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Easter on Weibo

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Sina Weibo is China's most popular micro-blogging site. In fact "weibo" means "micro-blog." It's a Chinese version of Twitter that claims to have 300+ million subscribers.Christian subscribers took to Weibo on Sunday to comment on Easter. Below are translations of 5 Weibo posts.

@徐森森传道 (@Evangelist Xu Sensen) (The Resurrection Life)

In order to gain the resurrected life, we must die first. To die is to die to sin, to live is to live to the Lord. Let our pride, selfishness, lust, greed and all things that displease God die and be buried in the grave; let righteousness, kindness, goodness, tenderness and all such qualities that please God be resurrected with Christ. Today we are alive. But it is no longer I who live, it is Christ who lives in me.

@生命季刊 (@ LifeJournal)[The core of the Christian Faith]

The sad phenomenon of preserving dead bodies is common throughout history. People like to save their own bodies or other peoples bodies using pyramids, crystal coffins and such. But the Christian faith is a belief closely associated with the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. This empty tomb of Jesus turned the world upside down. Dear friend, if you are willing to enter the empty tomb with faith, you will be surprised to discover that the crucified Jesus is not in it.

@主爱合一婚恋交友网 (@Godlovesunity)[God Loves Prayers]

Dear Jesus, thank you for dying once on the cross for our salvation. Please raise disciples in this world for yourself. Your flesh is real food and your blood is real drink. Anyone who eats your flesh and drinks your blood and is crucified together with you on the cross will be saved by you from the power of sin and death. We thank you for your grace and love. All these things we pray in the name of our Lord. He has risen!

@长沙以琳教会 @ChangshaliyinChurch (Elim Church)

If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.[1 Corinthians 15]:


The crucified Jesus is not here- I know that my Redeemer lives, and that when he comes he will stand upon the earth

Photo: Easter Sunday 1, by Kimber Shaw, via Flickr

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