Is Jesus’ resurrection true?

The Resurrection—Tischbein, 1778.

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Jesus, the one who died, lives! Belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is one of the central beliefs of Christianity. Jesus resurrection is true and historical fact. Paul addresses this question in 1 Corinthians 15:12:

“But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all others.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a human being. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”

I agree with what my current senior pastor, Adam Hamilton says in response to a question about whether he really believes in the resurrection, I don’t just believe it. I’m counting on it.

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3 thoughts on “Is Jesus’ resurrection true?

  1. I may be missing something, but the first paragraph you quote looks a lot like “We want this to be true, therefore it must be true.” Does Paul provide any more rational arguments anywhere?

  2. You have to dig a little but there is plenty of evidence for the resurrection, one good source is
    Lee Strobles ‘A Case for Christ’. We are called to give evidence for the hope that lies within us beyond what we ‘feel’ or ‘believe’ or experience.

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