Why is Good Friday Good?

Bob Keel Platte Valley Ward Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The phrase Good Friday has always stood out to me.

Is it really good? It signifies the day that our Savior Jesus Christ was brutally crucified and ultimately left our world of flesh and blood. Perhaps dark Friday would be more appropriate? Some speculate the word “Good” in Good Friday was once God Friday. Others think it refers not to how Jesus was brutally treated but in what Jesus did for us on the cross.

It is my testimony that Jesus’s life is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on “Good Friday” on the cross at Calvary. Jesus is a God and did Godly things...


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