In our blogs, newsletters, training conferences and personal contacts, we try to pass on things that have eternal value. Hopefully, you are inspired, encouraged and at times, challenged to follow a biblical model for faith, practice, evangelism and church planting. All we do is based on one thing!
As we approach Easter, the Church focuses on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and many details surrounding that event. All those details are important. When Paul referred to the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, he said some things that should turn our attention toward where our faith is really anchored. Today, we face the same doubters about the resurrection that Jesus and Paul faced. Listen to Paul’s argument.
“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised” (1 Corinthians 15:13–15).
That is a very decisive statement! Putting this another way; if there is no resurrection, the whole premise of Christianity has no foundation. Our faith in Christ becomes just a ritual without any meaning, no hope and without power for life or peace for the soul!
The answer to all those who claim there is no resurrection is that “in fact Christ has been raised from the dead” (15:20). It is an indisputable fact, proven beyond any doubt. That means you have a foundation for your faith that even death cannot stop, interrupt or destroy.
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