Friday, October 10, 2014

Newbigin: inexplicable faith

Friday, October 10, 2014
    Feast of Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
    But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
    —1 Corinthians 15:12-14 (NIV)
    The whole story in the New Testament is written... from the point of view of the Resurrection, and the Christian faith is inexplicable otherwise.
    ... Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), Journey Into Joy, Christian Literature Society, 1972, reprint, Wm. B. Errdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1973, p. 45 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 15:12-14,20; John 11:25-26; Rom. 4:24-25; 8:11; 2 Cor. 4:13-14; Col. 3:1-4; 1 Thess. 4:14; Heb. 13:20-21; Rev. 1:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Resurrection is the turning point in every history.
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