If the resurrection didn't happen, forget Christ and Christianity. Since it did happen, everything Jesus said, taught, and did are true. Eye witness testimony is helpful in court. Many eye witnesses to one event is better. Large groups of people may see different aspects of an event from their perspective (Like the crucifixion accounts in the Gospels), but affirmation of an event is the point. Hundreds Read more [...]
Resurrection Sunday (AKA Easter) falls on April 20th this year. Since this is the holiest recognized holiday in the Christian calendar I'm devoting posts till then to different events that culminate in Jesus' bodily resurrection from the dead. Thus until Resurrection Sunday, beginning tomorrow, I will give for consideration reflections that ended with the last time Jesus was seen by more than one Read more [...]
Sunday... April 20th... 2014. Was it a morning like this? Mary was first to the tomb. There she saw an angel who asked her... "Why do you look for the living among the dead?" She ran to tell the Apostles. Peter and John took off running to the tomb... John got there first. He looked in and it was empty... The stone had been rolled back to show that Jesus wasn't there, not to let him out of the Read more [...]
In John 19:30 it is recorded that just before sundown Jesus said, "'It is finished,' and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Then what happened? Joseph of Arimathea requested Jesus' body in order to give it a proper Jewish burial. This included cleaning the body and wrapping it with linen and spices... about 35 pounds worth. He was then placed in a borrowed tomb that had never be used, which Read more [...]
For years I thought Jesus was killed by the Roman crucifixion. I've been wrong. Consider John 10:17-18 where it is recorded Jesus said... For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from Read more [...]