Skip to comments.A Debate for the Millennia: Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?[Washington Post article]
Posted on 04/09/2007 4:01:07 PM PDT by freedomdefender
Where you stand on the Resurrection tends to mirror how you interpret the Bible, said Stephen T. Davis, a professor of philosophy at California's Claremont McKenna College. Davis believes in the bodily resurrection, though he acknowledges some seemingly contradictory New Testament accounts.
"Some are easy and some I don't know how to reconcile," said Davis, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). "They were different stories that got talked about and talked about, so its not surprising there would have been some discrepancies. But there's tremendous agreement on the basic facts."
Any discrepancies can be "eliminated by a straight-up reading of the text," said James Emery White, president of the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a evangelical school in South Hamilton, Mass. "There's no sense that any of the earliest followers had the remotest sense that this was metaphorical."
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. . . it's as predictable as the swallows coming back to Capistrano, or the rednecks to Panama City . . .
( . . . keep yore cat-hats on, boys, I am a proud descendant of Alabama rednecks myself . . . )
“Did Jesus rise from the dead?”
I always say “You say redneck like it’s a bad thing.”
While walking on Easter morning, I looked up and there was a perfect halo in the sky overhead, never had I seen anything like it. Yes, he did.
Why would anyone at all go to the Washington Post to learn anything about Jesus??????
“Did Jesus rise from the dead?
About half the stuff in Foxworthy’s books has direct application to somebody in my family.
“To say Jesus’s bodily resurrection is a metaphor “is to lose the reality of God in the world,” Molnar said.”
And THAT is their obvious intent.
"Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works-a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was (the) Christ; (64) and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day."
It’s become as much an Easter tradition as the Easter Bunny. Every year they come up with a new twist. We found Jesus’ casket. We found a new scroll that says Jesus had 15 kids. We found Mary’s diaphram.
For John Spong to assert the ressurection as metaphor when the gospels are clearly historical narrative reveals a breathtaking depth of cognitive dissonance. In other words, he’s a God hating loon.
And the Washington Post is a venue in which one would trust either the motives behind the report or the content of a report on the subject of the resurrection????? I don’t think so.
Wow — saw the same thing on Easter afternoon where we are.
Let them think anything they want. In the end, “every knee will bow.”
The debate for this millenia is over global warming and (A) whether Man is the CAUSE of global warming and (B) whether Man can do anything to alter future climate.
It may be made irrelevant by the OTHER debate for this millenia and that is whether muslims will see the error of their ways and cease centuries of global conquest in the name of Islam. Why not prove that Mohammed was not risen into the Heavens on a horse? Kill. that sacred cow.
Ahhhhh...the Redneck Riviera — my childhood stomping grounds!
Surprisingly fair article, given the source and the topic.
The fact that we are discussing it right now proves that he is alive.
Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mt 24:35