Tag: Easter

Witness Well

Confronting an Ordinary Day with an Extraordinary Message

What we are provided in the New Testament is a harmonious account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament is not just a reliable, historical account of Jesus Christ, but a sufficient one. We are given all that we need to know to receive salvation.

A poem for Good Friday

What mystery is there to reveal, What freedom can there to steal; When the Son of Man Stretches out His hand Without complaint and ne’er appeal Who goes before us in our place? To stand alone, to end the race. That through His death His one last breath, Be for us forgiveness, peace, and grace. …

Contrasting the Easter messages between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity

Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live.” Mormons say the same thing. But what they mean by it and how they get to this point is totally different from what the Bible says about the redemptive work of Christ.

Why Jesus said, “I have overcome the world”

Can you imagine a world leader coming up to a podium and looking in front of the television camera and proclaiming, “I have overcome the world.”  No vast armies were behind him ready to conquer and no nuclear weapons pointing at strategic sites.  That would appear foolish.  His hold on power would come to an …

Is the Gospel account of the Resurrection Reliable or Sufficient?

Today is Easter Monday.  With the angels above and the thousands upon thousands of saints from around the world, our hearts resonated with the words, “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!”  With a calm certainty and joyful assurance we greet this new day with a renewed spirit that nothing in this world can extinguish.  …

What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean for us?

Understanding the resurrection of Jesus Christ goes way beyond human reason. When a person dies they stay dead, right? There are skeptics who deny the resurrection as a historical fact. Or, there are those who accept the resurrection as true, but find no personal significance to their lives. Yet, the resurrection of Christ still remains the essence …

Resolving the different gospel accounts of Christ’s resurrection

Throughout the centuries, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the authenticity of Jesus’ resurrection as recorded in the Bible. Skeptics see serious irreconcilable differences and some Biblical scholars deny the actuality of the resurrection. The scholars state that Christ’s resurrection account must have been the “easter faith” of the disciples, but not a historical fact. For …

Why did Jesus have to die for us?

I am not able to adequately explain how Jesus is both God and man to satisfy human reason, nor convince scientifically how His death pardons me. However, in this one act, God redeemed the whole world. God, the perfect Judge, passed out a sentence for all of man’s crimes (sins). Jesus, by being sinless and entirely innocent, satisfied …