The Testimony of the Christ

by T. Austin-Sparks

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"Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself." (Luke 24:27). The greatest thing in history and experience, the greatest thing possible to man, was just at hand with these two men, but all unsuspected, unimagined and unexpected. The entire Scriptures of the Old Testament are a testimony; comprehensive and detailed, and centres in one Person called the Christ. That Person centres round one thing in two parts: death and resurrection. It is the Lord's testimony that has to determine our position - not things, not people, not arguments, but the Lord's testimony of Life has to dictate where we shall be. It is not all that makes up Christianity that proves it to be the thing that God is after, it is whether the testimony of the Lord is really there. The testimony of the Lord is that there where we are, there is an effectual expression of the fact that death is overcome; not our orthodoxy, not our soundness of doctrine, not our evangelicalism but the impact of a Life which conquers death. If that is true, that is the testimony of the Christ.

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