Why Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?
What was the reason for Jesus’ resurrection? According to 1 Peter 1:3, his resurrection provides us with at least two life-changing benefits: a living hope and the opportunity to begin anew in Christ. Let’s take a look at these twin truths—these twin promises—in the context of the New Testament’s greater message.
Raised to Provide a Living Hope
Death is a dreadful thing to experience. The majority of individuals are understandably apprehensive about their own deaths. And, since human existence is about connections, the loss of loved ones robs us of the relationships that we cherish the most in this world. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, believers of Christ do not confront death in the same way as people who have lost hope do (1 Thess. 4:13). The lines “Death has been swallowed up in victory” mark the conclusion of Paul’s monumental exposition of the significance of Jesus’ resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15.
Where has your sting gone, O Death?
- Death was eliminated and “life and immortality” were brought to light as a result of his resurrection (2 Tim.
- But what exactly is the essence of this hope, and how does it function in practice?
- 12:1–2 teaches that many Jews in Jesus’ day believed in a universal resurrection of all people that would usher in a new age at the end of time (Dan.
- “I know he will rise again at the resurrection at the final day,” Martha says to Jesus after he assures her that her dead brother, Lazarus, will live again (John 11:24).
- Even while Lazarus’ resurrection was amazing, it pales in comparison to Jesus’ resurrection.
- He got to his feet in order to return to life as it had been before he died.
- Lazarus is threatened with death right after the next chapter is finished!
The resurrection of Jesus, on the other hand, is a very other story.
The resurrection of his life brought him to a new life beyond death, to a new level of existence.
His resurrection signaled the beginning of a new era in human history.
What took everyone by surprise was that God performed for Jesus in the midst of history what the majority of Jews believed he would perform at the conclusion of history.
What took everyone by surprise was that God performed for Jesus in the midst of history what the majority of Jews believed he would perform at the conclusion of history.
Jesus is the prototype of a new humanity, the first automobile of its kind to roll off the production line in the United States.
It is the Lord Jesus Christ who will “change our humble bodies so that they will be like his magnificent body” (Phil. 3:20–21) at the time of his second coming. We have a live hope as a result of his death and resurrection.
Raised to Walk in Newness of Life
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait until we die or until Jesus comes in order to enjoy resurrection life. We are now living as individuals who are a part of the new age. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is essential for understanding what it means to follow him and be a member of God’s people. “Christ was risen in so that we, too, could walk in newness of life,” says the Bible (Rom. 6:4). What does it mean to live in the present as those who have been resurrected with Christ? Colossians 3 provides some further information.
We must fight the temptations to immorality in sexual matters, greed, idolatry, rage, and unwholesome speech, among other things.
The resurrection of Jesus also inspires us to offer sacrifices in worship.
We’ll Suffer with Him
More somberly, because we have witnessed the power of Jesus’ resurrection in the here and now, we should anticipate to share in his sufferings in the future (Phil. 3:10). The life of a resurrected person is no stroll in the park. To be resurrected with Christ implies that we must die to the way we have been spending our lives out of selfish self-interest. When it comes to love, sacrifice is required, and the ultimate triumph against sin, death, and the Devil will not be achieved until our own resurrection bodies are ready to be assembled.
This triumph, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, should redeem all of our days; it should pardon our sins, erase our worries, embolden us to thank you and obey your will; and it should fortify us to wait for the culmination of your reign on the last great Day.
‘Why did Jesus die and rise again?’
- “Why did Jesus die and resurrect from the dead?” some people may wonder. “He died and rose again for the forgiveness of our sins,” is all we have to say about Jesus. And we would have a valid point in responding to it. According to the Bible, “there is no forgiveness of sins save from the shedding of blood.” While that is excellent, there is a far deeper purpose for it than that. Not only did Jesus suffer and rise again so that we may be forgiven, but he also died and rose again so that we could have life, according to the Bible. We are given life as a result of His death and resurrection on the cross. “In this was revealed the love of God toward us, since God sent His only born Son into the world, that we may live through Him,” reads I John 4:9, referring to the sending of Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus died and rose from the dead in order for us to live through Him. In 2 Corinthians 5:15, we are given another more reality about the life that Jesus has provided for us. and that they should not live for themselves but for Him who died and rose again, so they could no longer live for themselves but for Him. Jesus likewise died and rose from the dead in order for us to live for Him. We need Him to die and rise again for us so that we might live not for ourselves but for Him and for others, not just for a while. Another reality about why Jesus died and rose again is revealed in I Thessalonians 5:9-10, which is found in the Bible. In fact, God has not assigned us to wrath, but has chosen to save us by the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us in order that whether we wake or sleep, we may live together with Him.” He died and resurrected from the dead so that we would have eternal life with Him. To allow us to dwell with Him, Jesus went through the ordeal of a painful death and rose victorious from the dead. Christ died and rose from the dead so that we can live through Him – this is what salvation is all about. He died and rose again in order for us to live for Him – that is loving service on our behalf. And He died and rose again in so that we could live with Him eternally – that is life in its fullest sense. Do you understand what I’m saying? Jesus died and rose from the dead in order for you and I to live through Him, for Him, and together with Him. Do you place your faith in Him as your Savior and Lord?
