Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

We all owe an infinite debt, because none of us is righteous. Who can pay? The answer to the question has eternal implications.

Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Did the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth actually happen?


Yes, it did — He is risen. Watch this video and skip ahead to minute 19:00 to skip past Rick Warren’s lengthy announcements and to get to Greg Koukl’s presentation.

So what?
Here’s what:

  1. The resurrection of Christ from the dead proves that there is a God, and that the God of the Bible is the true God.
  2. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead proves that Jesus is a teacher sent from God, who received His message from God, that He was absolutely inerrant, that He spoke the very words of God.
  3. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead proves that He is the Son of God.
  4. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead proves that there is a judgment day coming.
  5. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead proves that every believer in Christ is justified from all things.
  6. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead proves that all who are united to Christ by a living faith shall live again.

Consider the facts, weigh the evidence, and ask yourself which explanation makes the most sense. Happy Easter!

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