“He is risen” by J. Gresham Machen

“What was it that within a few days transformed a band of mourners into the spiritual conquerors of the world? It was not the memory of Jesus’ life; it was not the inspiration which came from past contact with Him.

But it was the message, ‘He is risen.’ That message alone gave to the disciples a living Saviour; and it alone can give to us a living Saviour today.”

–J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1923/2009), 35-36.

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