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Faith Comment published in the Petersfield Post

Good Friday: 29 March 2013: Robin Ive, Petersfield URC

Tragedy to Triumph

A young man in the early 20th century was fascinated by the life of Jesus, and although affected by the scepticism of the age and his disbelief in miracles, wanted to write a book on the last seven days in the life of Jesus, as he had a reverent regard for the figure of purity and noble manhood. He wanted to discover why Jesus suffered such a cruel death at the hands of the Roman power.

He had the opportunity ten years later to study in detail the life of Christ. However the more he checked the Scriptures the irresistible logic of their meaning came to view. The book he planned was never written but a new book showing what he had discovered as he looked carefully into the details of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was convinced that the detailed accounts recorded were true.

You can read the book by Frank Morison entitled "Who moved the stone?".This has implications even today for everyone as the apostle Paul recounts in his first letter to the Corinthian Church in chapter 15. "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of them are still living. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive".

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