Christ's Resurrection Essay

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The Resurrection

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the greatest proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles is secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion built on lies. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth. Without the resurrection, it is quite certain there would have been no Christian church. Did Christ actually rise from the dead, or has the Christian faith been led astray by some kind of hoax? Famous theologian C.S. Lewis notes, that "in the earliest days of
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Jesus was raised from the dead, and He is alive today because I know He lives in me. I have a terrible past; I was an angry, selfish, alcoholic who hurt everyone. When I turned my life to Jesus, that old man died and I was given a new life.
Did Christ actually rise from the dead, or has the Christian faith been led astray by some kind of hoax? The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in history, providing undeniable evidence that Jesus is who He claimed to be – the Son of God. In fact, apart from Christ’s bodily resurrection, we have no Savior, no salvation, and no hope of eternal life. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fact and many people have experienced the living Christ first hand.

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