A church member wrote to the editor of a Christian magazine and said, “In his sermon Sunday, my minister preached that Jesus did not really die on the cross, but He just swooned, fainted, and went into a coma. Then when the soldiers got Him off the cross and into that tomb, the cool air revived Him and He got up and escaped. How do you think I should respond to such teaching?”
The Magazine editor replied, “Dear Church Member, In this modern age of “user friendly” theology, my friends, I make no apology that I STILL BELIEVE in the fundamentals of the Word of God!! I STILL BELIEVE that the miracles of the Bible are true. I STILL BELIEVE “In the Beginning, God!” I STILL BELIEVE that God created the heavens and the earth in six literal 24 hour days. I STILL BELIEVE that Jesus was born of a VIRGIN, that He literally bodily walked the shores of Galilee, that He healed the lame, raised the dead, and caused the blind to see. I STILL BELIEVE that He went to a hill called Golgotha and laid down His life willingly for the sins of man, and yes, I believe that he DIED on that cross. I STILL BELIEVE that in three days He literally, bodily walked out of the tomb before day-break, victorious over death, hell and the grave. I STILL BELIEVE that He ascended back to Heaven and sat down at the Right hand of the Father, and I STILL BELIEVE that the same blood that was shed 2,000 years ago on that old rugged cross is still the payment for man’s sins today. And I STILL BELIEVE that one day soon He is going to literally, bodily step down from that throne and return to receive His Bride, The Blood-Washed throng of Believers.
Yes, my friend, the scoffers and doubters may turn up their noses in disgust at this old-time religion, but I STILL BELIEVE!” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16