A Sad Resurrection Day Sermon

Somebody linked me to one of the saddest sermons on the resurrection I have ever read.  A United Methodist Pastor, Forrest Church, actually tries to pull together a sermon on Resurrection Sunday that denies the fact of Jesus' resurrection.  Before click the link to his sermon, let me remind you that Paul addressed this very issue in I Corinthians 15 when he said,

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.

The bottom line is that Rev. Forrester and all who deny the resurrection are "to be pitied more than all men".

http://www.allsoulsnyc.org/publications/sermons/fcsermons/life-worth-dying-for.html

3 Responses to A Sad Resurrection Day Sermon

  1. ruberad says:

    Hey ‘bino, did you forget to provide the link to the sermon? Funny; I quoted the same verse in my Resurrection Day blog — I wonder if there’s an easy way to find out how many blogs reference that verse every Easter?

  2. ruberad says:

    Are you perhaps referring to this sermon:
    http://www.allsoulsnyc.org/publications/sermons/fcsermons/the-one-true-gospel.html

    with the following stirring quotes?

    …I don’t, by the way, believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead….

    …Jesus was not a Biblical literalist. He rarely quoted scripture.

    BTW, it appears that Forrest Church is actually a Unitarian Universalist, not a United Methodist. So his (lack of) beliefs come as much less of a surprise.

  3. Bruce says:

    Not that much less of a surprise. The United Methodist Church (GWB’s denomination) has basically left the building.

    You’ll have to excuse me, though, from reading the linked sermon. I have to have a note from my parents to be allowed to listen to the devil.

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