Ironside on the Resurrection and Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ

Luke 24:51 'And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven'

We are not preaching the Gospel of a dead Christ, but of a living Christ who sits exalted at the Father's right hand [Col. 3:1], and is living to save all who put their trust in Him [Heb. 5:9]. That is why those of us who really know the Gospel never have any crucifixes around our churches or in our homes. The crucifix represents a dead Christ hanging languid on a cross of shame. But we are not pointing men to a dead Christ; we are preaching a living Christ [Heb. 7:25]. He lives exalted at God's right hand [Heb. 8:1], and He "saves to the uttermost all who come to God by Him." H.A. Ironside [1876-1951]

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