Saturday, April 21, 2012

Article 4

The 4th Article of Religion is particularly pertinent to this Easter Season:

IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ
Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all Men at the last day.

There is not really much to say on this article. Some have argued that this article was intended to needle some Anabaptists a bit, but this is pretty much a recapitulation of the Creed. The wording if that of "did truly rise" (present tense) not he has risen. It also clearly states the centrality of the Ascension and the 2nd coming to "judge all Men at the last day." 

There is not much else to say. 

This is the heart of the Christian Easter Message.  

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