Daily Archives: April 5, 2015

Now That You’re Alive, It’s Time To Die

Zwinglius Redivivus

calvin15We cannot desire Jesus Christ without aspiring to the righteousness of God, which consists in renouncing ourselves and obeying his will. For it is preposterous to pretend that we are of the body of Christ, while abandoning ourselves to all licentiousness, and leading a dissolute life. Since in Christ is nought but chastity, benignity, sobriety, truth, humility, and such like virtues, if we would be his members, all uncleanness, intemperance, falsehood, pride, and similar vices must be put from us. For we cannot intermingle these things with him without offering him great dishonour and insult. We ought always to remember that there is no more agreement between him and iniquity than between light and darkness. If we would come then to true repentance, we must endeavour to make our whole life conformable to the example of Jesus Christ. — John Calvin

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The Resurrection: Myth or History

How can we know for sure that Jesus actually died and rose again? And what difference does it make? The Apostle Paul answered this last question emphatically in 1 Corinthians 15:14-19, saying that if Christ did not rise bodily from the grave, then Christianity is false, we are still in our sins and there is no hope beyond the grave.

Of course, if Jesus did die and rise physically from the dead, then Christianity is true, our sins are forgiven, and there is hope for Heaven. Which is it? According to the Bible, we have certainty (Luke 1:4) and “convincing proofs” (Acts 1:3) that Jesus actually died on the cross and physically rose from the grave three days later.

The Risen Christ: A Message From Billy Graham

The vast majority of the people around the world are looking to politics, science and education for the solution of life’s problems and not to Jesus Christ. Why is this? What is happening?

I believe part of the dilemma is that we have preached a weak, watered-down Christ. We have preached a watered-down Gospel. We have caused young people to doubt the authority of the Scriptures. We have taken this authority away from them, and so many of them are saying, “What is the use of it all?” God has become less than the God of the Bible. We have given our young people a god of our own imagination. Christ has been robbed of His deity.

It was the fact of the resurrection of Christ that called the disciples to go out as burning young revolutionaries to change the world of their day. They preached that Christ was alive. This should be our message, not only on Easter, but every day of the year. The risen Christ wants to come into our hearts today.

But beware—He is a disturber! He did not come to bring peace; He came to divide even families (Matthew 10:34-36). Many reject that kind of Christ because it costs too much to follow Him in this materialistic, secularistic, pleasure-mad, prejudice-filled age.

William Lane Craig presents the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus


It’s Resurrection Day, so that means it’s time for a William Lane Craig lecture:

And if you like the lecture, you can see these ideas defended in a formal academic debate right here.

And, if you would rather read an essay by Dr. Craig on the resurrection, you can read one right here.

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Israeli scholar says 1st century Jews awaited Messiah who would die & rise again. Argues “third day resurrection” an idea that pre-dates Jesus.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

“The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” a fascinating book by Dr. Israel Knohl of Hebrew University. “The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” a fascinating book by Dr. Israel Knohl of Hebrew University.

This is the week of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of First Fruits. Millions of Jews in Israel and around the world are celebrating the story of how the Jewish people were saved from the “angel of death” in ancient times if they put the blood of a perfect slain lamb on the doorposts of their homes in Egypt.

This is also the week of Good Friday and Easter. Billions of Christians around the world are celebrating the death of Jesus of Nazareth, and His resurrection from the tomb three days later, and the belief that all mankind can be saved from the “angel of death” in our times if we, too, trust in the blood of a perfect slain Passover Lamb.

But did the Jews of the first century really believe the Messiah would one day come…

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The CrippleGate’s Sunday’s Coming Series

The Domain for Truth


It’s Resurrection Sunday!  Another year…and another year closer to Christ’s Second Coming.

Here is a series of posts over at The Cripplegate that is worth your time reading and reflecting.

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Godlife: An Easter Gift For You


“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live, ” John 11:25

During Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This event is the key to understanding the Christian faith. Without Easter morning, what Jesus taught and modeled would only bring us condemnation. “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” I Corinthians 15:17

Let’s learn more about the special Easter gift God has for you. Read “An Easter Gift for You

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Albert Mohler Blog: “The Empty Tomb and the Risen Christ — The Centrality of the Resurrection to the Christian Faith”

In this blog essay, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. reflects on the significance of the resurrection of Christ and the hope it provides for Christians of their own resurrection. Mohler writes:

“So, as the Church gathers to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we should look backward in thankfulness to that empty tomb and forward to the fulfillment of Christ’s promises in us. For Resurrection Day is not merely a celebration–it is truly preparation as well. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the promise of our resurrection from the dead, and of Christ’s total victory over sin and death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the very center of the Christian gospel. The empty tomb is full of power.”

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