Letter to the Romans 10,4-12.
For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that â€˜the person who does these things will live by them.â€™ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, â€˜Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?" â€™ (that is, to bring Christ down) â€˜or "Who will descend into the abyss?" â€™ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? â€˜The word is near you, on your lips and in your heartâ€™ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, â€˜No one who believes in him will be put to shame.â€™ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 24,36-45.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, â€˜Peace be with you.â€™ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, â€˜Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.â€™ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, â€˜Have you anything here to eat?â€™ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, â€˜These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.â€™ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
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