LOVE WON: How LOVE Defeated Death

LOVE WON! (< WATCH HERE- SCROLL to LOVE WON) “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? ― Timothy Keller “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” Chuck Colson “The resurrection cannot be tamed or tethered by any utilitarian test. It is a vast watershed in history, or it is nothing. It cannot be tested for truth; it is the test of lesser truths. No light can be thrown on it; its own light blinds the investigator. It does not compel belief; it resists it. But once accepted as fact, it tells more about the universe, about history, and about man’s state and fate that all the mountains of other facts in the human accumulation.” ― LIFE Magazine 1956 IF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IS TRUE, I MUST ACCEPT JESUS AND ALL HE SAID AND DO ALL HE WANTS. MY CHOICE > I Am Loved and I Am HIS OR I am loved and I am NOT HIS.

1 After fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem… I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race in vain… 9 James, Cephas (Peter) and John, those esteemed as pillars… Galatians 2:1,2,9(NIV) [55 AD] Paul

1 Brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born….14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith….16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. … 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ..26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”…“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 14, 16, 17, 19,20-22, 26, 27, 55(NIV) [56 AD, Paul}

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 (NIV)

The door is open. The resurrection is the key. Will you stay in your tomb?

The Bottom Line > I BELIEVE Christ is RISEN and LOVE WINS!

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