Bible References

Scripture: Luke 24:44-49

Scripture referenced: 1 Corinthians 15; Philippians 2; John 5:39; Colossians 2; Ephesians 6; Matthew 19:4-5; Matthew 24:36-39; Matthew 10:15; Luke 10:12; John 6:31; Matthew 12:40; Matthew 22:29; Mark 12:24; Romans 15; Colossians 1; 2 Corinthians 5; Galatians 4; Romans 8; 1 John 1

Catechism Question: #36 | What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?



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.
— Charles Colson, Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, and later a noted Evangelical Christian leader and cultural commentator.
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? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.
— Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
To know Christ is to know his benefits.
— Philipp Melanchton, Reformer, theologian, collaborator with Martin Luther
The Spirit never loosens where the Word binds; the Spirit never justifies where the Word condemns; the Spirit never approves where the Word disapproves; the Spirit never blesses where the Word curses.
— Thomas Brooks, an English Puritan preacher and author