Scott Hodge


The Resurrection

May 5, 2008

The message of the resurrection is that this world matters!  That the injustices and pains of this present world must now be addressed with the news that healing, justice, and love have won…

If Easter means Jesus Christ is only raised in a spiritual sense – [then] it is only about me, and finding a new dimension in my personal spiritual life.  But if Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead, Christianity becomes good news for the whole world – news which warms our hearts precisely because it isn’t just about warming hearts. 

Easter means that in a world where injustice, violence and degradation are endemic, God is not prepared to tolerate such things – and that we will work and plan, with all the energy of God, to implement victory of Jesus over them all.

N.T. Wright quoted on p. 212 of The Reason for God by Tim Keller.

2 Responses to “The Resurrection”

  1. Eric says:

    preach! It’s like that graph you showed a couple of weeks ago from your conference. Most people spell out the gospel story from Fall->Redemption. But, that misses the Creation before the Fall, and the Restoration after the Redemption.
    I think an improper teaching of eschatology plays a huge role in this. For those just waiting for the world to blow up, what’s the point in trying to start a restoration process?

  2. Pete Wilson says:

    Wow! I’m going back to re-read this again.

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