecy of Isaiah 53:7, that was given by God to Isaiah in 712 B.C.

Isaiah 53:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, He did not open His mouth.”

As we view the video, we can easily understand that there is no room for bunnies, colored eggs or chicks, or “Easter,” to show proper respect for the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, “our Lord and Savior.”

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5 thoughts on “The Via Dolorosa”

  1. As always when watching the Passion it always brings me to tears
    The music is very fitting although l can’t understand the words
    Somehow you don’t need words when this is being watched it tells you all and brings you to your knees
    His Grace His obedience to His Father even knowing what was going to happen
    But He will come back triumphantly not as a servant but a King
    Hallelujah He Has the Victory and has crushed Satan under His Feet Amen
    Thank you for the reminder although it’s difficult to watch it needs every Person to watch and see a difference it should make in their lives so Powerful
    Thankyou
    Regards Sandra

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