Why Did Jesus Rise? 4 Reasons for the Resurrection
Jesus of Nazareth resurrected from the dead three days after he was executed on the cross. Moreover, when we make such a claim, we are speaking of historical fact: Jesus of Nazareth was born about 4 B.C. and lived until approximately 30 A.D. He was crucified under Pontius Pilate on a Friday, and he rose from the dead a few days later on a Sunday, making him the most famous person in the world. If you could travel back roughly 2,000 years, you would be able to see Jesus of Nazareth’s death on a Roman crucifixion and then witness him come back to life on Sunday.
This is referred to be the Resurrection by Christians.
He wasn’t a ghost in the traditional sense.
There was no great plot at work here.
But why did this happen in the first place? You may have heard that the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the heart of the Christian message, but why did he feel the need to come back to life once more? Here are four compelling arguments.
1. It Impacts What Jesus Did: His Victory Over Sin and Death
While on the cross, Jesus demonstrated his victory over sin by “cancelling our record of debt that stood against us” (Colossians 2:14). Because of our sin, Jesus died in our place, accepting the penalty that we deserved. “I am willing to give my life for my sheep” (John 10:15). On the cross, Christ demonstrated that he is capable of defeating corruption and forgiving the sins of his people. It was a success because he did something to ensure that sin would not have an indefinite hold over his people.
- However, in order to triumph over sin, Jesus not only had to die in order to take sins upon himself, but he also had to rise from the grave in order to demonstrate that sin had been finally dealt with.
- He died in the place of sinners, and then when he rose from the dead, he demonstrated that the work was actually completed (as he said it was in John 19:30).
- According to the apostle Paul, if Christ has not been risen from the dead, “your faith is worthless, and you remain in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
- Because if Jesus were still alive, he would not have been able to deal with sin on a final level; it would continue to keep him back.
- As a result of Jesus’ resurrection, those who put their faith in him no longer have the last say over their destiny.
- He comes out on top.
- He got to his feet to demonstrate that this is correct.
- It has been dealt with in the past.
2. It Displays Who Jesus Truly Is: The Lord God
In his resurrection, Jesus also made it very apparent who he was and who he continues to be. He was and continues to be God himself, with the seemingly mad ability to revive himself from the dead on his own terms. When Jesus taught throughout his earthly career, he predicted that the resurrection would take place. In one of his most audacious statements, he said that he had complete control over not just his death, but also his resurrection. “I lay down my life in order to be able to pick it up again,” he proclaimed.
- I have the authority to put it down and I also have the authority to pick it up and put it down again.
- The fact that you did it is extremely extraordinary.
- It is another to act on that power.
- To suggest, however, that you can lay down your life and pick it back up again is another else entirely.
- Is there anyone else who can predict with total certainty that he will die and then rise from the dead three days later (Mark 9:31)?
The Son of God, as well as the Lord himself, are capable (Romans 1:4). Because of this, the resurrection demonstrates who Jesus is: God himself, the real Lord of all, who alone has dominion over everything, including life and death, as demonstrated by the cross.
3. It Tells Us What’s To Come: Our Bodily Resurrection
In his resurrection, Jesus also made it crystal apparent who he was and who he continues to be now. As God himself, he was and continues to be, with the seemingly mad ability to revive himself from the dead. At one of his teaching sessions during his earthly mission, Jesus predicted that the resurrection would take place. In a once-in-a-lifetime statement, he said that he had complete control over his death as well as his resurrection. “I lay down my life in order to be able to pick it up again,” he proclaimed.
