One of a Kind
It’s that time of year again, when most people focus on bunnies and eggs and other ancient fertility symbols. But tomorrow the Christian world celebrates the most important day of all: when Jesus rose from the dead. This, not good behavior, good theology, or good feelings, is what sets the Christian faith apart from all others. Whether people write Jesus off as a fable, a madman, a prophet, or a good teacher, they have to admit that no other widely-known religious, philosophical, or political figure has ever predicted he would rise from the dead or claimed to be God. It isn’t Jesus’ teachings or example that made the difference; there have been exemplary figures throughout history. The crux, if you will, is the Resurrection. Jesus is truly one of a kind.
This year I decided to just list past articles on Resurrection Day, in order by date:forsook all others. Because of that, and nothing else, I am guaranteed a place in heaven as an adopted child of God (Rom. 8:15, 23, Gal. 4:5-7, Eph. 1:5, 14, 2 Cor. 1:22, 5:5, Heb. 7:22, 1 John 5:1). This is no kind of elitism or “holier than thou” claim, but an expression of gratitude and hope.
This year, let us all pray that many more souls will be told this simple message and believe, for the time is very short.