The resurrection of Christ
and the fact of the empty tomb
are not a part of this world's complex and continuing mythologies.
This is not a Santa Claus tale-
it is history and
it is a reality!
The true church of Jesus Christ is necessarily founded
upon the belief and the truth that there was
a real death,
a real tomb and
a real stone!
But, thank God, there was a sovereign Father in heaven,
an angel sent to roll the stone away
and a living Savior in a resurrected and glorified body,
able to proclaim to His disciples,
"All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth!"
Brethren, He died for us,
but ever since the hour of the
He has been
the mighty Jesus,
the mighty Christ,
the mighty Lord!
Our business is to thank God with tearful reverence for the Cross,
but to go on to a right understanding
of what the resurrection meant both to God and to men.
We understand and acknowledge that the
has placed a glorious crown
upon all of Christ's sufferings!