Though Jesus died on this day, it is still called GOOD because it was on this day that he obeyed his Father, God perfectly. Jesus did not come to die. He came to SAVE. If salvation could be achieved ONLY THROUGH the Cross, he was willing to be obedient to the Father's will. Also, it was BECAUSE he died on the Cross and in obedience to God that he could be raised. Good Friday is thus the starting point of the Easter Resurrection.
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