May your eyes be opened as we consider the meaning of Easter

Whatever view you may have of life you should not ignore the fact that in 30AD a man was executed by Roman and Jewish authorities because he threatened their belief, comforts and way of life.

After two millennia, humanity still rejects His claim to be the way, truth and the answer to life with all its crises and challenges.

Like never before our generation stands at the cusp of global disaster and self-annihilation, but there is a solution to our dilemma.

The answer does not rest in religion, politics, economics, science, vaccines or humanity’s ingenuity.

The door to a promising future hangs on the hinge of who you believe the man crucified 2,000 years ago was and is.

In this our “cancel culture” generation such convictions are construed as archaic and certainly

not “woke ”.

You have every right to question how one man’s death can change the eternal destiny of the human soul.

Through one man’s rebellion the whole of humanity suffered.

Through the obedience of one man a new beginning was made possible to all who believe.

We are not only physical and material beings. Residing in our body is an immortal soul.

Your uniqueness may not be acknowledged by your contemporaries but it cannot negate the fact that there is more to you than what you consider to be life.

Within each of us lies a dormant spirit that needs an awakening, a resurrection to a new reality.

As another Easter weekend is observed by the faithful we would be wise to consider the fact concerning this historic event.

It amazes me how intellectuals and open minded people are so convinced by spurious literature and pseudo-history.

Was the Galilean Rabbi of antiquity the person He claimed to be or was he an imposter or perhaps a delusional lunatic?

For more than 50 years I have examined the evidence that Christianity’s veracity does not depend on its flawed representatives, some whom purport to be prophets and apostles.

The death and resurrection of Jesus is an undeniable fact that requires faith and confidence in the evidence.

True Christianity is not some frivolous subjective claim based on human experience, but it’s an objective fact established on irrefutable evidence in the Sacred Scriptures and even by literature outside the realm of bias.

The validity and efficacy of authentic faith, rests in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If He did not rise from the dead then the Bible is false and all who claim to follow Him are deceived, lost and destined to eternal nothingness.

But the converse is true if Christ did rise physical from the dead, then the Bible is true and our future is filled with hope and established expectations of the continuum of life.

We dare not live life ignoring the fact of who He claimed to be The relevancy and purpose of life is found in knowing Him.

It is extraordinary that in this age of discovery and remarkable human progress when the powers of the universe are unloosed as never before that the difficulty in belief should be raised in the way of ignoring a demonstrated fact.

Why should it be so difficult to believe in the Resurrection of Christ when it is not considered incompatible with intellectual respectability to believe in evolution?

Does it not demand of us a greater credulity to believe that all the diversity of creation together with it’s marvelous order was produced by mere chance rather than by an intelligent designer?

It is considered “scientific” that man has evolved over millions of years from bits of slime which came into existence from nothing.

It’s not considered derogatory to human intelligence to believe that it all started from nothing.

Why should a word be raised against the attested and sublime fact that the most perfect man who ever lived appeared on Earth and was Godsent to save the world?

The malice of humanity placed Him in a borrowed grave but on the third day He was raised from the dead and gave to all who believe the assurance that they will also rise from the dead and live eternally.

Now if Christ rose from the dead, consider what that means in terms of the validity and relevance of the Bible.

We have hope in the future that is founded on the assurance that because He lives we shall also taste of the abundant life He offers.

All hostile theories have a degree of plausibility until they are put to the test.

The fact of Christ’s resurrection to which there were eye witnesses is what gave His followers the courage and confidence to face the persecution of their time.

As a sample of this new direction consider the following quotations gleaned from the Sacred Scriptures “Whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

“The Holy Scriptures are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. “All Scripture is given by inspiration (God breathed) and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

“Why stand you here looking into the sky This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back in the same way you have seen Him go.”

No genius known to man could have conceived of such a remarkable plan.

From a human perspective there is no benefit or human glory to be derived from such belief.

As a matter of fact, one is considered to be a moron to believe in this glorious truth. This on its own illustrates how far humankind has drifted from the Divine consciousness of what it means to know the Creator.

What hope have we in any natural direction? Our tiny planet in comparison to the universe appears insignificant and irrelevant in the greater scheme of things.

This would be true if it were not for the fact that God designed our Earth to be the temporal home of immortal souls.

What is life? It’s a vapour that appears for a little while and it’s gone.

The effervescence of youth will soon fade but the soul and personal identity of every being will continue.

Business loses its aim and interest, friends come and go, mortal energy wanes and life like a candle flickers in the wind.

We are compelled to embrace the Truth however long our ego and pride ignores it.

One generation passes and another comes.

All is vanity, said Solomon the wise.

There is no other hope in any direction than in the one who died and rose again.

“God has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed He has given proof of this to humanity by raising Him from the dead.”

May the cobwebs be removed from our eyes as we consider the meaning of Easter.

A blessed Easter to all.

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