CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION
A Question for the reader:
Should public schools present the historical evidence for
the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
You are not likely to hear the case for the
resurrection of Jesus Christ in public institutions of
learning. This is not because the evidence is weak. It is
because a philosophy of naturalism controls such
institutions. Such a philosophy excludes the supernatural.
God is declared dead or irrelevant. The evidence for a
supernatural resurrection is ruled invalid before it is even
I am not suggesting that the public schools
become proponents of the Christian religion. They should
simply allow the debate to take place. Today, Leftist
political correctness seeks to eliminate Christianity from
the public square so it rules as invalid any reference to
is the Study of History Important?
One of the uses of history is that it causes people to ask
questions about the meaning of life. A clear and striking
example of this is the history of the Nazi Holocaust, during
the 20th century. The treatment of Jews and
other people by the German nation raises searching questions
concerning the nature of man, ethics and the existence of
Battle Lines are Drawn
1913, J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937) published “Christianity and
Culture”, in the Princeton Theological Review. This was
a classic statement of the relationship of Christianity to the
world by one who would become a preeminent defender of
historical, supernatural Christianity. This was the
Christianity of the Bible that was in opposition to the rising
tide of naturalistic modernism.
Machen recognized that there was a
tendency in the Christian church to set up a sharp distinction
between piety and knowledge. He argued that the Christian
church must not withdraw intellectually from the world. The
Christian must “go forth joyfully, enthusiastically to make the
world subject to God.” Christians must neither hide from modern
culture nor compromise with its philosophy. Christians must
determine to make all thought subject to Christ.