- I have the authority to put it down and I also have the authority to pick it up and put it back down again.” “I have been given this task by my Father”” (John 10:17-18).
- One thing is to assert your control over your own death.
- If we so desired, we could all choose to end our lives.
- Moreover, just in case we miss it, Jesus repeats it twice: “I lay down my life so that I may pick it up again.” The authority to lay it down and the authority to pick it up again is in my hands.” But, except from God, who else is capable of raising the dead?
- God’s Son and the Lord himself are capable of doing so (Romans 1:4).
4. It Means Jesus of Nazareth Is Alive Right Now
The three reasons listed above are excellent justifications for why the resurrection is so significant. But perhaps the most straightforward and yet important aspect of the resurrection is that it demonstrates that Jesus is truly alive and well right now. God-man Jesus of Nazareth, the same Person who was born in Bethlehem and died on a Roman cross outside of Jerusalem, is still alive and well at this same moment in time. He is in the body of his resurrected self. He is the only one who can save you.
- He is “Christ, the Lord of all” and “God over all” (Romans 9:5).
- It is a way of life.
- However, this is not the case.
- He’s the genuine deal.
- He was brought up.
- The resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that we do not place our faith in some nice teacher who pretended to be God and then simply died in a kind manner.
As a result, we place our faith in the genuine Jesus of Nazareth, the God-Man, who is just as alive as you and I am right now. He has risen from the dead, and he will continue to live indefinitely.
The Case for Christ: What’s the evidence for the resurrection?
Strobel, a writer for the Chicago Tribune and a Yale Law School graduate, wrote “The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus” in 1998, which was released in English and Spanish. Strobel had previously been an atheist, but after his wife’s conversion to evangelical Christianity, he felt obligated to challenge some of the central Christian claims about Jesus. While the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection was the most important of these assertions, additional claims included the belief in Jesus as the actual Son of God and the veracity of the New Testament literature, among others.
It went on to become one of the most widely read and widely distributed works of Christian apologetic (that is, a defense of the rationality and correctness of Christianity) in history.
The film makes an attempt to present a persuasive argument for the historical accuracy of Jesus’ resurrection.
Are all of Strobel’s arguments relevant?
‘The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus’ was written by Lee Strobel, a writer for the Chicago Tribune and a Yale Law School graduate, in 1998. Strobel had previously been an atheist, but after his wife’s conversion to evangelical Christianity, he felt forced to challenge some of the most fundamental Christian claims concerning Jesus and his disciples. The historicity of Jesus’ resurrection was the most important of these assertions, but others included the belief in Jesus as the actual Son of God and the veracity of the New Testament writings, among other things.
It went on to become one of the most widely read and bestselling books of Christian apologetic (that is, a defense of the rationality and correctness of Christianity) in the world at any given time.
An attempt is made in the film to build a persuasive argument for the historical accuracy of Jesus’ resurrection.
According to my opinion as a religious studies professor who specializes in the New Testament and early Christianity, both the book and the film version of Strobel’s book have failed to establish the historical validity of Jesus’ resurrection for a variety of reasons.
What do the New Testament writings prove?
One of the most important arguments in the film is drawn from the New Testament book known as First Corinthians, which was written by the Apostle Paul to a group of Christians in Corinth in order to resolve conflicts that had developed in their society. Paul is believed to have written this letter in the year 52, around 20 years after the death of Jesus. In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Paul provides a list of the persons who have seen the resurrected Jesus in their lives. The New Testament is a book of scripture that was written in the first century AD.
- Many academics think that Paul is referring from a far older Christian faith, which may have formed only a few years after Jesus’ death and was adopted by the church.
- Indeed, many New Testament scholars would agree that some of Jesus’ disciples believed they had seen him alive only a few weeks or months after his death, and that this belief was supported by other witnesses.
- It is not uncommon for people to experience visions of their deceased relatives: Thirteen percent of those polled in a research of over 20,000 people claimed to have seen the dead.
- To put it another way, sightings of the rising Jesus are not nearly as uncommon as Strobel would have us believe they are.
A miracle or not?
