Resurrection

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HAPPY EASTER!

 

Christ’s resurrection is fundamental to Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 12-14) and (Romans 10:9), and the Bible reveals the significance.

 

•It shows the justice of God exalting Christ to a life of glory, as He humbled Himself unto death. (Philippians 2:8-9)

•The resurrection completed the mystery of our redemption and salvation; by His death Christ has freed us from sin, and by His resurrection He has restored to us the most important privileges lost by sin. (Romans 4:25)

•We acknowledge Christ as the immortal God, the efficient and exemplary cause of our own resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:21) and (Philippians 3:20-21), and as the model and the support of our new life of grace. (Romans 6:4-6, 9-11)

 

If Christ had not risen, our Faith would be vain (1 Corinthians 15:14), because the New Testament assures the resurrection.  Christ prophesied His resurrection (Matthew 20:19), (Mark 9:19; 14:28), (Luke 18:33) and (John 2:19-22).  The Risen Lord has appeared eleven times to His disciples, and Peter argued on Pentecost the need of Christ’s resurrection. (Acts 2:24-28)

Christ’s obedience to death secured our redemption, and His resurrection proved He expiated our sins, His sacrifice satisfied the divine justice, and His blood rescued us.  His resurrection is a pledge of the resurrection of all believers (Romans 8:11), (1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:47-49), (Philippians 3:21) and (1 John 3:2).

Christians believe Jesus resurrected on Sunday following the Friday of Crucifixion. The New Testament insists the belief in the resurrection is a premise of Christian faith. “Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

 

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