April 12, 2009

Easter Fact-- not Fiction

In spite of recent fictional, masquerading-as-fact media spectaculars, there still remains no point in the history of the world more pivotal, and which affects more lives and thoughts, than the life of Christ and its accurate depiction in the Bible books of Matthew, Mark and John-- the Gospels.

Accurate, or useless.

Just as Christ-- if judged by his own words-- was either the Saviour of the world or a madman. Either Christ rose from the dead or, as the disciples wrote, 'We're fools'. For the disciples, almost to a man-- along with many a woman-- gave their lives for what they professed to be true-- that Christ lived, died and rose again on the third day.

He Lives!

"I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is proved by better and fuller evidence of every sort, than the great sign which God has given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead." —Thomas Arnold, English historian (1795-1842) See Here.

Irenaeus, writing about A.D. 180, confirmed the traditional authorship... "Matthew published his own gospel among the Hebrews in their own tongue, when Peter and Paul were preaching the Gospel in Rome and founding the church there. After their departure, Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, himself handed down to us in writing the substance of Peter's preaching. Luke, the follower of Paul, set down in a book the Gospel preached by his teacher. Then John, the disciple of the Lord, who also leaned on his breast, himself produced his Gospel while he was living at Ephesus in Asia." The Case for Christ, By Lee Strobel

(Photo: Cherry trees blooming near our home in Yaizu, Shizuoka, Japan)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hellow,I'm Miho!Can I comment hear?
I got on the bus to Yaizu station together.
Could you get to your English school?

I enjoyed talking with you.
Thank you very much!
I also enjoyed the time with my college friends and teacher.

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