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“Good Friday” may relate etymology to “God’s Friday” – Adegbamigbe

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Senior Pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church CSMC Truevine Chapel, Pastor Adesanya Adegbamigbe has said that the origin of the name “Good Friday” comes in which “Good” is derives from “God” thus Good Friday, holy day is actually “God’s Friday” while the word “Good” may also relate in its etymology to the word or name “God”.

Speaking on Good Friday as a day which Christians worldwide commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, a Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

He said ordinarily, when a person died, it is seeing as a moment of sorrow and grief to the loved ones who often break into tears as a visible sign of expression of sadness over the death of the loved one. “But the Friday Jesus Christ died is prefixed with “Good”. What then is good on that Friday that He was crucified? Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?”.

He added that Good Friday is called Good Friday because Christians believe there is something very good about it as it relates to the following biblical assertions: It is the day Jesus suffered and died for the sin of world, John 1: 29, 36, John 3. It is the day He offered Himself as a Passover Lamb as a replacement for physical lamb being offered by the Israelite while in the land of Egypt. “When the angel of death visited the land to claim the lives of first born male child of the Egyptians, hence He was crucified at the time of Passover. Jesus said in John 6: 53-55 “Then Jesus said to them, most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you”.

The word flesh means the word of God as explained in John 1: 1-2 “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. He noted that the name “Good Friday” may seem strange, counter-intuitive to many Christians and non believers since it is viewed as a solemn, silent and quiet one, often observed with fasting and somber procession. “How come it is called “Good Friday”. A day that a son of man; Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross to die a gruesome and slowly painful death”, he said.

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