If Christ Has Not Risen

“If Christ has not risen, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain.”

— 1 Corinthians 15:14

Some people begin with the assumption that miracles don’t happen; therefore, Christ could not have been raised from the dead. But this does not explain any of the facts. It is also circular logic. It’s merely a presupposition that disallows the possibility of the resurrection.

But the truth is that Christ rose from the dead. The greatest problem mankind has ever faced, generation after generation, century after century, millennia after millennia, has been solved by Jesus. Death has been with us since the fall of man, and always people have asked, “If a man dies, will he rise again?” Jesus Christ has given us irrefutable evidence that the answer is “Yes!”

The greatest efforts of the most brilliant, unbelieving skeptical minds of the last 2,000 years to disprove the resurrection have all come to naught. There is not one of them that could stay afloat in a debate for 15 minutes when the evidence is given a fair examination.

Notice even the transformation of the Sabbath from the Jewish Saturday to the Christian Sunday. The resurrection took place amidst Jews who were committed and zealous Sabbatarians. How is it that suddenly the Christian church changed from the seventh day Sabbath to the first day? Because the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead happened on the first day of the week.

When Jesus walked out of the tomb, He changed human history for all time. He put His seal on everything He said. We can believe in Him because He is truly alive forevermore.

Dear Lord, thank You that what we believe has been sealed for all time. Thank You that You have solved once and for all our greatest need and by successfully taking on death, You have solved life’s biggest problem…