Last Updated on 13 April 2022, 11:01 PM IST: Good Friday 2022: On this day Jesus was falsely convicted of crimes he didn’t commit and he was spat on his face and was beaten and many people struck him with the palms of their hands (slapped him) and later was crucified on the cross of Calvary. This year it will be observed on Friday, 15 April 2022.
Highlights of Good Friday 2022
- Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity
- Good Friday is observed before Easter for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ
- The Orthodox calendar may have Good Friday on some other date
- Traditional Christian creeds believe that Jesus was crucified “under Pontius Pilate”
- Later version says the Jews planned to remove Jesus forever by putting false cases and sending him to the crucifixion
- Orthodox Jewish Bible (Iyov 36:5 OJB) says Kabir is Supreme God
- Satguru Rampal ji Maharaj, who preaches according to scriptures, is present messenger of God
Who Was Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity. He was a Jew by birth. According to the Christian Bible, Mary was chosen to bear a child of the Holy spirit.
An angel came in the dream of Joseph and ordered him that he must take Mary as his wife, as she was supposed to conceive the child of the Holy Spirit. He was asked to name the child Jesus and he will save his people from their sins.
When Is Good Friday 2022?
Some countries commemorate the Friday before Easter to observe the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Many countries have declared a national holiday on this day. The people who follow the Orthodox calendar, for them Good Friday may fall on some other date.
Why Is It Called ‘Good Friday’?
This day is a bittersweet day for the Christian community. As it is a mournful day, it’s a sacred, pious & holy day as well. On this day Jesus was crucified & he died in agony on the cross of Calvary.
■ Read in Hindi: Good Friday: गुड फ्राइडे पर जानिए किस परमेश्वर के पुत्र थे यीशु?
Christians believe on this day the Son of GOD died & he resurrected after three days on Easter Sunday. Good Friday’s other names are Black Friday, or holy Friday & even Easter Friday. The “Good Friday” name is popular among the Western European and North American Christians. The Eastern Orthodox Christians call it “Great and Holy Friday”. Latin nations call it “Holy Friday”, Slavic people call it “Great Friday”, the German peoples call it “Friday of Mourning” and Norway people call it “Long Friday”.
“Good Friday” name may look odd for a day observed for a terrible crucifixion, but Jesus followers believe:
- “Good” is an adjective which is an Old English synonym for “holy.”
- “Good” is a corruption of the word “God,” and the name is derived from ‘God’s Friday’.
- “Good” marks Christ’s victory over sin, death, and the devil.
Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified?
Incident at the Temple
The Jews’ passover was at hand: Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He went in the temple there he found those that sold oxen and sheep and doves; and people who changed money were sitting & doing their business: after seeing this Jesus made a scourge of small cords, with that he drove them all out of the temple, with that their sheeps, and the oxen; and even chased out the money changers’ and overthrew their tables; and said unto them that sold doves,
Good Friday 2022: Take these things away, do not make my Father’s house a house of merchandise. Then the Jews said to Jesus, What sign shewest you to us, seeing that you do these things? He answered,
Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
The Jews said, it has taken Forty six years for the temple to be made, and you are saying you will raise it in three days if destroyed. How is it possible?
But Jesus was speaking about the temple of his body.
Jerusalem: Pool of Bethesda.
John 5, 1-47
Incident at the Feast of the Jews When Jesus Went Up to Jerusalem
At Jerusalem there was a pool, called Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay impotent people, those who were blind, halted, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first entered after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatever disease he had. A certain man was there, which had an infirmity of thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been like that for a long time in that situation.
He Asked him, “Will You Be Made Whole?”
The impotent man answered, Sir, I had no man to help me so that he could put me into the pool, when the water was troubled, So while I was coming, another person came down before me. Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
Immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him the person which was cured, It was the sabbath day: it was not lawful for you to carry your bed. The healed man answered, The one who made me whole, He has said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.
■ Also Read: Good Friday: Who is the messenger of God today?
Then the Jews asked him, Who is that man? But the healed person did not know who it was: Because Jesus had moved himself away, as there were multitudes of people at that place. Afterward Jesus found the healed person in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are made whole: do not sin any more, or a worse thing will come to you.
Good Friday 2022: Jesus defends His Sabbath Actions.
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, who had made him whole. After hearing this the Jews sought more to kill Jesus, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father works all the time, and so I work.
