Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead…..” Matthew 28:7
Of all the facts recorded in Scripture one of the most disputed, queried and disbelieved is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why is that? Can I suggest that because the resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead is central, being the very crux of the Christian’s trust in the redemptive God of the universe - Satan through fallen mankind will always attack this very nerve center of the true Christian faith.
Satan subtly attacked the central truth of God in the Garden of Eden - that man would die and be cut off from God if sin occurred.
Now he still attacks, not only causing people to disbelieve God’s promise of eternal wrath against sin, but also denying the blessings of eternal life through the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
The historic fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as prophesied and recorded in Scripture, is absolutely essential for God’s redemptive plan to be effective! Without this decisive miracle, faith in God as we know it though Jesus Christ, would be a farce!
I like how it this unknown author puts it:
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.
Praise God, the Lord, He is risen indeed!