If Christ is Not Risen

(This is the first of a series of posts on the Resurrection of Christ.  It is based on the sermon that I preached last April 12 at GGCF-East Capitol.  Read on and grow in the faith of biblical Christianity.)

k0014482Today is Resurrection Sunday.  Christianity is anchored on the resurrection. The resurrection of Christ is the heart of Christianity.

Without the resurrection of Jesus, Christianity would be purposeless.  I can imagine many will stop believing on the cross. For it is useless to believe in a man who died on the cross, but who did not rise from the dead.  Many will stop going to church.  For it is useless to go to church and worship a dead Savior.  Many will throw away their Bibles.  For it is useless to read an erroneous Bible.

“Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead” (1 Cor. 15:12, WEB)?  Some people in the church in Corinth questioned the resurrection.  They taught that there was no resurrection.  Some of them got influenced by the teachings of the Gnostics.  The Gnostics believed in the Greek philosophy of dualism.  They taught that the spirit is good; but the body is evil.  How then can God raise an evil, dead body?  The resurrection, according to them, is nonsense (Acts17:32).

However, Paul answered, “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen” (1 Cor. 15:13, NKJV).

The question for us today is:  If Christ is Not Risen, Then What?

In our next posts, we will study 6 Consequences or Outcomes if Christ is not risen.

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