Tag: death and resurrection
Jesus Christ's death and resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace through Jesus is destroyed. When Jesus rose from the dead, he confirmed his identity as the Son of God and his work of atonement, redemption, reconciliation, and salvation. The resurrection was a real, literal, physical raising of Jesus’ body from the dead.
This event has been very well documented in the Bible. Here are some of the scriptures supporting the occurrence:
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
1 Corinthians 15:14-21
1 Corinthians 15:54-57
2 Timothy 2:8
Moreover, this is the reason why Christians celebrate Easter. The beautiful, historical account we find in the Bible means we can be saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. Easter is why Jesus became a man. He suffered like no other human being. I am excited to think of the Son of God’s sacrifice for me. It is a sacrifice that he made for you also, and for every person in this world, from its creation to the end of time.
The entire purpose of humanity is consummated in this act of supreme love – of taking my place on a filthy cross to die like a vile criminal, to be resurrected in glory and to give me peace forever. This love is wonderful. Priceless! It cannot be sold or bought. It is received by faith and by grace.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...
(this is the continuation of a series of essays discussing the number and make-up of the guards at Jesus’ tomb. It can be purchased as an ebook, cover to the right. Main essay | Previous section | Next section: Pilate Puts Jesus on Trial, the Jews put Pilate on Trial )
The Romans and Jews: So (un)Happy Together
The region of Palestine had been conquered by one empire after another before the Romans finally took hold of it around 70 BC. Indeed, going back even as far as the book of Exodus, we find that one of the roads … continue reading...