Sunday, 31 March 2013

Surrexit Christus hodie. Alleluia!

Surrexit Christus hodie. Alleluia!
Humano pro solamine. Alleluia!
In hoc Paschali gaudio. Alleluia!
Benedicamus Domino. Alleluia!
Mortem qui passus pridie. Alleuia!
Miserrimo pro homine. Alleuia!
Laudetur sancta Trinitas. Alleluia!
Deo dicamus gratias. Alleluia!

Christ is risen today Alleluia!
For the comfort of all people. Alleluia!
Rejoice in this Easter Day. Alleluia!
Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia!
He suffered death the day before. Alleluia!
He suffered for us all. Alleluia!
Praise the Holy Trinity. Alleluia!
Give thanks to God. Alleluia!



Steven Carr said...

And we know from 1 Corinthians 15 that early Christian converts must have openly scoffed at the very idea of their god choosing to raise corpses.

Paul calls such people fools and tells them that Jesus 'became a life-giving spirit'.

To Paul , it was simply idiocy to reject Christianity just because the body of Jesus was still in a grave. 'If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body'.

The Corinthians still didn't understand so Paul wrote again, explaining that the earthly body will be destroyed and they will get spiritual bodies. ' For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.'

Paul often uses 'tent', or 'clothing' metaphors to describe resurrection - both imply leaving one thing and moving into another thing.

Even N.T.Wright recognises the force of this and has to write 'Did Paul, perhaps, believe that Jesus' new body, his incorruptible Easter body, had been all along waiting 'in the heavens' for him to 'put on over the top of' his present one?'

How do you put a new body on top of a corpse?

Normally, when you change clothes, you take the old clothes off and put the new ones on.

Anonymous said...

We know much from your writings but I think the Vicar is too polite to say what

Steven Carr said...

Is Anonymous showing us traditional Christian love?

Anonymous said...

How funny! You are yet again wrong.
I am agnostic and will remain so, especially when all I see is the rancour, bile, spite and smug posturing of Christians like you.

At least Vic dialogues where you just sneer.

Steven Carr said...


I think you mean quoting the Bible, doing reasoned inferences and reading the text for what it says.

Anonymous said...

Wrong again. I do mean sneering. Fits your smug and contemptuous self-satisfied and irrational utterances to a tee.

Anonymous said...

Skewed rather than reasoned
Smug rather than humble
You're not an atheist you are a ...

Conversation pointless and unnecessary

Cettis Warbler said...

Crikey, what have I blundered into? Happy Easter to you and your family, Vic, from the Warbler.

Vic Van Den Bergh said...

Not at all sure - but Easter blessing to you and yours also (Thanks)