Why Christ’s Resurrection Matters

The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Cor 15:14 that if Christ didn’t rise from the dead, faith in Him would be all for not, that any preaching about Him and faith in Him would be “empty”. Christianity worships the RISEN Christ!

But Jesus did rise from the dead! And there is clear undeniable evidence of this that even the most hardened atheist has a hard time disputing from a logic level. You see, up until Jesus incarnation, death, and His resurrection, many false Messiahs said they were the “Promised One”. The perished, they didn’t fulfill a thing, so people then looked for the next one. Now Scripture doesn’t name them specifically, but based on man’s depraved nature we can presume there were many.

All we need to do is see the televangelists today to realize that if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, and we were still waiting a Messiah, one can just imagine all the “tele-Jesus” that would be out there through the centuries claiming to be Messiah. They would do this mainly for the money, the popularity, etc. And like the false Messiahs which came before Jesus, they would perish and leave their flock disappointed.

And from another logic standpoint, imagine if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead. Ask yourself why those disciples would not have just left Christianity in the dust instead of marching towards their own death and constant persecution. They had nothing to gain but an ignorant suicide mission if that was the case. But they saw Jesus with their own eyes, walking with them, talking to them, eating with them.

And let’s say from a further logic standpoint, that the disciples were just delusional, they believed a lie and this Jesus was a farce, why didn’t Christianity die out then in the first or even second century? Because logic says it would have. But rather we see the Gospel stronger than ever in 2023! So again, while an atheist might externally protest the notion of Jesus, and other world religions such as Islam and Judaism denying Him as the Messiah, internally they can’t get past the fact that the Gospel is still progressing.

So the logical fact is that if Christianity was a lie, and the faith in Jesus was empty, it surely would have died out almost immediately. And consider this? Think of all those religions which OPPOSE Jesus in every respect, after 2,000 years they would have discovered a tomb with His bones, but no such discovery has ever been made, nor is there even an attempt to do so because He DID rise! My Dad used to say “if two or more people know about a crime, that eventually it will come to light”. So in the case of Jesus, if the disciples were lying, at least one would have broken and told the truth, that the story of Jesus rising was all made up.

The Resurrection by which the world celebrates “EASTER”, has never been disproven. Let that sink in! The advancements with science and technology, the fact that writings during the time all could have disproved this event all have come up empty.

Jesus sacrifice on the Cross to propitiate the sins of His children did happen and the confirmation of this was the Resurrection! Without this Resurrection, no one could be saved because Jesus would have not been who He said He was, the promised Messiah. This confirmation is the epitome of the Christian faith! This is why the Resurrection matters! Jesus rose from the dead just as He promised, He will come again but this time not to atone for sin, but to do away with it for an eternity! Those not in Him, those who fail to place their faith alone in Him with suffer an eternal torment. Those placed in Him will live with Him for an eternity in glory!

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