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Why Everyone Must Believe In Christ

Evangelism in a Pluralistic Age

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It is only the Resurrection that finally gives us our way into the truth about everything. If Jesus Christ rose from the dead, then everything else he promised will come to pass. That is Paul's argument for the coming judgment. If Christ rose from the dead, then everything else he said is true.

One of the reasons that I find the New Testament accounts so eminently reliable from a subjective point of view is the impression one has of its central figures. Unlike the Zealots, who were interested in politicizing Jesus, or the Pharisees who would have welcomed a rigorous defender of rabbinical ethics, or the Sadducees who were looking for a more liberal moral sage, Jesus was not all that interested in "spirituality" as that word is used today.


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Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.

Issue: "Evangelism: To the Ends of the Earth, Till the End of the Age" May/June 1995 Vol. 4 No. 3 Page number(s): 4-10

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