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What We Know About the Resurrection

Blessings to you on this holy week!

The cornerstone of our faith as Christians is that Jesus not only came to this world and died for our sins, but that he rose from the dead. Here are a few verses about the resurrection from the Bible as well as some resources about how we know that Jesus really came back to life after being killed.

Bible Verses on Resurrection

If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. – Romans 10:9-10

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. He placed his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the first and the last. I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead. – Revelation 1:17-18

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior. – John 3:16-17

Now, since our message is that Christ has been raised from death, how can some of you say that the dead will not be raised to life? If that is true, it means that Christ was not raised; and if Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe. More than that, we are shown to be lying about God, because we said that he raised Christ from death—but if it is true that the dead are not raised to life, then he did not raise Christ. For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is a delusion and you are still lost in your sins. It would also mean that the believers in Christ who have died are lost. If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world. But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised. – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Resources on the Resurrection

Here are a few articles that cover, in depth, the ways in which we know that Jesus not only lived, but died and then rose to life again.

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