Christ Is Risen!

resurrection-of-jesus-gustave-dore“Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of Heaven, to enter that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light, no noise nor silence but one equal music, no fears nor hopes but one equal possession, no ends nor beginning but one equal eternity, in the habitation of thy Majesty and thy glory, world without end. Amen.”   –   John Donne

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Easter is upon us again, and we must put on our spiritual armor to resist the usual onslaught of “history” shows, movies, and books that tell us, quite authoritatively, that Christ did not rise from the dead. That is what the race war is all about, Charlie Brown. The antique Europeans believed that Christ rose from the dead. They made that belief the cornerstone of their civilization. Remove that cornerstone, and the European people cease to be. Europe has been conquered by Moslems, and European Americans worship negroes, because the European people no longer believe that, “The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised.”

The organized churches think that by jettisoning the European people, their different versions of intellectual Christianity can survive in a multicultural world. But you can’t surgically remove the European people from the Christian faith without killing the heart of the faith. There is only one true faith: It is the Christian European faith that is celebrated so gloriously in Handel’s Messiah. How can anything produced by the unholy union of intellectual Christianity and all the pagan faiths possibly compare to the crystal clear message of Handel’s Messiah: “He shall reign forever and ever.”

On the morning of the third day Christ rose again from the dead. That was the testimony of the first apostles and that was the testimony of the antique Europeans who did not see the resurrection with their material eyes but who did see it with their circumcised hearts. “Christ has risen!” they said with one voice. And we, their heirs in spirit, in blood, and in faith, reply, “Indeed He has!” At the last trump, when we face that last great enemy, only Christ, the Christ of our European hearth fire, can take us home. +

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