Basic Apologetics: the Resurrection

 If the resurrection of Jesus is true, then we must either come to him for life, or run from his judgement — but we mustn’t tarry.

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If He Did, But If He Didn’t

All of the Christian doctrine, understanding, and the truth of the gospel is upheld by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  The Scriptures testify to this themselves; in 1 Corinthians 15 Paul writes this, “And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain…if Christ has not been raised , your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” (v.14, 17)  The Christian faith and the preaching of the gospel are worthless if Jesus is dead.

But, if he is alive, then all who hope “…in Christ shall all be made alive…[then] the last enemy to be destroyed is death…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [over death] through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (v. 22, 26, 57)  Our only hope is the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  If the resurrection of Jesus is true, then we must either come to him for life, or run from his judgement — but we mustn’t tarry.

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Basic Apologetics: Truth Exists

After all, if there is no such thing as truth then Christianity cannot be true anymore than atheism can be true.  

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

The famous line from A Few Good Men that rings timeless in its scene in the movie, and as it speaks volumes to our culture.  Many of us can’t handle the truth, so we disregard it.  Or, we choose our emotions or what we feel is right over the truth.  This only seems to work in the realm of personal preference and what we enjoy.  Many times, we forget that there must be something right, there must be truth.  And if truth exists, that means that there is something to figure out as we wander on the earth and search out for it.  After all, if there is no such thing as truth then Christianity cannot be true anymore than atheism can be true.  So, does truth exist?  Can we know that truth exists?

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