Wednesday, November 02, 2005

CQOD: 11/03/05 -- Phillips: the reliability of the Resurrection

Christian Quotation of the Day

November 3, 2005
Feast of Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher, 1600Commemoration of Martin of Porres, Dominican Friar, 1639
    And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith... But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
    -- 1 Corinthians 15:14,20 (NIV)

    It is, of course, impossible to exaggerate the importance of the historicity of what is commonly known as the Resurrection. If, after all His claims and promises, Christ had died and merely lived on as a fragrant memory, He would only be revered as an extremely good but profoundly mistaken man. His claims to be God, His claims to be Himself the very principle of life, would be mere self-delusion. His authoritative pronouncements on the nature of God and Man and Life would be at once suspect. Why should He be right about the lesser things, if He was proved to be completely wrong in the greater?
    ... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), Your God is Too Small [1953]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, place my feet on the firm foundation of Your awesome promises.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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