Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Resurrection

The ResurrectionTitle: The resurrection Creator: Currier & Ives. Date Created, Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, [between 1856 and 1907] Medium: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-2956 (color film copy slide) Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--Resurrection (A size) [P&P]

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The doctrine of the resurrection is a very interesting one. It is a matter of deep anxiety as to where we shall spend eternity, and how and with whom. There is no other subject or doctrine in all the range of the imagination, thought, reason, or revelation that is fraught with such tremendous consequences. To the saints it will be a time of joy unspeakable and full of glory; to the wicked a time of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the crowning work of human redemption. When Jesus expired upon the cross, and his body lay in the grave, the powers of darkness seemed to hold sway for a little season. The Light that was brought from heaven went out. The enemies of righteousness had triumphed. He of whom it was expected that he would deliver Israel and the world as well, lay silent in the chamber of death. The hope of Israel faded away.

Heaven was awed at the scene. There was silence in heaven ; a mantle of gloom and darkness shrouded the earth, and the foundations of the earth were shaken at the awful conflict and sacrifice of the " Godhead " for the redemption of the human race.

The resurrection by J. S. Mohler

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