A Unitarian Easter

A Unitarian Easter

Featured in the April, 2004 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News

Unitarians are nice folk who take a detour around the Bible.

Liking the natural more than the supernatural, they are allergic to miracles. They are a small denomination, but have undercover agents among Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and others.

Unitarians have a problem with Easter because it is about a mega miracle. Not accepting what Matthew, Mark and Luke wrote they prefer Darwin, Dewey and Hume. But Easter is on the calendar and so they yammer about grass springing up, chicks hatching and trees budding – a natural “resurrection”.

The fact of Christ’s corpse coming alive from Joseph’s tomb – a literal, bodily resurrection – makes them shudder.

Wiggling out of the fact of the resurrection is not easy. Some deny it by revising history and saying Christ never died. Others theorize it was the “spirit” of Jesus or His “influence” that was raised. But it was only the body that died, so it was only the body that could be raised.

The Scripture says, “Christ has indeed been raised from the dead” 1 Corinthians 15:20.