What is the resurrection?
The paramount doctrine of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Christ. It means that our God is not dead but that He’s surely alive. This teaching is so important that the Apostle Paul said, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins,” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
The resurrection simply states that Jesus is the only One who can be the Savior of the world. Not only did He live a perfect life, He also died a sacrificial death; not only did He die a sacrificial death, He rose again that men might be declared righteous.
Why is the resurrection important?
Without the resurrection, there is no hope. It distinguishes Jesus from all other teachers in history; it proves Him to be the Living God, who He claimed to be. It’s also a part of history, as over 500 witnesses beheld the risen Savior and a wealth of other evidence confirms it. If Christ would have been just another man, He wouldn’t have had eternal life that He could give to others. But because He lives eternally and because death could have no victory over Him, He is able to share that life with those who follow Him.
Learn more about it Easter Sunday
Visit us any time to talk more about our risen Savior. We’ll be talking all about the resurrection Easter Sunday (April 16). You are absolutely more than welcome to join us — especially if you attend the Good Friday service a couple of days prior. Plan on stopping by for one of our services and learning more about Jesus the Christ.