JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE
“The Resurrection of Christ: Theological Implications”
In the following paragraphs, I will analyze and critique the article “The Resurrection of Christ: Theological Implications” by Daniel B. Wallace. Wallace’s main purpose in writing this article is to stress importance of the Resurrection of Christ and its impact on the Christian faith. Wallace is theologically sound in supporting his views and held a bit of humor to his arguments. Wallace starts off with a little historical background into the Old Testament mind set and of the early Jews. He explains the historical implications of a coming Savior and why the nation needed hope. He use Scripture in context and we can tell that he is well versed in his defense of the inerrancy of the Word of God. He describes the nation of God as needing hope and that they were looking for a Savior. He speaks briefly on the counsel the governed the laws called the Sadducees and uses a humorous sticking point on how to remember their name. Wallace describes the Sadducees as the precursors to modern TV evangelists. Next Wallace shifts to the early Christian preaching and the emphasis on the death of Christ. He explains how the gospel message is foolish to those who are perishing. He then provides a Scriptural reference on how serious the early church took the resurrection of Christ and briefly explains that is was the cornerstone of their sermons in Acts. Wallace’s approach to the resurrection is such that it dictates the tone for our walk with Christ. Wallace then touches on nine key points of the significance of the resurrection of Christ. His nine key points were the ultimate apologetic: (1) validation of the miracles of the Bible, (2) proof that God is the God of the living and is a living God, (3) fulfillment of Jesus’ prediction and of Scripture, (4) an essential part of the gospel, (5) implicit demonstration of Christ’s deity, (6) guarantee of believer’s resurrection, (7)...
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