The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Without this basic fundamental belief in the Christian faith there would be no eternal salvation for any of us. If Jesus did not fully raise from the grave on the third day then are belief in Jesus would completely fall apart. Jesus has to fully be resurrected from the dead for His gospel message to be complete.

These five verses from the bible not only show that Jesus rose from the grave on the third day but also all our teaching and faith in Him would be in vain if He was not our risen Lord.

  • John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
  • Luke 24:46-47 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
  • Acts 1:1-3 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-18 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished

The last verse from Paul makes the importance of Jesus’ resurrection from the grave. Paul notes that not only would all our teaching of the gospel message be in vain but also our faith. Paul also makes the point that without the resurrection of Jesus there would be no eternal life for any of us, as we all would still be dead in our sins.

This last verse from Paul also makes this fundament of our Christian faith an absolute essential. This basic fundamental of our faith must always be included when sharing the gospel and leading someone to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Thomas N Kirkpatrick

Durant Bible College

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