The Importance of the Resurrection
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. It is what sets Christianity apart from all other religions. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then Christianity would not exist.
But what if Jesus did not come back to life What would that mean for us
No Forgiveness of Sin
If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then our sins are not forgiven. The Bible tells us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that His resurrection proves that His sacrifice was accepted by God (Romans 4:25). Without the resurrection, there would be no forgiveness of sin and we would be left in our sins.
No Eternal Life
If there is no resurrection, then there is no eternal life. The Bible tells us that because Jesus rose from the dead, we too will rise from the dead and have eternal life with Him (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). Without the resurrection, there would be no hope for eternal life.
No Victory Over Death
If there is no resurrection, then death has won. The Bible tells us that through His death and resurrection, Jesus conquered death and gave us victory over it (1 Corinthians 15:55-57). Without the resurrection, death would still have power over us.
If Jesus did not come back to life, then Christianity would be a false religion. It would mean that we have put our faith in a man who was just like any other man – he died and stayed dead. Our faith in him would be futile.
It would also mean that we are still in our sins. We would have no hope of forgiveness or eternal life. We would be left to face the consequences of our sins on our own.
Furthermore, it would mean that death has the final say. We would have no hope of victory over death and no assurance of eternal life.
Thankfully, Jesus did come back to life. His resurrection is a historical fact that has been attested to by many eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3-8). It is the foundation of our faith and gives us hope for forgiveness, eternal life, and victory over death.
As Christians, we can be confident in our faith because we know that Jesus rose from the dead. It is a truth that has been passed down through generations and continues to transform lives today.