There are 8 thoughts on “Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!”.

  1. Thank you Brother Peterson. I always enjoy your insights. Especially the idea that, our “willingness” is enough. Interesting to contemplate that Christ may have wondered/ hoped that His “willingness” was enough. However, Christ was the “lamb slain before the foundation of this world.” This certainty made it possible to obtain “a good hope of [his] glory… before he manifested himself in the flesh.” (Jacob 4:4, 11) Even our omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent God learned obedience by the things he suffered. Thus being made perfect he became the author of salvation unto all those believe in His name. Christ is the perfect answer to the rhetorical question from God the Father, “What could I have done more?” (Jacob 5) We simply need to “come unto Christ and be perfected in him.” I love reading the Interpreter articles!

  2. Thank you especially for John Updike’s poem. Marvelous in its grittiness as a plea to consider the intricate physical reality of the Resurrection. I struggled with the last word, but then concluded the threatened remonstrance is the arguments of the world against the reality of the Resurrection, warning us that if we don’t take it seriously, we risk falling into a state of apathy and faint belief. The result is that the joyous, tangible miracle ultimately embarrasses us and we are left weak and unprepared by the secular wisdom we surrender to.

  3. Dr Paula Fredrikisen speaks to the “elasticity” of eschatological tradition in Christianity, thus making it possible to always find a rationale for the seeming failure of the end-times to arrive on schedule — by simply recalculating the date of the eschaton. How much wiser it is for the Saints to celebrate their risen Lord, preach the joyous Gospel, and to wait patiently, depending upon the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.

    Dan always puts such things in proper perspective for us. Thank you, Dan.

  4. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the clarification of John 20:16–17.
    “[Let me go], for I am not yet ascended to my Father:” makes more sense.

  5. I enjoyed this article greatly. I do have 2 conplaints:

    1) Although it is quite common in the Church to refer to the atonement and the resurrection as though they are separate events, THE FACT IS THAT THE RESURRECTION IS PART OF THE ATONEMENT. The atonement includes Gethsemane, His crucifixion, Jesus’ starting the great missionary work in the spirit world, AND THE RESURRECTION. Jesus’ starting the great missionary work in the spirit world is one of the lost truths in apostate Christianity, but which truth Joseph Smith restored and made effective through temple work for the dead. This restored truth corrected at least one of the greatest flaws of apostate Christianity by restoring the marvelous truth that ALL – NOT SOME – BUT ALL of God’s children will have the opportunity to accept and follow the Savior. The resurrection is Jesus’ glorious final step in His glorious victory over sin and death.

    2) The article implies that the main reason for Peter’s becoming a spiritual giant is the training by the resurrected Christ. Although I’m sure that the training by the resurrected Christ was a significant factor, the main reason for Peter’s becoming a spiritual giant was his receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost from the resurrected Savior (John 20: 19 – 22). As Jesus told Nicodemus, we all must be born again of the spirit – which was also the teaching of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and the 4th Article of Faith.

    Otherwise, thank you for a very good article.

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