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Why is it called 'Good Friday' when there is so much pain involved?

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Christ went through pain and so much of suffering, so then why was it called Good Friday?

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There are three theories:

1. 'Good' refers to the good that came out of it - the resurrection, and the good will of Jesus who was willing to sacrifice himself.

2. Good Friday was once known as 'God's Friday', and it just stemmed from the similarity.

3. 'Good' is used in the terms of meaning 'holy', rather than something that is good.
Sounds plausible. "God's Friday" would be mix and matching the mythology a bit though, since the "Fri" in Friday comes from Freya, the Norse goddess of fertility.
Well I guess when Jesus died and ascended to heaven it was GOOD because man was given a second chance.
I always understood 'Good' Friday to be good for us, but not so much for Christ. It is by his passion and death the cross that we are saved.
by Vee
Christ is our redeemer/our saviour. God gave his one and only son to die on the cross for us. The crucifixion was not good, however the resurrection was divine :) A simple reminder that we need to experience pain in order to experience pleasure in life. People do things to avoid pain and to gain pleasure - does not always work. Put in the hard yards first, and reap the rewards later.
On that Friday He died on the cross & washed our sins away so it's a 'good' day for us.
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