The Resurrection of Christ
The resurrection of Christ is what I would consider one of the most important doctrines in the Christian life. There are so many things that hinge on a proper view of the resurrection in the life of the Christian. If there is no resurrection of Christ then we just have another world religion.
There are many things that separate Christianity from other world religions. But, the physical resurrection of Christ is one of the biggest things that separate us from other religions. The resurrection makes Christianity what it is!
"All evidence of the New Testament goes to show that the burden of the good news or gospel was not 'Follow this teacher and do your best,' but, 'Jesus and the Resurrection.' You cannot take that away from Christianity without radically altering its character and destroying its very identity." -Wilbur M. Smith
The resurrection was an essential to the teaching of Christ.
"Christ himself deliberately staked His whole claim to the credit of men upon his resurrection. When asked for a sign He pointed to this sign as His single and sufficient credential." - B.B. Warfield
When the Pharisees asked for a sign as to Christ's authority, he told them that he would give them the sign of Jonah. The sign of Jonah was that Jonah was in the belly of the well for three days. Just like Christ was in the tomb for three days.
Many have tried to discredit the resurrection. What is sad is many of them are people that claim to belong to the Christian community. To be a Christian it is essential to believe that Christ rose from the grave. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures."
My major argument to people that say that Christ was not resurrected is that if he was not then I have no hope of conquering death. The whole point of ...
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