First Corinthians, a New Testament book written by the Apostle Paul to a group of Christians in Corinth to resolve conflicts that had erupted in their community, serves as the basis for one of the film’s most important points of contention. Around the year 52, or around 20 years after Jesus’ death, it is believed that Paul wrote this letter. It is recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 that Paul lists those to whom the resurrected Jesus shown himself. The New Testament is a book of scripture that was written in the first century A.D.
- In this passage, many academics believe that Paul is paraphrasing a much older Christian credo, which may have been established only a few years after Jesus’ death.
- Some of Jesus’ disciples claimed they had seen him alive only a few weeks or months after his death, and many New Testament scholars would agree on this point.
- The seeing of deceased loved ones is not uncommon among humans.
- There are a variety of possible reasons for this phenomena, ranging from physical and emotional fatigue induced by the loss of a loved one to the notion that certain components of human nature are capable of surviving corporeal death to a combination of the two.
To put it another way, sightings of the rising Jesus are not nearly as uncommon as Strobel would have us believe.
Who are the experts?
Aside from all of the obvious flaws in Strobel’s presentation, I feel that Strobel has made no genuine effort to include a diverse range of academic viewpoints in his presentation. As part of the film, Strobel travels around the country, interviewing professors and other professionals about the historical significance of Jesus’ resurrection. In his book, Strobel describes the experts he interviewed as “renowned scholars and authority who have impeccable academic credentials.” The movie does not explain how Strobel selected the experts he interviewed.
“We affirm that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all of its words are written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters,” states the faculty application for Liberty University, for example.
Many of the other experts he interviews for his book have connections that are comparable to his own.
(I believe there are around 10,000 professional biblical scholars in the world at this time.) His arguments for the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection were compelling, according to an email response I received in response to my query regarding whether most professional biblical academics would find his arguments persuasive.
At the end of the day, though, each individual must come to his or her own conclusion on the Christ case.
No compelling evidence
The Easter Cross is a symbol of hope and resurrection. Artist Sharon’s Art4TheGlryOfGod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. According to Strobel, if he had polled experts at public institutions, private colleges and universities (many of which have religious affiliations), or denominational seminaries, the results of his poll would have been very different. Many Christian apologists, like Lee Strobel, assert that the primary reason secular scholars do not acknowledge the historicity of the resurrection is because they have a “anti-supernatural prejudice,” which is consistent with what Strobel says in the statement above.
Although some Christians believe in miracles, I believe that apologists such as Gary Habermas are equally as anti-supernaturalist when it comes to miraculous claims involving later Catholic saints or miracles from non-Christian religious traditions that occur after the beginning of Christian history.
While such astonishing claims abound in the world today, I believe that “The Case for Christ” has failed to give persuasive proof that Jesus’ resurrection was historically accurate.
Jesus – resurrection – The nature of God and Jesus in Christianity – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – Eduqas
The resurrection, according to Christian belief, is the belief that Jesus rose from the dead three days after he died on the cross. Several passages in the Gospel of Luke (24:1–9) provide insight into how Jesus’ followers learned that he had been resurrected:
- On the Sunday following Jesus’ death, the female disciples of Jesus went to his tomb to pay their respects. The entrance to the tomb had been blocked off by a stone. The stone, on the other hand, had been moved aside, and the tomb was now empty. Two males in sparkling attire came in front of the women. The ladies were terrified, but the men questioned them, saying, “Why are you looking for the live among the dead?” He is not present
- He has ascended into the heavens! Remember what he said to you when he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be given into the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be risen again’ (Luke 24:5–7). The female disciples then returned to Jesus’ apostles and other people to inform them that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Many Christians place a high value on their belief in the resurrection because of the following reasons:
- The resurrection demonstrates that Jesus overcame death
- It is seen as evidence of life after death
- It also demonstrates God’s power and omnibenevolence.
St. Paul emphasizes the importance of believing in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead in the biblical book 1 Corinthians, which is written by the apostle Paul. He adds that he personally saw Jesus after his resurrection, and that Jesus appeared to the apostles as well as over 500 other people during that time period. The apostle Paul then informs the audience that Jesus’ resurrection offers the possibility of life beyond death: If it is proclaimed that Christ has been risen from the dead, how can some of you claim that there is no such thing as a resurrected body?
- And if Christ has not been risen from the dead, our message, as well as your faith, is pointless.
- Is this true or false?
- He was raised from the dead.
- As far as we know, Jesus has returned to life in the same physical shape and at the same stage in his life as he was when he died.
