The centrality of faith: resurrection

And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
I Corinthians 15:17 NKJV

The Bible records the testimonies of those who saw Christ alive and proclaimed alive not only by angels but by Himself along with what they perceived as "irrefutable proofs" which included not only His consuming broiled fish and honeycomb (Lk 24.42,43) but also His unveiling of the OT prophecies regarding His death and resurrection.

The resurrection of Christ is proof of the annulment of curse and the defeat of death serving as the guarantee of the blessed hope. The evidences were and are extremely extraordinary since the miracle was extraordinary. These included the rolled stone and pronouncements by dazzling angels, the several appearances of t Christ with physical contact and traces (fish eaten = physical data), His group teaching, ascension and further announcements by angels. In addition, the pouring of the Spirit on Pentecost todayand confirming signs and miracles attest to the power of the living Christ. All of which were and testifiesrecorded.

Now, to rule out those evidences would only be possible through a discrediting of the Gospels and NT writings. But, that would hard to accomplish without first discrediting every other ancient work (e.g Platao) which are far weaker in credibility than the NT manuscripts. 

And in addition, the proofs weren't just given 2000 years ago. The proof lives today through the Spirit in us who works and testifies if the Son...


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