“Christ is risen from the dead, having trampled down death by death, and having upon those in the tombs life bestowed!”
“This is the night on which Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld!”
“This Jesus God has raised up again – to this we are all witnesses.”
“Because I live you also will live.”
This is our faith! This is Christianity! That Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of God and Son of Man, is risen from the dead. This is our hope. This is our salvation. This is our love. This is our life. This is our joy. We are summoned to share in His Resurrection! It is this that gives us strength, that gives us that which renders courage meaningless and unnecessary, it is this that is our sure and certain victory.
It seems that this – that He rose – is what is most hated by the world. That Jesus died the world can accept. Continue reading “Christianity is the Resurrection”