“He is Risen!” Happy Resurrection Day to fellow believers!

Today is Easter, the special day of the year that Christians set aside to celebrate that Jesus Christ rose from the dead as it says in the Bible:

Matthew 28:1-10 The Resurrection:

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you."

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."… (NIV)

But, who is Jesus? Was Jesus just a great moral teacher, or is Jesus something else? Here is what the great writer, C.S. Lewis, said:

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic-on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg-or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

(from: CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book 2, Chapter 3, The Shocking Alternative)

Who does the Bible say that Jesus is?

Here is an excerpt from chapter one of the book of John:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. the light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was john. he came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-14 (NIV)

In summary: In the beginning was the Word … the Word was God … the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

The Word was God. And, The Word became flesh. Therefore, God became flesh, thus the Bible says that Jesus is God.

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10 responses to ““He is Risen!” Happy Resurrection Day to fellow believers!

  1. Robin

    Great post X !! Happy Easter !! Thank you Jesus 🙂 !!

  2. Curtis

    Jesus is the son of God. Great post X!Thank you LORD!

  3. Jen

    I, also am privileged to have been here to read this.

  4. X-Evolutionist

    @Everybody: Thank you for the nice comments. I\’m happy you liked my post! He is Risen! X

  5. mansour

    Thank you for nice writting . very good !

  6. Texas

    Very nice blog, X. Just dropped in to see what you\’ve been up to. Haven\’t visited near enough of my friends because it\’s harder to see their whole spaces than it used to be (yeah, I\’m still complaining about that last update)! Really do like you space……..Susan

  7. Jim

    Thanks a million for this great post. I was to ill (first time in 35 years) to attend Easter services this year. Reading your post was just like going to Church. Praise the Lord for your stand. Jim

  8. X-Evolutionist

    @Everybody: I am very pleased to read these comments about my Easter post. Thank you!

  9. kïrstin

    this is a really good post. i have always liked cs lewis. like his way of expression.kïrstin☼

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