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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The sign of Jonah is more than the three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, though that is significant: as Jonah was wrapped in death, his grave clothes were seaweed, and on the third day he was vomited out on dry land, so also the Lord Jesus was crucified, dead, and buried, shrouded in linens, and on the third day he rose from the dead. But there is more. for then Jonah went and preached to the great Gentile city of Ninevah. He's the only prophet who did this. And upon Jesus' resurrection, he likewise began to preach to the Gentiles through the Apostles he sent. And so also, the queen of the south, a Gentile from the far reaches of the earth, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon. But Jesus is greater; he is Wisdom, and his Gospel sounds forth to all the ends of the world. And this is the heart of his message to an evil and adulterous generation. For even his resurrection from the dead will not help them or bring them to repentance, unless it is preached by his faithful witnesses, as Abraham told the rich man in hell: if they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. So let us regard the preaching of the Gospel as sacred, precious, and sweeter than honey to our taste, and gladly hear and learn it. Sermon for Midweek of Trinity XII.
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