Many skeptics scoff at the resurrection of Jesus as pure propaganda, just religious myth. They claim no evidence exists to prove it. Of course, to do this, they have to deny the eye witness accounts recorded in the New Testament.
Did you know that some in the first century also denied that resurrection was possible? Even though they heard of Jesus’ resurrection from eye witnesses, they did not believe. So, we should ask, does it really matter if Jesus rose from the dead?
Yes, it does. Listen to 1 Corinthians 15:12-14, “But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (NIV) Paul goes on to say this in verses 17-18, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” (NIV)
I urge you to examine the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection. One good book on the subject is Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. It matters that the resurrection of Jesus happened. It also matters that you believe it!
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