Thursday, April 19, 2007

CQOD: 04/22/07 -- Anderson: undeniable and undenied

Christian Quotation of the Day

April 22, 2007
    Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
    -- John 20:8-9 (ESV)

    All the references to the empty tomb come in the Gospels, which were written for Christians who wanted to know the facts. In the public preaching, to those who were not yet convinced, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, there was an insistent emphasis on the resurrection, but not a single reference to the tomb. For this I can see only one explanation. There was no point in speaking of the empty tomb, for everyone—friend and foe alike—knew that it was empty. The only points worth arguing about were why it was empty, and what its emptiness proved.
    ... J. N. D. Anderson (b.1908), Christianity: the Witness of History [1969]

Quiet time reflection:
    Father, I acknowledge that Jesus is Lord and believe that You raised Him from the dead.

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