God’s people are fickle. We know the truth, but the battle with our fallen nature is ever-present. Have we ever truly stopped worshiping these false gods?!
In the early church, believers would greet each other (year-round) with these words: “He is risen,” and the response, “He is risen, indeed.”
The resurrection of Jesus was such a pivotal point in history that it immediately changed the cultural greetings of large numbers of people. As centuries passed this greeting became less common or mostly centered around Easter Sunday.
Has the world gone mad? No, it has always been mad. We lost our way in the garden. We can not find our way again without Jesus. But when we give ourselves entirely to Jesus, he strips all that hatred from us. He makes us New Creations. The rules change.