Now the Jews sought more to kill him, because he had not only broken the tradition of sabbath, but also had said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. The fame of Jesus was increasing among the common folks because of his miracles & his healing of the people especially the poor & the meek. The Rabbis (temple priests) could not digest this & they planned cunningly to remove Jesus forever by putting false cases against him & sending him to the crucifixion .
What Does the Bible Say About Good Friday 2022?
The Bible specifically doesn’t say anything about Good Friday, but it definitely talks about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. There is a mention of such an event in the Holy bible in certain chapters which are as follows
- Matthew Chapter 27:1 & 2
- Mark Chapter 10:34
- Matthew Chapter 12:40
- Romans chapter 5:6 & 7
Mark Chapter 9: For teaching his disciples and said to them, “the son of man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And after he is killed. He will rise on the third day.
What You Should Not Do on Good Friday 2022?
As it is the day on which Jesus got crucified it is regarded as the day of mourning so silence is deemed necessary. Meeting people, family, friends is kept to a minimum or quietly, mostly black clothing is worn as attending a funeral. On this day Catholics avoid eating meat and alcohol & stick with a vegetarian diet. Some people even keep fast. It begins on Ash Wednesday, 40 day fast prior to Easter (Sundays are kept out) ; it’s an imitation to the wilderness fasting of Christ.
History of Good Friday
Historically, there is no specific date since when Good Friday started, as the influence of christianity started to flourish more & more. The observance of Good Friday increased. It is believed that after the crucifixion of Jesus, from 100 CE to 200 CE the followers of Christian faith started to observe the martyred day of Jesus Christ as Good Friday. During these days people remained in mourning & observed fasting.
Who Is the True & Last Messenger of EL the Most High?
Firstly, it is very important for us to know & understand who is the Supreme GOD unto whom Jesus keeps on calling my father in heaven. It is written in the ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE Iyov 36:5 OJB
See, El is Kabir (mighty), and despiseth not any; He is Kabir in ko’ach lev (strength of understanding).
Elihu also proceeded, and said, “bear with me a little, and I will show thee that I have yet to speak on behalf of Eloah. I will get my da’as (knowledge) from afar, and will ascribe tzedek (righteousness) to my Maker. For truly my words shall not be shaken; one that is tamim(complete) in da’as(knowledge) is among thee. See, El is Kabir (mighty), and despiseth(doesn’t look down upon) not any; He is Kabir in ko’ach lev (strength of understanding). He preserveth not the life of the rasha(the guilty & sinful), but giveth mishpat(with correct law) to the aniyim.”
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This proves God’s name is KABIR. He is the Father of Jesus Christ & of us all. There is evidence in Holy Scriptures like Vedas, Srimad Bhagavad Gita, etc that whenever there is decline of righteousness & uprise of sins, injustice, unlawfulness, crimes & path of devotion is distorted by the contemporary saints, priests, & teachers (gurus) God either comes Himself or He sends His most knowledgeable saint again to establish the righteousness by means of True knowledge. He explains the path of devotion according to the scriptures. One can identify such an event happening; when the religious teachers, gurus, or priests start to oppose His teachings & try their best to mislead the Governments & the people, & inflict atrocities on Him. KABIR Sahib says in His Scared speech that:-
Jo Mam Sant updesh drdaavae, Vaake sang sabhi raad badaavae|
Ya sab sant mahantan ki kerni, Dharmdas Main to se varni||
Supreme God Kabir Sahib Ji is explaining to His dear disciple Dharmdas in His speech that the Saint of mine who will tell the path of true devotion, all the religious teachers, mahants & priests will quarrel with Him. This will be His identity.
Who Is Guiding Mankind on the Path of True Devotion Currently?
In today’s world this has happened with only one Saint & He is Satguru Rampal ji Maharaj from Barwala Haryana (INDIA).
When Satguru Rampal ji Maharaj started to teach according to scriptures such as Vedas, Gita ji, Quran, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib, the local religious leaders, teachers, gurus, priests, started misleading the people & wrongfully instigating the Government against the Saint of EL KABIR which had dire consequences for Satguru Rampal ji Maharaj & His followers.
How to Know That Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj Is the True Messenger of GOD?
Holy Srimad Bhagavad Gita chapter 15:1-4 tells in detail about the identification of enlightened sage. Saint Rampal ji Maharaj fits this entire description. So there is no doubt that He is the only enlightened sage on earth currently. One can always download Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj App and read the Sacred Book “Gyan Ganga” which will enlighten the path of knowledge.