3 Reasons the Resurrection Matters
Along with Jesus’ death, the resurrection of Jesus is considered to be the most important historical event in the history of the Christian religion. Christianity would not exist if it were not for the resurrection. According to St. Paul, “if Christ has not been resurrected from the dead, our preaching has been in vain, and your faith has been in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14). I identify as a Christian because I believe in the resurrection of the body from the dead. Following his horrific death on a Roman crucified on a Friday afternoon in 30 A.D., I am sure that Jesus of Nazareth arose from his tomb on Sunday morning after having died on a Roman cross on a Friday afternoon.
- However, if it is accurate, it will go down in history as the most significant event in human history.
- If you haven’t already, I hope you will take the time to consider the evidence for yourself.
- Please consider the following three examples of how Jesus’ death and resurrection are highlighted in the New Testament.
- The resurrection of Jesus signifies that his atoning death on the cross was adequate, and as a result, our sins may be forgiven.
- After three days of fasting and praying, Jesus rose from the dead, making it clear to those who heard the news that God was completely happy with his Son’s sacrifice.
But, as a result of his vindication, we are also vindicated.
God “raised” Jesus from the dead on Pentecost, “freeing him from the pain of death, because it was impossible for death to maintain hold of him,” as Peter said that day (Acts 2:24).
The resurrection, on the other hand, signifies that Jesus not only beat death for himself, but that he also defeated death for us as well.
However, as Paul explains, “Christ has really been resurrected from the grave, and with him the firstfruits of those who have been asleep.
For just as everyone dies in Adam, so too will everyone be brought alive in Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:20-22).
Lewis, maybe more than any other author, has expressed this sentiment more eloquently.
He is the ‘first fruits,’ the ‘pioneer of life,’ as the saying goes.
He has confronted, fought, and defeated the King of Death on more than one occasion.
This marks the beginning of the New Creation, and with it, the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the universe.
This is both personal and very uplifting to me at the same time.
I have a child who has Type 1 diabetes and needs to take at least four insulin injections every day to stay healthy.
Nevertheless, I believe that because of the resurrection of Jesus, I will one day have 20/20 eyesight, my kid will never require another shot, and my mother will recognize me once again.
The resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that the material world is important.
The rising Jesus was not a phantasm or a ghost, but a real being who ate breakfast and was made of flesh and bone like everyone else (seeLuke 24:36-43andJohn 21:10-14).
The resurrection demonstrates to us that matter does matter.
Despite the fact that we are still waiting for the full completion of new creation, the Scriptures teach that the same force that resurrected Jesus from the grave is currently acting inside us (Ephesians 1:19-20).
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Brian and his wife Holly have four children and reside in the city of South Bend, in the United States.
Notes at the end N.
Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 3) is a classic work on the subject of resurrection (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2003).
Miracles, by C. S. Lewis (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1947), pages 236–237. “Seven Stanzas of Easter,” by John Updike, published inTelephone Poles and Other Poems (Random House, 2013).
Did Jesus really come back from the dead?
In the Bible, we are told that Jesus Christ was unquestionably raised from the grave. The eyewitness testimonies of His resurrection may be found in Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, and John 20:1–21:25, among other places. The resurrected Christ appears before His disciples in Acts 1:11 and continues to teach them more about the kingdom of God while also announcing the entrance of the Holy Spirit. More than 500 persons, many of whom were still living while Paul was writing his first letter to Thessalonica, had seen the risen Lord, according to Paul’s first letter to Thessalonica’s congregation (1 Corinthians 15:6).
An Empty TombMany Witnesses
After the corpse of Jesus was brought down from the crucifixion, it was treated with aromatics and wrappings before being placed in a sealed tomb (John 19:38-42). This tomb was partially underground, and a massive stone had been rolled over the entrance to deter criminals from entering. Three days later, the tomb was discovered to be open and completely devoid of anything. It’s plausible that a group of people might have moved that massive stone, to be sure. After all, Mary Magdalene had a sneaking suspicion that someone had taken Jesus’ body and had rushed to find the apostles (John 20:1-2).
The grave would have been desecrated if there had been any thieves there to prove their argument.
Mary may have been overcome with grief and failed to recognize the angels who arrived, proclaiming that Jesus had risen from the grave, just as He had foretold (Matthew 28:5-7).
