The Resurrection

To celebrate Easter I thought that I would post a few things that people have said about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ:

I claim to be an historian. My approach to Classics is historical. And I tell you that the evidence for the life, the death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history. -E. M. Blaiklock (Professor of Classics, Auckland University)

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. -Jesus of Nazareth

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb. -Josh McDowell

The foundation of our religion is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge. -Simon Greenleaf

The empty tomb, and not the manger of Bethlehem, is the earthly symbol of the great birth upon which Christianity is founded. -Sir Robert Anderson

The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection. -Billy Graham

Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Crucifixion loses its meaning without the Resurrection. Without the Resurrection the death of Christ was only the heroic death of a noble martyr; with the Resurrection it is the atoning death the Son of God. -R.A. Torrey


  1. Thought provoking statements. It is true, without the resurrection the crucifixion really has no relivance.Going to Easter service tonight (Sat.) Church has 10 services this weekend. One last night, 3 tonight, 4 tomorrow. Hubby and I are on coffee duty for all of tomorrows services. That means we get to church at 5:15AM! After all the services its dinner at our house for 12. Thank goodness everyone pitches in. We also have 2 services going on at the high school which will have live worship(daughter in law sings on that team)and simucast sermon. I think all in all they are expecting 20,000 or more, for the 10 services.

  2. Happy Easter to you, Bob. Thank you for sharing these.

  3. Amen!!!

    I met EM Blaiklock in 81 I think it was - to sit at the feet of such a Biblical Scholar was amazing!!!

    The Resurrection happened indeed - if not, we of people are to be pitied.

  4. Nice to meet you! I am a friend of Susan's. Your name caught my eye as my hubby is a Kansas native. And then I kidnapped him and brought him to Missouri.

  5. Thx for stopping by minpinmom! Where about in Missouri do you live?


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