14 February 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

According to the doctrine of the resurrection, death is not simply the passing of the soul from one form of existence to another, as in India and among the Greeks (although it is that too), but death is the abhorrent disintegration of a human being.  This way of looking at things does not making dying easy, but hard.  The aim of the philosophical doctrine of the immortality is to make dying easy, but the doctrine of the resurrection takes death with complete seriousness.  -- Hermann Sasse, *We Confess:  Jesus Christ* p. 19.


Anonymous said...

Turn me over, I'm not done on this side yet...forgive me, but I can't recall the name..but I think(as a stupid human)St. Ignatious said such....

Pr Mark Henderson said...

More classic Sasse - he's on fire in this essay (no pun intended!).

Anon, I think it's St Laurence you're thinking of.

Anonymous said...

The resurrection of Christ defeated
death once and for all. The fact is
that Christianity is the only world
religion whose leader conquered
death and offers eternal life to all
who believe in Him. All the other
world religions have leaders who are
dead and buried. They offer no
answer to life after death, only
Christ can share His resurrection
with all believers in Him.