In a recent letter (“From the Pastor’s Heart,” April 2013) from In Touch Ministries’ Charles Stanley, the author lists and briefly expounds upon some of the blessings of Christ’s resurrection. Following are some of his statements.
“Jesus’ resurrection gives us truth we can cling to no matter what we experience.”
“Our Savior conquered death.” (He then quotes 1 Corinthians 16:26-27, and references Romans 8:38-39).
“No matter what seemingly desperate or helpless situation we face, it will eventually be transformed for our good.”
The preceding quotes from Stanley’s letter are correct. No matter our experience, and whether we feel God’s love, mercy, forgiveness, or not, these do not change what God has done for us in Christ. Even should death be near, this in no way means that God is far away (John 11:25; 12:25-26; Revelation 14:13). Regardless of feeling, God’s Word is sure (John 14:1). Whether we…
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