Monday, May 22, 2017


OBJECTION #3: "A person does not have to believe in Christ's burial or resurrection appearances to be saved."

ANSWER: People have to believe the Gospel to be saved, and Christ's burial and resurrection appearances are part of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:1-5. Also see: Psalm 22:1-22; Psalm 40:1-3; Isaiah 53:1-12; Acts 13:26-32.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Edward W. Goodrick's statement on the Gospel

Dr. Edward W. Goodrick (1913-1992) was for many years a professor of Greek and Bible at Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah Bible College) in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, Dr. Goodrick was the northwest regional chairman of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). He also co-edited with John Kohlenberger several popular reference books, including The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance, and The Greek-English Concordance to the New Testament. Professor Goodrick's legacy continues at Multnomah Bible College through the Goodrick Memorial Award for Excellence in Biblical Language Study. This prestigious award is "bestowed annually on the student who has displayed the highest excellence in biblical language study over the entire course of the college's biblical language program."

Here is Dr. Goodrick's statement on the Gospel from his book Do It Yourself Hebrew and Greek:

"I Corinthians 15:3-5 is a very significant passage which expresses the four facts of the Gospel. There are four verbs whose verb forms appear to be the same if you only have the English to go by.

a. Look up I Corinthians 15:3-5. What are the four English verbs that deal with Christ?

     (1) ______________________   (2) _____________________________
     (3) ______________________   (4) _____________________________

b. Look up the passage in the Interlinear. What are the four Greek verbs which are translated by these English verbs?

     (1) ______________________  (2) ______________________________

     (3) ______________________  (4) ______________________________

c. Look up all four verbs in the Analytical Lexicon."1


1 Edward W. Goodrick, Do It Yourself Hebrew and Greek (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980), p. 206.