The “Christian” Left denies the physical resurrection because they have to

“Christian” Leftists want the veneer of Christianity to support their Socialist worldliness, but to do they they have to deny most of the truths in the Bible, hence the Tiny Bible of the “Christian” Left.

One clear and primary example is the physical resurrection of Jesus.  As my pastor noted this morning, you should start with the resurrection.  If it isn’t true, then nothing else in the Bible matters, but if it is true — and it is, hallelujah! — then everything else is true.  So of course “Christian” Leftists have to attack that.

One of the ways the “Christian” Left tries to wiggle around the truth of the resurrection is with wordplay about it being just a spiritual resurrection.  Here’s a good analysis showing how thoroughly false that is: Bible study: Was the resurrection body of Jesus spiritual or physical? | WINTERY KNIGHT.

If they conceded the truth of the resurrection then they’d have trouble dismissing the majority of passages that they hate, such as God’s views on sex, giving, devotion to him, and so much more.

As Paul and the Holy Spirit so clearly teach, the resurrection is at the center of it all.  This is the central moment in human history.

1 Corinthians 15:3–5 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

If you deny the physical resurrection, you deny Christianity.  There is no middle ground.

Thanks be to God for making us spiritually alive and pointing us to the magnificent truth of the resurrection.  The debt is paid, God’s wrath has been satisfied, the tomb is empty, we have the Holy Spirit, we have freedom in Christ, we have assurance, and so much more!

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2 thoughts on “The “Christian” Left denies the physical resurrection because they have to”

  1. Of all the reasons to believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I find Paul’s teachings in 1 Corinthians 15 to be the most compelling. I love to read about the historical evidence of the resurrection. Josh McDowell’s book Evidence That Demands a Verdict is a prime example. But Paul, in a few sentences, summarizes the significance of it when he says in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19:

    “Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.”

    If Paul had lived in our day, he might have ended this by saying, “nuff said”.

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