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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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April 24, 2012 - Resurrection Reality

By Patrick J. Donadio

It is appropriate to direct our thoughts throughout this month to the Resurrection. What happened in history before and after our Lord arose victorious from the grave demonstrates just how significant that truth is to our lives.

In the book On Guard, William Lane Craig’s fourth powerful argument for the existence of God is the historical evidence for the Resurrection, which establishes the divinity of Jesus. Christians have always believed in the biblical account of the resurrection of Christ. However, for many non-Christians, this aspect of Christianity is difficult to understand.

Christianity holds as evidence of Jesus’ resurrection the facts of the empty tomb, eyewitness accounts of a resurrected Christ, and the origin of the Christian faith itself. The Gospels and other New Testament books tell the story of the Resurrection, empty tomb, and witnesses’ accounts. The evidence, along with the fact that the Christian faith began because of Christ’s resurrection, is compelling.

All the wonderful parables Christ told, His miracles and His promises would have no meaning or truth to the Christian world if the promise of the Resurrection did not come true. This act alone is what gives each of us as believers our eternal hope.

Statistically there is as much evidence, if not more evidence, to prove the life and resurrection of Christ than any other event or life in history. I recently read a statement from historian E.M. Blaiklock, who said, “I claim to be an historian. My approach to classics is historical. And I tell you that the evidence for the life, the death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history.”

You may ask yourself, “What difference does all this evidence make to me that Christ rose from the dead?” The answer is put best by something Jesus said to Thomas, one of His own disciples who struggled with doubt. Jesus told him: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me” (John 14:6, NASB).

“Without the way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living.”

— Chaplain Patrick J. Donadio serves the graduate and professional students of Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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