Essential to Our Faith

1 Corinthians 15:17If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – The resurrection is essential to the Christian faith. If Christ was not victorious over death, then we certainly cannot be either. But He was and we are.

My Advice – Many people will try to water down the Gospel by saying Jesus is not really God in the flesh, He is not the only means of salvation or that He really was not raised from the dead. Do not believe them. All these are essential to your faith and hope in life eternal.

Hollow Promises?

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1 Corinthians 15:55-57“Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV 1984)

My Musing – Originally I had “dyer’s” block with respect to today’s musing.  It is, after all, Easter morning and how does one do an amusing on such an important topic without seeming sacrilegious?  Without participating in the diversion and dilution of the message of this Holy day that modern culture has been so successful in perpetuating?

I’ll start by recounting a memory from my early childhood.  My first memory Continue reading “Hollow Promises?”