What to Say About Easter

I checked a list of 30 suggestions to put in an Easter greeting that were posted on the internet. The list had references to bunnies and eggs, new beginnings and spring, but no mention about Jesus and His resurrection.

So, I found my own quotes about Easter. After reading the above referenced 30 quotes, it was good to wash my eyes out by reading the following quotes.

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is one of the best attested facts on record. There were so many witnesses to behold it, that if we do in the least degree receive the credibility of men’s testimonies, we cannot and we dare not doubt that Jesus rose from the dead.” Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) English preacher.

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” Timothy Keller (1950- ) pastor, writer, theologian, and apologist.

“No one can remain neutral regarding Jesus’ resurrection. The claim is too staggering, the event too earthshaking, the implications too significant and the matter too serious. We must either receive it or reject it as truth for us. To remain indifferent or undecided is to reject it.” Mark Driscoll (1970- ) pastor and author.

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world – and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” Charles Colson (1931-2012) attorney and special council to President Nixon, convicted and sent to prison in the Watergate scandal, turned to Christ, and founded Prison Fellowship Ministry.

“There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived or that Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three.” Billy Graham (1918-2018) world-famous evangelist.

“We live and die; Christ died and lived!” John Stott (1921-2011) English Anglican pastor, theologian, Biblical scholar, and teacher.

And now, one more quote, the words of the angel at the tomb of Jesus, speaking to the women who had come to anoint Jesus’ body. “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…’” Matthew 28:6-7a

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