In John 20, the Bible says, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is Over the course of the following 40 days, Jesus appeared to a large number of individuals (Matthew 28:5, 9, 16-17; Mark 16:9; Luke 24:13-35; John 20:19, 24, 26-29, 21:1-14; Acts 1:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:5-7).
“There were many more things that Jesus performed as well.
The Disciples: a 180 Attitude Change
After the crucifixion of Jesus, his followers were dispersed and terrified, as one might expect. When the resurrected Christ first came to them, they were really hiding in plain sight (John 20:19-20). They immediately established themselves as powerful and daring witnesses, proclaiming the gospel wherever they went. The book of Acts describes much of what the disciples did in order to share the news of their resurrected Lord, and it is a compelling read.
Was there anything else that could have given them such newfound courage and power other than witnessing Jesus appear alive and well in front of them, proving that He truly was the living God?
Paul: from Persecutor to Apostle
The apostle Paul is widely regarded as one of the most important Christian missionaries of all time. It is his inspired writings that are responsible for a significant percentage of the New Testament’s content. You may not be aware of the fact that he used to be one of THE most fanatical persecutors of Christians and members of the Christian church. The apostle Paul acknowledges in Galatians 1:13 that he “persecuted the church of God with a zealousness and attempted to destroy it.” Saul was his given name at the time of the event.
He changed his name and transformed himself into a fervent supporter of the Christian faith (Acts 14:19; 16:22-24; 2 Corinthians 11:25-26).
Listen to Paul’s description of his voyage to Damascus to King Agrippa: “I journeyed to Damascus with authorization and commission from the chief priests.” A light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shined all around me and those who were traveling with me at noon, O king, while I was making my way.
” Afterward, the Lord revealed himself as Jesus, whom you were persecuting.
What Jesus’ Resurrection Means
With their emphasis on the risen Christ, the disciples became THE most important evidence that Jesus was precisely who He claimed to be. A great explanation of why the Christian faith is fully dependent on believing in the resurrected Lord is found in 1 Corinthians 15, which may be found in the New International Version of the Bible. Here’s how it’s broken down:
- If Jesus did not rise from the grave, it is likely that Christians will not as well (1 Corinthians 15:12-15)
- The sacrifice of Jesus for sin, if he was not resurrected from the grave, would have been insufficient to cover the sins of the entire world (1 Corinthians 15:16-19)
- In the event that Jesus had died and remained dead, it would indicate that God had rejected Jesus’ sacrifice.
Jesus, on the other hand, DID return to life! That His death was accepted by God as an atonement for our sins was demonstrated by His resurrection. Now that Christians have been pardoned for their sins, they will not remain dead after their bodies have stopped functioning (1 Corinthians 15:16-19, 24-34). And it has been confirmed to us that there is such a thing as eternal life (John 3:16).
A Promise of Resurrection
“To be sure, sin has the sting of death, and sin’s authority has been enacted into law. Nevertheless, praise be to God! He grants us victory by the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In 1 Corinthians 15:56-57, the Bible says We are told in the Bible that, just as Jesus was raised from the grave, Christians will also be able to triumph over death because we will be resurrected with him (1 Corinthians 15:35-49). According to 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, “Now hear me out: We will not all sleep, but we will all be transformed—in a flash, in the blink of an eye, at the sound of the last trumpet.
Simply believing that Jesus died for your sins and was risen from the grave, as proof that God accepted His sacrifice on your behalf, is all that is required of you (Romans 10:9-10).
After your physical death, you will be resurrected in glory as an immortal son or daughter of the Creator of the Universe who will live forever in the presence of the Almighty (Galatians 4:4-7; Romans 6:4-5).
In the Bible, we are told that Jesus Christ was raised from the grave on the third day. Throughout the New Testament, we may read about Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of eyewitnesses. The profoundly altered lives of Jesus’ followers, and subsequently of the apostle Paul, are proof that something big occurred that reinforced their confidence in Jesus to amazing depths, and that something significant occurred. The fact that Jesus was raised from the dead demonstrated that His death had been accepted by God as an atonement for our sins.
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Did Jesus really come back to life?
There has been one response to this question. For questions or to react to questions, please contact us using the information provided below. 1 It’s understandable that we’d want to know more about the claim that Jesus rose from his death and rose again (often called his resurrection). It is difficult to believe in the resuscitation of someone who has died without a compelling explanation. So, what exactly do we know about Jesus’ death and his resurrection from the dead? Jesus died in the following ways: Let’s get this party started.
