Resurrection Quotables

Here are a few of my favorite quotes. I’ve used these in recent Bible studies. They directly and indirectly relate to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday is a reminder of Jesus’ resurrection.

What is Christianity?
“Christianity is Christ” —Dr. W.H. Griffith-Thomas

Is Jesus mostly man or mostly God?
“He became what He was not; He continued to be what He was.” —Athanasius of Alexandria, Roman Egypt (Early Church Father, c. 296—373)

Does it make any difference whether Jesus was fully God and fully man?
“If Jesus were not fully God, He could not be our Savior. But if He were God and yet did nothing on our behalf—that is, did not do something to bring us to God—He would not be our Savior. Being God qualified Jesus Christ to be Savior, but His atoning death for us made Him our Savior. Jesus not only could save men; He did.” —Paul Little (“Know What and Why You Believe”)

What had to happen to make it possible for Jesus to die?
“He ‘committed no sin’ (1 Peter 2:22). He had ‘no sin’ (1 John 3:5). He ‘knew no sin’ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Before He could die, Jesus had to be ‘made sin on our behalf.’” —Porter Barrington

Did Jesus rise from the dead? How do we know?
“…to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” —Luke (Acts 1:3)

Does it matter whether Jesus rose from the dead?
“On Christ, and what he has done, my soul hangs for time and eternity. And if your soul also hangs there, it will be saved as surely as mine shall be. And if you are lost trusting in Christ, I will be lost with you and will go to hell with you. I must do so, for I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God.” —Charles Spurgeon

What proof is there today that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead?
“Perhaps the transformation of the disciples of Jesus is the greatest evidence of all for the resurrection.” —John R. W. Stott

Has anyone cheated death and proved it? Is it available to me?
“There are but two essential requirements: first: Has any one cheated death and proved it? Second: Is it available to me? Here is the complete record: Confucius’ tomb—occupied; Buddha’s tomb—occupied; Mohammed’s tomb—occupied; Jesus’ tomb—empty. Argue as you will. There is no point in following a loser.” —G. B. Hardy

Who started the Christian greeting “He is risen” that is replied with “He is risen, indeed”?
“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.” —An unnamed angel (Matthew 28:6)