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Resurrection is the first thing Christians believe

Steven Koster

sam30
January 12, 2009

Very interesting, very cool to think about.

Oneaustin
January 12, 2009

It is also encouraging that the first believers & apostles were willing to die (and did) for claiming Christ's resurrection. Who would make up a story like that and be willing to die to share it with others? An not to die with vengeance or hatred, but with joy (Acts 7:59)!

Rick
January 12, 2009

It's all the more interesting because I think of Paul as such a sophisticated theologian with such an advanced understanding of who Jesus is. And yet he didn't base it on 4 gospels of history, the book of Revelation, or accumulated christian thought... just a brilliant grasp of the Old Testament and a personal revelation. Gives further weight to his account that Jesus appeared to him personally for a period of time and revealed these mysteries to him. Also makes you think that the very earliest Christians were not as primitive as some liberal theologians would have you believe. I love the Pauline epistles. Paul is cool. (not McCartney, but Tarsus).

Alvin
February 9, 2009

i read somewhere, can't remember if it was from john eldredge, that one of the earliest christian art and symbols is not the cross but the empty tomb. amazing!

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