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Bible 18. The Witness for Resurrection is Without Equal Anywhere
by Eugene Lopatynsky
9/02/2017 / Testimonies
At crucifixion you see the apostles defeated; completely demoralized, disorganized, fleeing and hiding. Almost immediately afterward you see them welded together in strength, and love and infinite resolve. What happened?
THE RESURRECTION HAPPENED.
You weren't there and I wasn't there. THEY WERE THERE. The Disciples were there. They witnessed the resurrection.
THEY SAW, CONVERSED WITH AND EVEN DINED WITH THE RESURRECTED CHRIST!
They sacrificed all pursuit of worldly gain, their family life, their personal safety and eventually all were martyred to death, except with the possible exception of John. THEY WITNESSED WITH THEIR LIVES AND WITH THEIR DEATHS. They bore witness of Christ's resurrection, the birth of Christianity.
You think they were easy to convince? Thomas said "I will NOT believe until I have placed my hand into His side and nail scarred hands."
Nobody will sacrifice himself for his own lie!
Only the opposite would apply. Man will LIE TO ESCAPE torture and death.
All Disciples of Christ did voluntarily sacrifice themselves for their FAITH!
Would that be really too much to ask of any Pastor today? How about "Pick up your cross and follow me"? Really, too much to ask any Pastor?
What moved those men?
Paul was initially the worst enemy Christianity had, till he encountered the RESURRECTED Christ. What convinced him to abandon his previous life, family, position in the Sanhedrin to follow the one he had persecuted? He was whipped, tortured, incarcerated, suffered shipwreck, then had his head cut off. Why would a man deliberately choose this course?
This is possible ONLY in the presence of rock-solid, factual, incontrovertible, physical evidence for Resurrection, the birth of Christianity! God provided it!
THAT is the Christian witness, Dear Boy.
By comparison, the disciples of Mohammed, while he still lived, already plotted to murder each other to seize power over each other; and did so. This is how the split of Shia and Sunna in Islam originated. To this day there is mourning over the slaughter among Mohammedans. That is their witness.
The witness, as well as the message of the Bible, are unparalleled.
If you are unsure about your salvation, please dear friend, continue reading.
With infinite love God gave us a Savior, to pay our penalty and a Bible, a guide and light on our path! The Bible is a love story; written with blood, upon a wooden cross; the story of God's love for you.
Men are not lost because they are sinners; THEY ARE LOST BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE, who died for them.
Any CONCEIVABLE sacrifice is worthwhile to find the BIBLICAL Christ Jesus and to belong to Him. Many cults deny the Jesus of the Bible and present a different, false Christ, a counterfeit. You need the Living Christ Jesus of an uncorrupted Bible. If you want Him, pray now with me, "DEAREST LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME MY SINS. I REJECT ALL NON-BIBLICAL RELIGION. COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE THE RULER OF MY LIFE. HELP ME TO LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY AND TO OBEY YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND TO READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE."
Something most especial is waiting for those who seek the immense goodness of our Lord. God Himself said, that "The ear has not heard and no eye has ever seen, neither can man even imagine the HAPPINESS which God prepared for those who love him" (1 Cor. 2:9, paraphrased, if you please)!
God's Word, Sir. Look it up.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
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