- After enduring several beatings, Jesus was put to a wooden cross with nails driven through his wrists and feet.
- When the troops arrived to check on him, they discovered that he had already passed away.
- A private burial site for Jesus was chosen, and his body was placed there under the watchful eyes of a group of his closest associates.
- The Jewish officials were well aware that Jesus had claimed to have risen from the dead—and they did not want Jesus’ disciples to kidnap his corpse and pretend he had done so (Matt.
- They also erected a large stone to serve as a barrier around the burial.
- The tomb was empty: Three days after Jesus’ death, both his companions and the Jewish authorities agreed that Jesus’ tomb was empty!
- “You must claim, ‘Jesus’ disciples came during the night while we were sleeping and seized his body,'” he instructed the soldiers.
Their narrative became widely known among the Jews, and they continue to tell it to this day.
28:13-15 (KJV) The report of the empty tomb was quickly shared by the Jewish authorities as soon as they heard it.
Surely the guards wouldn’t fall asleep in the middle of their shift?
It is impossible for the guards to have been both sleeping and witnesses to the crime at the same time.
So why weren’t they doing so?
The eyewitnesses were as follows: Some important eyewitnesses to keep in mind are as follows: In ancient Israel, women were not regarded as trustworthy witnesses for a variety of reasons.
The second point is that he “was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, the vast majority of them are still alive, though some have died” (1 Cor.
During the time period when the story of Jesus’ resurrection was spreading over the world, many of the persons who had witnessed his resurrection were still accessible for questioning.
“We made it up,” not a single one of the hundreds of witnesses ever stated.
Finally, arguably the most compelling piece of proof provided to us by the eyewitnesses is the way their lives were completely transformed once Jesus rose from the grave.
Despite the fact that they were imprisoned, beaten, and killed by Jewish officials, the number of Christians continued to grow.
To a large extent, our interpretation of Jesus’ death and empty tomb is entirely up to us.
However, if he is still alive, he is the only one who has a chance of saving us from death. — Chris, a subscriber to Our Daily Bread There has been one response to this question. For questions or to react to questions, please contact us using the information provided below.
Jesus Didn’t Just “Die for Our Salvation”: Why He Rose from the Dead
Dr. Michael Barber, a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center, is an Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine Institute of Theology in Philadelphia. He formerly served as Dean of the School of Theology at John Paul the Great University in San Diego, where he was responsible for the development and administration of a graduate program in Biblical Theology. He received his Ph.D. in Scripture from Fuller Seminary, where he had had previously studied under Dr. Scott Hahn while at Franciscan University.
- But why did he come from the dead in the first place?
- The vast majority of people are aware that Jesus died as a sacrifice for their sins.
- Unfortunately, this component of the biblical message is frequently overlooked.
- In reality, for many individuals, the resurrection does not play a significant role in their understanding of the nature of redemption.
- It is apparent from Paul’s words that if Jesus did not rise from the grave, “your faith would be in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).
- In the context of Christ’s work of redemption, the Resurrection is an important component.
- In the Bible, there are five reasons for the Resurrection.
- 53, art.
- Because he is a biblical theologian, Thomas’ responses are firmly rooted in the Scriptures.
- 1.The Resurrection demonstrates God’s just judgment.
He bases his argument on Luke 1:52: “He has thrown down the powerful from their thrones, and he has elevated those who are lowly.” His conclusion is as follows: “As a result, because Christ humbled Himself even to death on the Cross, out of love and obedience to God, it was only just that He should be exalted and exalted by God to an exalted resurrection.” 2.Jesus was risen in order to provide us with teaching in the faith.
Moreover, he says, “Christ’s resurrection confirms our confidence in His deity since, according to 2 Corinthians 13:4, ‘while He was crucified by weakness, yet He lives by the power of God.’ So Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:14, “If Christ is not raised from the dead, then our message is in vain, and your faith is likewise in vain.” He also refers to Psalm 30, which is a psalm that is associated with the Passion of Jesus according to the New Testament (e.g., Luke 23:46).
He draws attention to the fact that the psalmist states, “What profit is there in my blood?” He inquires of God as to what good can come of his observing “corruption”—the inference for the psalmist being that “none” can come of it.
