Sunday, April 04, 2010

Quotes about the Resurrection

The Resurrection is the central theme in every Christian sermon reported in the Acts...The first fact in the history of Christendom is a number of people who say that they have seen the Resurrection.
C.S. Lewis

In many respects I find an unresurrected Jesus easier to accept. Easter makes him dangerous. Because of Easter I have to listen to his extravagant claims and can no longer pick and choose from his sayings. Moreover, Easter means he must be loose out there somewhere.
Philip Yancey

Taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.
B.F. Westcott

Joy in affliction is rooted in the hope of resurrection, but our experience of suffering also deepens the root of that hope.
John Piper

The Gospels do not explain the resurrection; the resurrection explains the Gospels. Belief in the resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.
J.S. Whale


Linda said...

I am so glad he is loose out there, somewhere! He is in MY heart!

Thanks for these sayings...they started my day off right!

Z said...

these were just what I needed. xxx

Jungle Mom said...

All anyone had to do in the 1st Century was to produce the body of Jesus and all of Christianity would have died out before it ever got started. Disprove the resurrection and you rule out Christ’s claim to have been raised from death. Even the Apostle Paul saw that one coming and dealt with it in 1Corinthians 15.
For further explanation of the alleged discrepancies check out this post.