Roots of Easter, What it Means Today

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Christians all over the world are preparing to celebrate Easter this weekend -- they time set aside to commemorate what they believe is the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

- When did Christians start celebrating Easter?

- How does being in Jerusalem on Easter impact Christian tourists?

- What is the correlation between the Jewish holiday Passover and the Christian Easter holiday?

- How do Messianic Jews celebrate these holidays?

CBN News' panel of experts - including Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell and CBN Chaplain and Regent University theology professor Joel Palser -- discussed these questions and more, and just how the resurrection of Jesus changed history and people's lives forever.

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More from the panel: Our experts also explained below why Easter is a good time to evangelize and re-introduce people to the Christian faith. They also answer the following questions:

- What is Lent and why do some Christians observe this season while others don't?

- Why is it important for pastors to evangelize on Easter Sunday?

- What is the controversy surrounding the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem?

- How can Christians get the most out of the Easter season?


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