Thomas believes that Christ’s resurrection was required in order for him to be able to preach because he interprets the psalm as a prophesy of Christ.
As a result, he refers to 1 Corinthians 15:12 as follows: “Now, since Christ has been preached as having risen from the dead, how do some among you assert that there is no resurrection of the dead?” The following is how he quotes Job 19:25 and 27: “‘I know,’ that is with absolute assurance of faith, ‘that my Redeemer,’ i.e.
- this is my hope,'” he says.
- Thomas quotes Romans 6: “As Christ has been raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.
- ‘Because He endured horrible things in order to free us from evil, He was glorified in order to advance us towards good things,’ Thomas argues.
- In this section, Thomas quotes a verse from Romans 4:25 that is often overlooked: “He was offered up for our sins, and he rose again for our justification.” This final piece is frequently overlooked after the other elements have been accomplished.
- ” However, according to Scripture, the resurrection is just as critical to one’s salvation as the death.
- But what is the relationship between Christ’s resurrection and our salvation?
- Catholics and Protestants are always talking over one other’s heads.
- While still an undergraduate, I did the same thing, and then again as a doctoral student.
- One of the primary causes, I believe, is that Catholics and Protestants have opposing viewpoints about the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Indeed, the eminent Protestant theologian Karl Barth appeared to reduce the meaning of the Resurrection to a “verdict” authenticating Christ’s accomplishments.
- Let us return to Thomas Aquinas for a moment.
When it comes to exemplarity, properly speaking, Christ’s Passion and death are the causes of forgiveness of guilt, and it is through forgiveness that we die unto sin; whereas Christ’s Resurrection is the cause of newness of life, which comes through grace or justice: as a result, the Apostle writes in Romans 4:25 that “He was delivered up,” that is, put to death, ‘for our sins,’ that is, to take them away, ‘and rose again for our “However, Christ’s Passion was also a just and honorable cause.” The Summa Theologiae III, section 56, art.
- 2, ad 4, is an example of this.
- Justification consists in both the triumph over death brought on by sin and the new participation in grace that results from that victory.
- Because of our adoptive filiation, we have a true share in the life of the only Son, which was fully revealed by his Resurrection.” We are not brethren by nature, but by the gift of grace.
- Durrwell was a bright theologian who had a completely biblical approach to theology; his work is much too frequently disregarded as a result of this.
- The following is taken directly from his book (pages 28-29, 31, 32).
- Although St.
- Indeed, there appears to be a significant shift in perspective: in Rom iv.
While some have criticized the Pauline theory of justification as being incoherent, this is not the case because our contact with Christ’s death, as well as our contact with his resurrection, is effected by our union with Christ in glory, and it is only through this union that we receive the benefit of Christ’s death, namely, the remission of our sins.
- Paul, on the other hand, teaches that, while the death of Christ has expiated our sins, our justification, which consists in the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of new life, is given to us via the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- 11; I Cor viii.
- 22); God’s justice, which is implanted in us as a result of his death and resurrection, is given to us as a result of his resurrection.
- 21; Galatians ii.
- 24; 1 Cor i.
- The second chapter of 2 Timothy contains the following verse: In this living environment, God’s justice can only be transmitted and developed.
- In the formula Christo Jesu, “the Christ of the formula is always Christ glorified.
- Paul goes even further in this regard.
One of his favorite expressions connects the act of justification we receive with the actual act of glorifying Christ; we are divinely brought to life by the Father’s act in raising Christ from the dead: “Even when we were dead in sins, he quickened us together in Christ.” and “He has raised us up with him,” he says.
ii:12ff; iii:1; 3:1-2).
Another question arises as a result of this.
Once again, the question is difficult, but the statement is completely clear and unambiguous.
The texts I have quoted make this clear: while we were dead in our sins, he raised us up with Christ and brought us into his kingdom.
It is the Father who raises up Christ (Rom.
11; 1 Cor.
14:2; 2 Cor.
26, 30; viii.
The resurrection of our Lord is the first of the Father’s life-giving works in a new world, the first and the only one, for all the others are accomplished in it: “He hath quickened us together with Christ.
(Eph. ii. 5). (Eph. ii. 5). The death and resurrection of Jesus are both working towards our salvation. Each plays a different part in it. If Christ is dead, we who are united to Christ are also dead. This death signifies the end of our life according to the flesh.