The RESURRECTION of Christ ..Why it is important

The RESURRECTION of Christ ..Why it is important

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April 4th, 2010, 12:11 pm #1

The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, it witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, He has power to raise the dead. If He does not have such power, He is not a God worthy of our faith and worship. Only He who created life can resurrect it after death, only He can reverse the hideousness that is death itself, and only He can remove the sting that is death and the victory that is the graves (1 Corinthians 15:54-55). In resurrecting Jesus from the grave, God reminds us of His absolute sovereignty over life and death.

Second, the resurrection of Jesus is a testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic tenet of the Christian faith. Unlike all other religions, Christianity alone possesses a founder who transcends death and who promises that His followers will do the same. All other religions were founded by men and prophets whose end was the grave. As Christians, we take comfort in the fact that our God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected the third day. The grave could not hold Him. He lives, and He sits today at the right hand of God the Father in heaven.

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul explains in detail the importance of the resurrection of Christ. Some in Corinth did not believe in the resurrection of the dead, and in this chapter Paul gives six disastrous consequences if there were no resurrection: 1) preaching Christ would be senseless (v. 14); 2) faith in Christ would be useless (v. 14); 3) all the witnesses and preachers of the resurrection would be liars (v. 15); 4) no one would be redeemed from sin (v. 17); 5) all former believers would have perished (v.18); and 6) Christians would be the most pitiable people on the earth (v. 19). But Christ indeed has risen from the dead and has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep (v. 20), assuring that we will follow Him in resurrection.

The inspired Word of God guarantees the believer's resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ for His Body (the Church) at the Rapture. Such hope and assurance results in a great song of triumph as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55, Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?

How do these concluding verses relate to the importance of the resurrection? Paul answers, ...you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain (v. 58). He reminds us that because we know we will be resurrected to new life, we can suffer persecution and danger for Christs sake (vv. 29-31), just as He did. We can follow the example of the thousands of martyrs through history who gladly traded their earthly lives for everlasting life via the resurrection.

The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scripture. And, He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who remain and are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important to salvation? It demonstrated that God accepted Jesus sacrifice on our behalf. It proves that God has the power to raise us from the dead. It guarantees that those who believe in Christ will not remain dead, but will be resurrected unto eternal life. That is our blessed hope!

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April 4th, 2010, 1:12 pm #2

Have you had this experience and can you share "according" to the scriptures as it is written?


Do you still wait for His coming?
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April 4th, 2010, 1:18 pm #3

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April 4th, 2010, 1:33 pm #4

Have you had this experience and can you share "according" to the scriptures as it is written?


Do you still wait for His coming?
I have a cold and I'm diabetic. Should I be experiencing these?

Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal

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April 4th, 2010, 1:37 pm #5

"Kata": down from, through out

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April 4th, 2010, 2:07 pm #6

I have a cold and I'm diabetic. Should I be experiencing these?

Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
I dont know why you chose to answer in such a lovely christian way, but there is such christians like you who have no regard for respect. I guess you cannot address it since you have not experienced this experience and thus resort to child's games. We have seen enough of your ways to know just what kind of person you are in spite of your afflictions.
You still have a chance to recoup if you inject some sincerity into your veins.
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April 4th, 2010, 2:13 pm #7

Did I throw a wrench into your confused state? What is YOUR ANSWER and I will AGAIN reveal your confusion.

BTW you ran and hid like Yvonne does when confronted. Where is my response from you to this post?

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April 4th, 2010, 2:17 pm #8

I just know my limitations of talking to a mind that can't comprehend the "new mind" the NEW TESTAMENT that God is making with us 'one man at a time".


most Christians who believe in Jesus Christ have not YET EXPERIENCED HIS COMING and have a very carnal way of perceiving how it will be:

those who have experienced this EVENT, can not be heard by those who have not:

just like Jesus said, WHY DO YOU NOT HEAR ME?

he added the answer to his own question: "because you are not my sheep";

and sheep here is a metaphor by the way....Jesus doesn't really gather sheep instead of souls, even though the carnal mind might make a case for it if it didn't sound so silly:
every day is a new day to die to the old and live to the newness of life
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April 4th, 2010, 2:20 pm #9

Did I throw a wrench into your confused state? What is YOUR ANSWER and I will AGAIN reveal your confusion.

BTW you ran and hid like Yvonne does when confronted. Where is my response from you to this post?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/272761/m ... l+judgment

Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
You demand answers to your silly questions and when you are asked serious questions you bring up your silly vendictive questions[who according to you were not answered] in past posts in order not to answer mine now?

what a snake!
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April 4th, 2010, 2:26 pm #10

I just know my limitations of talking to a mind that can't comprehend the "new mind" the NEW TESTAMENT that God is making with us 'one man at a time".


most Christians who believe in Jesus Christ have not YET EXPERIENCED HIS COMING and have a very carnal way of perceiving how it will be:

those who have experienced this EVENT, can not be heard by those who have not:

just like Jesus said, WHY DO YOU NOT HEAR ME?

he added the answer to his own question: "because you are not my sheep";

and sheep here is a metaphor by the way....Jesus doesn't really gather sheep instead of souls, even though the carnal mind might make a case for it if it didn't sound so silly:
...your response is to judge that such a person can't comprehend anything so you put limitations on what that person can learn. Go ahead Yvonne. I like exposing yourt confused state. Your problem is that you DON'T KNOW how to answer good questions because it is not programmed in your robotic hard drive. You can however prove me wrong by answering the questions I asked you.
So far howeve, you've failed miserably by not obeying by neglecting physically attending church.

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Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal

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