I was questioning teflonfanatic because there is NO scriptural proof that 'God the Father', 'God the Son' or ' the Holy Spirit' DIDN'T want people to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Whether or not a Believer chooses to celebrate/observe/commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus is their decision, however, the Bible states in Luke 15 that the angels rejoice over the salvation of one that is lost.
Salvation would NOT have been possible--- without the resurrection of Jesus.
Heaven is all about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
Heaven wouldn't be possible for believers--- without the resurrection of Jesus.
The Bible would be just a book--- without the resurrection of Jesus.
There's no "commandment" or direct order from God in the Bible stating that a believer has to observe Easter/the Resurrection. IMO, the Bible has many verses about praising, worshipping, glorifying God, rejoicing in Him and being thankful. I think those verses would suggest that God would be very pleased when His children commemorate/celebrate Him, no matter what the season.
@Falcon: I was referring to arvil and jordandog they were commenting that the topic OP was too vague to debate or discuss
numbers correspond to your points
1. Jesus being resurrected saved Jesus and our faith(assurance of the things hoped for), 1 Peter 2:24 points out that Jesus died for our sins so we might stop sinning and live in righteous which is what salvation is, we where born to do the opposite because of Adam which is not salvation.
as for salvation not being possible the father could have just intervened himself but he wanted the son(Jesus) to act on his behalf for his own glory Jesus christ was exalted for the father's own glory(God of Jesus) Philippians 2:10-11
2. Actually heaven is all about praising the sacrifice Jesus made for us not his resurrection, he is called the lamb all throughtout revelation after all, Jesus is always praised as the lamb in revelation. As for not being possible see the last sentence of point 1
6 And I saw standing in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a lamb as though it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which [eyes] mean the seven spirits of God that have been sent forth into the whole earth. 7 And he went and at once took [it] out of the right hand of the One seated on the throne. 8 And when he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp and golden bowls that were full of incense, and the [incense] means the prayers of the holy ones. 9 And they sing a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered and with your blood you bought persons for God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth. (Revelation 5:6-1)
3. Now here we agree however the bible wouldn't be a book with the father, holy spirit and 40 men is there scriptural evidence that we should celebrate the bible because of those 3. Actually as important as the bible is there is no scriptural evidence for celebrating the bible in a formal way, this is actually the reason Jesus rejected the Jews in his day.
In conclusion Jesus resurrection is important enough to appreciate, and preach out both are shown to be true in the bible but not celebrating in a formal way however Jesus did institute something to be celebrated though see scriptures below
14 At length when the hour came, he reclined at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them: “I have greatly desired to eat this passover with YOU before I suffer; 16 for I tell YOU, I will not eat it again until it becomes fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And, accepting a cup, he gave thanks and said: “Take this and pass it from one to the other among yourselves; 18 for I tell YOU, From now on I will not drink again from the product of the vine until the kingdom of God arrives.”
19 Also, he took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body which is to be given in YOUR behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” 20 Also, the cup in the same way after they had the evening meal, he saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in YOUR behalf. (Luke 22:14-20)
As much as we want to reason that x and x is ok to be worshipped or celebrated if it corresponds to something extrabibical or is not stated to be so in the bible there's always Pauls warning, I won't Judge you though as i'm not Jesus nor nor am I a co-ruler with him.
6 Now, brothers, these things I have transferred so as to apply to myself and A·pol′los for YOUR good, that in our case YOU may learn the [rule]: “Do not go beyond the things that are written,” in order that YOU may not be puffed up individually in favor of the one against the other. ( 1 Corinthians 4:6)