Trampling Down Death

Broadcast in Russian to Russia over Radio Liberty, Easter 1988, Year of the Millenium of the Baptism of Russia

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Trampling Down Death By Death

Archpriest George Benigsen

“If Christ has not been raised from the dead, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe.” (1 Cor 15:14). Thus the Apostle Paul, in his epistle to the young church of Corinth, places the fact of Christ’s resurrection from the dead as the very foundation of the Gospel teaching, the very foundation of our entire Christian faith. What some are inclined to consider a “myth,” or “invention,” the apostle affirms as unshakable fact, without which both faith and the church become the inventions of human fantasy. This apostolic witness, which is sacred for us, is preceded in the same epistle with the following words: “Christ died for our sins, as written in the scriptures. He was buried and raised to life on the third days, as written in the scriptures.” (1 Cor 15:3,4) These words “as written…

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